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Globba andersonii: Plant Species from Sikkim Himalayas

●Globba andersonii: Plant Species from Sikkim Himalayas•The species has been found near the Teesta river valley region after a gap of nearly 136 years.•The plant, known commonly as ‘dancing ladies’ or ‘swan flowers’ was thought to have been extinct until its “re-collection”, for the first time since 1875•The species has been listed as “Endangered” on the […]

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Assam keelback (Herpetoreas pealii) Rediscovered

●Assam keelback (Herpetoreas pealii) Rediscovered•It is a snake endemic to Assam, has been found 129 years after it was last spotted by British tea planter Samuel Edward Peal in 1891.[The snake was considered a lost species since no sighting had been reported since its discovery in 1891.]•In 2018, it was found in the Poba Reserve […]

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Two New Species of Butterfly found in Arunachal Pradesh

●Two New Species of Butterfly found in Arunachal Pradesh•Recently, the lepidopterists have discovered the two new species of butterfly in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh1. Striped Hairstreak•Scientific Name: Yamamotozephyrus kwangtugenesis•It is found in Vijaynagar village of Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, bordering Myanmar.•It was first recorded in Hainan province of China.[It is also found in North […]

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Accelerate Vigyan Scheme: SERB

●Accelerate Vigyan Scheme: SERB•Recently, the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), has launched a scheme called Accelerate Vigyan (AV) to strengthen scientific research mechanisms in the country•It aims to give more thrust on encouraging high-end scientific research and preparing scientific manpower, which can lead to careers in research and knowledge-based economy.•ABHYAAS Programme: Under it, AV is […]

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Daily Quick Revision 2 July 2020

Extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY)•Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended the Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana till November-end and said the Central government will spend Rs 90,000 crore more on providing free food to the poor.•PMGKAY is a part of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) to help the […]

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