Latham’s Snipe’ Migratory Bird.

31 August 2021. Introduction: Latham’s Snipe shorebird fly non-stop from Japan to Australia twice in a year. The bird takes five days to cover the distance of thousands of kilometres of ocean for their survival. Highlights The migratory shorebird is similar in size to a blackbird. It completes the gruelling migration to warmer climes and […]

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India’s proposal to mandate using green hydrogen in fertilizer and refining.

27 August 2021. Introduction: In line with the Government’s commitment of replacing grey hydrogen with green hydrogen, India is proposing to mandate the use of green hydrogen in fertilizer and refining. Highlights This proposal was put forward by Power Minister R K Singh while holding talks with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Mr John […]

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NITI Aayog- WRI launched Forum for Decarbonising Transport.

27 August 2021. Introduction: NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute (WRI) of India together launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India on August 23, 2021 Highlights: This forum was launched virtually as part of NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project. It aims to decrease the peak level of Greenhouse Gas emissions (transport sector) in […]

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Tropical storm Henri makes landfall near Rhode Island.

23 August 2021. Introduction: Tropical Storm Henri has made its landfall near western Rhode Island on August 24, 2021. Highlights As per US National Hurricane Center (NHC), it made landfall with wind speed of 60 mph. In New Jersey, about 86 people were rescued from flooded vehicles as a result of tropical storm. Even though […]

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Delhi CM to inaugurate India’s First Smog Tower.

23 August 2021. Introduction; Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, will inaugurate India’s first smog tower at Baba Kharak Singh Marg in Connaught Place (CP), Delhi. Smog tower at CP It is over 20-metre-tall structure and was set up to improve air quality in a radius of around 1 km. The tower will operate at […]

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UNICEF: Children in India at high risk of Climate Crisis impacts.

23 August  2021 Introduction: According to a new report by UNICEF, Children in India are at extreme high risk of impacts of climate crisis. Highlights: As per report, India is among four South Asian countries where children are most at risk. Climate change threaten their health, education, and protection. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and India are […]

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India’s Highest Herbal Park inaugurated near Indo-China border.

21 August 2021. Introduction: India’s highest herbal park, at a height of 11,000 feet, was inaugurated near Indo-China border at Mana village in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Aim of the high-altitude herbal park This high-altitude herbal park was inaugurated with the aim of conserving various medicinally and culturally important alpine species and to conduct research […]

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Ratification of Kigali Amendment to Montreal Protocol.

21 August 2021. Introduction: India has approved the ratification of the Kigali Agreement to the Montreal Protocol in order to phase down Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Highlights: Experts note that, India has exemplified its climate leadership by approving the ratification process. Under the ratification, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) will be phased down early which in turn will make the […]

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Tropical Depression Grace over Haiti.

18 August 2021. Introduction: Tropical depression grace over the earthquake hit southwest Haiti on August 17, 2021. It caused torrential rains and high winds ending into flooding in one area. Highlights: Tropical depression hit, when Haiti is still scrambles to overcome the effects of a massive earthquake. Earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale had […]

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Kaziranga Park: India’s first National Park to give Satellite Phones to Forest Guards.

16 August 2021. Kaziranga Park of Assam have become the first national park of India to be equipped with satellite phones. Highlights: About 10 satellites phones were handed over by Assam Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua to forest personnel of  Kaziranga Park. This decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta […]

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