Friday, January 1, 2016

Ghatixalus magnus

A new tree frog species named Ghatixalus magnus has been discovered in Kadalar in the high ranges of Idukki district in the Western Ghats of Kerala.The frog belongs to Rhacophorid tree frog of the genus Ghatixalus. It was named as Ghatixalus magnus due to its large size making it the largest known tree frog from the Western Ghats. This discovery was a joint effort by researchers from US and India.

Globe Soccer Awards 2015

Globe Soccer Awards 2015 was announced in UAE.Lionel Messi of Argentina awarded with Best Player of the Year while Marc Wilmots of Belgium awarded with Best Coach of the Year.The Globe Soccer Awards are awards for the best club director and the best agent of the year, together with other excellences in the football context. The EFAA (European Association of Player’s Agents) and the ECA (European Club Association), are organizing the Globe Soccer Awards.

‘Barak 8’

Israeli-Indian developed Barak 8 missile system carried out two successful interceptions from an Indian Navy ship.Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM) ‘Barak 8’ successfully test fired from INS Kolkata.Barak 8 was jointly developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), India's Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO).

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