Day: November 16, 2020

Mink Mass Culling

Denmark is culling its 17-million strong mink population. Denmark is the world’s largest mink producer, with a 15-17 million strong mink population across 1,100 farms, according to The Copenhagen …

The Sarna Religion

The Jharkhand government convened a special Assembly session to pass a resolution to recognise Sarna religion and include it as a separate code in the Census of 2021. The …

Birsa Munda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Bhagwan Birsa Munda on his Jayanti. Born in 1875 in the Munda tribe. He is often referred to as ‘Dharti Abba’ or the Earth Father. …

Global Centre for Traditional Medicine

The World Health Organization (WHO) will set up a Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the announcement in a video message at the event …

Vine Snakes

A team of researchers from the Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), after extensive sampling across peninsular India, have discovered new species of vine snakes …

Tristan da Cunha

Recently, the isolated UK Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha, which is home to the world’s most remote human settlement, declared the largest fully protected marine reserves in the Atlantic …