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ISRO sends four teams to 36th Expedition to Antarctica

Mar 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

One team is from Space Application Center and the second team is from National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC). The third and fourth team belongs to IRS Dehradun and Space Physics Laboratory.

China’s coastal sea level hits record high

Mar 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Study reveals an alarming rise in the Chinese coastal sea levels and warns of the probability of coastal erosion and severe typhoons.

Night parrot sighting confirmed in Western Australia for first time in 100 years

Mar 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The last recorded sighting of the parrot in Western Australia was in the Pilbara in 1912.

Union Ministry of Railways releases new Water Management Policy

Mar 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

On this occasion, the Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu presented GreenCo Certificates to three units of Indian Railways for their eco-friendly initiatives.

Recycling waste water would ease global water shortages: United Nations

Mar 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The report stated that recycling the world's waste water, almost all of which goes untreated, would ease global water shortages while protecting the environment.

Uttarakhand HC accords human status to Ganga, Yamuna

Mar 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The court in its landmark judgement said, “Chief Secretary and the Advocate General of Uttarakhand will act as the "legal parents" of the holy rivers”.

Renowned Meteorologist, Dev Raj Sikka passes away

Mar 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Dev Raj Sikka, popularly known as the father of Indian Meteorology passed away on 18 March after suffering from a cardiac arrest.

World’s oldest red algae fossils found in India

Mar 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The study was published in March 2017 in the journal PLOS Biology. As per the paper, until now, the oldest known red algae were 1.2 billion years old.

New Zealand River gains legal status of a person, ending 140 years battle

Mar 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

A river in New Zealand has gained the legal status of a person, complete with all the respective rights, duties and liabilities.

Twenty projects approved for implementation of Namami Gange Programme in Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand and Delhi

Mar 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The approved plan for Haridwar is aimed at treating sewage water generated by not only city’s 1.5 lakh local dwellers, but also by people who visit the place for various purposes.

First fluorescent frog found in Argentina

Mar 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The findings were published on 13 March 2017 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Natural swings partly responsible for Arctic sea ice loss: Study

Mar 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The paper was published in the journal Nature Climate Change. The study focuses specifically on what this atmospheric circulation means for Arctic sea ice in September, when the ocean reaches its maximum area of open water.

Union Government launched Stage II of India’s HCFC Phase Out Management Plan

Mar 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The HCFC Phase Out Management Plan (HPMP) II is in tune with India’s commitment under the Montreal Protocol that seeks to reduce the usage of substances that deplete the ozone layer.

Researchers find evidence confirming existence of Ostrich in ancient India

Mar 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

A recent study of the fossilised eggshell fragments of ostrich revealed that the flightless bird species existed in India 25000 years ago.

Centre to Launch Pilot Project on Ornamental Fisheries

Mar 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The pilot project on ornamental fisheries will be implemented by National Fisheries Development Board through the Fisheries departments of states and union territories.

National Conference on Jal Kranti Abhiyan organised in Delhi

Mar 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

A national conference was organised by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation on Jal Kranti Abhiyan on 7 March 2017 in New Delhi.

Scientists unearth world's oldest fossils in Quebec, Canada

Mar 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The conclusion was reached after examining rock found along the eastern shore of Hudson Bay in northern Quebec, Canada. Carbon dating techniques indicate that these rocks are at least 3.77 billion years old and might even be 4.28 billion years old.

Environmental pollution kills 1.7 million children each year: WHO

Mar 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The WHO went on to state that indoor and outdoor air pollution, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, second-hand smoke and inadequate hygiene take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years.

Conservation Drones to be used to monitor Tigers

Mar 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Wildlife Institute of India and the National Tiger Conservation Authority would be using drones to monitor the tiger count and habitat in 10 tiger reserves across the country.

Centre launches survey in Ganga to determine population of aquatic life

Mar 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Central government has launched the first ever across-the-river survey in the Ganga to study the population of aquatic life.

45% of country's bird species in Himachal Pradesh: Great Backyard Bird Count

Mar 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

In 2016, Great Backyard Bird Count saw participants from more than 130 countries who together counted 5689 species of birds on more than 162000 checklists.

NGT bans camping activities within 100 m of Ganga in Uttarakhand

Mar 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The National Green Tribunal has banned camping activities along the river bank of Ganga in Uttarakhand following a complaint by environmental activist Vikrant Tongad.

NMCG, Rotary India signs MoU for Namami Gange Programme

Mar 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The collaboration between NMCG and Rotary India is a significant step in involving various stakeholders and communities in Ganga rejuvenation.

Assam government to appoint teacher in all high schools to monitor cleanliness

Mar 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Assam has decided to take Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a step further by appointing a teacher in all of its high schools to maintain cleanliness.

BBC banned for five years from filming in Tiger reserves

Mar 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Justin Rowlatt’s documentary, ‘One World: Killing for Conservation’ shot in Kaziranga led to banning of BBC from filming in Tiger reserves.

CM Raghubar Das: Polythene bags will soon be banned in Jharkhand

Feb 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Jharkhand Chief Minister, Raghubar Das has announced that the state government is soon going to ban the use of polythene bags.

Pests eat away 35% of total crop yield: ICAR Scientists

Feb 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Chakrabarty also announced that among such pests, nematodes had recently emerged as a major threat to crops in the country and they caused loss of 60 million tonnes of crops annually.

Seven new miniature frog species discovered in Western Ghats

Feb 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Night Frogs belong to the Nyctibatrachus genus endemic to the Western Ghats and represent an ancient group of frogs that diversified on the Indian landmass approximately 70 to 80 million years ago.

Scientists discover drowned Pacific Ocean continent Zealandia

Feb 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

This newly proposed continent is about 1.74 million square miles in size and 94 percent submerged. However, the continent protrudes above the ocean surface in the form of New Zealand and New Caledonia.

Water Conservation may become part of syllabus

Feb 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Rajasthan River Basin and Water Resources Planning Authority has sent a proposal to Rajasthan state government to include water conservation lessons in the state syllabus.

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