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Integrated Wildlife Law Enforcement Strategy

TRAFFIC India, in conjunction with CBI and INTERPOL has conducted a major wildlife law enforcement training in India. Senior delegates from various enforcement and intelligence...

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau Seizes Wildlife Articles

Trading in wildlife articles is the third largest trade in the world. Wildlife Crime Control Bureau has seized wildlife articles in ‘Wildnet’ operations in Noida...

NCA Allows Raising of Sardar Sarovar Dam Height

Narmada Control Authority (NCA) has cleared the final raising of Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) in Gujarat by lowering of gates and impounding of water...

Land Degradation Neutrality in India by 2030

Land Degradation is a global concern for sustainable development, conservation of biodiversity and mitigating and adapting to climate change. It refers to reduction or...

World Environment Day Theme in 2017

‘Connecting People to Nature’, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and...

USA Withdraws from Paris Climate Agreement

On June 1, 2017, United States President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would cease all participation in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate...

Air Quality Index Launched in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has launched a comprehensive Air Quality Index (AQI) and Air Information and Response (AIR) plan that would include an air pollution alert...

GEAC Approves Release of GM Mustard in India

The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) headed by Amita Prasad has approved the commercial release of a herbicide-tolerant GM mustard (Brassica juncea). The Genetic Engineering Appraisal...

New Unique Species of Frog Discovered

Scientists have discovered a new species of frog from Amazonian Ecuador. Its uniqueness is the transparent skin that is stretching all over its chest as...

Concept of ‘Heat Island Effect’ in News

Urban areas are usually warmer than their rural surroundings, a phenomenon known as the “heat island effect.” As cities develop, more vegetation is lost...

Cyclonic Storm ‘MORA’ in News

Severe Cyclonic Storm Mora is a currently active, but weakening tropical cyclone threatening Bangladesh. Under the influence of a persistent area of convection, a low...

‘Ozone2Climate Technology’ Roadshow Organised

In a first, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, along with the UN Environment OzonAction’s Compliance Assistance Programme, organized an “Ozone2Climate” Technology Roadshow,...

Hyogo Framework for Action: Building Resilience After Disasters

The Hyogo Framework for Action is a 10-year plan to make the world safer from natural hazards. This famework came out of the World...

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: India’s Action

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework) is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda, with seven targets and...

Minamata Convention on Mercury in News

The world took an historic step forward in the fight against mercury poisoning as the European Union and seven of its member States ratified...

International Partnership to Protect Ocean Resources

The World Economic Forum and the Marine Science Institute of University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), have announced a partnership to improve the health...

Algal bloom and Indian Coastal Zone

An algal bloom is a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae in freshwater or marine water systems, and is recognized by...

Bumble Bee in Endangered Species List

The rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental US to gain federal protection when recently it was added to...

Air Quality Index Launched in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has launched a comprehensive Air Quality Index (AQI) and Air Information and Response (AIR) plan that would include an air pollution alert...

BCCI Gets New Constitution

Mumbai has lost its permanent voting status as per the new constitution of the Indian Cricket Board finalized by the Committee of Administrators (CoA)...

States Passed GST Law: Date and Year

As of today, all the States and Union Territories (having assemblies) have approved the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) Act. Now only one State...

Africa’s Largest Refugee Crisis in News

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says the situation has made South Sudan, Africa's largest refugee crisis and the world's third largest after Syria...