Category: Environment

National Mission for Clean Ganga Organises Ek Shaam Ganga Ke Naam

  River Ganga has been an unceasing source of livelihood for more than 40 percent of India’s population. It has been unconditionally providing for our needs and has been the very essence of spirituality. In order to acknowledge the river’s importance and celebrate its magnificence, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) organised a cultural evening

Cauvery tribunal gets 6 months extension to submit report

  The Centre has extended the term of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal by six months up to May 2, 2018. The tribunal is looking into the long-standing dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on the sharing of Cauvery, an inter-State basin having its origin in Karnataka and flowing through Tamil Nadu and Puducherry before out

Odisha govt imposes 7-month ban on sea fishing activity

  The Odisha government has imposed a seven-month ban on sea fishing activity as breeding season of Olive Ridley is approaching. The government imposed the ban till May 31st next year in view of the commencement of the mass nesting in winter and to protect the endangered marine animals sea turtles. The ban activity was

SBI sanctions Rs 2,317 crore for financing solar power projects

  State Bank of India announced sanction of credit facilities amounting to Rs 2,317 crore to corporates for financing Grid Connected Rooftop Solar projects under an SBI-World Bank programme. This funding will create solar power capacity aggregating 575 MW. India’s largest bank sanctioned loans to JSW Energy, Hinduja Renewables, Tata Renewable Energy, Adani Group, Azure

Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits record high: UN

  The UN said that the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has hit a new high. It warned that drastic action is needed to achieve targets set by the Paris climate agreement. The World Meteorological Organization said, concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016. It

NASA spots ‘interstellar object’ passing through solar system

  In a first, NASA scientists have discovered an interstellar object – a small asteroid or comet that appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else in our galaxy. The object – designated A- 2017 U1 – is less than 400 metres in diameter and is moving remarkably fast. A-

India organises tourism promotion campaign in China’s Sanya

  India has organised a tourism exchange seminar in China’s Sanya city as part of its efforts to create awareness about the country’s tourist destinations. Indian Consulate in the Guangzhou organised ‘India-China (Sanya) Tourism Exchange Seminar’ at Sanya. The seminar was one among a series of events organised as part of the continued efforts to

India to host UN wildlife summit in 2020

  The UN for Environment Programme announced that India will host the next United Nations (UN) global wildlife conference in 2020. An announcement in this regard was made in the Philippine capital on the last day of the six-day 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species, or CMS

New artificial intelligence system can predict earthquakes

  Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system to successfully predict earthquakes, an advance that may help prepare for natural disasters and potentially save lives. Researchers from University of Cambridge in the UK and Boston University in the US have claimed that they have developed an artificial intelligence system to successfully predict earthquakes in

NDMA training programme for CBRN emergencies concludes

  A training programme on CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) emergencies conducted by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) successfully concluded. The training programme aimed at improving the preparedness of Parliament House Complex (PHC) security staff to respond to threats emerging from the use of CBRN material. The five-day training programme, which began on