Phase IV Of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) : 12 Iconic Sites Announced

Phase IV Of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP): The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti has announced the selection of the 12 iconic sites under Phase IV of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP). Under Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G), aim is to transform the iconic heritage, […]

Centre For Science And Environment (CSE) Report On Pollution : Findings

Centre For Science And Environment (CSE) Report On Pollution: The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) reported that the levels of PM 2.5, worsened in 43 out of 99 cities whose winter air was compared for two years, 2020 and 2019. PM 2.5 refers to fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter. It […]

Telangana Achieves 100% Tap Water Connections To Schools

Telangana achieves 100% Tap Water Connections To Schools: Work on providing a connection to schools, AWCs and ashram shalas was taken up under the 100-day special campaign of the Ministry of Jal Shakti under the Jal Jeevan Mission. Now, Telangana has joined a group of States that has ensured tap water connections to all schools […]

US Re-joined Paris Climate Deal : Implication

Paris Climate Deal: The United States has officially re-joined the Paris climate accord on February 19, 2020. It has joined the deal again after 107 days it left. With the rejoining of US, the world leaders expects that now the country will prove its seriousness as it was mostly absent for four years. The countries […]

Greenpeace Southeast Asia : Cost To The Economy Due To Air Pollution

Greenpeace Southeast Asia analysis Of Cost To The Economy Due To Air Pollution: Air pollution claimed approximately 54,000 lives in Delhi in 2020, according to a Greenpeace Southeast Asia analysis of cost to the economy due to air pollution. Six Indian cities Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Lucknow feature in the global analysis. Globally, […]

Green Contest : Tree Cities of the World

Green Contest : Hyderabad has won a green contest among cities in India and emerged as one of the ‘Tree Cities of the World’. That title has been bestowed by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Hyderabad has been selected for its commitment to growing and maintaining urban forestry under […]

National Hydrogen Mission of India : Proposals

National Hydrogen Mission: India has announced a National Hydrogen Mission. The proposal in the Budget will be followed up with a mission draft over the next couple of months. And while proposed end-use sectors include steel and chemicals, the major industry that hydrogen has the potential of transforming is transportation — which contributes a third […]

World Solar Bank to be launched by ISA

World Solar Bank: The International Solar Alliance (ISA) has planned to launch the World Solar Bank (WSB) at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow that is scheduled for November 2021. Highlights The development of the World Solar Bank will support India’s attempt to secure its leadership in the climate arena. The development of […]

Mahabahu-Brahmaputra Initiative In Assam – Launched Virtually

Virtually Launch Of ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ Initiative In Assam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually launch the ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ initiative in Assam on February 18, 2021. Highlights He will lay the foundation stone for the Dhubri Phulbari bridge. PM will also perform the bhumi pujan for the construction of the Majuli Bridge in Assam. PM while announcing the […]

Fossils Of Coelacanth : A Giant Fish | IUCN Status

Fossils Of Coelacanth: A group of paleontologists has discovered fossils of the coelacanth, a giant fish regarded as an iconic example of a “living fossil.” The discovered fossil of Coelacanth is believed to be 66 million years old belonging to the Cretaceous era. Coelacanths are elusive, deep-sea creatures, living in depths up to 2,300 feet […]