Insect control Current Affairs, GK & News
The entomologists from all over the world attended the proceedings of National Academies of Sciences recently. According to the entomologists, the insect population is declining at rapid rate. The scientists have named this as Insect Apocalypse. What is Insect Apocalypse? The Earth is losing 2% of its insects every year. This is being termed as ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Barn swallow is a bird belonging to the sparrow family called Passerines. They are known for ‘wintering’ in India. Wintering is when they migrate to more tropical areas from their traditional breeding grounds during the colder winter months. They usually arrive in the southern states by August. They are noted for being air borne insectivores. ..
The World Mosquito Day (WMD) is observed every year on August 20 to raise awareness regarding what all causes malaria and ways to prevent it. The day also observed to mark British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’ 1897 landmark discovery that female mosquitoes “Anopheles” transmit malaria to humans. This discovery laid foundations for scientists across the ..
Topics: Antimalarial medication • Culicidae • Infectious diseases • Insect control • Insects in culture • Malaria • Medical specialties • Mosquito • Mosquito net • Ronald Ross • RTT • World Mosquito Day
Recently, the Researchers have reported initial signs of success from the first release into the environment of mosquitoes engineered to pass a lethal gene to their offspring, killing them before they reach adulthood. The results could herald an age in which genetically modified insects will be used to help control agricultural pests and insect-borne diseases ..
Topics: Branches of biology • Genetically modified insect • Infectious diseases • Infertility • Insect control • Insects in culture • Malaria • Medical specialties • Mosquito • Oxitec • Parasitology • Sterile insect technique