Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicWestern Ghats

Topic: Western Ghats

‘To live is to kill’ — a Malabar pit viper and gliding frog affirm nature’s basic law

Amboli Ghat is known as the ‘Cherrapunji’ of Maharashtra. The UNESCO World Heritage Site sustains its ecosystem with nature's most essential law.

Snakehead fish species found in Kerala a living fossil, belongs to unique family, study says

The fish, named after a character from the 'Lord of the Rings' fantasy novel, dwell in dark groundwaters, and are known to be usually found in Africa and Asia.

How to restore a rainforest with a nursery, science and some bat poop

Understanding the relationships that comprise a rainforest helped wildlife biologists & nature conservationists restore a degraded patch in Anamalai Hills.

Not only development work, Western Ghats face threat from plantations and agriculture too

A new study has found that the Western Ghats will lose capacity to absorb about 7.5 per cent of India's annual carbon dioxide emissions over the next decade.

Western Ghats forest cover improved after active ecological restoration, says study

Active ecological restoration process includes steps to prevent cutting of wood and growth of weeds, and planting diverse variety of native species.

Study traces how the British ruined Western Ghats, one of India’s most unique ecosystems

A biodiversity hotspot, Western Ghats continue to be done in by the British belief that its grasslands were wastelands.

Natural spas, electricity: IIT-led team uncovers power of India’s Western Ghat geysers

A team of researchers led by IIT-Bombay recognises vast economic potential in the famous geysers of Maharashtra's Western Ghats.

Climate change and bad development practices to blame for Kerala floods, says expert

Destruction caused by the Kerala floods would have been less severe if the government followed the recommendations of the Gadgil Committee report on preservation...

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SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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