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WWF released report titled Protecting People through Nature

Published on: 03-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 0 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: 2 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: 5 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: 8 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: 7 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: 2 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: 6 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.

Environment Ministry notified Construction & Demolition Waste Management Rules for the first time

Published on: 30-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The rules were notified to effectively tackle the issues of pollution and waste management.  The basis of these rules is to recover, recycle and reuse the waste generated through construction and demolition.

UNEP released Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016

Published on: 28-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The report revealed that within the developing-economy category, the “big three” of China, India and Brazil saw 16 percent investment rise in renewable energy in 2015.

Union Government notified E-Waste Management Rules, 2016

Published on: 26-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The new set of rules will supersede the E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011 and will pave the way for more transparent and efficient handling of e-waste across the country.

Union Government released Detailed Project Report on Forestry Interventions for Ganga

Published on: 23-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The project will be implemented in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal over a period of five years between 2016 and 2021.

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notified environment standards for Gensets

Published on: 23-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The standards for Gensets running on LPG/NG, or in combination with diesel/petrol have been notified for the first time.

India’s Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve among 20 World Heritage Sites added by UNESCO

Published on: 23-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

It was included at the meeting of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere programme of UNESCO in Lima.

Year 2014 recorded highest anthropogenic carbon release in past 66 million years

Published on: 22-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The scientists of the University of Hawaii revealed that current carbon emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels, are about 10 billion tonnes a year.

Earth Hour 2016 observed globally from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm local time

Published on: 21-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

While the focus of the global event was to engage people in critical climate conversations and solutions, the country-specific theme for India was to encourage usage of solar energy by individuals and organizations.

Union Tourism Ministry and Ecotourism Society signed MoU for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism

Published on: 16-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Through this MOU, the Sustainable and Responsible Tourism will take the forefront and achieve the commitments of the action plan of the Union Ministry.

Fossils of 250-million-year-old reptile Teyujagua discovered in Brazil

Published on: 14-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The species has been identified from a mostly complete and well preserved fossil skull that the team has named Teyujagua paradoxa.

Thumbnail-size frog named Microhyla Laterite discovered in India’s wastelands

Published on: 14-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The researcher’s analysis showed that the frog is found only in a 150 sq km area of coastal Karnataka, making it eligible for a classification under the endangered category of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

India, US launched Fulbright - Kalam Climate Fellowship

Published on: 12-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

It will sponsor up to 6 Indian PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to work with US institutions for a period up to one year.

Long march against Indo-Bangladesh power plant near Sundarbans started

Published on: 12-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The Rampal Power Station is a proposed 1320 megawatt coal-fired power station at Rampal Upazila of Bagerhat District in Khulna, Bangladesh.

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