Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicWestern Ghats

Topic: Western Ghats

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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Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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