Threat to the Great Indian Bustard

Threat to the Great Indian Bustard

Threat to the Great Indian Bustard Context: A Supreme Court ­appointed committee has recommended that to protect the endangered great Indian bustard, close to 800 km of proposed power lines in the Thar and Kutch deserts of Rajasthan and Gujarat should be re­routed or made to go underground. Background: Despite a Supreme Court decision mandating the removal of low-voltage electrical lines Power companies and State governments don’t appear to have made any significant efforts to comply […]

Indian Tent Turtles

Indian Tent Turtles Context: • Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply in Rajya Sabha gave the status of the Indian tent turtle which is listed in Schedule –I of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, […]

Sariska Tiger Reserve

Sariska Tiger Reserve Context: • Recently, there was a massive fire which broke out in the Sariska Tiger Reserve in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. • The Indian Airforce has come into rescue, two IAF helicopters have been putting efforts to control the blaze by […]

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park Context: • The population of the greater one-horned or Indian rhinoceros in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve has increased by 200 in four years, the latest census of the World Heritage Site’s flagship animal has revealed. About: • Kaziranga National […]

Soil Health Card

Soil Health Card Context: • The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Lok Sabha gave the details about the soil health card recently. What is Soil Health Card? • A Soil Health Card is used […]