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Madhya Pradesh forest department radio-tagged Indian Pangolin

The Forest department of Madhya Pradesh has recently radio-tagged an Indian Pangolin for the first time, on the occasion of World Pangolin Day, February 15, 2020. It was tagged by the forest department and a non-profit agency the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), to know its ecology and develop a plan to conserve the species. World ..

Bihar launches ‘Pyaar ka Paudha’ campaign

The Department of Environment and Forest of the Bihar state government has launched a campaign to promote planting of trees in the state. The campaign was launched ahead of the Valentine’s Day, which asked the people to gift a plant of love to their closed ones and take care of plants and trees. This initiative is to ..

National Water Conference, 2020 held in Bhopal

The National Water Conference, 2020 was recently held in the city of Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh. It was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of the state, Kamal Nath. Several renowned water experts from across the country, including ‘the Water Man of India’ Rajendra Singh, participated in the conference and discussed issues of water ..

India to host 13th COP of the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species

The 13th UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) (COP 13) is scheduled to be hosted by India in 2020, at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The COP-13 (Conference of Parties) is to be held from February 15-22, 2020. It was recently announced that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the summit. The theme ..

Botswana auctions elephant hunting licenses

The South African country Botswana has the largest elephant population in the world. Recently, the country was seen in news as it auctioned licenses to hunt elephants, to tackle human-animal conflict. In the capital city of the country Gaborone, the licenses to hunt 70 elephants were said to be auctioned. The government had lifted the ..

Tripura to host Hornbill Festival

Tripura government is to hold the two-day Hornbill Festival for the first time from February 8, 2020. The festival has been an important state festival of Nagaland, which is usually held in the month of December in the Naga heritage village of Nagaland. Tripura hosts the festival with an aim to conserve the Hornbill bird ..

Bhutan introduces “sustainable development fee” for regional tourists

Bhutan recently introduced a “sustainable development fee” for regional tourists, as there is a sharp rise in Indian visitors to the country. The lower house of Bhutan Parliament passed the legislation in this regard. The regional tourists, who were previously exempted from the fee were the tourists from India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives. Now for ..

NTPC raises Japanese yen loan worth $750 million to reduce air pollution

Indian Maharatna Public sector enterprise NTPC Ltd has recently raised $750 million syndicated Japanese yen loan, which will help to reduce air pollution from its power projects across India. This is the highest single-foreign currency loan raised by the enterprise and also the largest syndicated Japanese yen loan raised by an Asian firm. The yen-denominated ..

World Wetlands Day observed on February 2

The World Wetlands Day is observed annually on February 2 across the world. On 2 February 1971, the Convention on Wetlands was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar. From then, the day has been observed annually on the same date. The theme of this year’s World Wetlands Day is “Wetlands and Biodiversity”. Recently, 10 ..