Appendix II of CITES Current Affairs, GK & News

AI based Survey of African Elephants

An International Team of researchers led by University of Oxford have developed a new approach to survey African Elephants using satellite images and Artificial Intelligence. What is the new approach? The method uses satellite orbiting in space that is capable of capturing more than five thousand square kilometres of images. The captured images is then ..

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Smuggling in India report, 2019-20

Context in Current Affairs: The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently released the Smuggling in India Report 2019-20. The report was released during the 63rd founding day celebrations of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence.  The report analyses the smuggling trends on narcotic drugs, gold and foreign currency, security and commercial frauds. Overall Findings of the Report The ..

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Guidelines for Import of Exotic Species

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently issued advisory to import of Exotic Live Species. What are Exotic Live Species? The Exotic Live Species are plant or animal species that move from the original range to a new one. Under the new guidelines, the Ministry has said that “Exotic Live Species” are to ..

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India is home to 1,256 species of orchid: 1st comprehensive survey

According to the first comprehensive census of orchids of India titled ‘Orchids of India: A Pictorial Guide’, India is home to 1,256 species of orchid. The census containing photographs of 775 species is published recently by the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) was unveiled in early July 2019 Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate ..

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