Bhupendra Yadav launches PRANA Portal

8 Seotember 2021. Introduction: Union environment minister, Bhupendra Yadav, launched a portal called PRANA on September 7, 2021. Highlights: PRANA Portal will be used to track the progress of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) in order to comply with India’s commitment to ensure clean air and blue skies to everybody. This portal was launched […]

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Environment Minister launches first functional Smog Tower

September 8, 2021 Introduction: Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav, virtually inaugurated the first functional smog tower of India on September 7, 2021. Highlights: Smog tower was launched at Anand Vihar in Delhi. Now, ministry would keep a close eye on the results to determine if India need more of such […]

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IUCN: 37% of sharks and rays threatened with extinction.

8 September 2021. Introduction: According to a new red list by IUCN, world’s sharks and rays have been witnessing declines in their populations since 2014 and are now threatened with extinction. Highlights: New red list was released by IUCN at global conference with the aim of protecting dwindling species. It notes that, there are signs […]

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Big John- Biggest Triceratops to be auctioned

6 September2021. Introduction: Big John, an enormous triceratops, is to be auctioned in October 2021 and is expected to get big bucks on the auction block in France. Highlights: Big John’s skeleton is more than 66 million years old and is 60% complete, It is the largest triceratops ever found, measuring about 26 feet long. […]

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Tamil Nadu to set up India’s first Dugong Conservation Reserve .

September 6, 2021. Introduction: Government of Tamil Nadu recently announced its plan to set up India’s first Dugong Conservation Reserve in the Palk Bay on the southeast coast. Highlights Dugong or sea cow is an endangered marine mammal. It is facing extinction because of habitat loss, sea pollution, and loss of seagrass. Dugong is found […]

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