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  • 11-Oct-2018
  • Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘TITLI’ Hits West-Central Bay of Bengal

    The Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘TITLI’ over the west-central Bay of Bengal moved northwards with a speed of about 14 kmph over Westcentral Bay of Bengal near latitude 16.5°N and longitude 85.8°E, about 320 km south-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 270 km southeast of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh). 

  • 10-Oct-2018
  • Government Reconstitutes Top Court-Powered Pollution Control Panel 

    The Centre has reconstituted Supreme Court-empowered Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority or the EPCA, which is tasked with taking various measures to tackle air pollution in the National Capital Region. The tenure of the last EPCA expired on October 3.

    "The Central government hereby re-constitutes the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority," an order issued by the Environment Ministry on October 3 said.

  • 19-Aug-2018
  • Biggest Ever Rescue Operation In Flood-Affected Kerala: Important Highlights

    The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has evacuated over 10,000 people from the heavy rains and flood waters affected areas of Kerala till now as it said it has launched its biggest-ever relief and rescue operation in the country till date.

    The deadliest deluge in Kerala in close to a century has claimed 194 lives since August 8.

    A total of 58 teams of the force have been deputed to work in Kerala out of which 55 are working on ground. Three teams are on their way, a spokesperson for the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said.

     

  • 24-Jul-2018
  • Advanced weather forecasting system unveiled in New Delhi

    New Delhi, Jul 21 (PTI) A sophisticated weather forecasting system that will give out real time air quality index, advance forecasts and health advisories, was unveiled here today by Earth Sciences and Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan.

    SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting), the first of its kind in the country, is located at Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi.

  • 27-Jun-2018
  • India increases grants to $15 million to handle global environment crises

    Playing a crucial role to mitigate climate change and other environmental challenges across the globe, India on Tuesday announced it will increase for the next four years the money it pays to the Global Environment Facility (GEF), a mechanism to provide grants for environment projects.

    India's representative to GEF Council Aparna Subramani made the announcement at its meeting in this Vietnamese city that will conclude on June 28.

  • 25-Jun-2018
  • Uttarakhand High Court banned white water rafting, paragliding, and other adventure sports in the state 

    The Uttarakhand High Court banned white water rafting, paragliding, and other adventure sports in the state until the local administration comes up with a policy to regulate these activities. 

  • 24-Jun-2018
  • United Nations Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India - Dia Mirza

    Actor and United Nations Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India, Dia Mirza, who has been quite vocal about plastic pollution in India has taken the #BeatPlasticPollution message to IIFA being held in Bangkok. Dia urged citizens of Bangkok and Thailand to take inspiration from the world and reduce the usage of plastic. Addressing people at IIFA in Bangkok, Thailand, she said.

  • 09-Oct-2017
  • NMCG approves 8 projects for National Gange Programme 

    National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved 8 projects worth Rs 700cr for ambitious Namami Gane Programme .Out of the eight projects, four of them relate to sewage management in three Ganga basin.

     
  • 03-Oct-2017
  • Centre launches SECURE himalaya project 

    Union Cabinet has launched the new himalaya project which ensures conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity, land and forest resources in the high Himalayan ecosystem .It is a six year long project.

  • 08-Sep-2017
  • Lakshadweep Parali I island vanishes

     Lakshadweep Parali I island vanished due to coastal erosion.Parali I island, part of Bangaram atoll, which had an area of 0.032 sq.km in 1968 has been completely eroded, resulting in its inundation.

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