Archive for May, 2016

National animal – Royal Bengal Tiger

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera Tigris, Linnaeus) was chosen as the National Animal Of India in April 1973, as a part of ‘Project Tiger’ which was initiated to protect tigers from becoming extinct. Prior to this Lion was the National Animal of India but as tiger was becoming a missing animal from India’s wildlife wealth... »

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National Bird – Peacock

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Peacock (Pavo cristatus) commonly called as Indian peafowl was announced as the National Bird of India in 1963, because of its strong association with Indian tradition and culture. Peacock also known as Mayura in Sanskrit, is given this prestigious status not only for its beauty and grace but also for religious and legendary involvement... »

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National Flower – Lotus

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera), the national flower of India occupies a unique position in Hindu religion and Indian mythology. Lotus stands as a symbol for purity, wealth and achievement. This unique aquatic plant grows in shallow dirty waters with broad floating leaves bearing bright fragrant flowers on the top. Even though the flower is grown... »

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National tree – Banyan

Friday, May 13th, 2016

The Banyan (Ficus bengalensis) which was declared as the National Tree of India, has very big structure, with wide expanding branches and deep roots that symbolizes country’s unity. Because of its ever-expanding feature and longevity, the tree represents eternal life. Apart from immense medicinal values, Banyan is associated with many Indian myths and rituals.... »

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National fruit – Mango

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Mango (Mangifera Indica) which is also called as the ‘King of fruits’ is regarded as the National Fruit because of its taste and distinction. There are also many legends and myths that are associated with mangoes in Indian history. For instance, it was said that the great Mughal king, Akbar had planted more than... »

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National River – Ganga

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Ganga also called as river Ganges was declared as the National River on November 4th 2008 by the Government of India. From ancient times, the river Ganga has great spiritual significance and Hindus consider it as the sacred place to do religious rituals. It is the longest river in India that runs from Himalayas... »

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National Aquatic animal – River Dolphin

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Gangetic dolphin (Platanista gangetica) also called as Susu has been declared the National Aquatic Animal as an initiative to save these oldest creatures from becoming extinct. Mostly they are found in pure and fresh water resources and in India we can find them in rivers like Ganga, Meghna and Brahmaputra. These rare species of... »

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Telangana – 29th State of India

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

As the 29th youngest state of India, Telangana will be celebrating second anniversary of state formation day on June 2nd 2016. This Telugu speaking state was merged with Andhra Pradesh previously, but after the official bifurcation on 2nd June 2014, the state got separated along with 10 districts, to be called as Telangana. For... »

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Surging temperatures in Telangana including Hyderabad

Friday, May 6th, 2016

If you are a resident of Hyderabad, then you must be already experiencing the extreme temperatures since the beginning of April. The State Government has issued heat wave warnings for the entire Telangana State including Hyderabad. Normally, summer temperatures in Hyderabad vary between 30°C  to 40°C, whereas winters will be in the range of... »

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Automobiles becoming major contributors for air pollution in Hyderabad City

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Air pollution has become a major concern in many big cities and Hyderabad is no exception for that. Generally, industries, automobiles, burning of wood and crop lands are the major contributors of air pollution. In Hyderabad city, the impact of industries and burning of crop lands on air pollution is limited, as most of... »

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