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Environmental Clearances in India

🕔17:51, 20.Aug 2019

Environmental Clearance is mainly conducted for the assessment of the impacts of a project on the environment and people and also try to reduce the impact of the project. In India, there are 39 categories for which the environment clearance

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Plastic Pollution: Can We Free India From Single Use Plastic?

🕔16:58, 19.Aug 2019

On 73rd Independence Speech, PM Modi pitched to free India from Single-use plastic. A massive public campaign like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan will be launched mobilizing all stakeholders. This is another strong decision by the government against single-use plastic after when

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RETHINKING WATER GOVERNANCE STRATEGIES

🕔17:01, 13.Aug 2019

There is a paradoxical situation due to the floods on one hand and water crisis on the other, which highlights the importance of water governance in India like in December 2015, Chennai was facing floods and in 2019, the city

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IIT-H, Harvard University study mercury accumulation in fish

🕔17:56, 10.Aug 2019

News: A joint research has found that though there has been a decrease in the levels of mercury pollution, the amount of mercury found in fish have been different in different species. This research studied how climate change impacts mercury

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Nearly 3,000 tigers in India, finds census

🕔13:30, 30.Jul 2019

News The four-year tiger census report, Status of Tigers in India, 2018, released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, shows numbers of the big cat have increased across all landscapes. More in News The total count has risen to

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Maharashtra did not comply with compensatory afforestation rules: CAG

🕔11:25, 27.Jul 2019

News The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has, in a recent audit report, flagged non-compliance of Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) rules by Maharashtra. More in News The state diverted 65,363 hectares of forest land

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China, Russia, France share satellite data on Assam floods

🕔11:23, 27.Jul 2019

News India has activated a less-used mechanism of seeking international assistance for information about its severely flood-affected regions. More in News With Assam inundated by floods, several countries including China, Russia and France collaborated with India on sharing satellite images

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Tiger census and conservation

🕔17:27, 26.Jul 2019

By virtue of being the top predator, the tiger functions as an umbrella species for the conservation of biodiversity, ecosystem functions, goods, and services in forest systems of Asia. India is going to come out with All India Tiger Estimation,

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Sand mining: SC seeks reply from Centre and five States

🕔10:38, 26.Jul 2019

News The Supreme Court on July 24 sought a response from the Centre and five States on a plea for a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into rampant illegal beach and river sand mining which was causing severe ecological imbalance,

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Making Chennai a water-wise city

🕔10:37, 26.Jul 2019

Article Ramakrishnan talks about the importance of waste water treatment to solve ongoing water crisis in Urban Area  Important analysis Author opined that there is a compelling need for a paradigm shift in the way the water crisis is being

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