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 Post. The country’s mink population is valued at roughly 3 billion kroner. The minks were likely infected following exposure to infected humans. Minks can not only

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 followers of Sarna faith believe pray to nature. The holy grail of the faith is “Jal (water), Jungle (forest), Zameen (land)” and its followers pray to

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. He led the rebellion that came to be known as Ulgulan (revolt) or the Munda rebellion against the British government-imposed feudal state system. He awakened the masses and

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 in which Prime Minister Modi dedicated two future-ready Ayurveda institutions in Jaipur and Jamnagar to the nation via video conferencing on the occasion of the 5th

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 in the region. About ‘vine snakes’  Vine Snakes have slender bodies, narrow heads, and pointed snouts. Vine snakes typically belong to the genera Ahaetulla (Asian vine snakes), Oxybelis (New World

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 Ocean at 687,000 square kilometres. This will close over 90 percent of their waters to harmful activities such as bottom-trawling fishing, sand extraction and deep-sea mining.

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