Darwin’s Arch a famed natural rock formation in the Galapagos Islands

Context Darwin's Arch, a famed natural rock formation in the Galapagos Islands that is popular with divers, photographers and cruise-ship ...

Leang Sakapao Caves on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi

Leang Sakapao Caves Context Researchers have reported that Pleistocene-era rock paintings dating back to 45,000-20,000 years ago in cave sites ...

Mount Pumori

Context Two women mountaineers, Baljeet Kaur of Himachal Pradesh and Gunbala Sharma of Rajasthan became the first Indian women to ...

Whitsun Reef

Context Recently, Philippine authorities announced that many of the Chinese fishing vessels that have been moored near the disputed Whitsun ...

Tulip Garden at Zabarwan range in Jammu and Kashmir

Context Recently, Prime Minister of India has asked tourists to visit the tulip garden, located at the foothills of the ...

Suez Canal: Ships stuck in ‘traffic jam’

Context A massive cargo ship has turned sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal, blocking traffic in a crucial East-West waterway for ...

Chilika Lake was a part of the Bay of Bengal

Context The Chilika lake in Odisha, Asia’s largest brackish water lake, was once part of the Bay of Bengal, a ...

Harike Wetland

Context Recently, Winter migratory water birds using the central Asian flyway have started making a beeline to Punjab’s Harike Wetland ...

Revised height of Mount Everest

Context Recenty, Nepal and China jointly announced the new height of Mount Everest as 8,848.86 meters in a high-profile virtual ...

Bhashan Char Island

Context Recently, Bangladesh has transported more than 1,600 Rohingya refugees to a low-lying Bhashan Char island in the first phase ...

Mount Vesuvius

Context Recently, The Italian Culture Ministry announced the discovery of well-preserved remains of two men, who perished during the volcanic ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...