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GK Quiz on Montreal Protocol and Preservation of Ozone Layer

Sep 16, 2021
16th September is observed as the International Day of Preservation of Ozone layer around the world. On this day Jagran Josh brings you a quiz to test your knowledge of Montreal Protocol and the depletion of ozone layer. Take the quiz below, 

World Air Quality Report 2020: Key Findings and situation pollution of India

Mar 22, 2021
World Air Quality Report 2020 has recently been released by Swiss Organization IQ Air. In the article below  know all about Delhi being the most polluted capital of the World, major polluted cities in India and other key findings of the report.

World's fastest sinking city -Jakarta: Know why is Indonesia's capital sinking and how to mitigate urban floods here

Feb 26, 2021
Know here why Jakarta is called the fastest sinking city in the world? Explained below in the article are the reasons behind the sinking of Indonesia's capital and the ways to mitigate urban floods

All about Bodhghat Hydro Power Project in Chhattisgarh

Jan 21, 2021
Bodhghat Project is a multipurpose hydro project that had been in the pipeline since last 40 years. The Chattisgarh Govt is all set to initiate the process of the project now- Know why environmentalists are concerned about it. 

What is Biodiversity? Know the difference between In Situ and Ex Situ conservation

Jan 19, 2021
Biodiversity forms the foundation of the vast array of ecosystem services that critically contribute to human well-being. Know the difference between in-situ and ex-situ conservation

All about Dzukou Valley, wildfire and its impact

Jan 14, 2021
The two-week-long wildfire that hit the Dzukou valley was doused on 12th January 2021 with efforts from NDRF and IAF. Take a look at the details of Dzukou valley, the wildfire causes and its impact here. 

India's first Pollinator Park opens in Uttarakhand's Haldwani: Here's all you need to know

Jan 5, 2021
In a bid to conserve pollinators, India's first 'Pollinator Park' opened in Uttarakhand's Haldwani (Nanital district) on 29 December 2020 and is spread over 4 acres of land.

What is Narmada Landscape Restoration Project (NLRP)? 

Dec 9, 2020
NTPC has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian Institute of Forest Management, IIFM, Bhopal, for implementation of the Narmada Landscape Restoration Project. Know all details here

Indian Peacock Softshell Turtle: Know all about the endangered species here

Dec 2, 2020
An Indian Peacock soft-shell turtle has been rescued from Silchar's fish market in Assam- Know all the details about the IUCN Red List vulnerable species here. Check out the details on its habitat, the endangered criteria and its significance here

Hassyan Clean Coal Power Plant- Know all about Arab Gulf's only Coal Power Generation Plant

Dec 2, 2020
The United Arab Emirates is largely dependent on Natural gas. Hassyan Clean Coal Power Plant will be the first-ever coal-generated power plant in the Gulf countries. Know about the details of the plant, its significance and use here

China's new dam on Brahmaputra River: All you need to know about the Yarlung Zangbo river hydropower project

Nov 30, 2020
The authorities of China have given the go-ahead for the construction of the first downstream dam on the lower reaches of the river Yarlung Zangbo in Tibet (Brahmaputra), 30 km away from the India-China border along the Arunachal Pradesh. 

MOSAiC Mission: Objectives, Features and Benefits of the Mission

Apr 22, 2020
The MOSAiC mission was started in September 2019 to study the impact of climate change on the Arctic region and its impact on the rest of the world. The full form of MOSAiC is 'Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate'.

World leaders including PM Narendra Modi with Bear Grylls in Man vs Wild Program at Discovery India

Aug 13, 2019
Edward Michael Grylls OBE popularly known as the Bear Grylls; is a survival instructor.  He is widely known for his television series Man vs. Wild (2006–2011). In this series he does expedition of the different rivers, mountains, forests and oceans. Recently Bear Grylls featured with PM Narendra Modi ji in his Man vs Wild series.

Ecology and Ecosystem: A Complete Overview

Feb 18, 2017
The Environment is our basic life support system which provides the air for breathing, the water for drinking, the food for eating and the land for a living. It is collectively portrayed all the external forces and conditions, which influences the life, nature, growth and maturity of living organism, whereas ‘Ecology’ is the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment.

What is Green Muffler and how it is related with pollution

Jun 7, 2017
Green Muffler is a technique of reducing noise pollution by planting 4-6 rows around the populated areas or noisy places. Let us find out what is Green Muffler Scheme, why trees are known as buffers, how trees help in reducing noise pollution.

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