Special Procedures Branch Of The Human Rights Council

Special Procedures Branch Of The Human Rights Council: Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva has responded the concerns raised by Special Procedures Branch of the Human Rights Council regarding India’s Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. The term ‘special procedures’ refers […]

New Doppler Radars In Maharashtra: IMD

New Doppler Radars In Maharashtra: IMD: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that it will install seven new doppler radars in Maharashtra, including Mumbai in 2021. In January 2021, the Union Minister for Earth Sciences commissioned two of the ten indigenously built X-Band Doppler Weather Radars (DWR) to closely monitor the weather changes over the […]

Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary : Rajasthan Tiger Reserve

4th Tiger Reserve Of Rajasthan: Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary: The Ramgarh Vishdhari wildlife sanctuary received a nod from the National Tiger Conservation Authority’s (NTCA) technical committee to become the 4th Tiger reserve of Rajasthan. This will be the 52nd Tiger Reserve of India. The Global Tiger Day, celebrated on 29th July, is an annual event […]

World’s 1st GM Rubber Sapling

World’s 1st GM rubber sapling: World’s first genetically modified (GM) rubber sapling was recently planted at the Rubber Board’s Sarutari research farm on the outskirts of Guwahati in Assam. It was developed at the Kerala-based Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII). With additional copies of the gene MnSOD (manganese-containing superoxide dismutase) inserted in it, the […]

Pygmy Hog : Manas National Park of Assam

Pygmy Hog: Eight captive-bred pygmy hogs, the world’s rarest and smallest wild pigs, were released in the Manas National Park of Assam. This is the second batch to have been reintroduced into the wild under the Pygmy Hog Conservation Programme (PHCP) in a year. Pygmy Hog Conservation Programme (PHCP): The PHCP is a collaboration among […]