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Alternative livelihoods interfering in Sunderbans? (Environment and Biodiversity ,GS paper 3 ,GnY )

Are alternative livelihood sources, such as bee-keeping, interfering with the ongoing natural processes in the world’s largest continuous mangrove forests – the fragile Sunderbans? Scientists of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have recently discovered something unusual in the activity Read More …

Super computer launched, to improve weather forecasting (Science and TEch ,Gs paper 3 ,prelims ,GnY )

Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday inaugurated a ‘high performance’ computing facility at NCMRWF that will improve the country’s weather forecasting capabilities. Claiming that the supercomputer named ‘Bhaskara’ has placed India in the league of the US and Read More …