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3 Plant Species get extinct Every Year

The study published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew makes the following observations: 571 seed-bearing plant species have vanished from Earth or nearly 2 per year since 1750. The rate of extinction has worsened to 3 per year in the last 100 years. This is more than twice the number of extinct birds, mammals and ..

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Lecanorchis taiwaniana discovered in Assam

In Assam, a type of orchid – Lecanorchis taiwaniana (parasitic bloom) – has coincidentally discovered by Assam’s forest officer named Jatindra Sarma. The parasitic bloom is a variant of a Japanese orchid. It is found to have a maximum height of 40 cm and a blossoming period of five-six days. It is a Myco-heterotroph and ..

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Bamboo rice showed up in Odisha nearly after four decades

Bamboo rice has shown up in Odisha nearly after four decades. It was last witnessed Bamboo rice in 1979 in Odisha. The Forest Authorities of Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary in Cuttack district have opened up the gates for the forest dwellers to collect the Bamboo rice. Whenever the bamboo rice shows up, it would be accompanied ..

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games’ Torch unveiled

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers have unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games. The top part of the torch is shaped in the traditional emblem of the sakura, or cherry blossom of the same cutting-edge technology as in production of Japan’s bullet trains. The color of the torch is shiny rose-gold, which is 71 centimetres ..

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Erode turmeric (of Tamil Nadu) gets a Geographical Indication

Erode turmeric (of Tamil Nadu) has finally got a Geographical Indication (GI) tag on 6th March 2019, which will help the farmers and traders from the region to claim sole rights over the famed ‘Erode Manjal’. The Geographical Indication Registry of India granted the coveted status based on the application filed by ‘Erode Manjal Vanigarkal ..

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