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  • Jan 25, 2018
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    Next Week! ! VONA – Volcanic Eruptions 📹. What is Monsoon Mission? : India-UK collaboration – proposed in 2010, Launched by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Has been coordinated by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune.

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  • Feb 4, 2018
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    Bombogenesis is a popular term that describes a mid-latitude cyclone that rapidly intensifies. It means rapidly deepening extra tropical cyclonic low-pressure area. Other names for Bombogenesis: Explosive cyclogenesis.

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  • Feb 1, 2018
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    The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has launched pilot project ‘Blue Flag’ to develop and enhance standards of cleanliness on beaches. Increase upkeep and basic amenities at beaches.

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    China launched remote sensing satellites from Xichang Satellite launch centre in the southwest Sichuan province. This launch was the third batch of the Yaogan-30 project. The launch is the 260th mission of the Long March rocket family.

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  • Jan 31, 2018
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    The latest global Environmental Performance Index (EPI) rankings, released on the sidelines of World Economic Forum meet in Davos saw India slip to bottom five in a list of 180 countries. India was placed at 177 position.

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  • Jan 25, 2018
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    Andhra Pradesh Fibre Grid project was officially launched on 27th Dec 2017 for providing affordable high-speed internet service to every household in the state at a nominal rate. Fibre Grid project also termed as Triple Play2 Services envisages to… (274 more words) …

  • Jan 30, 2018
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    The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises is administering the scheme “Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehciles in India”, popularly known as FAME India scheme since 01st April 2015.

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  • Jan 24, 2018
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    The power obtained by harnessing the energy of the sun’s rays is known as solar energy. The calculated solar energy incidence on India’s land area is about 5000 trillion Kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year.

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  • Jan 15, 2018
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    Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level for Mount Mayon volcano to a three on a scale of five. It indicates an improved tendency toward a risky explosion. Lava flowed less than half a mile down a… (381 more words) …

  • Jan 21, 2018
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    Scientists have discovered the first known hybrid bird species in the Amazon rainforest - a golden-crowned manakin with yellow feathers. Such hybrid species among vertebrates are exceedingly rare.

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  • Jan 10, 2018
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    Scientists discovered Schaller’s wood scorpion (Liocheles schalleri) at Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary, Tripura and named it in honour of wildlife biologist George Schaller who studied wildlife across the world, including the snow leopards of the Himalayas and Central India’s tigers.

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  • Jan 3, 2018
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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the discovery of two new exoplanets, Kepler-90i and Kepler-80g using a deep learning neural network — an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that mimics the workings of a human brain. This was first time… (543 more words) …

  • Jan 2, 2018
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    The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog plans to set up Methanol Economy Fund of Rs. 4, 000 - 5, 000 crore for promoting production and use of methanol clean fuel.

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  • Dec 31, 2017
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    The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) launched first NIC-CERT, a setup of National Informatics Centre (NIC) to prevent and predict cyber-attacks on government utilities.

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    Rocks and dust particles from space close to Earth’s atmosphere are called meteoroids. Those entering and blazing through the atmosphere are called meteors. Geminid Meteor Shower in 2017 was observed on December 13.

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    Physicists from University of Illinois discovered a new form of matter called excitonium. This condensate, made up of excitons, was theorized almost 50 years ago. Term ‘excitonium’ was coined in the 1960s by Harvard theoretical physicist Bert Halperin.

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  • Dec 28, 2017
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    NASA satellites have been observing new volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean. The emerging rock offers scientists a laboratory to map rarely seen rapid geological processes, which could model the mysterious terrain of Mars.

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  • Dec 27, 2017
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    Rajasthan was first state in India to launch free email addresses in Hindi for its residents. The facility will be available at name@rajasthan. bharat (in Devanagari script). Aims to increase participation of people towards e-governance and ensuring maximum government facilities… (271 more words) …

  • Dec 19, 2017
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    Next Week! ! Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code: Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro ferry service allows traveling from Ghogha to Dahej through the sea which in future can also link Hazira, Pipavavo, Jafrabad, Daman and Diu, and even to Bombay.

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  • Dec 5, 2017
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    Next Week! ! Ease of Doing Business. 👌 Work is advanced through sessions of the following bodies: COP – Supreme. decision making body for Convention. CMP - Supreme decision making body for Kyoto Protocol. CMA - Supreme decision making body… (1768 more words) …

  • Dec 14, 2017
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    The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas organized a consultative workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels & VGF for 2nd Generation Ethanol Bio Refineries in New Delhi. Provide better remuneration for farmers generating employment and doubling farmers’… (656 more words) …

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    Scientists discovered new species of gecko in the Eastern Ghats in northern Andhra Pradesh in few areas in northern Mahendragiri range and scattered coastal hills in northern Andhra Pradesh.

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  • Dec 12, 2017
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    First International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) was kicked off in Jaipur. Five-day symposium is organized by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in partnership with The World Bank, and Alliance for an Energy Efficient… (388 more words) …

  • Dec 10, 2017
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    Light pollution is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial (usually outdoor) light. The rate of growth of this light is approximately two percent each year in both the amount of areas lit and the radiance of the light.

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  • Dec 9, 2017
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    Indian Armed Forces joined the supersonic cruise missile triad with the successful test launch of the BrahMos missile from an Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI frontline fighter aircraft above the Bay of Bengal.

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  • Dec 5, 2017
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    Indian Railways is the preferred mode of transport. 1.3 million workers dedicated to serving with commitment. Indian Railways is targeting 100 % electrification- by applying economies of scale in “an incentive cum penalty” framework scheme.

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    Electrification of railways chart

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  • Dec 4, 2017
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    EESL’s projects, under one of the largest funding by GEF until date, will mitigate 60 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent through the use of new technologies under the new program “Creating and Sustaining Markets for Energy Efficiency”.

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  • Nov 29, 2017
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    A hackathon is a gathering where programmers collaboratively code in an extreme manner over a short period. Each developer has the ability and freedom to work on whatever they wants. Appathons is a Hackathons but focused on creation of app.… (236 more words) …

  • Nov 25, 2017
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    Mission Innovation challenge on Smart Grids is collectively working to enable future smart grids powered by renewables. To combat the growth of greenhouse gas emission, world is increasing use of renewable energy sources.

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  • Nov 23, 2017
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    To bolster bilateral relations with friendly foreign countries and navies in the Indian Ocean region, INS Sarvekshak, a hydrographic survey ship of Southern Naval Command, arrived in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania for joint Hydrographic Survey along with the Tanzanian Navy.

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  • Nov 21, 2017
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    Next Week! ! Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People. Pollution-related deaths (92%) occur in low- and middle-income countries, and in rapidly industrialising countries (such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Kenya).

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    Next Week! ! Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People. Household Air: Choose cleaner fuels -not kerosene, wood or coal. Support bottled gas, biogas, solar, or electrification. Choose cookstoves that reduce particulate emissions.

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    Next Week! ! Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People: Pollution-related deaths (92%) occur in low- and middle-income countries, and in rapidly industrialising countries (such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Kenya).

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  • Nov 20, 2017
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    To satisfy India’s commitment at COP 21 for reducing vehicular emissions and improve fuel efficiency – (reducing the carbon footprints and keep a healthy environment), India is following regulatory pathway for fuel quality and vehicle emissions standards termed as Bharat… (458 more words) …

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    First ever Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Open Conference was held in India in New Delhi on November 15, 2017. Indian Compute Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) received the host country award from the APCERT, handed over by Japan… (318 more words) …

  • Nov 14, 2017
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    To safeguard fast-eroding Majuli island- world’s largest riverine island using government is conducting research on floating Brahmaputra Biodiversity and Biology Boat (B4) labs along Brahmaputra River.

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    India’s first electric bus service launched at Rohtang Pass area in Himachal Pradesh is first of its kind electric bus service for tourist spot and first in world at an altitude of 13, 000 feet.

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  • Nov 7, 2017
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    Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) notified new Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 prohibiting range of activities in wetlands replacing earlier 2010 rules.

    Forests & Climate Change notified new Wetland Rules 2017

    Forests & Climate Change notified new Wetland Rules 2017

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  • Nov 2, 2017
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    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on Computer. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note… (371 more words) …

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    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on Computer. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note… (386 more words) …

  • Nov 12, 2017
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    Union Government launched SECURE Himalaya, a six-year project for conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity, land and forest resources in high Himalayan ecosystem spread over four states viz. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.

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  • Nov 2, 2017
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    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on environment. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note… (812 more words) …

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    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on environment. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note… (345 more words) …

  • Nov 1, 2017
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    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on environment. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note… (516 more words) …

  • Nov 5, 2017
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    To address illegal wildlife trade across 19 countries of Asia and Africa, India is hosting the Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) jointly with World Bank and United Nations Development Programme.

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  • Nov 2, 2017
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    Government has been emphasizing the need for more waste management plants around the country. “Waste to Energy” is not only an opportunity but also a necessity. Huge amount of urban waste generated in India- creates an urgent need to convert… (388 more words) …

  • Nov 1, 2017
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    More than 100 leading global companies are expected to participate in India’s first ever Mobile Congress 2017 organized from 27thSeptember to 29th September 2017. Led by Department of Telecom as the nodal ministry

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  • Oct 26, 2017
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    The wind tariff in India touched lowest level of Rs. 2.64 per kWh in the second wind auction conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) on behalf of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.

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  • Oct 23, 2017
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    2017 Nobel Prize for Physics paper (discover paper) has 39 Indian authors and scientists. The contributions came from nine institutions- CMI Chennai, ICTS-TIFR Bengaluru, IISER-Kolkata, IISER-Trivandrum, IIT Gandhinagar, IPR Gandhinagar, IUCAA Pune, RRCAT Indore, and TIFR Mumbai, primarily funded through… (502 more words) …

  • Oct 3, 2017
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    जीरो की खोज: -हम सभी जानते हैं कि ’जीरो’ की खोज भारत ने की थी। अब इस पर पश्चिम ने भी मुहर लगा दी है। जीरो के इस्तेमाल के बारे में पहली बार कार्बन डेटिंग के जरिए पता लगाया… (1601 more words) …

  • Oct 5, 2017
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    प्रस्तावना: - मोबाइल (गतिशील) पर खेले जाने वाले ’ब्लू व्हेल चैलेंज गेम’ से दुनिया भर में दहशत है। इस गेम के भंवर में बच्चे फंस रहे हैं और समाज ही नहीं सरकारें और अदालते भी इस गेम के दुष्प्रभावों से… (1587 more words) …

  • Oct 21, 2017
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    Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan in a project titled “Sea Horse, ” harnessed energy from the Kuroshio Ocean Current flowing from the eastern coast of Taiwan and around southern parts of Japan.… (367 more words) …

  • Oct 12, 2017
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    Parali 1 a biodiversity-rich uninhabited island of Lakshadweep, part of Bangaram Atoll, disappeared due to coastal erosion and 4 such islands are shrinking. With one island submerged- Lakshadweep is an archipelago of only 36 islands.

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  • Oct 10, 2017
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    Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) published compendium “Fauna of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve in Indian Sundarbans”. First of its kind compendium in India. Consolidates information of faunal diversity of Sundarbans.

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    Map of Sundarbans environment

    Map of Sundarbans environment

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  • Oct 9, 2017
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    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) changed conservation status of snow leopard from “endangered” to “vulnerable” after three-year assessment. Changed 45 years after snow leopard first declared endangered in 1972.

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  • Oct 2, 2017
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    The International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer (or World Ozone Day) is observed every year on September 16 for the preservation of the Ozone Layer. 23rd World Ozone Day has the theme - “Caring for all life under… (708 more words) …