Biodiversity

IASGateAdmin | 18, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets – 18.02.2020

1.Hope Spacecraft Why in News? The UAE is on the verge of making history after turning its dream of becoming…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 17.02.2020

1.  Radio Tagging Indian pangolins Why in News? Scientists have, for the first time, radio-tagged the Indian pangolin, an endangered…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 10.02.2020

1. Arsenic-Resistance Rice Context: Recently, the researchers have developed and commercialised a rice variety that is resistant to arsenic. Highlights:…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Feb 2020

Prelim Snippets- 04.02.2020

1. Flame-Throated Bulbul Why in News? Recently, the flame-throated bulbul has been chosen as the mascot of the 36th National…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets- 25.01.2020

1.Archaea Why in News? Recently, scientists of National Centre for Microbial Resource — National Centre for Cell Science (NCMR-NCCS) in…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets- 24.01.2020

1. Karwar Port Why in News? The High Court of Karnataka has recently directed the State government to stop all…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets-20.01.2020

1. India to invite Pakistan for SCO summit in Delhi Why in News? India said that it will invite the…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets-18.01.2020

1. Fuel Conservation Campaign: Saksham Why in News? An annual one-month long “People centric fuel conservation campaign” of the Petroleum…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets-11.01.2020

1. Goldilocks Zone Why in News? NASA has reported the discovery of an Earth-size planet, named TOI 700 d, orbiting…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Jan 2020

Prelim-Snippets-08.01.2020

1.Drosophila Why in News? Pune is set to host the fifth edition of the Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference (APDRC5)…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Jan 2020

Prelims Snippets – 03-01-2020

1.Invasive Alien Species Context: Recently, the Kerala Forest and Wildlife department has adopting steps to arrest rampant growth of invasive…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets- 27-12-2019

1. Solar Eclipse Why in News? The Annual Solar Eclipse was recently observed in parts of India. About: The Solar…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 24-12-2019

1.  Railway unveils a new signalling system Why in news? Modernization of the signalling system in the Indian railways. Highlights:…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 23-12-2019

1. International Criminal Court (ICC) Why in News? ICC is all set to initiate a probe on 'War Crimes' in…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 10-12-2019

1. Nehru-Liaquat Pact, 1950 Why in News? Home Minister Amit Shah has stated that the passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill,…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Dec 2019

OPERATION CLEAN ART

Why in News? A  raid conducted by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) under Special Operation named 'Operation Clean Art' has…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 04-11-2019

1.Glyphosate Why in News? German pharma company Bayer is facing thousands of lawsuits over one of its products. A Reuters report said…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 24-10-2019

1.Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Program (GSLEP) Why in News? Union Environment Minister has released the Snow Leopard Population Assessment…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Oct 2019

SIKKIM SEES SURGE IN…

Why in News? From the iconic Kaiser-i-Hind to the recently rediscovered Small Woodbrown butterfly, the state of Sikkim is home…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Oct 2019

PROPOSED ALTERNATIVE TO NH…

Why in News? A recent study has found that roadkills on the proposed alternative to NH 766 route are one…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Oct 2019

SCALE OF GLOBAL WILDLIFE…

Why in News? The study, by researchers at the University of Florida and the University of Sheffield, published in the…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Oct 2019

DRONE CAMERAS THREATENING NILGIRIS…

Why in News? Wildlife enthusiasts believe that the drone cameras pose a huge threat to wildlife. Highlights: Environment conservationists are…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Sep 2019

FOREST-PLUS 2.0

Why in News? US Agency for International Development (USAID) and India's Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) officially…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Sep 2019

INDIA, NEPAL, BHUTAN TO…

Context: With recent studies this year having reported the presence of tigers in high altitude regions in India, experts from…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Sep 2019

SHRINKING BUFFER ZONE AT…

Context: Satyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR) that registered the highest growth in tiger numbers in the country the last four years,…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 25-09-2019

1.New Species of Frog: Microhyla eos Why in News? A team of scientists from the University of Delhi and Zoological…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Sep 2019

SURVEY OF DRAGONFLIES’ HINTS…

Context: A survey of dragonflies and damselflies held in the Silent Valley National Park (SVNP) has discovered eight new species,…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Sep 2019

BLOOMING OF MICROALGAE KILLS…

Why in News? The recent blooming of Noctiluca scintillans, a greenish marine microalgae, in the Gulf of Mannar, has caused…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Sep 2019

INVASIVE SPECIES MAY SOON…

 Why in News? According to a report filed by an expert committee formed by the Madras High Court, expanding plantations…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Sep 2019

GROWING BETTER: TEN CRITICAL…

Why in News? A new global study titled “Growing Better: Ten Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use” has…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Sep 2019

VULTURE CULTURE: HOW THE…

Why in News? The commendable role played by the Vulture Care Centres (VCC) in saving the endangered vulture species has…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 10-09-2019

1.World Suicide Prevention Day Context: World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is being observed on 10th September, 2019 About: World Suicide…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Sep 2019

GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP A…

Why in News? Union Environment Ministry released a report on Status of Tiger Habitats in high altitude Ecosystems. Highlights: The…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Sep 2019

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Why in News? Australian government downgrades outlook for the Great Barrier Reef to ‘very poor’. Coral along large swathes of…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Sep 2019

COMPENSATORY AFFORESTATION FUND

Why in News? The Union Environment Ministry has transferred ₹47,436 crore to 27 States for afforestation. Highlights: The funds are…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 31-08-2019

1.Missile Ghaznavi Context: Pakistan has successfully carried out night-training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile 'Ghaznavi'. About Missile: The ballistic missile…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 30-08-2019

1.International Day Against Nuclear Tests Context: The International Day Against Nuclear Tests was observed on 29th August, 2019. About: The…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 29-08-2019

1.Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) Context: BPR&D observed its 49th Foundation Day on August 28, 2019. About BPR&D:…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 28-08-2019

1. Sex Reassignment Surgery Context: Tamil Nadu has banned sex reassignment surgeries in children About: Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS), also…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Aug 2019

CITES WASHINGTON CONVENTION

Why in News? A resolution calling for Japan and the European Union (EU) to close their legal domestic ivory markets…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 26-08-2019

Bavar-373 Context: Iran has officially unveiled Bavar-373 air defense system About: It is Iran’s new home-grown air defence system. It…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 23-08-2019

OP-BLUE FREEDOM Context: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and former India football captain Baichung Bhutia flagged off the Delhi leg of…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Aug 2019

SUNDARBANS CONSERVATION

Why in News? Discovery India and World Wide Fund (WWF) India have partnered with the Government of West Bengal and…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Aug 2019

GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FOREST…

Why in news? The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has released the first-ever global assessment of forest biodiversity. Key…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Aug 2019

SUPREME COURT (NUMBER OF…

Context: President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill, which will increase…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Aug 2019

HUMAN- ELEPHANT CONFLICT

Context: Tension has gripped several villages in the western belt of Chittoor district, from Palamaner to Somala, with wild elephants…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Aug 2019

TRANSLOCATION OF ASIATIC WILD…

Context: Five female wild buffaloes will be translocated from Assam to the Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary in Raipur district, to help…

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IASGateAdmin | 12, Aug 2019

URANIUM MINING IN NALLAMALA…

Context: Joint Forum for People’s Democratic Rights protests uranium mining in Nallamala Forest. Background: Many of these forest reserves have…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Aug 2019

CITES

Why in News? India has submitted proposals regarding changes to the listing of various wildlife species in the CITES secretariat…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Aug 2019

CANINE DISTEMPER VIRUS (CDV)

Why in News? With doubled tiger populations in India, the loss of habitat, a decline of prey and poaching continues…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jul 2019

INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY: INDIA…

Context: Prime Minister released tiger estimation figures and said that India has achieved the target of doubling the tiger count…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Jun 2019

IN ARUNACHAL, THE GOLDEN…

Why in News: Scientists have found that the golden cat in six types of colours cinnamon, golden, gray, melanistic, ocelot…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, May 2019

CIRCLE OF LIFE: ON…

Why in News: Biodiversity assessments must be factored into all economic activity Details: The overwhelming message from the global assessment…

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