Western Ghats Current Affairs, GK & News

Western Ghats

The Western Ghats or Sahyādri runs north to south along the western edge of the Deccan Plateau, and separates the plateau from a narrow coastal plain along the Arabian Sea. The range starts near the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra, south of the Tapti River, and runs approximately 1600 km through the states of Maharashtra, ..

Why were the Goa Infra Projects red flagged?

The Central Empowerment Committee appointed by the Supreme Court recently raised serious concerns of Environmental Impact in Goa. This was related to the double tracking of the railway line between Kulem of Goa and Castle Rock in Karnataka. What did the Committee say? According to the committee, the Railway project will destroy the fragile eco ..

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Many Endemic species may go extinct if GHG emissions rise

A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation says that many animals and plants might face extinction if green house gas emissions continue to rise. Key Findings of the Study All the Endemic species in islands are at high risk of extinction due to climate change. Four out of every five endemic species in ..

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Five new shrub Frogs species found in Western Ghats

The researchers from India and United States have found the five new species of shrub frogs. These species of the frog were discovered from the Western Ghats which is a globally recognised biodiversity hotspot. Key Facts The five species of the frogs belong to Old World tree frog of family called Rhacophoridae. These species were ..

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Evidence Found: A river ran through Thar desert 1,72,000 years back

The researchers from Anna University, IISER Kolkata and Max Planck Institute of Germany have found that the population of stone age lived in a different landscape in Thar desert. Highlights The researchers have found a lost river in the central Thar desert. The river had supported human population in the region over 172 thousand years ..

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Western Ghats to be declared Ecologically Sensitive Area soon

On May 21, 2020, the Union Minister Prakash Javadekar interacted with the Chief Ministers of the State Governments through video conference. The meeting held discussions relating to notification of declaring Western Ghats as Ecologically Sensitive Area. Highlights The states that participated in the video conference include Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. The ..

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