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  • 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
  • World’s first thermal battery plant to be inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh

    The world's first-ever thermal battery plant will be unveiled in Andhra Pradesh by the state’s Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. The technology, which will help in mitigating carbon emissions, is best suited for grid balancing and stabilisations.

    Aug 6, 2018
  • NGT forms monitoring committee for Clean Yamuna Project

    The National Green Tribunal has formed a monitoring committee on the cleaning of the Yamuna River. The tribunal has asked the state governments of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to assist the committee on Yamuna rejuvenation.

    Jul 27, 2018
  • Supreme Court lifts ban on protests at Jantar Mantar

    The Supreme Court of India on July 23 ruled that there cannot be a "complete ban" on holding protests at Jantar Mantar or India Gate. The apex court stated that there cannot be a complete ban on holding protests at places like Jantar Mantar and Boat Club, near India Gate.

    Jul 24, 2018
  • Environment Minister inaugurates advanced system of air quality ‘SAFAR’

    Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has unveiled a state-of-the-art Air Quality and Weather Forecast System– SAFAR in New Delhi. First of its kind in the country, the system was developed indigenously in record time by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.

    Jul 23, 2018
  • Top beverage companies launch buyback programme for PET bottles in Maharashtra

    Top beverage companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Bisleri, have initiated a buyback programme for all PET bottles sold in Maharashtra. The companies are working with Gem Enviro to set up reverse vending machines, collection points and collection centres for PET waste bottles at several locations across the state.

    Jul 21, 2018
  • NMCG organises ‘Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan’ in five Ganga Basin States

    In order to implement the afforestation project in a scientific manner, Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun was assigned the project to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) on the basis of which the State Forest Departments would carry out their plantation activities.

    Jul 20, 2018
  • Rising sea levels could cost world $14 trillion by 2100: Study

    Flooding from rising sea levels could cost $14 trillion worldwide annually by 2100, if the target of holding global temperatures below 2ºC above pre-industrial levels is not achieved, as per a study led by the UK National Oceanographic Centre.

    Jul 6, 2018
  • Re-development of 7 Delhi colonies to increase green coverage by 3 folds

    The redevelopment of the seven government colonies in Delhi will lead to an increase the green area coverage by about 3 times from the existing green space area, as per Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs. The government colonies include Nauroji Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Mohammadpur, Sriniwaspuri, Kasturba Nagar and Thyagaraj Nagar.

    Jun 22, 2018
  • Gujarat government launches Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy-2018

    The state government of Gujarat has announced its wind-solar hybrid power policy - 2018 to promote setting up of wind as well as solar power projects at one location. The policy aims to make optimum utilisation of land and grid lines.

    Jun 21, 2018
  • Union Government collaborates with Google for flood forecasting

    Under collaborative arrangement, Google will use high resolution Digital Elevation Model and vast computational resources and Artificial Intelligence to generate flood inundation maps utilising the input provided by CWC.

    Jun 19, 2018
  • Union Cabinet approves proposal for enactment of Dam Safety Bill, 2018

    The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for introduction of Dam Safety Bill, 2018 in the Parliament. The bill will enable all states and union territories of India to adopt uniform dam safety procedures that will not only ensure the safety of the dams but will also safeguard their benefits.

    Jun 18, 2018