Environment Current Affairs

Odisha: Siren project to alert Elephant movement

The Dhenkanal forest department in Odisha have planned to install automatic sirens near the national highway, in a bid to protect elephants from accidents. About Elephant Siren Project Under the Elephant Siren Project, Siren tower will be put in the elephant prone areas. These sensor-based sirens will start blaring, when elephants will cross the road ..

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Himachal: Single-use plastic Buy back scheme

Central government is all set to ban the use of single-use plastic from July 1, 2022. In line with centre’s decision, Himachal Pradesh launched the “Single-Use Plastic Buy Back Scheme”. Single-Use Plastic Buy Back Scheme Under the Single-Use Plastic Buy Back Scheme, Himachal Pradesh government would purchase the single-use plastic items from students of schools ..

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Ban on entry of medium, heavy vehicles into Delhi

On June 23, 2022, Government of Delhi issued an order to ban the entry of medium and heavy goods vehicles in Delhi, starting from November to February, in order to curb vehicular pollution. Highlights As per official, entry of vehicles will not be allowed from November 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023. This is because, ..

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Assam Floods and Landslides

Assam has been experiencing unprecedented floods and landslides over the last one week. This has affected million people and left people dead too. In last 34 hours, 10 people were killed and 7 went missing. What are the factors behind unprecedented floods? Pre-monsoon rains-Average rainfall in Assam for March-May 2022 was 719 mm, against 434.5 ..

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Massive Wild Fires in Spain and Germany

Germany, Spain, and Greece have been facing worst of Europe’s extraordinary heat wave. Apart from that, wildfires have also ravaged the three countries. Key Points Countries have witnessed temperatures rising to record highs even before the official start of summer that is before summer solstice on June 21. The Sierra de la Culebra Mountain range ..

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