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

Conservation of Migratory Species

Published: March 3, 2020

New species were added to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS). This brings the total number of migratory species from India to 457. Newly added Species: Currently, out of the more than 650 species listed by the CMS as migratory, 457 are from India. The newest addition to this list are the ..


Dolphins in Gahirmatha

Published: February 29, 2020

The 2020 dolphin census revealed that dolphins in Odisha’s Gahirmatha are migrating out of the region. Reasons being given are climate change, illegal fishing practice and unfavourable weather. Where is Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary? Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Odisha. It is located in the Bhitarkanika National Park. The 2020 dolphin census revealed that dolphins ..


Conclusion of the COP13 on CMS

Published: February 26, 2020

The conference of parties-13 on the conservation of migratory species, held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, concluded recently. India is to hold the COP presidency for the next 3 years. Which species is the mascot of the COP13? The Great Indian Bustard is the mascot of the COP13 on CMS held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. It is a ..


India proposes inclusion of three species in global protection list

Published: February 22, 2020

India has proposed the inclusion of the three species: Great Indian Bustard, Asian Elephant and Bengal Florican in the global list for international protection under the UN’s Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species. The proposal was accepted unanimously by all 130 countries at the ongoing 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Conservation ..


City Montessori School, Lucknow is ‘world’s largest school’ in terms of strength of students

Published: October 28, 2019

Lucknow-based City Montessori School (CMS) has won the Guinness World Record for becoming the ‘world’s largest school’ in terms of strength of students. City Montessori School (CMS) has won the global award for having largest number of students in 2019-20. At present, the CMS has 18 branches and approximately 56,000 students all over the city.