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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.

Explained: How and where will Japan release the contaminated water from Fukushima Nuclear Disaster?

Apr 14, 2021
A nuclear disaster happened at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on Japan's coast in March 2011.The Tokyo Electric Power Company or TEPCO is now dealing with a new issue of radioactive water piling up at the site. 

What is net-zero emission and why is India opposing it?

Apr 13, 2021
Net-zero refers to a state where a nation's emissions are compensated by the absorption and removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. 

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.

New Alpine Plant Species in India: Know all about Cremanthodium indicum discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

Mar 18, 2021
New Alpine Plant Species has been discovered in India. It is called Cremanthodium indicum and it has been observed in Arunachal Pradesh. Know all about the species, the discovery and other details here

What is World Solar Bank to be launched by International Solar Alliance (ISA)?

Feb 25, 2021
Know here what is World Solar Bank to be launched by International Solar Alliance (ISA) at Conference of Parties (COP 26) at Glasgow in November 2021. Get all the details on India's role in International Solar Alliance here

Explained: Carbon Watch- India's first Mobile App to assess individual carbon footprint

Feb 24, 2021
Explained below is the Carbon Watch which is India's first App to know one's own carbon footprint. Know about its structure, uses and other details here

What is National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHEM)? All about its significance, advantages and disadvantages here

Feb 23, 2021
National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHEM) has been introduced by the Finance Minister in her budgetary speech. Know more about this mission and the uses of hydrogen as a fuel here

Why the year 2020 is declared as the 'Arrival of the Green Future'?

Feb 3, 2021
The 2020s will turn out to be a decade where the world will be entering a new realm of clean and free energy, thereby stopping the destruction and pollution caused by fossil fuels. 

What is 'Green Tax' on vehicles in India?

Jan 28, 2021
In a bid to curb the pollution in the country, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has approved a proposal to levy a 'Green Tax' on old vehicles

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

World's largest Floating Solar Plant at Omkareshwar Dam, Madhya Pradesh: Key features, significance and other details

Jan 8, 2021
Take a look at the article listed below listing all the key details, significance and other features of the World's largest Solar power plant being built at Omkareshwar Dam, Madhya Pradesh. 

What is Khazan Farming System? Know all about estuarine agriculture here

Jan 6, 2021
Know all about the estuarine farming type called Khazan Agriculture system here. Be aware of the benefits of Khazan farming, its issues, the location, community benefits etc here

GK Quiz on Ramsar Wetland Convention 1971 and related updates

Dec 28, 2020
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. Check your knowledge for UPSC Civil Services Exam and other exams for this topic here. Check it out below

Deep-sea mining: What is it, its importance, impact on the environment and India's Samudrayaan project

Dec 16, 2020
This article will guide you about deep-sea mining, its importance, impact on the environment, and India's proposed 'Samudrayaan' project. 

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

What are World Heritage Irrigation Sites (WHIS)?

Dec 7, 2020
International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, ICID is a global network of irrigation, drainage, and flood management experts. This year four sites in India have received the World Heritage Irrigation Structure (WHIS) tag- Know about the sites, WHIS and ICID here

What is Green Hydrogen and its Importance- Know about the emerging clean energy source here

Dec 3, 2020
Green hydrogen production is based on the generation of hydrogen through electrolysis. Know about its importance, its uses, how it can be used to decarbonise the planet and its way forward here. Get to know about the advantages and the disadvantages of green hydrogen here

India gets it's first Moss Garden in Nainital: Know the significance, uses and other details here

Dec 3, 2020
India has recently got its first moss garden and it has been set up in Nainital. Take a look at the garden's details, its purpose and its uses here. Know the significance of one of it's kind of garden here

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