What is ‘Aquamation’?

8 January 2022. Introduction: On January 8, 2022, the body of Nobel Peace Prize winning Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu underwent aquamation in Cape Town. Aquamation is a green alternative to traditional cremation methods. What is aquamation? Aquamation, also called as alkaline hydrolysis, is a process in which the dead body is immersed in a mixture of […]

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Asian Waterbird Census (AWC)

7 Jaunary 2022. Introduction: The Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) is an integral part of International Waterbird Census. The international census is conducted in 143 countries. About AWC The AWC is jointly held by Wetlands International and Bombay Natural History Society. AWC is held in the month of January every year. During the census, the volunteers […]

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India’s Non – Fossil Fuel Milestone.

6 January 2022. Introduction: Reached its non – fossil fuel target much ahead of 2030. What is the milestone achieved? At the COP21, India had pledged to install 40% of overall electric energy from non – renewable sources. India aimed to achieve this target by 2030. But it has now achieved this well ahead in […]

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Regulations on Waste Tyres Management .

6January 2022 Introduction: On January 5, 2022, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change shared the draft notification for regulations on “extended producer responsibility (EPR) for waste tyres”. Highlights: The regulation will be effective in the fiscal year 2022-23, if finalised. Draft notification was shared in because, NGT data shows that India discards around 275,000 […]

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Action Plan for Introduction of Cheetah in India.

January 5, 2022, Introduction:  The Union government launched an action plan for introducing Cheetah in India. Highlights: The ‘Action Plan for Introduction of Cheetah in India’ was released by environment ministry in the 19th meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority. Under the action plan, 50 cheetahs will be introduced in India, in the next five […]

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Chilika Water Bird Status Survey – 2022 .

5 January 2021. Introduction: The Odisha Wildlife Organization recently conducted a bird census in the Chilika lake. The organization was joined by Chilika Development Authority and Bombay Natural History Society. About the survey Chilika is the largest brackish water lake. Birds come to the lake to spend their winter. Around 106 personnel were deployed in […]

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Mud Crab Reovirus (MCRV).

5 January2021. Introduction: Andhra Pradesh recently found that ‘Mud Crab Reovirus (MCRV)’ has been the reason for mass mortality of wild crab (Scylla serrata). Highlights Presence of MCRV in samples collected from Nagayalanka fields was confirmed by Joint research by Centre for Advanced Study in Marine Biology (Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu) and M.S. Swaminathan Research […]

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Plan Bee

5 January 2021. 5 January 2021. Introduction: The Plan Bee was launched by Northern Frontier Railway. It aims to keep the elephants away from the train tracks. The plan recently won Best Innovation Award from the Indian Railways. What is Plan Bee? The plan installs unique devices along the railway tracks. These devices create the […]

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MoHUA Climate Change Awareness Campaign.

4 January2021. Introduction: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) announced to develop and launch a Climate Change Awareness Campaign and a National Photography Competition. Highlights: Both the events will be held in Surat, Gujarat on February 4th and 5th 2022. Events will be held as a part of ministry’s preparatory activities under the Azadi […]

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