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FSSAI bans stapler pins in tea bags from January 2018

4 hrs ago
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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has also directed all food safety commissioners to take action to prevent the use of unsafe packaging materials by companies.

World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

7 hrs ago
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The manufacturer of the world’s first full-scale floating wind farm is Statoil, which says that output from the turbines is expected to equal or surpass generation from current ones.

Chhattisgarh sets target of planting 8 Cr saplings by August end

Jul 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Government of Chhattisgarh has set a target of planting over eight Cr plant saplings by the end of August 2017.

Environment Ministry Approves Projects for Climate Change Adaptation in Three States

Jul 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The National Steering Committee on Climate Change has approved three Detailed Project Reports submitted by the Governments of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim for funding under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change.

New giant ocean sunfish species discovered

Jul 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The new species, named as the hoodwinker (mola tecta), was discovered by an Australian researcher.

In a first, Telangana to have eco-friendly bridges for movement of tigers

Jul 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The concept of building eco-bridges came up after visits by experts from the Wildlife Board of India and the Wildlife Institute of India. The experts were concerned about the large-scale destruction of forest along the corridor, which would result in cutting off tiger movement between TATR and Bejjur.

New species of bird-like dinosaur identified in Canada

Jul 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The discovery highlights the importance of finding and examining skeletal material from these rare dinosaurs.

Tata Motors develops country’s first Bio-Methane Bus

Jul 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Rajendra Petkar, Head- Power System, Engineering, Tata Motors said, "Bio-Methane bus is a step towards developing environment friendly vehicles.

Geological team discovers millions of precious minerals under Indian seabed

Jul 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Indian research vessels Samudra Ratnakar, Samudra Kaustabh and Samudra Saudikama carried out the exploration, named High Resolution Seabed Mapping and Natural Resource Evaluation.

NGT declares 100m area from edge of Ganga as No-development Zone

Jul 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

It declared ‘No-Development Zone’ along an area of 100 metres from the edge of the river and directed that this zone must be turned into green belts.

One of the biggest icebergs break away from Antarctica

Jul 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded has just broken away from Antarctica has calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf of Antarctica.

NGT imposes complete ban on nylon and synthetic manja

Jul 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The green panel went on to state that “Although kite flying with 'manja' has been a sport and recreational activity in the country since time immemorial, but the strings endanger the lives of birds, animals and human beings and damage the environment”.

UNESCO omits Great Barrier Reef from List of World Heritage in Danger

Jul 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

In a draft document later adopted without debate, the World Heritage Committee noted with "serious concern" coral bleaching along the Great Barrier Reef, and asked for an overall report on the state of conservation by December 2019.

Historic Centre of Vienna inscribed on List of World Heritage in Danger

Jul 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Committee states that the Vienna Ice-Skating Club—Intercontinental Hotel project has failed to comply fully with previous Committee decisions, notably concerning the height of new constructions, which will have adverse effects on the Austrian capital.

One of the largest icebergs ever is about to break off Antarctica

Jul 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded, about 2,500 square miles, is poised to break off from one of the largest floating ice shelves in Antarctica.

Scientists find reasons behind 2015 Chennai Floods

Jul 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

As per the study, extreme El Nino conditions and warming of the Bay of Bengal had resulted in unprecedented heavy rainfall in Chennai between 30 November 2015 and 2 December 2015.

The Energy Resources Institute ranks second among world's climate think tanks

Jul 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The institute was ranked number two under the category 2016 Top Climate Think Tanks in the Rest of the World-Absolute Global Rankings during ICCG’s 23rd annual conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

Environment Minister launches plantation drive to mark Van Mahotsav

Jul 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Union Environment Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched a month-long plantation drive to mark Van Mahotsav. The Minister planted a sapling and also distributed saplings for plantation to local residents.

Jurassic-era crocodile with T-rex teeth discovered in Madagascar

Jul 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

As per the study, the animal found in Madagascar in Africa was a top land predator of the Middle Jurassic period, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

New Israeli Crysanthumum flower named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Jul 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The step comes as a special gesture to mark the first visit of an Indian Prime Minister to the Jewish nation.

Sunderbans mangrove depleting alarmingly: Study

Jul 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

A new study about the forest cover in India’s Sunderbans reveals that the mangrove forest cover in the Indian Sunderbans has been depleting alarmingly over the past few decades.

Madhya Pradesh sets new record by planting 6 Cr saplings in 12 hours

Jul 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Madhya Pradesh government has created a new record by planting 6 Cr saplings in 24 districts of Narmada basin in just 12 hours.

Nearly one-fifth of world’s population to become refugees by 2100: Study

Jun 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

A new study warns that one-fifth of the world's population, about two billion people, could become climate change refugees by the year 2100 due to rising ocean levels.

World Heritage coral reefs likely to disappear by 2100 unless CO2 emissions drastically reduce: UNESCO

Jun 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

he 29 globally significant coral reefs on UNESCO’s World Heritage List are facing existential threats, and their loss would be devastating ecologically and economically.

Power Minister Piyush Goyal launches portal on weather information

Jun 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The government has launched a portal on weather information that will help discoms manage power distribution.

Maharashtra Government to launch ‘My Plant’ app to create database on tree plantation

Jun 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Maharashtra Forest Minister, Sudhir Mungantiwar has said that the government plans to launch a mobile app named ‘My Plant’ on 1 July 2017 that will help in recording data regarding tree plantations in the state.

ONGC and UNESCO join hands to get Chilika Lake heritage site tag

Jun 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

In order to get world heritage site recognition, the lake should have outstanding global value in terms of biodiversity and eco-system.

Sweden pledges to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2045

Jun 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The vote makes Sweden the first country to significantly strengthen its climate targets since the Paris Agreement in 2015.

Final raising of Sardar Sarovar Dam cleared by Narmada Control Authority

Jun 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The decision of NCA will also help in providing drinking water to about 1 crore people and will also irrigate about 8 lakh hectares of area.

Bihar’s ‘Project Jal Sanchay’ Chosen for National Award

Jun 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Nalanda model of water conservation, Project Jal Sanchay has been selected for the national award for excellence in the Mahatma Gandhi national rural employment guarantee programme.

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