British PM demands Sri Lanka rights probe, angers government

(Reuters) – Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday said he would push for an independent inquiry into allegations of war crimes at the end of Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war, drawing an angry response from the island nation’s president. “People who are in glass houses must not throw stones,”

Lantana camara is growing unchecked in Western Ghats, threatening the biodiversity hot spot

THERE has been an unchecked increase in the density of Lantana camara, an alien invasive woody shrub, in the Western Ghats. “Alien invasive” is a term used to describe plants that are moved out of their natural habitats and end up exploiting the local biota in their new environment. Introduced

Relevant News / Current Affair for UPSC CIvil Service Exam 16-11-2013

Japan goes back on emission targets On the eve of the ministerial round of discussions next week, Japan stunned the rest of the countries on Friday at the climate talks here by announcing that it was ditching its earlier emission reduction targets of 25 per cent reduction below 1990 levels.