Category: Environment & Ecology
Air pollution causes 30 per cent premature deaths in India: Report 2016

Air pollution causes 30 per cent premature deaths in India: Report 2016

In news Air pollution causes 30 per cent premature deaths in the country, a report released on Monday by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has revealed.It found ...

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Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise In India’s Eastern Coast

Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise In India’s Eastern Coast

In news The Ministry of Home Affairs through National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) would be ...

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280 million-year-old fossilized forest found in Antarctica

280 million-year-old fossilized forest found in Antarctica

In news A team of scientists have revealed the lush green past of Antarctica, after discovering various fossilised tree fragments dating back to the Permian Period, a time before ...

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Delhi to get BS-VI fuel two years early to tackle pollution

Delhi to get BS-VI fuel two years early to tackle pollution

In news The world’s cleanest fuel will be introduced in the national capital two years earlier than planned, the Union government said on Wednesday as it seeks to reduce ...

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CO2 rise puts pressure on Paris targets

CO2 rise puts pressure on Paris targets

In News World carbon emissions in 2017 are projected to rise for the first time in four years, dashing hopes that a peak might soon be reached. The main cause for the rise has ...

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Elephant corridors in India threatened

Elephant corridors in India threatened

In news Mapping 101 vital elephant corridors across India, scientists suggest ways to ensure safe passage and mitigate man-elephant conflicts.‘Right of Passage’ An 800-page ...

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2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year: UN

2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year: UN

In news The year 2017 is set to be the hottest on record without a natural El Niño event that releases heat from the Pacific Ocean once every five years.While the global ...

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Clean coal – the silver bullet for India’s carbon emission reduction

Clean coal – the silver bullet for India’s carbon emission reduction

ContextThe power sector across the globe is going through a transition to reduce its carbon footprint. Environmentalists have targeted coal as one of the chief villains of ...

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Supreme Court bans use of Pet Coke, in Delhi-NCR

Supreme Court bans use of Pet Coke, in Delhi-NCR

In news The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the governments of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan to ban the use of pet coke and furnace oil in the industries and made it ...

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International-day-disaster-reduction

International-day-disaster-reduction

In news International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is observed annually on 13th of October with a view to spread awareness about natural disaster and various ways to manage ...

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India Supreme Court bans fireworks in Delhi

India Supreme Court bans fireworks in Delhi

In news India’s supreme court has banned the sale of fireworks in Delhi during the upcoming Diwali festival, hoping to prevent the usual spike in toxic air pollution levels that ...

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India to host the first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise

India to host the first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise

In news The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the four-day First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017)  on 1oth october , 2017 ...

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2017 Monsoon distribution in India

2017 Monsoon distribution in India

In news India has received a total 841.3 millimetres (mm) of rain in the south-west monsoon season from June 1 to September 30 this year.IMD deems the season ‘normal’ if the ...

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World conference on environment to be held  in November

World conference on environment to be held in November

In news The National Green Tribunal will hold a two-day world conference on environment in the national capital from November 3.The conference will be held in association ...

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