India has 27312 elephants: All-India Elephant Population Estimation
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on 12 August 2017 released preliminary results from the first-ever synchronised All-India Elephant Population Estimation.

As per the estimation, the population of Asian elep More..

Chilesaurus, the ‘missing link’ in dinosaur evolution mystery found
Chilesaurus, which was discovered in southern Chile, is reported to be the missing link that fills the huge gap between two of the major dinosaur groups- plant-eating herbivores and carnivores.

The bizarre-looking dinosaur may be the a More..

100 million years old damselfly named after Sir David Attenborough
A 100 million year old damselfly species, discovered in Myanmar, was on 16 August 2017 named after British broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

El Nino of 2014-16 aided in massive carbon dioxide release: Study
According to recent study conducted by scientists, the monster El Nino of 2014-16 caused over 3 billion tonnes of carbon to get released into the atmosphere, pushing carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration to record levels.

The study was ba More..

'Yoda' fruit bat officially recognised as new species
An unusual breed of fruit bat has now officially been recognised as a new species.

The bat, previously nicknamed 'Yoda' due to its resemblance to the Star Wars Jedi Master, has been renamed the  More..

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes underneath Antarctica
A group of scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth, only two kilometres underneath the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica.

A paper published by a research team from Edinburgh University rev More..

Government launches nationwide campaign Gaj Yatra to protect elephants
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forest has launched a nationwide campaign Gaj Yatra to protect elephants. It was launched on the occasion of World Elephant Day observed on August 12.

The ministry also released the All India Censu More..

2016 warmest on record for the planet as a whole: Report
An annual report compiled by scientists around the globe has stated that the year 2016 was the warmest on record for the planet as a whole.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10 August 2017 released its annual More..

National Mission for Clean Ganga approves 10 projects worth more than Rs 2000 Cr
The National Mission for Clean Ganga on 10 August 2017 approved 10 projects worth more than Rs 2000 Cr. The projects would be carried out in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.

Among the ten projects, eight relate to se More..

India ratifies second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol
India on 8 August 2017 ratified the Second Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol on containing the emission of Green House Gases (GHGs).

In a brief statement, India's Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN) stated that India dep More..

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