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Angiostrongylus cantonensis : Parasitic Worm

Angiostrongylus cantonensis : Parasitic Worm A parasitic worm scientifically known as Angiostrongylus cantonensis, typically found in rats, has been spreading in southeastern America recently. Angiostrongylus cantonensis, commonly known as the rat lungworm, is a parasitic nematode (roundworm) that infects rodents, particularly rats. It is typically found in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii. […]

Conocarpus Tree : Banned Plantation

Conocarpus Tree : Banned Plantation The Gujarat state government banned Conocarpus tree plantation in forest or non-forest areas, underlining its “adverse impacts on environment and human health” Conocarpus tree is a flowering plant belonging to the family of Combretaceae. It is an invasive mangrove species. Trees of this species flower in winter and spread pollen […]

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite: Using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), an international team of astronomers recently detected a new exoplanet orbiting a distant star. It is a NASA mission to discover exoplanets around nearby bright stars. It was launched on April 18, 2018, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket out of Cape Canaveral. TESS […]

Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award 2021

Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award 2021: The Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting announced that legendary actress Ms Waheeda Rehman will be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2021. Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in the field of cinema. It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony […]