National Parks Current Affairs, GK & News
New species of tardigrade named Macrobiotus naginae was discovered by researchers at Finland’s Rokua National Park. What are tardigrades? Tardigrades are tiny and highly resilient creatures that are capable of withstanding a variety of threats, including those that are capable of wiping out the majority of known species. Various species of tardigrades are found across ..
Khosta-2 variant of coronavirus found in Russian bats in Sochi National Park. Key facts A team of American researchers have found the Khosta-2 in Russian bats. The zoonotic virus is capable of infecting humans. This is unlike the Khosta-1, which is also found in Russian bats but cannot easily spread to humans. Khosta-2 has been ..
Context in Current Affairs: The Ramnagar Forest Division in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand built the first eco-bridges for smaller mammals and reptiles. What are Eco-Bridges? The Eco-Bridges or Eco-Ducts are constructed to enhance the wildlife connectivity that are usually disrupted due to logging or highways. It includes concrete underpasses, canopy bridges or overpass tunnels, ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
India is to see the first five animal overpasses on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway. The expressway is under construction. Highlights The animal bridges were planned to avoid disturbances to Ranthambore Wildlife Corridor that connects Mukundra and Ranthambhore Wildlife Sanctuaries. The plan of the animal bridges have been approved by the Central Wildlife Board. The Rajasthan Government ..
The Maharashtra government is to set up a committee to suggest measures to increase the number of visitors to the state’s forest reserves areas. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Aaditya Thackeray, the state’s Tourism Minister on Saturday, 18th January 2020. During the meeting, it was decided that the to strengthen the ..
The Sonitpur district is the second largest (area wise) and the third most populous district in Assam. The district headquarters of the Sonitpur district is located in Tezpur. It is known for its immense flora and fauna reserves and is home to multiple national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Nameri National Park The Nameri National Park ..