Daily Archive: April 16, 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 April 2018

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 16 April 2018   Paper 2: Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.   Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojana Context: Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched in the state of Telangana on the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.   About the Pradhan...

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018: Dugong and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

      . PRELIMS BOOSTERS 2018 Dugong and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)   Dugong   Vulnerable — IUCN Strictly marine herbivorousmammal Largely dependent on sea grasscommunities for subsistence and is thus restricted to the coastal habitats which support sea grass meadows Habitat   Coastal areas, shallow to medium deep, warm waters with sea grass beds Threats Incidental capture in...

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018:Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

      . PRELIMS BOOSTERS 2018 Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)   Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) Vulnerable– IUCN Red List state animal of Meghalaya CITES Appendix I animal Named after the distinctive ‘clouds’ on its coat – ellipses partially edged in black, with the insides a darker colour than the background colour of the pelt.   Habitat Tropical...