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Jim Corbett National Park the Paradise of Tigers: A Fact File

Jul 31, 2020
The Jim Corbett National Park was named after the Edward James Corbett a British hunter, tracker, naturalist, and author. This national park is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Read this article to know many facts about this park.

What is the meaning of Biodiversity in simple words?

May 22, 2020
International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 is observed on 22 May every year. ‘Biological diversity’ is the number and types of plants and animals that exist in a particular region or in the world. In this article, we have explained the types and meanings of the ‘Biological diversity’.

MHA's withdrawal of compulsory wage payment: All you need to know

May 20, 2020
MHA on compulsory wage payment: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has withdrawn its previous order dated March 29, where it directed the employers to pay full wages to the workers even if the companies are closed due to the lockdown. 

What are the basic components of the ecosystem?

Apr 22, 2020
Components of the ecosystem: An Ecosystem includes all of the living things and non-living. Living things include; plants, animals, and organisms while non-living things include Weather, Earth, Sun, Soil, Climate, and Atmosphere etc.

Lunar Eclipse 2020: Know about Super Blue Blood Moon

Jan 9, 2020
A lunar eclipse occurs when Moon passes into the shadow of the earth and it becomes darkened or when the shadow of earth blocks the sun. Have you listened to or studied about super blue blood moon? How it occurs and what is it? Let us have a look!  

Benefits from Biodiversity

Jun 2, 2019
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries products, stable natural hydrological cycles, fertile soils, a balanced climate and numerous other vital ecosystem services depend upon the conservation of biological diversity. Food production relies on biodiversity for a variety of food plants, pollination, pest control, nutrient provision, genetic diversity, and disease prevention and control. Both medicinal plants and manufactured pharmaceuticals rely on biodiversity.

Ecology and Ecosystem: A Complete Overview

Feb 18, 2017
The Environment is our basic life support system which provides the air for breathing, the water for drinking, the food for eating and the land for a living. It is collectively portrayed all the external forces and conditions, which influences the life, nature, growth and maturity of living organism, whereas ‘Ecology’ is the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment.

Hydraulic Fracturing

Aug 27, 2015
Hydraulic fracturing is the propagation of fractures in a rock layer, by a pressurized fluid. Some hydraulic fractures form naturally—certain veins or dikes are examples—and can create conduits along which gas and petroleum from source rocks may migrate to reservoir rocks. Induced hydraulic fracturing or hydro fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is a technique used to release petroleum, natural gas (including shale gas, tight gas, and coal seam gas), or other substances for extraction.

Conservation of Biodiversity in India

Aug 27, 2015
India is signatory to several major international conventions relating to conservation and management of wildlife. Some of these are Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) etc. India is one among the 17 mega diverse countries of the world. But many plants and animals are facing threat of extinction. To protect the critically endangered and other threatened animal and plant species, Government of India has adopted many steps, laws and policy initiatives.

How Ecosystem works

Aug 21, 2015
The ecosystem functions through several biogeochemical cycles and energy transfer mechanisms. Observe and document the components of the ecosystem which consists of its Non-Living or Abiotic features such as air, water, climate and soil. Its biotic components are the various plants and animals. Both these aspects of the ecosystem interact with each other through several functional aspects to form Nature’s ecosystems.

Common Plant Species of India

Aug 21, 2015
Nature has endowed India with a rich biological diversity, which includes over 40,000 species of plants and 75000 species of animals. India has about 12% of the global plant wealth amongst which there are nearly 3,000 tree species. There are around 15,000 flowering plant species in India. There are over 3000 medicinal plants in India. This list represents a 1000-odd plants which have been classified as traded medicinal plants according to the ENVIS database.

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