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2021 is make or break year to confront global climate emergency: UN Chief

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has recently released its Initial Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Synthesis Report. Highlights While commenting on the report; the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, stated that the year 2021 is a “make or break” year so as to confront the global climate emergency. The Secretary-General ..

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Delhi to switch all its hired vehicles to EVs in 6 months

The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, announced that all departments of Delhi government will now use only electric vehicles. This transition to the electric vehicles will be done within 6 months. Highlights The Delhi government has over 2,000 cars in use. The minister is of the view that this decision will inspire other ..

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Central Team Report on Odisha Elephant Deaths

In the month of January-February six elephants died at the Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi. Following that, a central team was set up by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The team in its preliminary report highlighted that, the elephants died because of haemorrhagic septicaemia which is caused by bacteria Pastuerella multoceda. Highlights ..

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New Alpine Plant Species Discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

A group of scientists of three institutes have discovered a new species of alpine plant in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The details were published in Biodiversitas: Journal of Biological Diversity. About the New Alpine Plant Species The new species of plant belongs to the family of Himalayan sunflower. It has been named as ..

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Bangladesh bans all known Vulture-Toxic Drugs

Bangladesh has become the first country that has banned the painkiller ketoprofen. This painkiller is used widely to treat the cattle. But this painkiller is toxic to vultures. Highlights Earlier, veterinary diclofenac was also banned some 10 years ago. This is a landmark move to save the remaining population of globally threatened vultures. Experts says, ..

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