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Jul 1, 2022

🌟 Bioenergy Crops and the Cooling Effect 

As per a new study it has been revealed that converting annual crops to perennial bioenergy crops could reduce the cooling effect on the areas wherein, they are cultivated. The bioenergy crops used in the study are eucalyptus, poplar, willow, miscanthus and switchgrass. The simul…

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Jun 28, 2022

🌟 Cyclone Emnati 

Tropical Cyclone Emnati recently wreaked havoc on Madagascar with winds up to 135 kilometres per hour (84 mph) . Cyclone Emnati struck to the south-eastern side of the island. This was also the fourth major storm to hit the Indian Ocean Island in a month. Another Cyclone Batsirai…

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🌟 Oil Discovery in Rajasthan  

Cairn Oil & Gas, a Vedanta group firm recently has announced an oil discovery in Rajasthan՚s Barmer district block that is not very far away from its prolific oilfield in the same desert. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) have…

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Jun 27, 2022

🌟  Sustainable Cities India Program 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed recently by the World Economic Forum and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) to collaborate on a jointly designed ‘Sustainable Cities India program.’ The program would aim to create an enabling environment for cities to ge…

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🌟 Indias First E-Waste Eco-Park 

The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi recently has decided to build India՚s first ever e-waste eco-park in a bid to boost the tourism sector. With this Delhi would become home to the country՚s first e-waste eco-park that would take care of rising e-waste. Two important decisions wer…

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🌟 New Frog Species - Jaladhara skittering frog 

A new frog species has been discovered recently by the Zoological Survey of India, Pune recently from the freshwater bodies of the western coastal plains of India. This frog has been scientifically named as Euphlyctis Jaladhara with a common name “Jaladhara skittering frog” accor…

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Jun 18, 2022

🌟 Human-Wildlife Conflicts, Earths Sixth Hottest Year (1 to 15 February) 

Deer, wild boar, nilgai and rabbits would eat half of the crops at night leading to huge losses in the Latur district of Maharashtra. Across the country, farmers suffer from crop loss because of wild animals like deer, monkeys, elephants and even tigers and leopards raid farms in…

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Jun 15, 2022

🌟 Indias First GReen Hydrogen Microgrid Project (December 2021) 

India՚s first green hydrogen microgrid project has been awarded by State-run NTPC Ltd in Andhra Pradesh. This project has been awarded at the Simhadri plant of NTPC Ltd. in Andhra Pradesh. The project is of standalone Fuel-Cell based Micro-grid with hydrogen production using elec…

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🌟 Ken-Betwa River Linking Project (December 2021) 

The Union Cabinet has approved Ken-Betwa River linking project at a cost of ₹ 44,605 crore. This project would provide an annual irrigation of 10.62 lakh ha, drinking water supply to a population of about 62 lakhs generating 103 MW of hydropower. This project has a deadline of ei…

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Jun 12, 2022

🌟 Largest Ever Rhino Transfer (December 2021) 

30 white rhinos were recently transferred from South Africa to Rwanda, onboard a Boeing 747 chartered plane. This transfer was due to the increasing threat of illegal poaching. This was also the largest single transfer of white rhinos ever.

White Rhinoceros are also known as squar…

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