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  • CII, UN Environment sign MoU for environmental cooperation

    The Confederation of Indian Industry has signed a MoU with the UN Environment for coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development. The agreement aims to provide a framework of cooperation and facilitate cooperation in areas including environment, climate change, renewable energy, energy efficiency, resource conservation and management.

    Oct 8, 2018
  • Petroleum Minister to launch SATAT initiative to promote compressed biogas as alternative fuel

    The Union Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan will launch the Sustainable Alternative towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) initiative on the penultimate day of the ongoing Swachhta Hi Seva campaign to boost availability of more affordable transport fuels.

    Sep 29, 2018
  • Nepal to become world's first country to double its tiger population

    Nepal is set to become the first country in the world to double its tiger population as part of the World Wildlife Foundation's (WWF) 'Tx2' programme which aims to double the number of tigers all over the world.

    Sep 24, 2018
  • PM Narendra Modi launches Swachhata hi Seva Campaign

    The Swachhata hi Seva Campaign 2018, a mega countrywide campaign, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 15. The movement aims to generate greater public participation towards Swachhta.

    Sep 15, 2018
  • Global Climate Action Summit 2018: Indian cities, states step up climate action plans

    Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), India’s leading manufacturer of utility vehicles and part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, will venture to become a carbon neutral company by 2040. The residual emissions will be addressed through carbon sinks.

    Sep 14, 2018
  • Jharkhand government introduces electric cars for official use

    The state government of Jharkhand has introduced electric vehicles for official use. The energy department of the state got 20 such cars for its use. Use of electric vehicles will not only help curb pollution and protect the environment but it will also help save foreign currency.

    Sep 14, 2018
  • Ocean Cleanup foundation deploys 2000 ft long device to clean Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    The cleanup system, “System 001”, headed to a location 240 nautical miles offshore for a two-week trial before moving towards the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean, to start the cleanup.

    Sep 10, 2018
  • India, France sign implementation agreement on ‘Mobilise Your City’

    India and France have signed an implementation agreement on ‘Mobilise Your City’ (MYC) in New Delhi to support three Indian cities in their efforts to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions related to urban transport. The initiative is a part of an international initiative and was launched at 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) meeting in December 2015.

    Sep 7, 2018
  • Union Cabinet approves Earth Sciences Ministry’s umbrella scheme ‘O-SMART’

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved implementation of an umbrella scheme ‘Ocean Services, Technology, Observations, Resources Modelling and Science (O-SMART)’. The scheme will cover a total of 16 sub-projects, which will address ocean development activities such as services, technology, resources, observations and science.

    Aug 29, 2018
  • NMCG approves projects worth Rs 150 crore for cleaning Ganga River and its banks

    These projects include Interception and Diversion (I&D) works where small rivers, rivulets and drains are intercepted before they empty into the main river and are diverted to Sewage Treatment Plants (STP), so that the water that finally drains into the main river is clean and totally devoid of any pollutants.

    Aug 29, 2018
  • India’s first flight powered by biofuel lands at IGI Airport

    India’s first flight powered by Biofuel landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on August 27, 2018. The test flight had taken off from Dehradun.

    Aug 27, 2018
  • IMD to set up cyclone warning centre in Thiruvananthapuram

    The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences has proposed to set up a Cyclone Warning Centre in Thiruvananthapuram. The centre is expected to come up by October. The decision follows several incidents of tropical cyclones and severe weather events striking over Kerala and Karnataka coasts in the recent times.

    Aug 22, 2018
  • Government unlocks green fund worth over Rs 66000 crore to increase country's forest cover

    The Union Government has unlocked green funds worth over Rs 66,000 crore to increase the country’s forest cover. The fund is an accumulated amount of money, which user agencies have been depositing as compensation for diverting forest land for non-forest purposes.

    Aug 13, 2018
  • NGT forms committee on natural conservation zones

    The National Green Tribunal has formed a committee to look into whether sub regional plans for protection of Natural Conservation Zones (NCZs) were consistent with the regional plan prepared by the National Capital Region Planning Board.

    Aug 12, 2018
  • Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga biosphere reserve added to UNESCO list

    India’s Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, one of the highest ecosystems in the world, has been added to UNESCO's list of World Network of Biosphere Reserve (WNBR). The reserve will be India's 11th internationally designated WNBR.

    Aug 9, 2018