Blackbuck: The epitome of grace

Context: Africa is considered as the centre of radiation of antelopes and gazelles, where nearly 100 species are found but India has perhaps the most graceful antelope, the Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra). Blackbuck is found only in the Indian subcontinent, mainly in three countries: India, where nearly 95 per cent of Read More …

New plant species found in Western Ghats

Context: Researchers from the University College here have reported the discovery of a new plant species from the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot. Classified as a sedge, the grass-like plant has been named Fimbristylis agasthyamalaensis, after the locality from which it was found. Other facts: The authors have recommended a preliminary conservation Read More …

Rare bird sighted in Coimbatore

Context: The members of Environment Conservation Group, a Coimbatore-based NGO, sighted a rare bird species at Achankulam near Sulur on Monday. Other facts: According to the head of the NGO, the team sighted a bird that looked similar to Blue-tailed bee-eater. But it had a prominent blue-cheek and the blue Read More …

Must Read News Articles – April 5-2018

Tit for tat: China imposes fresh tariffs on U.S. goods India, Japan, U.S. stress keeping sea lanes open Heeding the lines on the map Looming U.S.-China trade war? SC invalidates domicile rule for PG medical seats House unites to pass Bill on medical colleges ‘EC backs one seat, one candidate Read More …