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Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to launch electric bus service

1 day ago
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The Himachal Pradesh government has launched first-of-its-kind electric bus service in the ecologically fragile 51km-long stretch between Manali and Rohtang Pass. The move was made amidst concern over increasing environmental degradation in the Rohtang Pass area due to plying of diesel taxis.

Andhra Pradesh to be declared ODF by March 2018

2 days ago
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The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu announced that the state will be declared ODF by March 2018. In Madhya Pradesh, over 2 Lakh toilet pits were dug on 17 September with the intention of turning them into at least one lakh toilets by 2 October.

Environment Ministry to conduct five rounds of Quiz, ‘Prakriti Khoj’, across the Country

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The qualifying round will continue till 29 September 2017. The second round will be held from 30th October to 3rd of November, the third round from 20 to 24  November 2017; while the fourth round will be held from 4th to 6th of December and fifth round will be held from 18th to 20th of December.

IUCN declares Snow Leopard no longer endangered

Sep 18, 2017
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The IUCN moved the animal into the less urgent “vulnerable” category. Although, the species still remain at risk from a reduction in numbers of its prey and poaching for its fur and bones. It is interesting to note that the IUCN has reclassified snow leopard for the first time in 45 years.

President of India Launches ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ Campaign

Sep 16, 2017
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The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind, on September 15, 2017, launched a nationwide sanitation campaign, ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ (Cleanliness is Service), at Ishwariganj village in Kanpur. This campaign is a 15 days drive to promote sanitation and hygiene in entire country. This ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ will take the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at an another level,

India and Pakistan begin high-level talks on Indus Waters Treaty

Sep 15, 2017
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The two-day high-level talks on technical issues of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) began between India and Pakistan in Washington, United States. The talks are a continuation of a discussion on how to safeguard the treaty for the benefit of the people in both the countries.

Harsh Vardhan launches 'Wood is Good' Campaign to promote climate-friendly resource

Sep 14, 2017
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Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan launched the ‘Wood is Good’ campaign to promote wood as a climate-friendly resource and substitute to materials like steel and plastic, as it is a renewable resource, having zero carbon footprint, unlike other materials that leave carbon footprint in their production.

Zoological Survey of India released first compendium of animal diversity in Indian Sundarbans

Sep 13, 2017
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The compendium is the first consolidated and updated information of the faunal diversity of the Sundarbans. It lists over 2600 species, including the new species described from the mangrove ecosystem as well as threats faced by them due to climate change. It catalogues the entire faunal diversity of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve covering 9630 square kilometres spread over 19 blocks in South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas of West Bengal.

New species of edible fish found in Pampa river in Kerala

Sep 9, 2017
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The Labeo filiferus was found to be distinct from the other species of the genus in its features including black coloured body and fins, prominent barbels, smaller eyes, longer snout and elongated dorsal and anal fins.

Gujarat Chief Minister flags off 'Narmada Mahotsav Yatra'

Sep 7, 2017
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The 10-day long Narmada Mahotsav Yatra was flagged off by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani from Surendranagar district.  It would culminate at Dabhoi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be addressing the gathering.

Uninhabited Lakshadweep Island vanishes: study

Sep 7, 2017
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According to a new study, one of the biodiversity-rich islands in the Indian Union Territory of Lakshadweep has vanished. The islands were uninhabited.

Scientists develop artificial leaf that creates fuel from sunlight, water

Sep 6, 2017
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Scientists have developed an ultra-thin artificial leaf that absorbs sunlight to generate hydrogen fuel from water, similar to an actual plant leaf.

Solar storms may have caused beaching of whales: Scientists

Sep 6, 2017
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The research was published in August 2017 published in the International Journal of Astrobiology.

Environment Ministry launches environment awareness initiative, Prakriti Khoj, on Teachers’ Day

Sep 5, 2017
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This quiz will provide a unique platform for students to measure their awareness level regarding environmental issues.

UP Government cannot justify felling of trees for Ramdev’s food park, says HC

Aug 30, 2017
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The Allahabad High Court has expressed strong dissatisfaction over possible felling of trees for the construction of Ramdev’s food park in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Largest fossil of Ichthyosaurus discovered accidentally in Museum

Aug 30, 2017
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The study regarding the specimen was published on 28 August 2017 in the scientific journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica.

Government issues flood warning for 11 States

Aug 30, 2017
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The Union Government has issued a moderate flood warning in 11 states of India after Met department forecasted heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 48 to 72 hours.

India, Germany sign a deal to improve grid integration of renewable energy

Aug 29, 2017
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India and Germany have signed an agreement on technical cooperation under the Indo-German Energy Programme – Green Energy Corridors (IGEN-GEC).

ICOSIS launches Ocean forecasting system for Comoros, Mozambique and Madagascar

Aug 29, 2017
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The INCOIS is already providing these operational services to Maldives, Sri Lanka and Seychelles.

Brazil opens Amazon national reserve for mining

Aug 25, 2017
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The government went on to state that nine conservation and indigenous land areas within it would, however, continue to be legally protected.

Nepal launches Climate-Smart Snow Leopard Plan

Aug 24, 2017
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The plan aims to safeguard the endangered species of snow leopard and its habitat.

N.bhupathi: New frog species with pig face discovered

Aug 23, 2017
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N.bhupathi shows comparisons with the Purple frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis), which was discovered in Seychelles in 2003.

ISA extends India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from Central Indian Ocean Seabed Basin

Aug 23, 2017
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Polymetallic nodules are rock concretions on the sea bottom formed of concentric layers of iron and manganese hydroxides around a core.

Two new species of Earthworm discovered in Kerala

Aug 20, 2017
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Drawida Polydiverticulata has an organ located in the front of its body called multiple lobes or diverticulums. These are unique amongst the other species of earthworms.

Union Government signs GEF Grant Agreement with World Bank

Aug 18, 2017
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India signed a grant agreement worth USD 24.64 million with the World Bank for Ecosystem Service Improvement Project.

India has 27312 elephants: All-India Elephant Population Estimation

Aug 17, 2017
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According to the report, Karnataka has the highest number of elephants (6049), followed by Assam (5719) and Kerala (3054).

Chilesaurus, the ‘missing link’ in dinosaur evolution mystery found

Aug 17, 2017
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Chilesaurus, originally classified as a relative of T rex, may solve the biggest mystery in dinosaur evolution, as it is reported to be the missing link between two major dinosaur groups, plant-eating herbivores and carnivores.

Aeroplanes may be affecting ozone, monsoon: Study

Aug 16, 2017
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The stratosphere is a stable region of the atmosphere. Due heat absorbing properties of the black carbon particles, they warm the surrounding air, become lighter and rise to greater heights by a process called ‘self lift’ and persist in the air.

100 million years old damselfly named after Sir David Attenborough

Aug 16, 2017
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The damselfly was named after Attenborough for his long-standing appreciation of dragonflies and to celebrate his 90th birthday.

'Yoda' fruit bat officially recognised as new species

Aug 14, 2017
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The ‘Yoda’ bat was discovered in a remote rainforest of Papua New Guinea.

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