Man-Wild Animal Conflict in India: Reasons, Issues, and Solutions

Don't Kill Our Wild Life. WPA poster.

Context : The Kerala Cabinet declared human-wildlife conflict a State-specific disaster. The decision comes in the wake of increasing deaths, injuries, and crop and property loss caused by recurrent wildlife incursions into human habitations abutting forests in the State. Background Reasons for Man-Wild Animal Conflict There are several reasons contributing to the escalating man-wild animal … Read more

Fast Breeder Reactor

Context : Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnessed the start of the process of core-loading the indigenous Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) at the Madras Atomic Power Station in Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu. A statement from his office called the occasion “a historic milestone in India’s nuclear power programme”. Three Stage Nuclear Power Programme of India Details … Read more

Leopard Survey

Context : India’s leopard numbers rose by 8% from 12,852 in 2018 to 13,874 in 2022, according to a report made public by the Environment Ministry. Leopard in India About the Survey Key Findings of the Survey Threats Conservation difficulties Important National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries where Leopard can be spotted

International Space Station

Context : NASA and SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft blasted off on Saturday carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station. What is International Space Station How Old Is the Space Station? How Big Is the Space Station? What Are the Parts of the Space Station? Why Is the Space Station Important? Space X Dragon Capsule


Context: Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalayas are home to more than one-third of all types of rhododendrons found in India, reveals the latest publication of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI). The publication titled ‘Rhododendrons of Sikkim and Darjeeling Himalaya- An Illustrated Account’ lists 45 taxa of rhododendrons (36 species, 1 subspecies, 1 variety, and 7 natural … Read more


Context: The West Bengal government announced that it was introducing an additional dose of injectable polio vaccine as part of the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) for children.  What is polio?  Types of Polio vaccine  Inactivated (killed) polio vaccine  Oral Polio vaccine  Polio eradication efforts in India  Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) 

Aurbite Meteor

Context: On August 17, 2022, a meteorite streaked over India, breaking apart as it descended through the air, to scatter over two villages in Banaskantha, Gujarat. An analysis by a group of scientists at the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad has revealed that the meteorite is a “rare, unique specimen” of aubrite.  What is meteorite?  What … Read more

Translocation Of Cheetah’s

Context: India has signed an agreement with South Africa to translocate 12 cheetahs to the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh About the Pact About Cheetah How did cheetahs go extinct in India? Why is the cheetah being brought back? Reasons for Translocation from Africa Have there been earlier attempts to bring back the cheetah? … Read more

Green India Mission

Green India Mission Context:  India is lagging behind in the targets to increase the number and quality of tree- and forest-cover plantations set in the Green India Mission, according to data accessed via the Right To Information Act. What is National Green India Mission? Objectives About the Report About the India state of forest report-2021

Genetically Modified Crops

Context : The Supreme Court on January 24, 2023 asked the Centre what will happen if the risk of the commercial release of GM Mustard crop is “irreversible”. Background of the Case About the current status of the case About genetic modification (GM) of crops? Process What is the legal position of genetically modified crops … Read more

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