Rumin8 Context: The start-up, Rumin8, has received funding worth $12 million from Breakthrough Energy Ventures, which Gates created in 2015. How methane is released? The herbivores that chew cud while grazing or browsing are known as ruminant species. Cows, sheep, goats, and buffaloes are examples […]

Kunming-­Montreal Agreement

Kunming-­Montreal Agreement

Kunming-­Montreal Agreement Context: After four years of continuous negotiations around 200 countries including India have agreed with what is known as the historic deal which was signed in Canada. About: The Chinese-mediated agreement aims to protect the lands, oceans, and animals due to climate change, pollution, and degradation. The […]

IAS Current affairs - The Ramsar List

The Ramsar List

The Ramsar List Context: As part of various sustainable activities, Coal India Ltd (CIL) has under taken– Conservation of coal mine pit lakes, maintenance of ecological character of wet lands and inclusion of such pit lakes in prestigious Ramsar List with the assistance of respective […]

IAS Current affairs - Manas National Park

Manas National Park

Manas National Park Context: The one-horned rhinos of western Assam’s Manas National Park, bordering Bhutan, are expected to have high life expectancy and significant growth in population, the 14th Assam rhino estimation census has revealed. The report has also revealed that it requires immediate conservation […]

IAS Current affairs - Melting of Himalayan Glaciers

Melting of Himalayan Glaciers

Melting of Himalayan Glaciers   Context: The government has carried out studies and maintains data regarding melting of glaciers in the Indian Himalayan region. Several Indian institutes/universities/organizations (Geological Survey of India (GSI), Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology(WIHG), National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), […]

UPSC Current affairs - Seagrasses


Seagrasses Context: • Based on field surveys and satellite data, the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management has estimated the total extent of seagrass ecosystem in India to be 516.59 km2. • The CO2 sequestration rate of seagrass ecosystem is estimated to be up to […]