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What is India-Namibia MoU on Cheetah Restoration?

On July 20, 2022, India and Namibia inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to reintroduction cheetahs in historical range in India. 8 Cheetahs (4 males and 4 females) are likely to reach India, in August 2022. They will be reintroduced in Kuno National Park of Madhya Pradesh. Highlights of the MoU include; It seeks to promote ..

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What is Karakoram Anomaly?

Recently, Researchers unravelled why some areas of glaciers in the Karakoram Range are going against the worldwide trend of glacial melt due to climate change. Highlights Even in Himalayas, glaciers are losing mass. Researchers linked this phenomenon to “resurgence of western disturbances (WDs)”. The phenomenon of Karakoram not losing glacier mass, is known as Karakoram ..

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Singalila National Park- Introduction of Red Pandas

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park recently launched a programme to introduce 20 Red Pandas in around five years to the Singalila National Park. About Singalila National Park Singalila National Park is a highly protected area, located at the Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. It is the highest altitude in the state. This park ..

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What is Derecho Storm System?

On July 5, 2022, ‘Derecho Storm System’ hit the states of Minnesota, Nebraska, and Illinois in the United States. Key Facts As the Derecho Storm System reached these state, speed of winds reached to around 140 km per hour. Winds knocked down the power lines as well as trees. The storm turned the skies into ..

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New discoveries and new records of fauna and flora

In year 2021, India added on 540 species to its faunal database. Thus, total number of animal species now stands at 1,03,258. 315 taxa were also added on the Indian flora in 2021, taking the number of floral taxa to 55,048. Key Facts Out of 540 faunal species, number of newly discovered species were 406 ..

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Cloudburst at Amarnath shrine

On July 8, 2022, a cloudburst near Amarnath shrine in Jammu and Kashmir took life of 15 people and over 40 are missing. Following the cloudburst, Amarnath yatra has been suspended till further advisory. Highlights Cloudburst has destroyed the community kitchens and tents near the shrine. It was reported at around 5:30 pm. Security forces ..

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