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Why it is Compelling To Restore Degraded Land (updated)

🕔17:50, 14.Sep 2019

India has been hosting the meeting of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. The UNCCD meeting takes place every two years and the ongoing one in Greater Noida is the 14th such meeting. Factors affecting Land Degradation(static) Why is desertification

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 A Case For a Differential Global Carbon Tax 

🕔10:24, 13.Sep 2019

All nations must climb down the emissions ladder without giving up on their standard of living. Climate change is a global problem, and a global problem needs a global solution. The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report

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A case for a differential global carbon tax

🕔17:24, 12.Sep 2019

Introduction: A Case For a Differential Global Carbon Tax Climate change is a global problem, and a global problem needs a global solution.  The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report suggests that humankind might have just over

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Cryodrakon Boreas

🕔17:53, 11.Sep 2019

Paleontologists have identified a new species, named it Cryodrakon boreas, and declared that it could be one of the largest flying animals. Details Cryodrakon boreas, from the Azhdarchid group of pterosaurs, was a flying reptile with a wingspan of up

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Discovery of 2 new species of Ginger

🕔16:27, 11.Sep 2019

In News Two new species of Zingiber, commonly referred to as gingers have been discovered from Nagaland by the scientists from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI). Details Zingiber perenense has been discovered from the Peren district of Nagaland, while

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Waste Management in India

🕔18:10, 10.Sep 2019

In News Indore has managed to flatten a landfill by chipping away 15 lakh metric tonnes of waste at a cost of around 10 crores in just 3 years by using 20 trommel machines and bioremediation and biomining techniques. Similar

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Land Desertification and Degradation

🕔16:02, 10.Sep 2019

Why in News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised by 10% the amount of degraded land India has agreed to rehabilitate by 2030. This target would be achieved with an emphasis on “degraded agricultural, forest and other wastelands by adopting

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Nilgiri Tahr

🕔17:56, 9.Sep 2019

The sightings of Nilgiri Tahr in the Mukurthi National Park have risen from 568 in 2018 to 612 this year, showing an impressive 8% increase. This was the second consecutive year that an increase in the population of the animal

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Avian influenza (H5N1)

🕔17:55, 7.Sep 2019

In News:  The OIE-World Organisation for Animal Health declared India free of avian influenza (H5N1) Background Information Avian Influenza was first reported from Hong Kong in 1997. Since then, there have been many outbreaks across the world. India too has

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Great Indian bustard

🕔14:51, 7.Sep 2019

Becoming aware of the high mortality rate among Great Indian bustard, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre to prepare a time-bound action plan within two months for its protection. Also, a Joint Committee was constituted to prepare an

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