Amur falcons

Amur falcons #GS-03 Biodiversity For Prelims: About Amur Falcons: Scientific Name: Falco amurensis. IUCN Status: Least Concern. CITES: Schedule II. The species is protected under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, and the Convention on Migratory Species. Amur falcons are the world’s longest travelling raptors […]

The Man And Biosphere programme

A chance to expand the world’s biosphere footprint # GS-03 Biodiversity For Prelims About MAB: The Man And Biosphere programme is an intergovernmental scientific programme that aims to establish a scientific basis for enhancing the relationship between people and their environments. It combines the natural […]

Great One Horned Rhinoceros

Great One Horned Rhinoceros #GS-03 Biodiversity For Prelims: Types of Rhinos: There are five species of rhinos; white and black rhinos in Africa, and the greater one-horned, Javan and Sumatran rhino species in Asia. IUCN Status: Black Rhino: Critically endangered. Smaller of the two African […]

State Pollution Control Board

The weakest link in the air pollution fight  #GS-02 Governance, #GS-03 Pollution For Prelims: About SPCBs: The State Pollution Control Boards were initially constituted under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. Its mandate was expanded under the Air (Prevention and Control of […]

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Invasive tree spreading in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve #GS-03 Biodiversity For Prelims: About Mudumalai Tiger Reserve: Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1942 in the Mudumalai forest area in Tamil Nadu. Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary was designated as Mudumalai National Park in 1990. Mudumalai was designated as […]

United against terror

United against terror #GS-02 International Relations #GS-03 Internal Security For Prelims: About Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC): The Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) was established by Security Council resolution 1373 (2001), which was adopted unanimously on 28 September 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the […]

Ganges River Dolphin

Ganges River Dolphin #GS-03 Environment and Ecology For Prelims: About Ganges River Dolphin: The Ganges River dolphin (Platanista gangetica) was officially discovered in 1801. It is also known by the name susu (popular name) or “Sisu” (Assamese language) and shushuk (Bengali). Ganges river dolphins once […]

C-295 Transport Aircraft

C-295 Transport Aircraft #GS-03 Science and Technology, Economy For Prelims: About C-295: Airbus C-295 is a medium tactical transport aircraft that was designed and initially manufactured by the Spanish aerospace company CASA which is a part of Airbus. C-295 is capable of performing a wide variety […]

DNA Tests

DNA Tests #GS-03 Science and Technology For Prelims. About DNA: DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms. DNA is made up of a chain of molecules called Nucleotides. Each nucleotide contains a nitrogen base, a sugar group […]