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  • 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.

  • 07-Sep-2017
  • Indian scientists make artificial leaf

    Indian scientists have made artificial leaf that absorbs sunlight to generate hydrogen fuel from water.Scientists conclude that this energy conversion can be applied to cars which can be made eco friendly.

  • 28-Aug-2017
  • India imposes anti-dumping duty on China's Sodium Nitrate products

    India has imposed anti-dumpinfg duties on China's Sodium Nitrate products for a term of five years.It was imposed based on recommendations of Directorate General of Antidumping and Allied Duties (DGAD).

  • 26-Aug-2017
  • GM crops will have bio safety and socio economic evaluation 

    The union cabinet said that the GM crops will now have to go through bio-safety and socio economic evaluation.The environment ministry should examine the impact of GM crops on environment thoroughly, in consultation with all stakeholders so that the nation is very clear about all its probable effects before taking a call on the matter.

  • 24-Aug-2017
  • Rooftop Solar project in Odisha

    Odisha government has planned to utilize solar power on roof tops of buildings.The consumers will be provided with 30% ubsidy from the government.

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