Pangolin Current Affairs, GK & News

Operation Thunder: INTERPOL, WCO and India Customs intercept 18 tonnes of Red Sandalwood

The INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization conducted Operation Thunder, 2020 in 103 countries. The operation was conducted against environmental crimes. About Operation Thunder The Operation Thunder was held between September 14, 2020 and October 11, 2020. It resulted in large seizures of protected forestry and wildlife specimen. This triggered arrests and investigations world-wide including ..

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Mutation and Pangolins main source of COVID-19

According to a research published in the journal “Pathogen”, virus jumped to humans from Pangolins. Also, mutation was the main reason for the virus to target human cells so easily and hence leads to fast spread of the virus. Highlights The study has found that the virus has jumped to humans from Pangolins. Pangolins are ..

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Madhya Pradesh forest department radio-tagged Indian Pangolin

The Forest department of Madhya Pradesh has recently radio-tagged an Indian Pangolin for the first time, on the occasion of World Pangolin Day, February 15, 2020. It was tagged by the forest department and a non-profit agency the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), to know its ecology and develop a plan to conserve the species. World ..

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February 15: World Pangolin Day; GoI radio tagged Pangolins first time to learn their Ecology

Every year the third Saturday of February month is celebrated as World Pangolin Day. The ninth World Pangolin Day is being celebrated on February 15, 2020. The numbers of Pangolin is rapidly declining in Asia and Africa. This is mainly because Pangolin scales are rich in medicinal properties. Recently, China had found that Pangolin scales ..

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Pangolin identified as the host of Corona Virus in China

On February 7, 2020, the most trafficked mammal of Asia, Pangolin was identified as the host of the virus by the researchers of China. According to them, the outbreak that killed around 636 people in China has started from a market in Wuhan city through Pangolin. Highlights The Genome sequence of the corona virus separated ..

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