The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, one of the highest ecosystems in the world, has been added to UNESCO’s list of World Network of Biosphere Reserve (WNBR). The Khangchendzonga reserve will be India’s 11th internationally designated WNBR. The reserve includes a range of ecoclines varying from subtropical to arctic, as well as vast natural forests in different biomes thatRead More
A blood moon dazzled stargazers across much of the world on July 27-28 when it moved into Earth’s shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century. The total eclipse lasted 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, though a partial eclipse preceded and follows,Read More
A total lunar eclipse will occur on July 27-28 with a totality duration of 1 hour 43 minutes, the longest in this century. The partial eclipse of the Moon will begin at 11:54 pm Indian Standard Time on July 27. The Moon will be gradually covered by the Earth’s shadow and the totality phase will begin at 1 am on July 28.Read More
Union minister of chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar announced that India’s first e-waste recycling unit will come up in Bengaluru. Bengaluru is also the third in terms of e-waste generation in the country. While India produces 18.5 lakh metric tonnes of electronic waste annually, a whopping 92,000 metric tonnes comes from Bengaluru. Computers form 70% of the total e-waste and telecommunication equipment constitutes 12%.Read More
The Bhitarkanika National Park has become the largest habitat of the endangered estuarine crocodiles in the country with a record number of their nesting sites spotted in it. Altogether 101 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles were found this time by enumerators. The nesting spots had registered 25% rise this year. At least 1698 crocodiles, including albino species, were counted this year along the water-bodies of Mahanadi delta region, while the figure recorded last year stood at 1682Read More
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