Western Ghats

   Source: TH  Context: Western Ghats has experienced a 5% loss in evergreen forest cover, with an increase in built-up and agriculture areas, according to a spatiotemporal (belonging to both space and time or to space–time) analysis of land use. Key findings: Only 25% of the forest landmass consists of interior forests, indicating fragmentation pressure …

Palghat Gap

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: The Palghat Gap in the Western Ghats is a significant break in the mountain range, measuring about 40 km wide.   About the Gap:

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 20 January 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Preservation of Eastern Western Ghats

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Preservation of Eastern, Western Ghats What to study? For Prelims: Western Ghats- Key geographical and environmental facts. For Mains: Issues related to the conservation of the region, overview of Gadil and Kasturirangan committee reports. Context: 6 States have expressed desire to expedite early notification of …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 29, 2014

ARCHIVES January 29, 2014 COMPREHENSIVE ARTICLE on WILDLIFE OF INDIA Apart from a handful of the major farm animals such as cows, buffaloes, goats, poultry and sheep, India has an amazingly wide variety of animals native to the country. It is home to Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Pythons, Wolves, Foxes, Bears, Crocodiles, Rhinoceroses, Camels, Wild dogs, …