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International Biosphere Reserve Day 2023

International Biosphere Reserve Day 2023: International Biosphere Reserve Day, celebrated on November 3, annually highlights the critical importance of biosphere reserves(BR) in safeguarding our environment and promoting sustainability. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) partnered with the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, […]

Sixth Assembly Of International Solar Alliance

Sixth Assembly Of International Solar Alliance: The Sixth Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was convened at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi. Major Highlights of the Assembly: The Assembly discussed the ISA’s broader strategy, emphasizing the need to focus on energy access before transitioning to renewable sources, echoing the organization’s philosophy of “access first […]

3rd International Convention On Sustainable Trade And Standards (ICSTS)

3rd International Convention On Sustainable Trade And Standards (ICSTS): The Quality Council of India (QCI), an autonomous organization of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry hosted the 3rd International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards (ICSTS) in New Delhi. ICSTS, a two-day event, has been organized […]

Adaptation Gap Report

Adaptation Gap Report: According to the Adaptation Gap Report, the money being made available to developing countries for adaptation measures has been declining and is nowhere near the scale of requirement. Key findings of the report: It is estimated that adaptation costs will increase significantly by 2050 for most sectors, especially under high-warming scenarios. The […]

ENCORE Software : Election Commission

ENCORE Software : Election Commission The Election Commission of India has designed in-house software, ENCORE, for complete Candidate and election management. ENCORE software stands for Enabling Communications On Real-Time Environment. This provides a seamless facility for Returning Officers to process candidate nominations, affidavits, Voter turnout, counting, results, and data management. The ENCORE counting application is […]

New eDNA Sequencing Method To Assess Biodiversity

New eDNA Sequencing Method To Assess Biodiversity: Researchers from the Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES) at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad have developed a new eDNA sequencing method to assess biodiversity. Environmental DNA is DNA shed by all organisms into their surroundings through natural processes during their […]

Tellurium : Study

Tellurium : Study Physicists recently found evidence that tellurium is produced in neutron star mergers. Tellurium is a semi-metallic, lustrous, crystalline, brittle, silver-white element. Atomic Number: 52 It has the properties of both metals and nonmetals. It forms many compounds corresponding to those of sulphurand selenium. When burned in the air, tellurium has a greenish-blue […]

Odonata Species : Identified

Odonata Species : Identified Around 50 Odonata species were identified on the first day of the two-day Odonata survey that commenced in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) recently Odonata is an insect order consisting of three groups: Anisoptera(which includes dragonflies), Zygoptera (which includes damselflies), and Anisozygoptera (a relict group represented by only two living species). It […]