Daily Current Affairs – 2020
Topic: For Prelims and Mains
Why in News?
The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed in the Budget to set up a multi-purpose seaweed park in Tamil Nadu as part of promoting seaweed cultivation.
What is Seaweed?
‘Seaweed” is the common name for countless species of marine plants and algae that grow in the ocean as well as in rivers, lakes, and other water bodies.
- Seaweed is full of vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Facts for Prelims
- Recently the Supreme Court upheld the authority of the Tamil Nadu government to notify an elephant corridor through the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
- This corridor is located in the Masinaguri region in the ecologically sensitive Sigur plateau.
- Sigur plateau is located in the northern part of the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu.
- This plateau connects the Western and Eastern Ghats.
- Nilgiri hills on its south-west side and Moyar river valley are located in its north-eastern part.