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GK Quiz on Montreal Protocol and Preservation of Ozone Layer

1 day ago
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 Ozone Day 2021: About Ozone Pollution and how it affects health

1 day ago
World Ozone Day 2021: We all know that ozone protects us from UV rays coming from the sun. What is ozone pollution, how is it harmful to health and the environment? Let us find out!

10 deadliest Tsunamis in the history of the world

Sep 10, 2021
Tsunami is no pleasant name or happening. It has killed many people and damaged many places in the history. The waves that swallow are most feared and have the potential to change the course of history. Take a look at the deadliest tsunamis of the world  below. 

GK Quiz on Endangered, Critically Endangered species of India

Sep 9, 2021
India is also a home to endangered and critically endangered species. Take the following GK Quiz based on these species and their habitats here. This is a very important topic with respect to the competitive exams. 

7 major natural disasters in the history of India

Sep 7, 2021
India has witnessed many natural disasters be it in form of Odisha Super Cyclone (1999) or Gujarat Earthquake (2001)  or even the Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004).  In the article below, we have compiled the list of 7 most horrible natural calamities in the history of India.

What is Climate Apocalypse & is climate change irreversible now ? Know all details

Sep 7, 2021
Scientists around the world have recently called for a joint action against rising temperatures and pollutants leading to an irreversible climate change. This they have termed as Climate Change Apocalypse. Take a look at the details below. 

What is India Plastics Pact? All about its significance, details, circular economy & plastic pollution

Sep 7, 2021
In the article below, know all about the Plastic Pact of India, its significance, details, its contribution in the circular economy and all about plastic pollution. Take a look below

List of places on Earth where the Sun never sets- Strange Facts

Sep 6, 2021
There are many strange places on the planet Earth with strangest of happenings. Jagran Josh brings you such different places in this article which covers cities and countries of no sunsets. Take a look at the pictures along with each place below.  

International Climate Summit 2021: All you need to know about the conference slated for today

Sep 3, 2021
International Climate Summit 2021: India will host ICS 2021 today to advance towards a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future. The summit will bring together policymakers, regulators, industry leaders, experts, and scientists from across the world to reach an agreement on climate change and sustainability issues.  

Explained: What are the color-coded weather warnings issued by the IMD?

Sep 1, 2021
As the monsoon is wreaking havoc in various parts of India, let us have a look at the color-coded weather warnings issued by the IMD. 

GK Quiz on Ramsar Wetland Convention 1971: 4 New sites from India added to the list

Aug 18, 2021
Ramsar Wetland Convention is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. Here is a quiz of 10 questions based on it with explanations and answers. Four more sites from India have been recently added in the list of Important Wetlands as per the convention. Take a look. 

List of Ramsar Sites in India

Aug 18, 2021
Any wetland site which is listed under the Ramsar Convention is called as a Ramsar site. There are a total of 46 Ramsar Sites now in India with the addition of 4 new ones recently. Read the article to know more about it.  

IPCC Climate Change Report 2021: All you need to know

Aug 12, 2021
IPCC Climate Change Report 2021:  The United Nations's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its sixth assessment report on Climate Change. Check highlights of the report below. 

What is Gross Environment Product (GEP)?

Jul 27, 2021
Of late, the Uttarakhand government announced that it will initiate the valuation of its natural resources in the form of Gross Environment Product (GEP), thereby framing policies that will allow sustainable development in the state. 

What is Operation Olivia? All you need to know

Jun 16, 2021
An operation named "Operation Olivia" has been launched by the Indian Coast Guard. Check here for more details.

Explained: How oceans were formed?

Jun 15, 2021
Most scientists believe that the oceans accumulated gradually over billions of years due to the continual 'degassing' of the Earth's interior. The water was present in the form of gas until the Earth cooled down below 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

Global Wind Day 2021: History, Significance and Facts

Jun 15, 2021
Global Wind Day 2021: It is observed on 15 June for discovering wind energy, its power, and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems. Know all about it in detail.

Save Buxwaha Forest Online Campaign: All you need to know

Jun 8, 2021
Hundreds of thousands of people from all across India, including Madhya Pradesh came forward to save 2.15 Lakh trees to be cut for Buxwaha diamond mines in Chhatarpur area. Know about the online campaign to save this forest here

World Environment Day 2021: 7 Schemes Launched by the Government Towards a Greener and Cleaner India

Jun 4, 2021
World Environment Day is observed every year on June 5. The World Environment Day theme 2021 is 'Ecosystem Restoration'. Pakistan will host World Environment Day 2021. This article describes the schemes launched by the Government towards a greener and cleaner India. 

What is China's Artificial Sun? All about EAST, the nuclear fusion reactor and its new record

Jun 3, 2021
China had activated its “artificial sun,” that is, a nuclear fusion reactor in December 2020. It would grant the country with fuel for years to come. Recently, EAST has set a new record in performing the fusion reaction for the longest time till now.  Read all about the reactor, the fusion reaction and the challenges of Artificial Sun here
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