About National Moth Week

About National Moth Week National Moth Week is a global citizen science project focusing on moths. The first National Moth Week took place in July 2012. National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. “Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe, and document moths in their backyards, parks, andContinue reading “About National Moth Week”

About Bhitarkanika mangrove conservation area

About Bhitarkanika mangrove conservation area Bhitarkanika is a unique habitat of Mangrove Forests criss-crossed with numerous creeks and mud flats located in Kendrapara district of Orissa. It is one of the largest Mangrove Eco systems in India,Bhitarkanika is home to diverse flora and fauna. The Bhitarkanika mangrove conservation area comprises of Bhitarkanika National Park andContinue reading “About Bhitarkanika mangrove conservation area”

Distinction between OBCs and SCs

Distinction between OBCs and SCs The yardsticks for recognising specific castes as SC and OBC are distinct. While extreme social, educational and economic backwardness are common qualifications for both groups, SCs draw such backwardness from untouchability. For OBCs, apart from social, educational and economic backwardness, lack of adequate representation in government posts and services isContinue reading “Distinction between OBCs and SCs”

About Dhole

About Dhole The dhole is a canidnative to Central, South and Southeast Asia. Other English names for the species include Asiatic wild dog, Indian wild dog, whistling dog, red dog, and mountain wolf. The dhole is a highly social animal, living in large clans without rigid dominance hierarchies and containing multiple breeding females. Such clans usually consist of 12 individuals, but groups of over 40 are known. ItContinue reading “About Dhole”

About Biofuels

About Biofuels Conventional Biofuels Conventional Biofuels are produced from food crops. The feedstock used for biofuels include lignocelluloses, algae, corn, maize, jatropha, palm, soybeans, sugarcane, sweet sorghum.   Ethanol Ethanol is produced by fermentation of sugar from cane or beets, starch from corn or wheat, or root crops like cassava. It has a higher-octane ratingContinue reading “About Biofuels”

About the Kaziranga National Park

About the Kaziranga National Park Kaziranga had an area of 232sq.m when it began its journey as a proposed reserve forest on June 1, 1905. Kaziranga National Park lies partly in Golaghat District and partly in Nagaon District of Assam. It is the oldest park in Assam, which now covers an area of 430 SqkmsContinue reading “About the Kaziranga National Park”

About CBD and other related agreements

About CBD and other related agreements At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed on a comprehensive strategy for sustainable development- meeting our needs while ensuring that we leave a healthy and viable world for future generations. One of the key agreements adopted at Rio was the Convention on Biological Diversity.Continue reading “About CBD and other related agreements”

‘Gaj Yatra’ campaign

‘Gaj Yatra’ campaign It is a nationwide campaign launched in 2017 by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, on the occasion of World Elephant Day, to protect elephants. Gaj Yatra in Meghalaya is part of this initiative. It is a “journey celebrating India’s national heritage animal”, which is aimed at securing 100 elephantContinue reading “‘Gaj Yatra’ campaign”

About Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve

About Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve (KBR) is the highest biosphere reserve in India reaching elevations of 1,220 m to 8,586 m above sea level. It covers 41% of the entire geographical area of Sikkim. It falls within the Himalaya global biodiversity hot spot, one of the world’s 34 biodiversity hotspots. It hasContinue reading “About Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve”