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Capulopsyche keralensis: Bagworm Moth Species

Capulopsyche keralensis: Bagworm Moth Species Researchers from the Zoology Department at St. Thomas College Thrissur have discovered the bagworm moth from the coffee plantations of Kerala. The newly found bagworm moth species was named Capulopsyche keralensis. Capulo means coffee and psyche means moth or butterfly. The name, therefore, translates as ‘Coffee moth of Kerala’ as […]

Assamese Gamosa

Assamese Gamosa: The ‘hybrid’ gamosa which was used for felicitating guests at a function sparked protests across Assam. Assamese gamosa is a hand-woven rectangular cotton piece of cloth with red borders and different designs and motifs. It is traditionally offered to elders and guests as a mark of respect and honour by Assamese people. It […]

Utkal Dibas

Utkal Dibas: The Prime Minister of India greeted the people on Utkal Dibasa. The modern state of Odisha was established on 1 April 1936 at Kanika Palace, Cuttack, as a province in India, and consists predominantly of Odia speakers.1 April is therefore celebrated as Utkal Divas (Odisha Day). The British had occupied the Northern Circars, […]

Ultramassive Black Hole : Discovery

Ultramassive Black Hole : Discovery Astronomers have discovered an ultramassive black hole using gravitational lensing, a phenomenon where a foreground object bends light from a distant object behind it. Researchers used supercomputer simulations to simulate light from a distant galaxy travelling through the Universe, each simulation had a black hole of a different mass. The […]

National Mission On Natural Farming

National Mission On Natural Farming: The Government of India has launched the National Mission on Natural Farming (NMNF) as a separate and independent scheme to promote chemical-free and climate-smart agriculture. The National Mission on Natural Farming (NMNF) has been formulated by upscaling the Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Paddhati (BPKP) to promote natural farming across the country. […]