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  • World's largest iceberg set to disappear after 18-year-long journey

    The world’s largest iceberg, which broke away from Antarctica's Ross ice shelf 18 years ago, could be nearing the end of its voyage, as per NASA observation.

    Jun 17, 2018
  • KVIC creates world record by distributing 2330 bee-boxes in one day

    The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has created a world record of distributing maximum number of bee-boxes in one day under ‘Honey Mission’. Overall, 2330 bee-boxes were distributed among 233 beneficiaries in the Zangalee Army area.

    Jun 13, 2018
  • NGT directs hill states to file report on forest fires

    The National Green Tribunal has directed the hill states to file a report on the steps taken by them to control recurring forest fires. The tribunal was hearing a plea by NGO Friends that had alleged that a ‘nexus of timber mafia, villagers and officials’ was suspected to be behind the fire incidents.

    Jun 11, 2018
  • Rural sanitation coverage crosses 85 per cent mark

    The sanitation coverage in rural India has risen to 85 per cent under Swachh Bharat Mission, the largest cleanliness drive in the world. Through mobilisation of rural communities, around 7.4 crore toilets have been built across rural India.

    Jun 9, 2018
  • World Bank approves funding for Atal Bhujal Yojana

    The World Bank has approved Water Resources and River Development Ministry’s Rs 6000 crore worth central sector scheme, ‘Atal Bhujal Yojana’. The scheme has been formulated by the Water Resources Ministry to address the criticality of ground water resources in major country parts.

    Jun 7, 2018
  • Uttarakhand to ban use of polythene from July 31

    The Uttarakhand Government has decided to completely prohibit the use of polythene or plastic from July 31, 2018. All the polythene vendors in Uttarakhand have been asked to finish the polythene stock before the set deadline.

    Jun 6, 2018
  • Gaj Yatra launched in Garo Hills of Meghalaya

    The four-day Gaj Yatra will move the elephant mascot to Williamnagar via Siju and Rongara and will culminate at Baghmara in South Garo Hills district on June 1, 2018.

    May 30, 2018
  • Researchers discover hidden mountain ranges, valleys under Antarctica

    Researchers have discovered mountain ranges and three huge, deep subglacial valleys hidden beneath the Antarctica ice. The new data will enable new research into the geological processes that created the mountains and basins before the Antarctic ice sheet itself was born.

    May 30, 2018
  • BCCI, UN Environment sign agreement to promote ‘green' Cricket in India

    The BCCI and United Nations Environment have signed an agreement to promote 'green cricket' in India. The partnership will focus on phasing out single-use plastic across stadiums in the country.

    May 28, 2018
  • Banned ozone-destroying chemical emissions on a rise: Study

    According to a new study, emissions of one of the chemicals that can cause a hole in the ozone layer are on the rise, despite an international ban on the chemical by the 1987 Montreal Protocol.

    May 20, 2018
  • Environment Ministry forms 19 Teams to undertake cleaning of beaches, river fronts

    The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has formed 19 teams to take up cleaning of beaches, river fronts and lakes in the country. The teams will involve school children, college students and local communities in the cleaning exercise.

    May 17, 2018
  • Union Environment Ministry launches Green Skill Development Programme

    The ministry will be open to any collaboration or partnership with national and international organisations to build a strong network which can be utilised for green skilling.

    May 16, 2018
  • Renewable Energy Ministry issues national wind-solar hybrid policy

    The main objective of the policy is to provide a framework for the promotion of large grid-connected wind-solar PV hybrid system for efficient utilisation of transmission infrastructure and land. It also aims to reduce the variability in renewable power generation and achieve better grid stability.

    May 15, 2018
  • Trump cuts funding to NASA system that monitors greenhouse gases

    US President Donald Trump’s administration has cut off the funding for NASA system that monitors the flow of greenhouse gases. The move comes at a time when the world is struggling to combat climate change.

    May 12, 2018
  • India develops model to forecast reach of Tsunami waves

    The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, has developed a new model that would predict how far the sea water would travel after violating natural boundaries.

    May 7, 2018