Category: Environment

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