Vulnerable Current Affairs, GK & News
Peru is a South American country. The Government of Peru recently declared an environmental emergency due to oil spill. The emergency is to last for 90 – days! What happened? Around six thousand barrels of oil were spilled into the Pacific Ocean. A tanker of Repsol, a Spanish Energy firm, was transporting oil to Vantinalla ..
The Clouded leopards were spotted in a community forest in Nagaland recently. This is the first time the big cat is seen in the region. It was spotted at an altitude of 3.7 kilometers along the Indo – Myanmar border. About the spotting The Clouded Leopard are locally called “Khephak”. It was captured in a ..
The Olive Ridley Turtles in 2021 are staying away from the Rushikulya river. Millions of Olive Ridley turtle nest near the mouth of Rushikulya river. The nesting time of Olive Ridley turtles is between January and May. This year, they are yet to begin their nesting. In 2020, they began nesting in March. The turtle ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: Bhitarkanika Mangroves • Bhitarkanika National Park • CITES • Gahirmatha Beach • Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary • IUCN • Olive ridley • Olive Ridley turtles • Oliver Ridley Turtle • Rushikulya • Rushikulya River • Rushikulya Rookery • Schedule I • Vulnerable • Wildlife Protection Act 1972
The researchers at the Centre for Palaeogenetics, Stockholm showed that the populations of Sumatran Rhinoceros displayed low levels of inbreeding. About the Genome Study In order to investigate their inbreeding levels, the researchers had sequenced the genomes from 16 rhinos on Sumatra and Borneo. The findings that the rhinos are facing low levels of inbreeding ..
The Department of Science and Technology recently launched the National Climate Vulnerability Report. According to the report, eight Eastern States in the country are highly vulnerable to climate change. They are Mizoram, Bihar, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam. Key Findings of the report The report has developed state level “vulnerability indices” ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
Topics: Agriculture • Below Poverty Line (BPL) • Climate change • Crop Insurance • employment generation • Horticulture • Indian Railways • MGNREGA • Rainfed Agriculture • small and Marginal Farmers • Vulnerable
Pakistan recently issued special permits to Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and five other members of their family to hunt Houbara Bustard during the 2020-21 hunting season. Key Highlights The controversial private hunting expeditions of Houbara Bustard by the Dubai Royals date back over four decades. The hunting continued even after the Pakistan ..