Irrawaddy dolphin Current Affairs, GK & News
On Sunday, 19th January 2020, Odisha forest department officials, Chilika Development Authority (CDA) along with wildlife experts and researchers undertook the Dolphin Census in the Chilka Lake in Odisha and sighted 146 Irrawady dolphins. The estimated range of the population of the dolphins was 133-172 as the population of the aquatic mammal species last year ..
The Odisha Wetland Authority has recently approved implementation of an integrated management plan for Chilika (India’s largest brackish water lagoon), and Ansupa (State’s largest freshwater lake). The plan for Chilika & Ansupa will cost Rs 180 crore. The 5-year management of lakes is intended at strengthening livelihood of thousands of fishermen relying on the two ..
Irrawaddy dolphin is an oceanic dolphin that lives in brackish water near the coasts or mouths of the rivers and even in the estuaries in South and Southeast Asia. They are characterised by slaty blue to slaty gray colour while the underparts are relatively pale. It has a typical bulging forehead and short beak. They ..
Topics: Bay of Bengal • Bottlenose dolphin • Chilika Lake • Dolphin • Geography of Asia • Irrawaddy dolphin • Irrawaddy River • Maritime Southeast Asia • Oceanic dolphins • Project Dolphin • Southeast Asia • Sundarbans • Water
Appointments:Chief Maharastra Anti-Terrorist Squad: Rakesh MariaRakesh Maria has been appointed by the state government of Maharastra as new chief of the state Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). He takes over from the ATS chief K.P. Raghuvanshi, who has been transferred as additional director general of police (law and order) at the state police headquarters. Chairman of the ..
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