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Two Great Indian Bustards Shot In Pakistan

Two Great Indian Bustards Shot In Pakistan: A group of hunters shot down two Great Indian Bustards (GIBs) in a protected area of southern Punjab’s Cholistan in Pakistan. The Great Indian Bustard (GIB), the State bird of Rajasthan, is considered India’s most critically endangered bird. It is considered the flagship grassland species, representing the health […]

India’s First Bamboo-Dwelling Bat

India’s First Bamboo-Dwelling Bat: Meghalaya has yielded India’s first bamboo-dwelling bat with sticky discs, taking the species count of the flying mammal in the country to 130. The disc-footed bat (Eudiscopus denticulus) was recorded in the north-eastern State’s Lailad area near the Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary, about 1,000 km west of its nearest known habitat in […]

International Day For Monuments And Sites 2021 : Theme

International Day For Monuments And Sites: Every year, the United Nations marks April 18 as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, in many countries also celebrated as World Heritage Day. The theme for this year is “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”. Globally, the day is promoted by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). […]

Sri Ramanujacharya : 1004th Birth Anniversary

Sri Ramanujacharya: The 1004th birth anniversary of Sri Ramanujacharya was observed on April 18, 2021. About Sri Ramanujacharya: Born in 1017 CE in Tamil Nadu. He is the most respected Acharya in the philosophy of Sri Vaishnavism. He was also referred to as Ilaya Perumal which means the radiant one. His philosophical foundations for devotionalism […]

National Climate Vulnerability Assessment : Key Findings

National Climate Vulnerability Assessment: National climate vulnerability assessment released. The report is titled ‘Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Adaptation Planning in India Using a Common Framework’. It identifies the most vulnerable states and districts in India with respect to current climate risk and key drivers of vulnerability. Key findings of the report: It has identified Jharkhand, […]

Aditya-L1 Mission : Important Points

Aditya-L1 Mission: ARIES facility (Aryabhata Research Institute for Observational Sciences) will host the support center for Aditya-L1 mission, which is due to be launched next year (2022). ARIES is an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology and is located in Nainital (Uttarakhand). About Aditya-L1 Mission: It is India’s first scientific expedition to […]