Prelims In Focus-Part-15

Prelims in Focus, an IAS Abhiyan Initiative to quickly navigate through the important facts, current affairs, static portion to enrich aspirant's knowledge base along with conceptual clarity. Our Prelims in…

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Alpine plants in China’s Hengduan mountain range 30 million years old

Context Alpine plants in southwest China’s Hengduan mountain range could be nearly 30 million years old, the oldest alpine flora anywhere in the world. Key Details Researchers compared the tectonic…

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Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split

Context High temperatures in the Canadian Arctic led to the collapse of the country’s last intact ice shelf recently. Key Details The Milne ice shelf was located on Ellesmere Island…

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New Guinea has the world’s richest island flora

Context The island of New Guinea, the world’s second-largest in area and the largest tropical island, has the globe’s richest collection of plants, a study by the University of Zurich…

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Maldives records highest Micro plastic Pollution

Context The proportion of microplastics, miniscule pieces of plastic waste that are less than 5 millimetres long, has increased dramatically in the island country of the Maldives in the Indian…

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New species discovered in the Galapagos islands

Context An international team of marine scientists have discovered 30 new species of invertebrates in deep water surrounding the Galapagos. Key Details The deep-sea experts discovered fragile coral and sponge…

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