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Scientists discover almost 35 million years old rare snake fossil from Ladakh

Scientists have reported spotting of the fossil of a Madtsoiidae snake from the molasse deposits of Ladakh Himalaya for the first time indicating their prevalence in the subcontinent for much longer time than previously thought. Madtsoiidae is an extinct group of medium-sized to gigantic snakes, firstly appeared during the late Cretaceous and mostly distributed in the Gondwanan landmasses, although, their ...

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Parshottam Rupala Releases Breed-Wise Report of Livestock and Poultry Based on 20th Livestock Census

Newdelhi:12/5/22:Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Shri Parshottam Rupala released the Breed-Wise Report Of Livestock And Poultry based on 20th Livestock Census here today. Dr. L. Murugan, Minister of State, for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, graced the occasion. Shri Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Shri Upamanyu Basu, JS were ...

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ZSI Initiates Massive Tagging of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles with Odisha Forest Department for their Conservation

Kolkata:30/4/22:The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), under the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate change has initiated massive tagging programme in collaboration with the Wildlife Wing of Odisha’s forest department of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles since 2021, stated Dr Dhriti Banerjee, Director, ZSI. According to Dr Banerjee, such an initiative has been taken for the conservation of this rare ...

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October 5 designated as National Dolphin Day

Newdelhi:25/3/22:Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Bhupendra Yadav informed that October 5th is designated as National Dolphin Day to be celebrated every year as a historic step in creating awareness for conservation of Dolphins. Shri Yadav stated that generating awareness & community participation is integral for conservation of the indicator species. He chaired the 67th meeting of the ...

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‘H2Ooooh! – Waterwise program for the Children of India’ Is An Initiative By Namami Gange (NMCG), UNESCO & Others

Newdelhi:23/3/22:On the occasion of World Water Day, National Mission for Clean Ganga, UNESCO and other partners released three animation films under its initiative “H2Ooooh! – Waterwise program for the Children of India”. The films are based on the stories submitted by school students focusing on the protection and conservation of Indian Rivers.  The initiative was launched by UNESCO in July ...

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36th International Geological Congress (IGC) Inaugurated

Newdelhi:20/3/22:Union of Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pralhad Joshi said that India’s total geographical area undermining has increased substantially during the last few years and the sector is providing employment opportunities to 12 million people across the country, both directly and indirectly. Addressing the 36th International Geological Congress inaugural session virtually today,   Minister Shri Joshi stated ...

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RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ARE THE STRONGEST NEGATIVE EXTERNALITIES THAT AFFECT INDIA AND OTHER COUNTRIES: UNION BUDGET 2022-23

Newdelhi:1/2/22:The government aims to attain the vision of promoting energy transition and climate action during the Amrit kaal. While presenting the Union Budget 2022-23 in Parliament today, Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, laid emphasis on this vision and put the same as one of the important priorities of the country for moving forward. Energy Transition and Climate Action “The risks ...

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Odia short film ” Sani, the Son of River Mahanadi” nominated for 11th CMS VATAVARAN Film Festival

Bhubaneswar:22/12/21:Odia’s short film made under the banner of Social Image Productions and directed by Dr.Sweta Kumar Dash has been nominated in the National segment category of Livelihoods & Sustainable Technologies for the 11th CMS  VATAVARAN film festival and forum. All nominated and awarded films will be screened in the 11th CMS  VATAVARAN film festival and forum. The 11th edition has ...

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First time in its history Asia’s biggest Environmental Film Festival, and Forum  CMS VATAVARAN is organizing its Awards Jury Meet at Hyderabad

December 17, 2021, New Delhi: One of the most eminent filmmakers of India, Mr. Shyam Benegal, who is often regarded as the pioneer of parallel cinemas in India, is heading a 10- member jury for the coveted CMS  VATAVARAN Environment & Wildlife Film Festival Awards which is being held from December 19-21, 2021 at Pragati Green Meadows and Resorts in ...

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IFFI52 Indian Panorama Film ‘Jugalbandi’ transcends the fusion of Indian Classical Music and Painting

Goa:27/11/21:Jugalbandi transcends the fusion of Indian Classical music and painting, said Chetan Bhakuni, Director of the film, while addressing at the ‘Meet the Director’ session organised by PIB at 52nd International Film Festival of India, in Goa today. He said that in Indian classical music, julgalbandi roughly translates to a duet. “Being a Painter, I could feel the similarity between these two art forms ...

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