In his visit to the Washington, the prime minister of Pakistan, His Excellency Nawaz Sharif says, “India is adopting dangerous military policies.” Indeed. Sahi Hain! A sovereign state like India needs to take care of its own and has its … Continue reading
Anti-poaching measures towards protection and conservation of the one horned rhinoceros in the famous Kaziranga National Park in Assam (India), will be taken by the concerned authorities, the state government and the Ministry for Environment, Forest, & Climate Change in collaboration. Recent updates include that, a special Rhino Protection Force would be adopted, in which a total of well-trained of about 1200 personnel, come into action and ground work very soon. Deployment of drones in the National Park, with the help from Ministry of Defence and the Director General, Civil Aviation and additionally, the personnel and forest guards will be acquainted with modern sophisticated arms, ammunitions and other sophisticated instruments towards tackling poachers, are taken into the plans and strict measures.
Evolution is natural and by far the most strong forces in the nature. Behind the scenes of natural curtains, many amazing natural phenomenal actions do takes place, and is happening without our sights of vision. Once again, an extraordinary event took place when researchers from Malabar Christian College, University of Calicut, Kerala and Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata reached yet another extraordinary feat in discovering a new species of paper-wasps of the genus Ropalindia Guerin-Meneville. It is one of the largest social groups of wasps, dominant in the tropical and subtropical regions in the world. The Indian region consists of about 26 species. The common name of the species is Narendran’s Paper Wasp, small, stinging and 8 mm in total size, black in colour and yellow marks on the body, which is named after an imminent researcher, who contributed significantly to the taxonomy of insect research in India for 44 years.
It is a fact that climate change is happening and none can deny to this ongoing threatening revolution. Indian Nobel peace Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, has said, that the disasters of climate change are seen, among the poor Indian families. Due to climate change, the people of the rock-bottom strata in the society, who are in complete poverty, are being pushed so deep that the trafficking activities, bonded labor and other child labor are taking place, due to climate change, acting as a major factor. Displacements of families, led to instability, and thus eventually the children are forced to take any of the routes just mentioned above, of which many become domestic workers, labors in brick kilns and other unhealthy workshops. Kailash Satyarthi, is responsible for championing the cause of, freeing over 80,000 child laborers in India over 30 years of his life time, and is still continuing, with his founded initiative Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement). He is an epitome of inspiration.
Today, I’m focusing on how India and energy is correlated to each other. Energy is something which everyone needs. Usage of energy is deeply rooted. Its applications cover a wide range of spectrum and without it; it’s hard to think … Continue reading
The Kaziranga National Park is one among the wonders which the spectacular region of northeast India possess, and the exquisite one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), just adds another charm to the natural biodiversity of the region. The Kaziranga National Park is located … Continue reading
January 26th has its own significance in the history of the world’s largest democracy which so far, since its inception, has been traveling across the decades witnessing its past glory and achievements as the years unfolded in the subcontinent. India … Continue reading
It is not every day that you come across some wonderful moments to cherish about and feel proud of. When climate change is transcending at a fast pace, environmental conditions are deteriorating and wiping out anything which is living in … Continue reading
Arsenic Menace !
Arsenic contamination in the Ganga-Brahmaputra fluvial plains in India is a serious menace. Since, decades it has become a serious and also one of the world’s biggest natural groundwater calamities to the people living in and around the region. Groundwater arsenic contamination has been reported in the year 1983 in which 33 villages in the region of West Bengal were affected, and slowly it began to rise and reached up to 3400 villages which have been affected until recently. The people living in these areas are exposed chronically to drinking Arsenic contaminated water. Drinking Arsenic contaminated water is deadly serious and has far-reaching consequences. A continuous long exposure would lead to arsenic poisoning or arsenicosis, effecting vital organs like: liver, lungs, kidney and skin, and if precautionary steps are not taken of taking clean, pure and filtered water, death is inevitable. Its symptoms are: blood in the urine, cramping muscles, convulsions, vomiting, hair loss, diarrhea etc. The effects has already been seen in large number of communities whose livelihood is basically centered to agriculture and farming. The Indian states which are located in the Ganga-Brahmaputra plain are West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, and Chhattisgarh, are mostly affected with arsenic contamination in groundwater aquifers. The aquifers within a shallow depth i.e. within 100 m below the ground level is contaminated and found with Arsenic. On the other hand, deeper aquifers are usually free from arsenic. Basically, the presence of Arsenic is characterized by iron, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate, etc. Well, it is widely known that Arsenic (Atomic Number = 33) is a semi-metallic element found in natural ground water systems all over the world. It can also be produced by industrial outputs, with chemicals used and other by-products, which after elimination into the water bodies or soil, gets absorbed and ingestion take place in food chain, and become seriously lethal for the living beings, plants and other organisms. The concerned authorities are taking measures to tackle this situation by establishing a task force which is basically comprised of technical experts and scientists from various disciplines in order to study and provide detailed report of the problem, the health department and government has established various laboratories for detection of arsenic content in groundwater, arsenic removal plants have been established and into operation to provide clean and potable drinking water for the affected populace. At present, research studies is being carried out on a large scale, to develop scientific solutions in an efficient manner.
Organic farming is a wonderful application in agricultural field. Sikkim, one of the northeastern states of India, holds the distinction and renowned for its productivity in organic goods. Sikkim is an organic agricultural state which believe and is about to … Continue reading
The dawn of a new beginning is here at our door steps, and of course we are very soon entering a new cycle of once again, of hope, high expectations and resolutions, in a grand new year 2015. Throughout this … Continue reading
Maybe! ‘Quality Education for all’ will be a distant dream? But, its possible! National Childrens’ Day Celebration commemorating the greatness of the great Nehru and his futuristic vision for the children. Every day across the globe, millions of children don’t … Continue reading