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Daily Current Affairs – 2020
Topic: For Prelims and Mains
Why in News?
Ladakh’s Tso Kar wetland has become India’s 42nd Ramsar site that is highest in south Asia.
It is called white lake, because of the white salt efflorescence found due to the evaporation of highly saline water.
Facts for Prelims:
New species of sun rose:
Botanists have discovered a new species of wild sun rose from the Eastern Ghats in India.
The new species, named Portulaca laljii, discovered from Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh has unique features such as a tuberous root, no hair in its leaf axils, a reddish pink flower, prolateshaped fruits, and copper brown seeds without lustre.
These morphological features distinguish the species from other species of genus Portulaca.