Tiger Reserves and Tiger Census
Tigers are at the top of the food chain and are sometimes referred to as “umbrella species" that is their conservation also conserve many other species in the same area.
As many as 27 migratory birds died on account of avian influenza in Himachal Pradesh’s Pong Dam Wildlife Sanctuary.
The lake is fed by the Beas River. Its numerous perennial tributaries are Gaj, Neogal, Binwa, Uhl, Bangana, and Baner.
Government of India also declared Pong Dam Lake as
Mahinder Giri, a range officer from Rajaji Tiger Reserve won the prestigious International Ranger Award. He is the only ranger from Asia to win this award recently.
About the International Ranger Award:
The International Ranger Award was created in 2020.
It is conferred by The I
Rare diseases in India
According to the government, so far only about 450 diseases have been recorded in India from tertiary care hospitals that are globally considered as rare diseases.
The most commonly reported diseases include Haemophilia, Thalassemia, Sickle-cell Anaemia and Primary Imm
Environment Related Important Dates
GS-Paper-ENVIRONMENT DATES- Prelims
Context: Environmentally important dates are highly important for PRELIMS in the UPSC examination and also a student can utilize in MAINS. This article is about Environmentally Important Days, being celebrated in Indi
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): Iran Nuclear Deal
What is JCPOA? About Iran nuclear deal?
Iran agreed to rein in its nuclear programme in a 2015 deal struck with the US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany.
Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Acti
Sacred groves of India
GS-Paper-Forest conservation- Prelims & UPSC Interview
Context: Forest conservation with the help of the LOCAL Community is very important for sustainable development. The sacred grove is a traditional method by TRIBALS to conserve the local forest and to worship the
New irrigation techniques - PMKSY
Water resources development & management are planned, funded, executed and maintained by the State Governments (PT Pointer) themselves as per their own resources and priorities.
In order to supplement the efforts of the State Governments,
Ramsar sites- Wetlands in India – Quick facts
GS-Paper-Forest and Biodiversity conservation- Prelims & UPSC Interview
Context: A wetland is a place where the land is covered by water. Marshes, ponds, the edge of a lake/ocean, the delta at the mouth of a river, low-lying areas that fr
Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Food Processing Industry
The food processing sector in India encompasses manufacturing enterprises in all the segments from micro to large industries.
India is having competitive advantage in terms of resource endowment, large domes
Union Minister for Science & Technology inaugurated the PRISM (Promoting Innovations in Individuals, Startups, and MSMEs) scheme recently.
About PRISM Scheme:
PRISM is an initiative of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research(DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology.
Global Gender Gap Index 2021
This Index was released by the World Economic Forum since 2006.
The Gender Gap Index acts as a compass to track the progress on their towards gender parity of the countries in four areas,
Economic Participation and Opportunity,
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report aims to advance progress on the Sustainable Development Goal 12.3
SDG 12.3 aims at halving per-capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reducing food losses along production and supply chains.
This report presents&n
Union Cabinet has approved the PLI (Production Linked Incentive) Scheme for Food Processing Industry.
About PLI scheme for Food Processing Industry
The scheme will be implemented over a 6-year period from 2021-22 to 2026-27.
The scheme aims to support the creation of global food
NITI Aayog has released a report titled Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector.
Highlights of the Report:
The report outlines the investment opportunities in various segments of India’s healthcare sector.
This includes hospitals, medical devices and e
A group of lepidopterists discovers a new species of butterfly. It was named as “Nacaduba Sinhala Ramaswamii Sadasivan”.
Note: A lepidopterist is a person who specializes in studying butterflies and moths.
About the New Species:
Biosphere Reserves and Significance- UPSC Exam
This topic helps you to cover:
Biosphere reserves (BSR) in detail.
Understand UPSC pattern of Questionnaire.
Get a mental map of bio sphere reserves linking them with physiography, climate, tribes, flora and fauna of the region.
Suez Canal Lakes
Due to the blockage of the Suez Canal, the $200 billion of India’s trade flows with Europe, North America and South America is at risk. So, the Department of Commerce has worked out an action plan to cope with the crisis, including possibly re-routing shipments through the
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu announced phase 2 of purple revolution under Aroma Mission, after the success of the phase 1 in Doda, Jammu. Under the purple revolution, the farmers in Doda district had their incomes
AIM-PRIME (Program for Researchers on Innovations, Market-Readiness & Entrepreneurship) aims to translate science-based deep-tech research to startups & ventures across India.
Partners - Atal Innovation Mission has joined hands with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation