Animal diversity of Sundarbans

Animal diversity of Sundarbans Mammalian species- Asian small-clawed Otter, Gangetic Dolphin, Grey and Marsh Mongoose and the wild Rhesus Monkey. Bird species- Osprey, Brahminy Kite, White-Bellied Sea Eagle, Rose-ringed parakeets, flycatchers and kingfishers. Turtles- Olive Ridley and Hawskbill sea turtles and the River Terrapin. Lizards- Monitor Lizards and Geckos. Snakes- King cobra, monocled cobra, Russell’sContinue reading “Animal diversity of Sundarbans”

Naxalite movement and Forest Rights Act, 2006

About Naxalite movement The Naxalite movement was started by Charu Majumdar, Kanu Sanyal and Jangal Santhal in West Bengal in 1967 under the banner of Communist Party of India (Marxist). The CPI (Maoist) was formed in 2004 with the merger of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People’s War, commonly known as the People’s WarContinue reading “Naxalite movement and Forest Rights Act, 2006”

Missing the grass for the trees in Western Ghats

Headline : Missing the grass for the trees in Western Ghats Decline in grasslands There has been a drastic decline in shola grasslands (which are stunted forest growths of diverse grass species) and it seems to be accelerating through the decades. Earlier in 1973, shola grasslands spread across 373.78 sq.km. of the landscape, four decades later inContinue reading “Missing the grass for the trees in Western Ghats”

Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP)

Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) The Kaleshwaram project is an off-shoot of the original Pranahitha-Chevella Lift Irrigation Scheme taken up by the Congress government in 2007 when Andhra Pradesh was not divided. After the formation of Telangana in 2014, the now state government redesigned the project on the ground that the original plan had tooContinue reading “Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP)”

Economic ties are one of the biggest positive drivers of India-China relationship but the high imbalance of trade in favour of China remains a matter of concern. Discuss along with measures to reduce trade deficit for India. (15 marks)

Economic ties are one of the biggest positive drivers of India-China relationship but the high imbalance of trade in favour of China remains a matter of concern. Discuss along with measures to reduce trade deficit for India. (15 marks) Approach: Introduce with India-China relationship Make a note on facts about trade imbalance Explain the reasons for tradeContinue reading “Economic ties are one of the biggest positive drivers of India-China relationship but the high imbalance of trade in favour of China remains a matter of concern. Discuss along with measures to reduce trade deficit for India. (15 marks)”

Balsam: Four discovered species of Balsam

Four discovered species of Balsam Impatiens Haridasanii It was found from Pongchan. It was named after Haridasan (a former scientist at State Forest Research Institute, Arunachal Pradesh). The species is characterised by small pure yellow flowers and hairy leaves. Impatiens pseudocitrina It was discovered from Anjaw district. It has bright yellow flowers with small redContinue reading “Balsam: Four discovered species of Balsam”

Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan

Headline : Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan Details : In News: The Taliban has agreed to a temporary ceasefire. It now provides a window during which a peace agreement with the U.S. could be signed. Background U.S-Taliban talks over a peace deal Ending the 18-year long conflict has been considered too costly. Thus theContinue reading “Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan”