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UNEP releases report titled Actions on Air Quality

Published on: 26-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

As per the report, with the decline of the global air quality, action in some air quality areas points to political will to tackle this global public health emergency although current efforts still fall short.

UNODC launches inaugural World Wildlife Crime Report

Published on: 25-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The report is a part of UNODC's ongoing Global Programme on Wildlife and Forest Crime.

40 million Indians at risk from rising sea levels: UNEP

Published on: 24-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In was revealed in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Regional assessment for Asia and the Pacific of the United Nations Environment Programme.

NGT bans over 10-year-old light, heavy diesel vehicles in six Kerala cities

Published on: 24-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

NGT directed the state government not to register any diesel vehicle in the capacity of 2000 CC and more, except public transport and local authority vehicles.

Cyclonic storm ROANU to strike Andhra Pradesh coast: IMD

Published on: 20-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Moving northeastwards, the system is likely to cross south Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Cox’s Bazar on 22 May 2016.

JP Nadda launches Centre for Environmental Health to assess environmental impact on health

Published on: 20-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The centre was launched to assess the impact of environment-related problems like air pollution, climate change, pesticide use and sanitation on health.

Brown Bears sighted for the first time in Kargil after 1999 War

Published on: 18-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The eight beers comprised of three adult females and five grown-up cubs and were seen in Drass area of Ladakh with mountain ranges of 16000 to 21000 feet.

Tips to prepare for current affairs and general awareness questions

Published on: 17-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

Aspirants should make it a habit of reading newspaper on a daily basis as it will keep them updated about the trending topics happening across the globe.

Delhi no longer most polluted in the world; Iran’s Zabol most polluted: WHO

Published on: 13-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

More than 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed WHO limits.

Uma Bharti launched Rural Sanitation Initiatives for Ganga Rejuvenation in Jharkhand

Published on: 10-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The nine initiatives have been taken under Namami Gange Programme for effective management of solid and liquid waste and participation of local governing agencies in the same.

Ministry of Environment & Forests launches web-based application on Integrated Waste Management System

Published on: 10-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The government launched the system for better management of waste. The user-friendly application is capable of tracking the movement of hazardous waste.

China bug Chan's Megastick declared world's longest insect

Published on: 09-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The insect, named Phobaeticus chani or Chan's megastick was discovered two years ago in the southern province of Guangxi.

Vultures Decline to impact Ecosystem and Human: Utah University

Published on: 09-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

It says that loss of Vulture would have serious consequences for ecosystem and human populations.

WWF released report titled Protecting People through Nature

Published on: 03-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The report says that nearly half of the iconic 229 natural and mixed World Heritage sites in 96 countries around the world, including Western Ghats, face significant threats.

Endangered asiatic wild dogs spotted in China nature reserve

Published on: 30-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

These animals are rarely seen in the inland province. The species lives mainly in south China's mountains and hills are under second-class state protection.

Union Government banned import of dogs for commercial breeding

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The ban came after many animal rights organisations raised concerns over foreign breed dogs suffering due to unsuitable climatic conditions

BPCL got environmental clearance for 694 crore rupees LPG project in West Bengal

Published on: 26-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The proposed project aims to boost supply and help achieve the government’s target of making LPG available to each household by 2018.

International Solar Alliance Cell and UNDP declared Cooperation for Promoting Solar Energy

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The declaration was made on the occasion of the side event on International Solar Alliance at the UN Headquarters in New York.

India signed Paris climate agreement along with other 174 nations at UN

Published on: 23-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The agreement will mark as a significant step that brings developing and developed nations together to combat global warming by working to cut down greenhouse gas emissions.

Union Government approved signing of the Paris Agreement for dealing with climate change

Published on: 21-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020.

Earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on Richter scale struck Ecuador

Published on: 19-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Three towns Manta, Portoviejo and Pedernales were badly hit. The city of Pedernales, home to more than 40000 people in Manabí Province, is destroyed.

Union Cabinet approved to adopt South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network

Published on: 13-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

It also approved India to become a formal member of SAWEN to strengthen ties with the member countries to safegaurd the trans-boundary wildlife.

Global Tiger population grew by 22% in a Century: WWF and GTF

Published on: 12-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

This rise in the number of tigers can be attributed to increase in tiger population in tiger survey countries, namely India, Russia, Nepal, and Bhutan and enhanced protection of the specie through use of latest technology.

World Bank Group adopted Climate Change Action Plan

Published on: 09-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The plan was designed to help countries meet their Paris COP21 pledges and manage increasing climate impacts.

Make public bio-safety information on Genetically Modified Organisms: CIC

Published on: 08-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The direction is aimed at enhancing transparency in the regulatory approval process and applicable to all GMOs in the pipeline including GM mustard variety - DMH11.

Union Government notified Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016

Published on: 06-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The new set of rules will replace the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000.

Union Government notified Hazardous Waste Management Rules, 2016

Published on: 04-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Import of metal scrap, paper waste and various categories of electrical and electronic equipments for re-use purpose were exempted from the need of obtaining Environment Ministry's permission.

World's first White Tiger Safari inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh

Published on: 04-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

With its inauguration, the safari houses three white tigers, including one male named Raghu and two females named Vindhya and Radha.

Union Government notified Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016

Published on: 02-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The objective of the new set of rules is to properly manage the 484 tons per day bio-medical waste from 168869 healthcare facilities (HCFs) across the country.

Sand-eating tadpoles of Indian Dancing Frog Family Micrixalidae found in Western Ghats

Published on: 31-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

This discovery builds the knowledge base for further comparative analyses and conservation of Micrixalus, an ancient and endemic lineage of Indian frogs.

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