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  • Jun 12, 2019
  • 1 Initiatives Taken Towards Combating & Adapting to Climate Change Has Been Released [ Environment/Ecology ]

    A publication in New Delhi on climate actions in India titled “India – Spearheading Climate Solutions” released by Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change. This publication mentions key actions India has taken under various sectors towards combating & adapting to c

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  • Jun 11, 2019
  • 1 Initiative to Combat Marine Pollution Launched by India & Norway [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    A letter of Intent establishing India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative together with Norwegian ministry of Foreign Affairs signed by Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change. The Indian & Norwegian governments agreed to work more closely on oceans by signing MoU & esta

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  • May 11, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Environment & Latest Developments 2019 – IAS/NET ( Part-3) (Set-2) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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  • May 10, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Environment & Latest Developments 2019 – IAS/NET ( Part-3) (Set-1) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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  • May 9, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Govt. Programs/Schemes for Promotion of Grid Interactive Renewable Energy [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Government is already implementing various programs/schemes for promotion of grid interactive renewable energy such as solar, wind, bio-power and small hydropower in the country. Waiver of Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) charges and losses for inter-state sale of solar

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  • 2 🌟 Nuclear Waste Disposal [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The solid wastes generated from nuclear facilities, depending upon their radioactivity content are stored/disposed of in engineered structures such as stone lined trenches, reinforced concrete trenches and tile holes. These structures are designed on multi-barrier principle for

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  • May 5, 2019
  • 1 Launch of Dealer Owned Dealer Operated Model for Setting Up CNG Stations by Private Players [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Dealer Owned Dealer Operated (DODO) model for setting up CNG stations launched by Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas & Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. General guidelines for schemes, under which entire earmarked dealer plot shall be developed exclusively for setting up

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  • Apr 18, 2019
  • 1 Millions of Fish Dead in Australia in Menindee [ Environment/Ecology ]

    “Hundreds of thousands” of fish have died in drought-stricken Australia in the last few days and more mass deaths are likely to occur, the authorities warned. “Further fish deaths in the Darling River are anticipated as a significant number of fish have been observed under stress

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  • Apr 16, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Environment & Latest Developments 2019 – IAS/NET ( Part- 2) (SET-3) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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  • 2 Expected Questions in Environment Latest Developments 2019-IAS/NET (Part- 2) (SET-1) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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  • 3 Expected Questions in Environment & Latest Developments 2019 – IAS/NET ( Part- 2) (SET-2) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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  • Apr 15, 2019
  • 1 UNDP Small Grants Programme (SGP) Inaugurated [ Environment/Ecology ]

    A Workshop on MoEFCC-Global Environment Facility, UNDP Small Grants Programme (SGP) was inaugurated in New Delhi by Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC). UNDP has been supporting the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC)

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  • Apr 9, 2019
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Environment & Latest Developments 2019 - IAS/(Part-1) (Set-3) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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  • Apr 8, 2019
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Environment & Latest Developments 2019 - IAS/(Part-1) (Set-2) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions on Environment & Latest Developments 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 1) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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  • Apr 2, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Schemes Taken by Government for Conservation and Promotion of Medicinal Plants [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    As per information of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), an organization under Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change estimated more than 8,000 species of medicinal plants are found in India.

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    Image of The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB)

    Image of The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB)

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  • Mar 26, 2019
  • 1 🌟 St. Petersburg Declaration in 2010: Two Day International Stock Taking Conference [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The third Stock Taking Conference on Tiger Conservation was inaugurated in New Delhi. Third in a series of Stock Taking Conferences, this is the second to be held in India after 2012 and is expected to have wide ranging discussions on the status of the Global Tiger Recovery Prog

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  • Mar 11, 2019
  • 1 Establishment of Defence Parks [ Environment/Ecology, Defense ]

    Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under Ministry of Commerce and Industry had received two project proposals to establish Defence Parks under Modified Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (MIIUS).

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    Image Of Parks Across The Country

    Image Of parks across The Country

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  • Mar 6, 2019
  • 1 Sixth National Report to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    India submitted its sixth national report (NR6) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) highlighting the progress it has made in achieving the 12 National Biodiversity Targets (NBT) set under the convention process.

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    Image Of Way To Biodiversity

    Image Of Way To Biodiversity

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  • Mar 5, 2019
  • 1 Continuation of Rastriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme for the Period 2017-18 to 2019-2020 [ Education, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cabinet approved the continuation of Rastriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme for the Period 2017 - 18 to 2019 - 2020 with budget outlay of Rs. 1160 crore as recommended by EFC The Scheme beneficiaries are the youth in the age-group of 15 - 29 years, in line with the definiti

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  • Feb 28, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Go Green Initiatives in Indian Railways [ Environment/Ecology, Railways ]

    Railways have undertaken some major initiatives to Go Green. The details of the areas/activities identified and their present status are as under: Ministry of Railways has planned to set up 1000 Mega Watt (MW) solar power by 2020 - 21 which would help Railways to source about 10

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  • Feb 27, 2019
  • 1 🌟 A UNESCO Category 2, International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment & Forests & Climate Change inaugurated newly constructed International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean) Complex in INCOIS campus at Hyderabad, Telangana.

    International Training Centre fo

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  • Feb 26, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Revised Guidelines for Ground Water Extraction Notified [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Central Ground Water Authority of Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation notified revised guidelines for ground water extraction. Guidelines were revised in wake of directions issued by National Green Tribunal (NGT) to address various shortcomin

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  • Feb 21, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Submission of India’S Second Biennial Update Report (BUR) Nations Framework Convention on Climate [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The submission of India’s second BUR would fulfil the obligation of India to furnish information regarding implementation of the convention, being a party. The scope of the BUR is to provide an update to India’s first BUR to the UNFCCC.

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    Image Of What Is The UNFCCC

    Image Of What Is The UNFCCC

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  • Feb 20, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Reducing Carbon Emission by Altering the Method of Farming [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Initiative have been taken to make agriculture more adaptive and resilient to climate variability and in the process to reduce carbon emission. Important initiatives in this regard include crop diversification programme under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), National Food Se

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  • 2 🌟 What is Parali? Issues of Parali Burning [ Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Through the efforts under the Central Sector Scheme on ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue in the State of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & NCT of Delhi’ the satellite data indicates that paddy residue burning events have reduced by 29

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  • Feb 14, 2019
  • 1 Water Storage Level Country’S Major Reservoirs Goes Down by Two Percent [ Environment/Ecology, Disaster Management ]

    Total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs is 161.993 BCM, which is about 63 % of the total storage capacity of 257.812 BCM, which is estimated to have been created in the country.

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    Image Of Where Is Earth’s Water

    Image Of Where Is Earth’s Water

    • The water storage availabl

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  • Feb 5, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Policy Framework Notified to Permit Exploration and Exploitation of Unconventional Hydrocarbons [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Environment/Ecology ]

    Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister approved a policy framework for exploration and exploitation of unconventional hydrocarbons, a change that would allow private companies to exploit unconventional hydrocarbons including shale gas and Coal Bed Methane (CBM) from their existi

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  • Feb 4, 2019
  • 1 Indian Defence University Workshop on ‘Ideas for Sustainability’ [ Education, Environment/Ecology, Defense ]

    Indian Defence University (IDU) arranged a two-day workshop on the topic of ‘Ideas for Sustainability’ for senior and middle level officers from the three Services. Ideas for sustainability is an apt topic especially in the backdrop of various studies ordered for transformation o

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  • Jan 29, 2019
  • 1 1st International Conference on Sustainable Water Management at Mohali [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    1st International Conference on ‘Sustainable Water Management’ began on 10th Dec. , 2018 at Indian School of Business (ISB) in Mohali, Punjab. Conference is being organised by Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) under aegis of National Hydrology Project of Union Ministry of Water

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  • Jan 23, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Antarctica is Causing a Global Sea Level Rise [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Scientists are working for over 200 years continuously in Antarctica to find new organisms & data that could reveal Earth’s climate history & signs of climate changes. More than 40 other countries have joined agreement & then research station on continent has grown rapidly.

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    Image of Antarctic Sea Level Rise

    Image of Antarctic sea level rise

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  • Jan 21, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Ozone Layer is Recovering [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Recent study by NASA has confirmed recovery of ozone layer due to absence of chlorine from Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) in atmosphere. Study has confirmed phenomenon by mapping chemical composition of atmosphere.

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    Image of Ozone Layer is Recovering

    Image of Ozone Layer is Recovering

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  • Jan 17, 2019
  • 1 Global Temperature Could Exceed 1.5°C in Just 12 Years: UN (IPCC) Special Report [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released special report on global warming in Incheon, South Korea. Report includes contributions from 91 authors & review editors from 40 countries.

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    Image of Global Mean Surface Temperature

    Image of Global Mean Surface Temperature

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  • Jan 15, 2019
  • 1 Lancet Countdown 2018 Report: India Among Worst Hit by Climate Change [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    Lancet Countdown 2018 report has asked Indian policy makers to take series of initiatives to mitigate increased risks to health & loss of labour hours due to surge in exposure to heatwave events in country over 2012 - 2016 period.

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    Image of Lancet Countdown 2018 Report

    Image of Lancet Countdown 2018 report

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  • Jan 11, 2019
  • 1 Environment Ministry Notifies Graded Response Action Plan to Combat Air Pollution in NCR [ Policy/Governance, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) notified Graded Response Action Plan to combat air pollution in NCR Delhi region. MoEFCC amended laws & formally tasked SC-appointed panel w/implementing graded action plan for pollution control.

    Image of MoEFCC amended laws and formally

    Image of MoEFCC Amended Laws and Formally

    Image of MoEFCC amended laws and formally

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  • Dec 19, 2018
  • 1 NMCG Approves Composite Sewerage Projects in Agra to Help Save Taj and Reduce Pollution in Yamuna [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Executive Committee (EC) of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) approved 10 projects worth Rs. 1573.28 crore. In meeting, it was decided that comprehensive solution needed to be worked out to address Yamuna’s pollution issues in Agra.

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    Image of Sewerage System In India

    Image of Sewerage System In India

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  • 2 MNRE Circulates Draft Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has prepared draft of Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS) incorporating various guidelines of Turbine Certification Scheme. It is prepared in consultation w/Chennai based National Institute of Wind Energy.

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    Image of Energy In India 2018

    Image of Energy In India 2018

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  • Dec 18, 2018
  • 1 3rd Ayurveda Day Celebrated [ Policy/Governance, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Ayurveda Day was observed across India on occasion of Dhanawantari Jayanti or Dhanteras w/aim to further promote Ayurveda as mainstream system of medicine. Minister of State for AYUSH has announced that Ayurveda Departments will be opened in new 19 AIIMS.

    Image of Ayurveda Day was observed across India

    Image of Ayurveda Day Was Observed Across India

    Image of Ayurveda Day was observed across India

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  • Dec 17, 2018
  • 1 Botswana Joins the International Solar Alliance [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    Vice President met w/Vice President & Acting President of Botswana, at President Office of Botswana, in Gaborone, Botswana. They held one-to-one meeting which was followed by delegation level talks.

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    Image of Place In The Sun

    Image of Place In The Sun

    • Botswana decided to j

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  • 2 Cyclone TITLI and LUBAN: Red Alert Issued for Dist. of North Andhra Pradesh & South Odisha Coasts [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Union Earth Sciences ministry took urgent review of developing scenario of cyclonic storm ‘TITLI’ over Bay of Bengal & another cyclonic storm ‘LUBAN’ over Arabian Sea. Cyclonic storm ‘LUBAN’ is expected to intensify into Severe Cyclonic Storm.

    Image of Luban Impact South India Together

    Image of Luban Impact South India Together

    Image of Luban Impact South India Together

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  • 3 🌟 CSIR Develops Affordable Water Disinfection System “OneerTM”(Importamt) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    CSIR has developed affordable Water Disinfection System “OneerTM”. Device will go long way in meeting requirements of potable water in rural & urban areas. Smaller unit of Oneer is particularly suitable for homes, street food vendors, & small establishments.

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    Image of CSIR-IITR ‘OneerTm’

    Image of CSIR-IITR ‘OneerTm’

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  • Dec 13, 2018
  • 1 National Institute of Homeopathy at Narela [ Education, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Minister of State for AYUSH laid foundation stone of National Institute of Homeopathy at Narela. This will be National level Institute & would be established as extension of National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata.

    Map of Narela For Union Minister of State AYUSH laid foundation

    Map of Narela For Union Minister of State AYUSH Laid Foundation

    Map of Narela For Union Minister of State AYUSH laid foundation

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  • Dec 11, 2018
  • 1 4th Annual Carnot Prize to Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology, Awards ]

    Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at University Of Pennsylvania School Of Design is awarding its 4th annual Carnot Prize to Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal & former Minister of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy & Mines, GoI.

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    Image of Gets Top Global Award

    Image of Gets Top Global Award

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  • Dec 6, 2018
  • 1 Indian-Origin Sunita Williams to Fly NASA’S First Commercial Flight [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    NASA introduced to world crew of 9 astronauts who will fly on American-made spacecraft to International Space Station (ISS) from US soil for 1st time since space shuttle’s retirement in 2011.

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    Image of International Space Station

    Image of International Space Station

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  • 2 🌟 Launch of Methanol Cooking Fuel Program in India (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Signifying paradigm shift towards use of alternate cooking fuel technology, Namrup-based Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL) has rolled out country’s 1st methanol-based cooking fuel project-‘Green & Clean Fuel Pilot Project on Methanol Cooking Stove’.

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    Image of National Policy on Biofuels 2018

    Image of National policy on biofuels 2018

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  • Nov 29, 2018
  • 1 Thermal Battery Plant Unveiled in Andhra Pradesh [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    World’s first-ever thermal battery plant owned by Bharat Energy Storage Technology Private Limited (BEST) was inaugurated in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh. Plant aims to create new energy storage form that is expected to have commercial applications.

    Image of Thermal battery plant unveiled in Andhra Pradesh

    Image of Thermal Battery Plant Unveiled in Andhra Pradesh

    Image of Thermal battery plant unveiled in Andhra Pradesh

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  • Nov 14, 2018
  • 1 NASA to Launch Space Laser to Measure Earth’S Polar Ice [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Space/ISRO ]

    NASA is preparing to launch its $1 billion (abt Rs. 7,210 cr. ) ICESat-2 mission, using advanced lasers to uncover true depth of melting of Earth’s ice sheets. Satellite mission, called ICESat-2 should provide more precise information on how these frozen surfaces are being affect

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  • Nov 9, 2018
  • 1 Petroleum Minister Laun. SATAT Initiative to Promote Compressed Bio-Gas as an Alternative [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has launched Sustainable Alternative towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) aimed at providing sustainable alternative towards affordable transportation.

    • Initiative was launched with PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs i. e. IOC, BPCL, and

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  • Nov 7, 2018
  • 1 Env. Ministry, World Bank Release Report on Strengthening Forest Fire Management in the Country [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology, Disaster Management ]

    Ministry of Environment & Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) & World Bank Report have jointly released report on Strengthening Forest Fire Management in Country. Report discusses policies on forest fire prevention & management (FFPM) at national, state & local levels.

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    Image of Forest Fires in India

    Image of forest fires in india

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  • 2 Second Generation (2G) Ethanol Bio-Refinery [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    Foundation stone for 2nd Generation (2G) Ethanol Bio-refinery of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited being set up at Baulsingha village, Bhatli Tehsil, Bargarh ditrict, Odisha was laid by Governor of Odisha.

    Map of Baulasingha village - (2G) Ethanol Bio-Refinery

    Map of Baulasingha Village - (2G) Ethanol Bio-Refinery

    Map of Baulasingha village - (2G) Ethanol Bio-Refinery

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  • Nov 4, 2018
  • 1 PM Modi Gets UN‘S’ Champions of the Earth’ Award [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology, Awards ]

    PM & French President awarded UN’s highest environmental honour, ‘Champions of Earth Award’ at ceremony in Delhi, for pledge to eliminate single use plastic in India by 2022. Cochin International Airport honored w/award for Entrepreneurial Vision, for its leadership in use of sus

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