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Rare White Tufted Royal Butterfly

Rare White Tufted Royal Butterfly Recently a rare species of butterfly has been seen in Kaliyar (Kerala).Earlier this species was seen in Agasthyakoodam and Shendurni Wildlife Sanctuary. It is protected under Schedule 2 of the

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Asian Waterbird Census

Asian Waterbird Census According to the recent Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) 2023, there has been a decline in the population of some migratory waterbirds, especially duck species that visit the Alappuzha region of Kerala. Major

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Wetlands International (WI) Report

Wetlands International (WI) Report According to a report by Wetlands International (WI), 2 out of 5 wetlands in India have disappeared in the last three decades. Wetlands International is a non-governmental global organization. It’s headquarter

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Joshimath declared landslide – subsidence zone

Joshimath declared landslide-subsidence zone  Recently, a Landslide situation has arisen in Joshimath. Man-made factors as well as geological factors are responsible for landslides in Joshimath. Joshimath is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand at

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National Geospatial Policy 2022

National Geospatial Policy 2022 Recently, The National Geospatial Policy, 2022 has been notified by the Ministry of Science and Technology. The objective of this policy is to strengthen the geospatial sector. This will support the

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Bomb Cyclone

Bomb cyclone Recently, A Bomb Cyclone that struck Canada and the United States of America (USA) caused massive devastation, killing more than 50 people. Bomb cyclone: Bomb genesis is a technical term for this type

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Project Lion

Project lion  Recently the Central Government has unveiled a plan titled “Lion@47: Vision for Amrutkal” for the conservation of Asiatic lions in the Gir region of Gujarat. The scheme “Lion @ 47: Vision for Amritkal”

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Tal Chappar Blackbuck Sanctuary

Tal Chappar Blackbuck Sanctuary  Recently, the Rajasthan High Court has ordered a “complete prohibition” on any action that reduces the area of Tal Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary. The court has given this order for the purpose

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Nature Based Solutions (NbS)

Nature Based Solutions (NbS) Recently United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has released a report titled ‘State of Finance for Nature 2022’. As per the report, currently USD 154 billion of finance is being allocated for

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Mandus Cyclone

Mandus Cyclone  Recently due to the impending arrival of Cyclone ‘Mandas’, heavy rainfall has been forecast in Tamil Nadu and its adjoining areas. Cyclone Mandas is reported to affect the coasts of Tamil Nadu and

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Wildlife Protection (Amendment) Bill 2022

Wildlife Protection (Amendment) Bill 2022 The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has introduced the Wildlife Protection (Amendment) Bill 2022 in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill has been introduced to amend the Wildlife

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Red Sand Hills

Red Sand Hills  Recently, scientists have urged the Andhra Pradesh government to conserve the coastal red sand dunes. These coastal red sand dunes are called ‘Erra Matti Dibbalu’ in the local language. These are also

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Global Methane Assessment Report 2030

Global Methane Assessment Report 2030 Recently the Global Methane Assessment 2030 Baseline Report has been released. This report has been released by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

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Smuggling of rhino horn

Smuggling of rhino horn Recently a report on ‘Rhino Horn Trafficking’ has been presented at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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State of the Asia Climate Report 2021

State of the Asia Climate Report 2021 Recently the World Meteorological Organization has released the ‘State of the Climate in Asia, 2021’ report. This report has been prepared in collaboration with the United Nations Economic

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Climate Change Performance Index, 2023

Climate Change Performance Index, 2023 Recently the 18th edition of Climate Change Performance Index 2023 compiled by German Watch and Climate Action Network was released on November 15, 2022. India has improved by two places

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COP-27 Climate Summit

COP-27 Climate Summit Recently the COP-27 Climate Summit was held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Two new initiatives have been launched during this conference. Which are the following “In Our LiFEtime” Campaign The initiative has

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E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022

E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022 Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has issued e-waste management rules. The government has notified the E-waste (Management) Rules 2022. These rules will come into force from April

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Finance for climate action

Finance for climate action The report titled ‘Finance for Climate Action: Scaling Up Investment for Climate and Development’ has been released recently. This report has been prepared by an independent high level expert group on

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