NISAR is an earth-observing satellite planned to be launched in 2024. It stands for NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar. SAR creates two-dimensional and three-dimensional reconstructions of landscapes. NISAR is jointly developed by NASA and ISRO. Recently, NISAR left the Jet Propulsion ..
A team of researchers recently discovered a new gecko species in the Western Ghats of Kerala. The species has been named as Hemidactylus easai. The species was named after the former director of the Kerala Forest and Research Institute P ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
The Ministry of Civil Aviation recently made certain suggestions on using drones. The suggestions were made from surveillance to disaster management. Also, the ministry suggested the Home Ministry to deploy UAVs for crime control, aerial vehicles for surveillance, disaster management, ..
Category: Economy & Banking Current Affairs - 2024
The United Nations recently released the Global Forest Goals Report, 2021. According to the report, the COVID-19 has increased the challenges faced by countries in managing their forests. Key Findings of the report During COVID-19 the forest dependent population faced ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
On May 13, 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization released the Global Forest Resources Assessment Report, 2020. According to the report, around 178 million hectares of forests is lost in the last 30 years. However, the rate at which the ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2020
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs recently commissioned a study about Community Forest resource Rights. According to the study, broad guidelines are needed to implement Community Forest Rights. Legislation The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) ..