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349 new species of flora and fauna discovered in the past one year in India

Scientists and taxonomists in India have discovered 349 new species of flora and fauna in the past one year. Of these discovered flora and fauna 173 species are genera of plants and 176 species of animals. The list of new discovered species was published by the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and the Zoological Survey ..

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Pethia striata, a new species of fish discovered in Western Ghats

A new species of fish called Pethia striata was discovered by ecologists in Tunga River in the Kudremukh National Park, Karnataka. This finding was published in the journal- American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists by researchers from Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE). Key characteristics of Pethia striata The fish is ..

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Supreme Court allows TN to execute Maintenance Work at the Mullaperiyar Dam

The apex Court permitted Tamil Nadu government to execute a repair and maintenance work on the Mullaperiyar dam. All the same, the court also instructed that the repairing and maintenance work is to be carried out in the presence of the Superintending Engineer of Kerala and an independent member nominated by the Chairman of the ..

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UN assigns ‘World Heritage Site’ status to the Western Ghats

1600-km long India’s Western Ghats mountain chain, which possesses forests older than the Himalaya Mountains, has been added to list of world heritage sites by the UN. UNESCO held that the Western Ghats mountain chain is discerned as one of the world’s 8 hottest hotspots of biological diversity. The World Heritage Committee meets once a ..

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Current Affairs March 5, 2010

Events, Happenings & Observances:Inauguration (NEIGRIHMS)The NEIGRIHMS is the first super specialty hospital in Meghalaya as well as the northeastern region, was formally inaugurated by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at Shillong. Remembering Gangubai Hangal:Gangubai Hangal expired last year on 21 July 2009. She was Indian Classical singer of the khyal gayaki in Hindustani classical music. She ..

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