Envrionment Current Affairs - 2020

Maharashtra becomes first state to adopt Fly Ash Utilization Policy

Maharashtra became the first state in the country to adopt the Fly Ash Utilization Policy. It was approved by state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The policy paves way for prosperity by generating wealth from waste and environment protection. Key Facts The policy seeks 100% use of fly ash generated from thermal Read More…

NDMC ink MoU with NEERI to develop sewage treatment plants

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has signed a MoU with National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) to develop 12 sewage treatment plants (STP). NEERI will provide its expertise in this field and the treatment plants to help NDMC to irrigate its parks in a bid to develop green areas and revamp big and small Read More…

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UNESCO lists Khangchendzonga National Park and Chandigarh’ Capitol Complex in World Heritage Sites

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has added Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga National Park (KNP) and Chandigarh’ Capitol Complex in its list of World Heritage Sites. Decision in this regard was taken by the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO held in Istanbul in Turkey. Khangchendzonga National Park (KNP) KNP Read More…

IUCN declares Bornean orangutan critically endangered

Bornean orangutan, a primate species has been declared critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). The declaration was based on the assessment for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species was carried out earlier. IUCN assessment has found that population of Bornean orangutans has dropped by nearly two-third Read More…

Darjeeling zoo gets a male snow leopard for breeding conservation programme

The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (PNHZP) in Darjeeling, West Bengal has received a male snow leopard named Makalu from London’s Dudley Zoological Gardens. The male snow leopard will be used for en-situ breeding conservation programme at PNHZP. It will also help to balance the poor sex ratio of the Darjeeling zoo (8 female and Read More…