Current Affairs 24th February 2017 - Important Points
Current Affairs 24th February 2017 - Details
Delhi University-based researchers and the Kerala Forest Department discovered seven new miniature frog species in the Western Ghats.This study was published on 21st February 2017 in Peerj.
Night Frogs belong to the Nyctibatrachus genus endemic in the Western Ghats and represent an ancient group of frogs that diversified on the Indian landmass 70 to 80 million years ago approximately.
Do you know:
These miniature frogs discovered in the Western Ghats are also called the 'Night Frogs' because of the feature that these are active during both day and night unlike other normal breeds.
The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) celebrated the Central Excise Day across the country on 24th February 2017 .
To mark this occasion, the Central Excise officers organized seminars, workshops, trade interactions and cultural events all over the country.
Do you Know:
The Central Excise Day is celebrated every year to show respect to the Central Excise and Salt Act, enacted on 24th February 1944.
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