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World Wildlife Day celebrated on March 3

World Wildlife Day is celebrated every year on March 3, across the world. On 20 December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim March 3 as World Wildlife Day. The day is observed to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. On the same day, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered ..

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NTPC Limited signs agreement with CPCB

NTPC Limited recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to provide financial support to install Air Quality Monitoring Stations. NTPC will provide financial support of Rs 80 crore for installing and commissioning of 25 Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS), across six states and three Union Territories. ..

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India’s first commercial LNG bus launched in Kerala

India’s first commercial Liquified Compressed natural gas (LNG) bus, which was developed by Petronet, was recently launched in the city of Kochi, Kerala. It is claimed that the bus will be able to travel up to 900 km in a single filling. Petronet also has plans to open 28 LNG dispensing stations in India and four stations ..

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Wildlife Conservation and Birds Club of Ladakh conducts Great Backyard Bird count exercise

The Great Backyard Bird count exercise was recently carried out by the Wildlife Conservation and Birds Club of Ladakh. During the exercise, two new bird species namely ‘Red Throated Thrush and Plumbeous Water Redstart’ have been found for the first time in Ladakh Region. Bird and wildlife experts have counted and recorded a total of ..

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India proposes inclusion of three species in global protection list

India has proposed the inclusion of the three species: Great Indian Bustard, Asian Elephant and Bengal Florican in the global list for international protection under the UN’s Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species. The proposal was accepted unanimously by all 130 countries at the ongoing 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Conservation ..

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