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  • Keoladeo National Park: The Home of Rare Siberian Cranes

    Formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, the Keoladeo National Park lies between two of India's most historic cities, Agra and Jaipur. This north Indian park is situated in the country's northwestern part of Rajasthan. It was declared a national park in 1982 and then later tagged as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. The park is home to over 370 species of birds and animals such as the basking python, painted storks, deer, nilgai and more. It is mainly known for migrated Siberian cranes.

    Feb 19, 2016
  • Quiz Environment and Ecology

    It is being observed that there are so many questions are asked in the recent competitive exams based on the Environment and Ecology. General Knowledge Quiz section is a repository of Multiple Choice Questions that will equip you with so many questions based on the deep analysis of the theory related to the different topics of environment and ecology.

    Nov 19, 2015
  • Causes and Effects of Degrading Natural Resources

    Environmental degradation is the disintegration of the earth, deterioration of the environment through disproportionate consumption of natural assets, and continuous destruction of environment and eradication of wildlife.

    Nov 6, 2015
  • UNEP's First Adaptation Gap Report

    The first Adaptation Gap Report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released on December 5, 2014. The report says that even with emissions cut, climate change adaptation costs are likely to hit two to three times the current estimates of $70-100 Billion per year by 2050. Anne Olhoff, lead author of the report said that 29 experts from 19 leading institutions reviewed data for the report and it primarily looks at gaps concerned with long term global goals of adaptation. The Green Climate Fund could play a central role in bridging the future adaptation funding gap.

    Sep 18, 2015
  • Subramanian Committee on Environmental Laws

    High Level Committee on Review of Environmental Laws headed by former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian submitted its report to Union Ministry for Environment, Forests and Climate Change on 18 November 2014. The committee recommended formulating a new umbrella law to streamline the process of environment clearances for development projects in the country.

    Sep 18, 2015
  • Maily se Nirmal Yamuna Revitalization Plan 2017

    National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 13 January 2015 gave directions to clean River Yamuna under Maily se Nirmal Yamuna Revitalization Plan 2017. The directions were given by the principal bench of NGT presided over by Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar. The tribunal's judgment came on a petition by Manoj Misra of Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan against pollution in the Yamuna and covering of drains in Delhi.

    Sep 18, 2015
  • Lima Call for Climate Action

    The Lima Accord was issued at the conclusion of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) and the 10th session of Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) held in Lima, Peru 1 December 2014 to 14 December 2014. The member nations participating at the Lima Climate Conference for the first time agreed that nations, large and small, developed and developing each will make pledges aimed at cutting global greenhouse gas emissions.

    Sep 18, 2015
  • ICRISAT Launched GreenPHABLET for Small Farmers

    International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) launched GreenPHABLET( for small farmers) on 29 December 2014. GreenPHABLET is a customized low-cost combination of phone and tablet computer. The device was powered by GreenSIM. The GreenPHABLET is dust- and shatter-proof, readable under bright sunlight; operates in -20°C to +60°C. The device has been developed by the ICRISAT Centre of Excellence in ICT Innovations for Agriculture in collaboration with NUNC Systems.

    Sep 18, 2015
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC) is an international environmental treaty negotiated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), informally known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro from June 3 to 14, 1992. The objective of the treaty is to "stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system."

    Sep 7, 2015
  • United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)

    The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as Rio 2012, Rio+20 (Portuguese pronunciation or Earth Summit 2012 was the 3rd international conference on sustainable development aimed at reconciling the economic and environmental goals of the global community, hosted by Brazil in Rio de Janeiro from 13 to 22 June 2012. Rio+20 was a 20-year follow-up to the 1992 Earth Summit / United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in the same city.

    Sep 7, 2015
  • Tier-I Oil Spill Response Centre (Mumbai and JNPT Harbour)

    Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on 5 June 2015 inaugurated India’s first-of-its-kind Tier-I Oil Spill Response Centre (OSRC) for Mumbai Port Trust (MBT), Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and ONGC’s facilities at Nhava and Uran. The objective behind setting up the centre is to develop appropriate and effective systems for the detection and reporting of oil spillage in order to ensure adequate protection to the marine environment and public health.

    Sep 7, 2015
  • The Montreal Protocol & the Vienna Convention

    The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion. The treaty was opened for signature on September 16, 1987, and entered into force on January 1, 1989, followed by a first meeting in Helsinki, May 1989. Since then, it has undergone seven revisions, in 1990 (London), 1991 (Nairobi), 1992 (Copenhagen), 1993 (Bangkok), 1995 (Vienna), 1997 (Montreal), and 1999 (Beijing).

    Sep 7, 2015
  • The International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling

    The International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW) was signed in Washington DC on 2nd December 1946. The purpose of the Convention sets out the ability of the IWC to establish regulations "such as are necessary to carry out the objectives and purposes of the Convention and to provide for the conservation, development, and optimum utilization of whale resources."

    Sep 7, 2015
  • The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

    It was created and adopted by governments at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, when world leaders agreed on a comprehensive strategy for "sustainable development" – to meet current needs while ensuring a living planet for future generations. Signed by 193 governments the CBD sets out commitments for maintaining the world's biodiversity which directly supports the livelihoods of billions and underpins global economic development.

    Sep 7, 2015
  • National River Conservation Plan

    The Ganga Action Plan (GAP) Phase - I which was taken up as 100% centrally funded scheme and aimed at preventing the pollution of river Ganga and to improve its water quality. The plan was started in June 1985. The program of river cleaning was extended to other major rivers of the country under two separate schemes of GAP Phase - II and the National River Conservation Plan (NRCP). Yamuna and Gomati Action Plans were approved in April 1993 under Ganga Action Plan Phase - II.

    Sep 7, 2015