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Jun 30 4 tweets 2 min read
#OnThisDay: In 1855, two years before the Great Revolt of 1857, two Santhal brothers Sidhu Murmu & Kanhu Murmu organised 10,000 Santhals & proclaimed a rebellion against the British.

This rebellion is known as #SanthalHool Unfortunately, this revolt was suppressed by British. Now. Open up your NCERT & Spectrum books. Read about the causes and consequences of this rebellion and how it seeds of 1857 revolt against the British EIC.
Jun 7 6 tweets 1 min read
In the recently held State Wildlife Board meeting, the chairman of the board, Hon’ble CM of Maharashtra has approved 12 new Conservation Reserves that totally cover an area of 692.74 Sq Km and 2 New Sanctuaries covering an area of 298.61 Sq km. The board approved the notification of 12 new conservation reserves, viz:

A. Chivatibavari, Alaldari in Dhule

B. Kalwan, Muragad, Triambakeshwar and Igatpuri in Nashik.

C. Raigad and Roha in Raigad district.

D. Bhor in Pune.

E. Dare Khurd (Mahadare) in Satara.
Jun 7 12 tweets 3 min read
#UPSC Questions and references [Direct and Indirect]

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Jun 6 5 tweets 2 min read
Govt. of Sikkim has declared Blue Duke (Bassarona durga durga) as the state butterfly.

It is unique to Sikkim and the eastern Himalayas.

It was discovered in the state in 1858.

It is found at an altitude below 1500 metres in the Himalayas & is commonly found in places like Pakyong, Passingdong, Hee Gyathang in Dzongu, Lingee in South Sikkim and Yangsum in West Sikkim and closer to the State capital in places like Tadong-Ranka.
May 4 10 tweets 7 min read
Art and Culture:

Hon'ble PM Modi ji has gifted handicrafts to world leaders recently.

Here are some of them:

Twitter 🧵 1. Gifted to PM of Japan, Fumio Kishida.

'Krishna Pankhi' is a #sandalwood artefact made in Churu, #Rajasthan with intricate work with its windows depicting different poses of Lord Krishna, epitomizing love, compassion, and tenderness.

It has a small 'Ghungaroo' on its edges. Image
May 2 4 tweets 2 min read
Minamata Convention on Mercury: It is a multilateral environmental agreement that addresses specific human activities which are contributing to widespread mercury pollution.

It was adopted under the auspices of UNEP on 10 Oct 2013 at the conference held in Kumamoto, Japan. Image Note: India has ratified the convention in 2018.
Apr 20 8 tweets 3 min read
#SpeciesOfTheDay:

Crimson horned pheasant (Tragopan satyra): 1. It is one of the most beautiful birds in India and also one of the rarest and is best seen in Neora Valley National Park of Darjeeling district, West Bengal.
Apr 20 9 tweets 3 min read
Apr 18 4 tweets 2 min read
Similarities:

1. They are both quadrupedal mammals.

2. They are herd animals, and they’re all known for being speedy and skittish. Image Differences:

1. Deer belong to the Cervidae family. Antelope belongs to the Bovidae family.

2. Deer's horns are long, branching antlers with many points. Antelope's horns do not branch but usually curve backward.
Apr 12 56 tweets 13 min read
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022

Let us glance through the timeline of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 1968: UN takes up the environmental mantle.

1972: UN Conference on the Human Environment was convened in Stockholm, Sweden. It is the first step toward the development of international environmental law &recognition of the importance of a healthy environment for people.
Apr 12 4 tweets 1 min read
Tributes to Mahakavi Kumaran Asan on his birth anniversary.

He was one of the Kerala's greatest poet.

He was disciple of another famous social reformer from Kerala, Sree Narayana Guru. He was involved with the activities of the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP) and went to become its secretary.

He was one of the modern triumvirate of Malayalam poetry (others: V. N. Menon, and U. S. Parameswara Iyer).
Apr 11 9 tweets 2 min read
Tributes to Indian social reformer Mahatma Jyotiba Phule on his birth anniversary.

He and his wife Savitribai Phule started the first school for girls in 1848 in Pune.

He formed the Satyashodhak Samaj (1873) to attain equal rights for people from lower castes. In 1848, when he ead Thomas Paine’s book Rights of Man (1791), he realized that social justice could only be possible with emancipation of women and downtrodden sections of society such as Dalits who were considered untouchables by the orthodox upper castes of that time.
Apr 10 14 tweets 3 min read
Questions from Environment and Geography sections in CDS 2022.
Apr 10 5 tweets 1 min read
Tributes to Indian political activist Sardarsinhji Ravaji Ran on his birth anniversary.

He was a classmate of Gandhi ji at Alfred High School, Rajkot.

He was a founding member of the Paris Indian Society and the vice-president of the Indian Home Rule Society He was instrumental in the establishment of India House in London.

He helped V. D. Savarkar to publish his banned book, "The Indian War of Independence".

He also helped in establishment of Banaras Hindu University.
Apr 10 4 tweets 2 min read
#OnThisDay: In 1875, Arya Samaj was founded by Dayanand Saraswati.

Arya Samaj was a monotheistic Hindu reform movement started in Bombay.

They believed that the Vedas are an infallible authority.

They respected the Upanishads and Vedic philosophy. They opposed the idol-worship  and reincarnation theory of God but accepted the doctrine of ‘Karma’ and transmigration of soul.

They rejected brahmanical dominance of spiritual and social life of Hindus.

They advocated equal status for women in the society.
Apr 8 8 tweets 3 min read
#SpeciesInNews

Indian Tent Turtle (Pangshura tentoria): Image 1. It is a species of turtle in the family #Geoemydidae [Box Turtles]. It is primarily a #riverine turtle, inhabiting small and large rivers.

a. Subspecies:

Pangshura t. tentoria: Mahanadi, Godavari & Krishna rivers

Pangshura t. circumdata: Upper & central Ganges river.
Apr 8 4 tweets 1 min read
Tributes to Indian poet and novelist Bankim Chandra Chatterjee on his death anniversary.

He composed the song Vande Mataram in Sanskrit, which was later adopted as national song.

He wrote the novel Anandamath - set in the background of the Sanyasi rebellion (1770-1820). Image He personified India as a Mother Goddess known as Bharat Mata.

His song Vande Mataram became prominent during the Swadeshi movement (Partition of Bengal).
Mar 22 7 tweets 3 min read
#SpeciesOfTheDay:

Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas): 1. It is also known as black (sea) turtle or Pacific green turtle.

2. It is a species of large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia.
Mar 22 4 tweets 2 min read
Every year, 22nd March is observed as World Water Day.

It is being observed since 1993.

This day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water.

It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. The genesis of this idea of observing World Water Day was United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro took place in 1992.

In 1992, UNGA adopted a resolution for observing World Water Day.

1st World Water Day was observed in 1993.
Mar 21 4 tweets 1 min read
thehindu.com/sci-tech/energ… Credit: Maps of India. Image
Mar 20 6 tweets 4 min read
How to Improve Your #Happiness ?

1. Take Responsibility for Everything In Your Life. 

2. Build a strong habit of courage.

3. Set and achieve small and attainable goals.

4. Minimize reliance on external validation.

5.Cultivate a perspective beyond yourself. 1. #TakeResponsibility Image