2021: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles

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Dec 30, 2021

Gees Golden Langur 🌟 

It has been observed by the primatologists that among Gee՚s Golden Langur, the threat of electrocution and inbreeding is increasing. Trachypithecus geei is the scientific name of Gee՚s Golden Langur.

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  • Due to colour of their fur, Golden langurs can be most easily recognized.
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Tags: Environment

Banana Covid: a Novel Fungal Strain 🌟 

Banana plantations in India are being infected by a novel fungus strain Fusarium wilt TR4. Just like Covid-19, there is no treatment for the new fungal disease. Across the globe, Fusarium wilt TR4, has devastated plantations amid the coronavirus disease outbreak.

The Epicentre

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Biodiversity Park in Uttarakhand 🌟 

On 5th June 2020 World Environment Day, Uttarakhand opened its biggest biodiversity park in Haldwani. Biodiversity Parks are basically natural reserves consisting of varieties of plants and animals. The theme for year 2020 World Environment Day was ‘Celebrate Biodiversity’ .

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Dec 29, 2021

Low Ozone over Brahmaputra River Valley 🌟 

The near surface ozone has been evaluated by the scientists at the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) , Nainital (Uttarakhand) in the Brahmaputra River Valley (BRV) .

ARIES

  • It is an autonomous research institute.
  • Operates under the Department of Science …

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Tags: Environment

A Rare Palm from Andamans  🌟 

At Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) based at Palode, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Pinanga andamanensis has been successfully cultivated. A rare palm endemic to South Andaman Island.

Pinanga Andamanensis

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Invasive Species: Charru Mussel  🌟 

In the backwaters of Kerala, Charru mussel (Mytella strigata) an invasive species native to the South and Central American coasts is spreading quickly. It may be due to the Indian shores attached to ship hulls or as larval forms in ballast water discharges that the Charru mussel …

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Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve 🌟 

Based on a new prey and predator estimation it has been found that there are 115 tigers and 151 leopards in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in Maharashtra. As part of the long-term monitoring of tigers, co-predators and prey species, estimation was done in TATR inside the cor…

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Locusts and Urban Areas 🌟 

Swarms of locusts have been reported unusually in urban areas of Rajasthan. Also, they were reported in parts of Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. Locusts are being seen in urban areas such as Morena and Sheopur, Jaipur, MP՚s Gwalior and recently stray swarms wer…

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Tags: Environment

Dec 28, 2021

Environmental Performance Index 🌟 

In the 12th edition of the environment Performance Index (EPI) 2020, India secured 168th rank. In 2018, India՚s rank was 177. Measured the environmental performance of 180 countries.

EPI Index 2020

  • 32 indicators of environmental performance were considered in the index.
  • At the natio…

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Significance of Dead Coral Reef 🌟 

Researchers from University of Queensland, Australia have revealed that more life can be supported by dead coral remains as compared to the live corals. Cryptic organisms such as hidden sea creatures, fishes, snails, tiny crabs and worms get support by the Dead coral reefs.

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