Enviornment Current Affairs - 2019

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Union Cabinet approves ratification of International Solar Alliance

The Union Cabinet gave its approval to the proposal of Union Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) for ratification of International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Agreement by India. The Agreement was opened for signature on the sidelines of 22nd Conference of Parties (CoP) meeting United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at Marrakesh, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Union Government to invest Rs 15000 crore to increase Panipat oil refinery capacity

The Union Government has decided to invest 15,000 crore rupees to increase the capacity of Panipat refinery in Haryana to 25 Million Tonnes from existing 15 Million Tonnes. It was announced by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan at a function in Panipat. Key Facts The expansion of Panipat Read More…

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Arctic Region hits record high temperature over land: NOAA

The average temperature over Arctic land for the year ending in September 2015 was the highest on record indicating that the Arctic is warming twice as fast as other parts of the Earth. It was revealed by the annual Arctic Report Card of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a federal agency of US for Read More…

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Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare bans sale of Diclofenac in multidose vial

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has banned the sale of Diclofenac in multidose vial. Henceforth, it will be sold only in single-dose vial packaging for human use. This ban was imposed on recommendation of Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in order to save and protect vultures from brink of Read More…

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Antarctic Ocean’s carbon dioxide absorption increased

As per a new study Antarctic Ocean has been absorbing increasing levels of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) , a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) over the past decade. The research study was published in journal Science and was undertaken by an international research team led by Nicolas Gruber, a professor at ETH Zurich. Key facts The study Read More…

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Union Cabinet approves Solar Power capacity target to 1 lakh MW under JNNSM by 2022

Union Cabinet approved increasing India’s solar power capacity target under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) to 1 Lakh Mega Watt (MW) by 2022. Decision to increase solar power capacity by five times form current capacity was taken by Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. 1 Lakh Mega Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Himachal Pradesh government sets up satellite tracking system to check forest fire

Himachal Pradesh forest department has set up the satellite tracking system to check and find the forest fire incidents during summer season. The main aim of this tracking system is to protect the precious forest in the state from forest fires. The system is designed in such a way that, occurrence of any fire in Read More…

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