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, ..

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Glycosmis albicarpa

Glycosmis albicarpa is the recently discovered species of gin berry. About the discovery Glycosmis albicarpa was discovered by scientists of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI). It was discovered as undergrowth in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli semi-evergreen forests at the Panagudi forest section of the Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary. It was found as a single population that ..

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T.N. Neutrino Observatory-Recent Developments

Tamil Nadu has told the Supreme Court that it does not want the Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO) to be built in a vulnerable ecological zone in the Western Ghats, at the cost of wildlife and biodiversity, along with local opposition and public outcry against the project. Why is the state opposing the implementation of the ..

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Western Ghats: New gecko species

A team of researchers recently discovered a new gecko species in the Western Ghats of Kerala. The species has been named as Hemidactylus easai. The species was named after the former director of the Kerala Forest and Research Institute P S Easa. About the new species The species was found in the drier regions of ..

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Sariska Tiger Reserve-Rise in Tigers

The Habitat management was launched in Sariska Tiger Reserve around June 2020. This has increased the number of tigers in the region. The tiger population in the reserve has increased to 25. Under habitat management, water holes and grasslands were developed. Other recent changes New routes have been opened for the tourists. The routes were ..

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Kerala: New species of spider and millipede

Researchers of Department of Zoology from Christ College, Irinjalakuda, discovered a new species of spider from Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and new species of millipede from the campus of University of Calicut, Tenhipalam. Carrhotus tholpettyensis This new species of spider was discovered from moist deciduous forest of Tholpetty range of wildlife sanctuary in Western Ghats. It ..

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