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Darjeeling Zoo to receive snow leopard from London’s Dudley Zoological Gardens

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

The leopard, named Makalu, is expected to make arrival at the Kolkata airport in an Emeritus Flight on the morning of 24 June 2016. Makalu will then be transported to the zoo.

North America to have its first sanctuary for dolphins

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The aquarium will move its colony of eight Atlantic bottlenose dolphins to an outdoor facility with natural seawater by 2020, of which only one has ever lived in the open ocean.

Bramble Cay melomys is first mammal declared extinct from human-caused climate change

Published on: 16-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

It is the first recorded extinction of a mammal anywhere in the world thought to be primarily due to human-induced climate change.

Popcorn-like fossils give evidence of environmental influence on species richness

Published on: 13-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

According to new research led by the University of Southampton, the number of species that can exist on Earth depends on the changes in the Environment.

Norway becomes first country to prohibit deforestation

Published on: 13-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

The step taken by the government means that the parliament will no longer award government contracts to any company that cuts down and destroys forests.

The Rise of Environmental Crime Report released by UNEP and INTERPOL

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

The report revealed that environmental crime grew up by 26 per cent larger than previous estimates of 2014. Environmental crime is the world's fourth-largest criminal enterprise after drug smuggling, counterfeiting and human trafficking.

Draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016 released

Published on: 07-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The proposed legislation provides an overarching national legal framework with principles for protection, conservation, regulation and management of water as a vital and stressed natural resource.

Guwahati declares Gangetic River Dolphin as its ‘city animal’

Published on: 07-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Ganga Dolphins are also called as the ‘Tigers of Ganga’ are locally known as Sihu in Guwahati.

Asia's first Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme launched

Published on: 04-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar jointly released two Himalayan Griffons into the wild from the Conservation Centre.

 

India announces to Double Investment in Clean Energy Research in next five years

Published on: 03-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The announcement was made at the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) and the inaugural Mission Innovation (MI) Meet held at San Francisco, the US.

India, US signed MoU to Enhance Cooperation on Energy Security, Clean Energy & Climate Change

Published on: 03-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

This MoU will also provide momentum for cooperative work which needs to be done in fields of energy security, clean energy and climate change.

India-US MoU on enhancing cooperation in Wildlife Conservation approved

Published on: 02-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

It will help India to benefit from the expertise of the US Institutions in the field of wildlife conservation and management of wildlife areas.

Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh bagged India Biodiversity Award 2016

Published on: 28-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

The Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme of the Pakke Tiger Reserve was awarded the prize under Conservation of threatened species category.

UNEP releases report titled Actions on Air Quality

Published on: 26-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 10 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: 10 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: 3 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: 5 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: 3 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: 1 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: 87 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: 9 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: 5 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: 7 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: 6 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: 5 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: 2 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.

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