BSI: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

More than 50 animal species critically endangered in India: Government

Published: March 15, 2016

Union Government has announced that out of 96,000 animal species found in India more than 50 animals have been assessed as critically endangered (CR) and 310 as endangered (EN). It was announced by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. Key Facts The assessment studies were conducted by Zoological ..

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Musa indandamanensis, a sweet banana species with orange pulp discovered in Andamans

Published: October 13, 2015

A sweet banana species with orange pulp named as Musa indandamanensis has been discovered in Andamans. It was discovered by team of scientists from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) from a remote Krishna Nalah tropical rain forest on the Little Andaman islands. Key facts about Musa indandamanensis Musa indandamanensis is thrice the size of ..

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347 flora, 424 fauna species discovered in 2013-14: Government

Published: August 12, 2015

Union Government has announced that 424 species of fauna and 347 species of flora including 2 reptiles have been discovered in the country in 2013-2014. It was announced by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. The written reply mentioned that   These species were discovered by scientists and ..

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