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13th Animal Discoveries 2019 & 13th Plant Discoveries 2019 Reports by ZSI and BSI

Published on October 12, 2020
Current Context: The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) and Botanical Survey of India (BSI) published reports titled ‘13th Animal Discoveries 2019’ and ‘13th Plant Discoveries 2019’ respectively.
13th Animal Discoveries 2019 & 13th Plant Discoveries 2019 Reports by ZSI and BSI
  • The reports were launched by Babul Supriyo, Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change in an event held in West Bengal.
  • ‘13th Animal Discoveries 2019’: Total 368 animal species as new to the science are listed and 116 species as first records from India are listed. Among the new species, 294 are invertebrates and 74 are vertebrates. Therefore, total species of animals in India is 102161 i.e. 6.52% of total species on the earth.
  • ‘13th Plant Discoveries 2019’: Total 180 new plant species are listed and 73 new records discovered from India are listed in this report. Total plant discovery contains 134 seed plants, 6 bryophytes, 51 fungi, 23 algae, 16 microbes, 5 fern and its allies and 18 lichen. Out of total discoveries, 55% contributed as vascular plants and 45% contributed as non-vascular plants. 

Question: 

Q.1 The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) and Botanical Survey of India (BSI) released which edition of reports titled as ‘Animal Discoveries 2019’ and ‘Plant Discoveries 2019’?
a. 5th
b. 13th
c. 17th 
d. 9th
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