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Home Ministry to conduct mega mock exercise on tsunami preparedness

1 day ago
The Ministry of Home Affairs through National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) would be conducting a multi-State mega mock exercise on tsunami preparedness.

Union Government bans LED lights on mechanised fishing vessels

2 days ago
The Union Government has banned the use of LED lights and other artificial lights on mechanised fishing vessels in an attempt to protect the marine ecology. Besides this, the duration of fishing ban has been increased from 47 days to 61 days, with the consent of all coastal State Governments.

COP23: The Talanoa dialogue process and progress on pre-2020 climate actions

Nov 17, 2017
The UN climate conference (COP23) commenced in Bonn, Germany fetched a good result for developing countries, including India, as the developed nations, at last, agreed to budge on the issue of their pre-2020 actions as well world gets a new platform to discuss the issue, called Talanoa Dialogues. The contentious issue, which requires revisiting of greenhouse gas mitigation targets  or the emission cut target by developed countries and provision of finance, technology know-how and capacity building support to developing countries, has now found a place in the draft decision text of the COP23.

NGT directs Delhi Government to seize 10-year-old diesel taxis

Nov 16, 2017
National Green Tribunal has directed the state government of Delhi to seize 10-year-old diesel taxis without any delay as they cause air pollution. The decision was taken by a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar.

15,000 scientists warn that time is running out to save Earth

Nov 15, 2017
The largest-ever group of scientists from across the world have warned that time is running out to save the Earth and urgent action needs to be taken to avoid substantial and irreversible harm to the planet.

India becoming world's top emitter of Sulphur Dioxide: Study

Nov 13, 2017
The study, led by researchers at University of Maryland in the US, reveals that India's emissions of the air pollutant sulphur dioxide has increased by 50 per cent since 2007, while China's fell by 75 per cent.

Facebook to introduce disaster response tools in India

Nov 9, 2017
Social media giant, Facebook has teamed up with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and an Indian non-profit body – SEEDS- to offer tools to these agencies in an attempt to help them respond more effectively to natural disasters.

Heat source under Antarctica melting its ice sheet, reports NASA study

Nov 9, 2017
A new study by NASA reveals that a geothermal heat source called a ‘mantle plume’ lies deep below West Antarctica, which explains some of the melting that creates lakes and rivers under the ice sheet.

Fossils of oldest mammal ancestor discovered in UK

Nov 9, 2017
While going through the samples of earliest Cretaceous rocks, researchers came across two teeth which were later found out to be the remains of early Cretaceous mammals. The teeth are of a highly advanced type that can pierce, cut and crush food.

NASA: Ozone hole over Antarctica smallest in 30 years

Nov 8, 2017
The ozone hole that forms over Antarctica every year in September was found to be the smallest this year since 1988. This was revealed by the NASA satellite measurements from 2017.

EPCA: Cut metro fares, quadruple parking fees to tackle pollution crisis in Delhi

Nov 8, 2017
The Environment Pollution - Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) has recommended a series of measures including slashing of Metro fares during off-peak hours and quadrupling of parking fees temporarily to tackle the severe pollution crisis in Delhi, the capital city of India.

NGT questions Delhi, UP, Haryana governments over severe air quality

Nov 7, 2017
The bench also noted that the ambient air quality is so bad that children are not able to breathe properly. It also directed the CPCB to state what emergency directions it has issued in exercise of its powers to tackle the situation.

Odisha imposes 7-month ban on fishing to protect endangered Sea turtles

Nov 2, 2017
The state government of Odisha has imposed a seven-month ban on sea fishing activity in order to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles.

Arctic sea ice declining faster than predicted- Study

Oct 31, 2017
A key indicator of climate change, Arctic sea ice, could be declining faster than predicted, as per a study done by the University of Calgary, Canada. The study found that satellite measurements over the years have overestimated the thickness of Arctic sea ice by as much as 25 percent because of the occurrence of salty snow.

NGT directs CPCB to take action against thermal plants with no emission monitoring system

Oct 30, 2017
The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and state pollution control boards to take action against 35 thermal power plants across the country that have failed to install online effluent and emission monitoring system, despite its earlier direction.

Global priority areas to protect mammals mapped

Oct 30, 2017
To protect thousands of mammal species, with a focus on species with few close relatives, the scientists have mapped priority areas across the world, including parts of India. This is the first ever mapping of these priority areas for preserving the diversity of mammal evolution along with minimum target areas for habitat protection.

Special centre for disaster research inaugurated at JNU

Oct 27, 2017
The Special Centre for Disaster Research (SCDR) was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. Underlining the fact that India is a disaster-prone country and disasters will only grow in intensity and frequency, the Minister said that the country should equip itself to face ‘severe’ disasters.

Indian Railways to get its first set of solar plants

Oct 27, 2017
Indian Railways’ first set of solar plants having a total capacity of 5 megawatt peak (MWp) would be launched in New Delhi.

Environment Ministry issues stage-I forest clearance for Kaleswaram project construction

Oct 26, 2017
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has given its in-principle stage-I forest clearance for the construction of the Kaleswaram project stage-one.

TRAI recommends 40% reduction in carbon emissions in telecom network by 2023

Oct 24, 2017
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended 40 per cent reduction in carbon emissions in telecom networks by 2022-23.

Scientists: World’s deepest lake under threat!

Oct 20, 2017
Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest lake is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, according to experts. Holding one-fifth of the world's unfrozen fresh water, the lake situated in Russia's Siberia region is a natural wonder of exceptional value to evolutionary science.

Pollution causes most premature deaths in India, says study

Oct 20, 2017
A major study has revealed that people are most at risk of succumbing to pollution in continents of Asia and Africa with India topping the list of individual countries. The study reports that one out of every four premature deaths in India in 2015 was due to pollution. China's environment was reported to be the second deadliest, with more than 1.8 million premature deaths, attributed to pollution-related illness.

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field of water resources

Oct 12, 2017
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field of water resources.

NMCG approves 8 Projects worth over Rs 700 Cr under Namami Gange Programme

Oct 10, 2017
The National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved eight projects worth Rs 700 Cr under Namami Gange Programme, among which four relate to sewage management in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, three relate to treatment of drains through bio-remediation and one relates to inventorization and surveillance of river Ganga.

President to Inaugurate 5th India Water Week 2017

Oct 8, 2017
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind would be inaugurating the India Water Week – 2017 in New Delhi. The 5-day international event would be attended by over 1500 delegates from India and 13 other countries. The main theme of the event is ‘Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth’.

India's renewable energy capacity to double by 2022: IEA

Oct 5, 2017
India’s renewable energy capacity will be more than double by 2022, according to the latest renewables market analysis and forecast report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The increase, according to the report, would be enough for India to overtake renewable expansion in the European Union for the first time ever.

Turtle Sanctuary to be set up in Allahabad

Oct 4, 2017
The Union government has approved the development of a Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam under Namami Gange programme to protect the rich aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga from growing anthropogenic pressures.

Government constitutes a High Level Committee for water resource management in NER

Oct 4, 2017
The Union government has constituted a high-level committee for proper management of the water resources in the North Eastern Region (NER). The committee would mainly facilitate optimising benefits of appropriate water management in the form of hydro-electric power, agriculture, bio-diversity conservation, reduced flood damage erosion, inland water transport, forestry, fishery and eco-tourism.

India unveils 3rd National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031

Oct 4, 2017
Third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031 was unveiled by India spelling out the future road map for wildlife conservation. A road map to conserve wildlife of the country, in the form of an Action Plan was mooted in the 15th convention of Indian Board for Wildlife (NBWL) during 1982 and accordingly, the 1st National Wildlife Action Plan (NWAP-1) was drafted and adopted in 1983.

UP tops all states by building 3.2 lakh toilets in 17 days

Oct 4, 2017
The Uttar Pradesh government has stated that it has built over 3.52 lakh toilet units in 17 days under the Centre's Swachhta hi Seva campaign thereby, topping other states in the  effort. The toilets were constructed between 15 September and 2 October.

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