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Neighbourhood Trees Campaign launched on International Mother Earth Day

Published on: 22-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Neighbourhood Trees Campaign launched on International Earth Day by the India Biodiversity Portal.

Cherrapunji regained the World record for highest rainfall in 48 hours

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 57 people agreed

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) panel announced that Cherrapunji regained the world record for highest rainfall in 48 hours with 2493 millimeters

Air pollution over Asian countries strengthened Pacific storms: PNAS Study

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

A study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in the US.

Union MoEF cleared expansion of coal mine project in Odisha

Published on: 15-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forest accorded environmental clearance to the expansion of Bhubaneshwari opencast project in Odisha.

45-day long fishing ban imposed in East Coast

Published on: 15-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Fishing ban of 45-day imposed in the territorial waters of India’s east coast to ensure time and space for the fish to breed and multiply.

Quake of 8.2 magnitude raised Tsunami warning for Latin American coast

Published on: 02-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Earthquake of 8.2 magnitude struck Chile near Iquique and has raised tsunami warnings across the Latin America’s entire Pacific coastline.

The Asiatic Wild dog spotted in West Bengal for the first time

Published on: 01-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

Dhole -The Asiatic Wild Dog was spotted for the first time in the Jaldapara National Park (West Bengal).

Change in Climatic condition may lead India to war: UN report

Published on: 01-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

Latest report of UN panel has warned that the climate change has increased risk of armed conflict among India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and China.

ICJ ordered the Japanese Government to stop its Whaling Programme Jarpa II

Published on: 01-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ)has ruled that the Japanese government must halt its whaling programme Jarpa II in the Antarctic Ocean.

IPCC released Fifth Assessment Report on climate impacts on human and natural systems

Published on: 31-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Released UN report has warned that the increasing magnitude of global warning will have severe, pervasive and irreversible impact on the climate.

7 million died in 2012 due to Air pollution: WHO

Published on: 27-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

WHO estimate says that in 2012 around 7 million people died of which 1 in 8 of total global deaths was a result of air pollution exposure.

Poachers killed a Rhino in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary of Assam

Published on: 27-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Poachers gang killed a rhino in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary of Assam and took away its horn.

Assam Government proposed trimming of Rhinos horn to prevent poaching

Published on: 24-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Assam Government sought an opinion of the people on trimming the horns of rhinos to save them from the poachers.

GEAC revalidated 10-GM crops for field trails

Published on: 22-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 54 people agreed

Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) revalidated ten varieties of Genetically Modified crops.

Paris imposed a partial car ban to combat pollution

Published on: 18-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

France on 17 March 2014 introduced driving restrictions in Paris to tackle dangerous pollution levels.

Panasonic announced pollution compensation for China workers

Published on: 13-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Japanese electronics firm Panasonic announced on 12 March 2014 to pay its employees a pollution premium to workers who are working in China.

Smaller cousin of T Rex discovered in Alaska

Published on: 13-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Scientists in their study of a 70-million-year-old fossil found in Alaska said that it was the new species of dinosaur and it is smaller cousin T Rex.

Volcanoes provided suitable environment to species during ice ages: Study

Published on: 11-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The heated rocks and volcanoes played a major role in survival of a range of plants and animals during past ice ages, 20000 years ago.

Union MoEF accepted the Kerala Governments recommendations on ESA

Published on: 05-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

MoEF accepted the recommendations of the Kerala Government regarding ESA boundaries.

Hoolock Gibbon's family translocated to new home in Mehao wildlife sanctuary

Published on: 04-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

IFAW-WTI captured and translocated the seventh family of the Gibbons to Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary in Lower Debang Valley.

Indus Valley Civilisation collapsed due to Climate change

Published on: 03-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 105 people agreed

Study suggested that Climate change contributed in collapse of Bronze Age Indus Valley Civilisation that spanned across present India and Pakistan.

Mission document on National Mission for sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem approved

Published on: 28-FEB-2014
Important for Exam: 75 people agreed

Union Cabinet has approved the Mission document on the National Mission for sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem and will cover 12 Himalayan states.

Union Ministry of Environment & Forest approved field trials for GM crops

Published on: 28-FEB-2014
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

Ministry of Environment & Forest cleared field trials for genetically modified (GM) crops.

Construction activities allowed in eco- sensitive zones of Aravali

Published on: 24-FEB-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Union Government announced to notify the revised regional plan for NCR (2021) on 24 February 2014.

100 tons of radioactive water leaked at Fukushima Power Plant

Published on: 21-FEB-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

100 metric tons of radioactive water leaked from a holding tank at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on 20 February 2014.

Study found that Fertilization destabilizes Global Grassland Ecosystems

Published on: 20-FEB-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Nutrient Network, research study says that use of fertilizers in farming and industry has destabilizing effects on global grassland ecosystems.

Country’s first wild dog breeding centre to be created IGZP in Vizag

Published on: 19-FEB-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park has been selected for creation of first zoo in the country to have a conservation breeding centre for endangered Dholes.

Japan snowstorm left 19 dead and injured more than 1600 people

Published on: 18-FEB-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Japan is facing a severe snowstorm in which 19 people have died leaving more than 1600 people injured.

US snowstorm that has left 7 lakh homes powerless has been termed as Snowmaggedon

Published on: 14-FEB-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

US have been blanketed with a huge snow storm dubbed as Snowmaggedon has left 750000 homes without power.

Volcano Mount Kelud of Indonesia erupted

Published on: 14-FEB-2014
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

Volcano Mount Kelud of Indonesia erupted after rumbling for several weeks. The government has asked villagers within 10 km of crater to evacuate.

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