The gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), also known as the gavial, and the fish-eating crocodile, is a crocodilian of the family Gavialidae, native to the Indian Subcontinent.
Royal Bengal tigers live mainly in India with smaller populations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar. Out of 2226 Bengal tigers found in India, 74 live in Indian side of Sunderbans.
The fish has received Zoo bank register number from International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature, the official body approving the new names of animals.
The findings of the discovery were published in the June 2015 issue of the international journal Webbia: Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Phytogeography.
The idea was mooted by an NGT bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, who said that it needed to take everyone along and come up with an innovative approach to curb pollution.
The volcanic aerosols have acted during the last one decade as a natural umbrella to slow down global temperature increase from greenhouse gases.
The Banded tit is a resident of low-lying evergreen forests of Changlang and carries an interesting life cycle.
After Japan, the storm is due to pass northern Taiwan before making landfall on the east coast of mainland China on 11 July 2015.
Science Express is a unique science exhibition mounted on a 16-coach AC train travelling across India since 2007.
So far, including China, 43 parties to the UNFCCC, out of 192 member countries, have formally submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).
In the joint statement, both the countries agreed to increase the share of renewable energy to 20 percent of their energy mix by 2030.
These commitments to cut CO2 emissions by regional and local actors were part of the Compact of States and Regions announced in Lyon, France in 2014.
The Doha amendment is for the period between 2013 and 2020 and will come into force once 3/4th of UNFCC members consent to it.
The bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar gave the direction on a complaint filed by environmentalist MC Mehta against pollution of the Ganga River.
For this purpose, monitoring bases were established at 25 plots in the five islands of Bali, Gosaba, Basanti, Sagar and Satjelia.
In three Elephant Reserves (ERs), that is, Mayurbhanj, Mahanadi and Sambalpur, a total of 1450 elephants (74.21%) were recorded. These areas have eight sanctuaries.
Kiwa tyler is named after British deep-sea and polar biologist Professor Paul Tyler from the University of Southampton.
In exchange for three elephants from India, the Thiruvananthapuram zoo will receive two white lions, 15 coatis, two Siberian tigers, two llamas, and five squirrel monkeys.
Bhuvan Mobile App will enable public to collect and report information on various pollution sources that affects the water quality of river Ganga.
The typhoon made its landfall in south China’s Hainan province with heavy rain in the drought hit island.
The study also warned that if air pollution is not controlled or changed than in next 15 years deaths per capita due to air pollution would increase by 20 to 30 percent in these two countries.
Sangai, also known as state animal of Manipur and once found across the Manipur Valley, now lives in Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP) situated inside the Loktak Lake.
The research study was carried out by international team who had looked for evidence of current or past MERS infection in more than 800 dromedary camels or Arabian camels.
The study claimed that the bird is being hunted to near extinction because of Chinese eating habits.
Ecosystem of the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary harbours the largest number of saltwater crocodile population in the Indian sub-continent.
The MoU aims to involve youth in creating awareness and outreaching public by carrying out afforestation drive for medicinal plants species, promoting sanitation and construction of toilets.
The objective behind setting up the centre is to develop appropriate and effective systems for the detection and reporting of oil spillage.
This is the first time in the history of Indian Railways, that a solar photovoltaic system has been used for power requirements of light and fan in a broad gauge coach.
Instead, the state will to stick to the 47-day ban, as in previous years, and allowed its fishermen to continue operating till June 15.
The state has also launched an awareness campaign across the state to protect forests from fire in which local people will be involved to detect the fire incidents.