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Hydropower Projects in Himalaya

Hydropower Projects in Himalaya  Recently a World Bank panel has agreed to investigate the damage caused to the environment by the ‘Vishnugarh Pipalkoti Hydroelectric Project (VPHEP)’. This project is under construction on Alaknanda river in

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Tasmanian tiger (thylacine)

Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) Recently scientists from the United States and Australia have started a project to revive the ‘Tasmanian tiger’ using gene-editing techniques. The aim of this project is to revive this creature in its

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National Water Awards

Recently nominations for the 4th National Water Awards (NWA) have been started. National Water Awards In order to encourage and recognize individuals and organizations doing exemplary work in the field of water resource management, the

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World Lion Day, 2022

World Lion Day, 2022 Recently, ‘World Lion Day’ is celebrated every year on 10 August to make people aware and educate about lions and their conservation. The initiative to conserve lions was started in the

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International Tiger Day 2022

International Tiger Day 2022 Recently, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has clarified that no new construction will be allowed in the core areas of the Tiger Reserve. This decision was taken during the 21st

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Aridity Anomaly Index (AAI)

Aridity Anomaly Index (AAI) Recently the ‘Aridity Anomaly’ (Aridity Anomaly) Outlook Index has been released by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). According to the Aridity Anomaly Outlook Index, about 85% of the districts in India

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Reasons for the Karakoram Anomaly

Reasons for the Karakoram Anomaly Recently, the issue of Karakoram Anomaly has been resolved by scientists. The Karakoram Anomaly is a condition of stagnant or abnormal growth of glaciers in the central Karakoram. This is

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Banni Grasslands Reserve

Banni Grasslands Reserve Recently, Gujarat Forest Department will restore 10,000 hectares of Banni Grasslands in the coming year. The Department will continue this effort in every year of the coming decade. Banni Grasslands Reserve are

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Monuments of National Importance

Monuments of National Importance Recently, sites associated with Babasaheb Ambedkar are being declared as monuments of national importance. For this the National Monuments Authority has recommended the following two sites: The first site is the

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‘Landslide’ a disaster

‘Landslide’ a disaster Recently, the death toll in landslides in Manipur has risen to 29. Rescue work is hampered due to rain. Landslide is defined as the sliding down of a large mass of rock,

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UN Ocean Conference (UNOC)

UN Ocean Conference (UNOC) The recent United Nations Oceans Conference (UNOC), has concluded with a call for ‘widespread ambition and global commitment to tackle the dire situation in the ocean’. The second United Nations Ocean

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Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2022 Notified

Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2022 Notified Recently the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified the Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2022. These rules have been issued in exercise of the powers conferred under the Forest

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The ‘2022 Resilient Democracies Statement

The ‘2022 Resilient Democracies Statement India, along with the G7 nations and four other countries, signed a statement that called for “guarding the freedom, independence and diversity of civil society actors” and “protecting the freedom

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Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF)

Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) Recently a new post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF) is being negotiated under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The aim of the working group was to reach a consensus

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