NGT declares Amarnath Cave shrine a 'Silent Zone'
In order to protect the eco-sensitive Amarnath cave shrine, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) declared it a "silence zone" and prohibited religious offerings like chanting of hymns, and ringing bells beyond the entry point.

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Mt Hope new tallest mountain in British Antarctic Territory
As per new discovery from cartographers surveying Antarctica, Mt Hope is the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT). Its height is measured at 3,239 meters above sea level.

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International conference on Climate Change held in Nepal
The International conference on climate change was held in Nepal. It was inaugurated by Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari. It was titled ‘Resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya: Developing Solutions towards a Sustainable Fu More..

India awarded for its effort to combat illegal wildlife trade
India on 30 November 2017 was awarded with the Certificate of Commendation for its exemplary enforcement action in its regional and global effort to combat illegal wildlife trade.

The award was conferred to the Wildlife Crime Control B More..

Surge in oxygen levels led to explosion of life on earth: Study
According to recently published study, boost in levels of oxygen may have caused three-fold increase in biodiversity (or biodiversification) during between 445 and 485 million years ago.

The study was conducted using geochemical proxie More..

Drought, heatwaves increasing in frequency, area in India: IISc Study
Researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have found that frequency of heatwaves accompanied by drought has increased in magnitude and in area over past three decades in India.

The increases in cocktail of drought and heatwav More..

Dutta’s Mahendragiri gecko: New species of gecko discovered in Andhra Pradesh
Scientists have discovered new species of gecko in the Eastern Ghats in northern Andhra Pradesh. It was identified from few areas in northern Mahendragiri range and scattered coastal hills in northern Andhra Pradesh.

The new species ha More..

Gleadovia konyakianorum: Parasitic plant found in Nagaland
Scientists from Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have discovered a new species of parasitic flowering plant named Gleadovia konyakianorum. The species was named in honour of Konyak tribe of Nagas.

The plant was discovered in the semi-ev More..

Oldest evidence of life discovered in Australia
Researchers have discovered rare, living specimens of stromatolites, the oldest evidence of life on Earth,  deep within a remote and protected World Heritage Area in Australia.

The discovery was made by a group of researchers incl More..

Astronomers discover a pair of rare massive, hyper-luminous galaxies
Astronomers have for the first time spotted two hyper-luminous starburst galaxies, extremely bright and spectacularly massive galaxies, in the early universe.

According to Dominik Riechers, an astronomer at Cornell University in Ithaca More..

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