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BNP Paribas launched equity index linked green bond to mitigate climate change

Published on: 20-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

BNP Paribas on 18 September 2014 launched equity index linked green bond.

Scientists warned Climate change will exacerbate the threat of Megadroughts

Published on: 17-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Scientists warned that Climate change will exacerbate the threat of Megadroughts.

Report titled Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2014 released by UNEP and WMO

Published on: 12-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 60 people agreed

A report titled Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2014 was released.

Tea Board of India postponed the implementation of Plant Protection Code

Published on: 04-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Tea Board of India decided to postpone the full implementation of the plant protection code.

Union Government constituted a panel to review environment laws

Published on: 03-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Union Government on 2 September 2014 constituted a committee to review five environment laws.

Union Government informed NGT to not to implement Madhav Gadgil Report on Western Ghats

Published on: 30-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Union Government informed National Green Tribunal (NGT) to not to implement Madhav Gadgil Report on Western Ghats.....

Supreme Court rejected the plea of the Gujarat government on moving Gir lions

Published on: 30-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

Supreme Court on 15 August 2014 rejected the plea of Gujarat government to relocate the Gir lions from Gir National Park in Gujarat

Union Tourism Ministry launched comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria

Published on: 28-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

The Union Minister for Tourism Shripad Naik on 26 August 2014 launched the comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India (STCI)

SC issued notice to Union MoEF to put on hold 140 projects cleared by NBW

Published on: 26-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The Supreme Court of India on 25 August 2014 issued a notice to Union Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) to put on hold 140 projects

South Africa announced to evacuate 500 rhinos from Kruger National Park to curb illegal poaching

Published on: 22-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Environment Minister of South Africa Edna Molewa on 12 August 2014 announced plan to curb illegal hunts of rhinos for their horn..

Landslides struck Japan's Hiroshima prefecture

Published on: 21-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Landslides struck in Hiroshima prefecture in western Japan. It happened in city's Asaminami and Asakita wards.

Union MoEF gave clearance to Cairn India to raise crude oil production in Rajasthan block

Published on: 16-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Union Ministry of Environment and Forests gave environment clearance to Cairn India to raise crude oil production in Rajasthan block.

Halong typhoon stuck south-west Japan

Published on: 12-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Powerful Typhoon Halong smashed large parts of south-west Japan and killed at least 10 people. It also forced evacuation of millions from their homes.

China decided to ban use of Coal in Beijing By 2020

Published on: 06-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

Beijing's Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau announced the plans to ban coal use in Beijing by the end of 2020

Italian researchers decoded the language of African Penguins for the first time

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

Team of researchers led by Dr Livio Favaro in Italy decoded the language of African penguins (jackass penguin) make six distinct calls to communicate.

China took strict measures to Regulate GM Crops

Published on: 04-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

China’s Ministry of decided to regulate sales and growth of Genetically Modified (GM) crops in the country.

Scientists identified new species of Australian humpback dolphin Sousa Sahulensis

Published on: 04-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Scientists identified a new species of Australian humpback dolphin with the scientific name Sousa Sahulensis.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck southwest Yunnan province of China

Published on: 04-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on Richter scale jolted southwest Yunnan province of China. This was the strongest earthquake to hit the province in 14years.

Monsoon deficit dipped to 22 percent, monsoon 90 percent of the normal in July 2014

Published on: 01-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Monsoon deficit for the month of July 2014 dipped to 22% according to the data released by the Indian Meteorological Department on 31 July 2014.

Sneha, a White tigress, gave birth to a black cub

Published on: 30-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

White tigress gave birth to a melanistic (dark skinned) cub in Nandankanan Biological Park in Captivity.

3rd Phase of Science Express Biodiversity Special flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station

Published on: 29-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

Third Phase of Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS) was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi.

SC permitted UP government to cut 697 trees of protected forests in the Taj Trapezium zone

Published on: 24-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

The Supreme Court on 23 July 2013 permitted Uttar Pradesh government to cut 697 trees spread across four hectares of protected forests in TTZ

Typhoon Matmo struck east of Taiwan

Published on: 23-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Typhoon Matmo struck east of Taiwan on 22 July 2014. Matmo, with a wind gust of 173 kilometres per hour.....

Nagoya Protocol on Biodiversity Received Necessary Ratifications

Published on: 21-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 131 people agreed

Nagoya Protocol, in the third week of July 2014, received the 50th instrument of ratification.

Australia’s Senate voted to repeal Carbon tax

Published on: 17-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

Australia's Senate on 17 July 2014 voted to repeal the carbon tax. The Australian Senate voted by 39 to 32 votes to repeal the tax.

Typhoon Rammasun struck large parts of the Philippines

Published on: 16-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

Typhoon Rammasun smashed Philippines on 15 July 2014 and killed at least five people.

Hurricane Arthur hit the coast of North Carolina

Published on: 05-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

Meteorologists of the US has upgraded Storm Arthur to a hurricane as it churn off the North Carolina coast on the eve of Independence Day.

Bor Wildlife Sanctuary of Maharashtra to be the country's 47th Tiger Reserve

Published on: 02-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 99 people agreed

MoEF has approved proposal of Maharashtra Government to notify Bor Wildlife Sanctuary as 47th Tiger Reserve of India and sixth of the state.

UNEP released a report titled The Environment Crime Crisis

Published on: 25-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on 24 June 2014 released a report titled The Environment Crime Crisis

Tsunami warning issued after quake measuring 8 on Richter scale hits off coast of Alaska

Published on: 24-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Tsunami warning was issued in Alaska after an earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale struck off coast Alaska.

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