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India announces $350 million Solar Development Fund

13 hrs ago
India announced setting up of a $350 million solar development fund for solar projects financing. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Agreement entered into force on the 6th December, 2017, upon receipt of 15 ratifications. The ISA’s major objectives include global deployment of over 1,000GW of solar generation capacity and mobilisation of investment of over US$ 1000 billion into solar energy by 2030.

China to fight pollution with world's largest air purifier

14 hrs ago
China has constructed an experimental air purifying tower called the Xian smog tower, which is touted to be the ‘world’s biggest air purifier’, to combat its severe smog and air pollution.

Chocolate likely to get extinct by 2050

Jan 6, 2018
Scientists have warned that the increase in warmer global temperatures and dryer weather conditions could pose a threat to the survival of the fragile cocoa plant, leading to the disappearance of chocolate as early as 2050.

Nation-wide cleanliness survey 'Swachh Survekshan' launched

Jan 4, 2018
The nation-wide cleanliness survey 'Swachh Survekshan' was launched across India on 4 January 2018. The announcement of the same was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation in the 39th edition of his monthly radio-address 'Mann Ki Baat'.

World to become drier, drought and wildfires to increase with global warming of 2°C

Jan 2, 2018
According to researchers, even a rise of just 2 degrees Celsius in global warming could make over a quarter of the world's land to become drier and desert-like. The change is expected to increase the threat of drought and wildfires.

Arunachal Pradesh becomes second ODF state in Northeast

Jan 2, 2018
The state of Arunachal Pradesh has become the second state in the Northeast, after Sikkim, to be declared Open Defecation Free. The feat was deemed completed after three remaining districts in the state - Upper Subansiri, Siang and Changlang - were declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on 31 December 2017.

New species of blind fish discovered in Meghalaya

Jan 1, 2018
A New Zealand-based science journal Zootaxa revealed that a new species of blind fish has been discovered inside a cave in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. The fish was named as Schistura larketensis. It got its name from Larket village, where the cave has been found, to encourage local people to take up biodiversity conservation.

Environment Ministry approves Rs 100 crore worth project to tackle Stubble Burning

Dec 29, 2017
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has approved a regional project on ‘Climate Resilience Building among Farmers through Crop Residue Management’ under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC).

Union Government to launch 'Ganga Gram' project

Dec 23, 2017
The Union Government is going to formally launch the 'Ganga Gram' project at the Ganga Gram Swachata Sammelan in New Delhi. The project, which is a part of the government’s clean Ganga mission - Namami Gange, is an integrated approach for the holistic development of villages situated on the banks of Ganga with the active participation of villagers.

Scientists discovered new frog species Odorrana Arunachalensis

Dec 21, 2017
The new species discovered from Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) is one of the five discovered in India in the recent times and the 59th in the world. There are over 50 species of frogs belonging to the genus Odorrana.

NGT bans plastic items in Haridwar, Rishikesh

Dec 16, 2017
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar banned the sale, manufacture and storage of such plastic items in the towns spreading till Uttarkashi. The Tribunal also imposed a fine of Rs 5000 on people violating the order and similar action will be taken against officials too, if they violate the order.

World's space agencies propose creation of a space climate observatory

Dec 15, 2017
According to a declaration that was adopted on 11 December, the heads of world space agencies have proposed the creation of a climate observatory to combine acquired data and share it with scientists around the globe.

27th National Energy Conservation Day observed

Dec 14, 2017
The 27th National Energy Conservation Day was celebrated in New Delhi with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind being the chief guest at the event. The day is aimed at demonstrating India’s achievements in energy efficiency and conservation.

International Mountain Day observed globally

Dec 11, 2017
International Mountain Day was observed across the world on 11 December 2017 with the theme ‘Mountains under pressure: climate, hunger and migration’. More than half of the human population depends on the mountains for resources such as fresh water, food and clean energy, which are becoming increasingly scarce with time.

NGT forms panel to inspect hotels in Kullu Manali

Dec 8, 2017
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) formed a panel to look over over 1700 hotels, lodges and home stay accommodations in the pleasing Kullu and Manali towns of Himachal Pradesh. The NGT directed the panel to conduct joint inspection and give in a comprehensive report relating to management of solid waste, source of water, source of power, sewage treatment plant, and production of effluents.

ISA to become a treaty-based International Intergovernmental organization

Dec 6, 2017
India’s global initiative, the International Solar Alliance (ISA) will become a treaty-based international intergovernmental organisation on 6 December 2017, after ratification by Guinea, which will become the 15th nation to do so.

World Soil Day observed globally

Dec 5, 2017
The World Soil Day was observed across the world on 5 December 2017 with the theme ‘Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground’. The soil is a finite and non-renewable natural resource. It can help alleviate food insecurity. It is the source of 95 per cent of our food.

Researchers discover 300 fossilised pterosaur eggs

Dec 3, 2017
A team of Paleontologists have announced the discovery of hundreds of fossilised eggs laid by Pterosaurs, a group of extinct winged dinosaurs. The discovery, world’s first, has unveiled as many as 300 fossilised eggs and skeletons of pterosaurs.

India awarded for its effort to combat illegal wildlife trade

Dec 2, 2017
India was awarded with the Certificate of Commendation for its exemplary enforcement action in its regional and global effort to combat illegal wildlife trade. The award was conferred to the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) by the Secretary General of CITES at the 69th Standing Committee meeting of CITES at Geneva.

Indian Coast Guard conducts marine pollution response exercise ‘Clean Sea- 2017’

Nov 30, 2017
The Indian Coast Guard conducted a Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise 'Clean Sea - 2017' at sea off Port Blair, capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands . The main objective of the exercise was to ascertain the preparedness of the Indian Coast Guard, resource agencies and other stakeholders in responding to a major oil spill in line with the provisions of the National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan.

Home Ministry to conduct mega mock exercise on tsunami preparedness

Nov 23, 2017
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

Nov 22, 2017
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.

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