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World biggest Zinc Smelter Project in Gujarat: Key Facts

The Hindustan Zinc Limited is to invest Rs 10,000 crores to set up the biggest zinc smelter in the world. The smelter is to be set up in the industrial region of South Gujarat. The smelter is capable of producing 300 kilo tonnes per annum. Highlights The State Government of Gujarat has signed Memorandum of ..

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State of Climate Services Report of WMO: Key Facts

The World Meteorological Organization of United Nations recently released the “State of Climate Report”. Key Findings of the Report One on three individuals are not covered by disaster warning systems Frequency, severity and intensity of extreme climate events and weather have increased More than 108 million were affected by disasters such as floods, storms, droughts ..

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Graded Response Action Plan comes into force in Delhi

The Anti-Pollution measure Graded Response Action Plan is to come into force in Delhi. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee has banned the operation of electricity generator sets. The Environment Pollution Authority had earlier directed Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan and Haryana Governments to implement air pollution control measures under Graded Response Action Plan. What is Graded Response ..

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IMD launches improved SILAM and ENFUSER models to monitor Air Quality in the country

On October 14, 2020, the Indian Meteorological Department operationalised improved air quality forecast models. They were SILAM and ENFUSER. There are more than 40 air quality monitoring systems in Delhi. SILAM SILAM is System for Integrated Modelling of Atmospheric Composition. The model has been improved by implementing Global emission inventories such as CAMS-GLOB and EDGAR ..

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Zoological Survey of India: Climate Change has driven butterflies and moths to higher Himalayas

The Study conducted by the Zoological Survey of India says that climate Change has driven Lepidoptera species to higher habitats of Himalayas. Himalayas is home to 35% of Lepidoptera species that are found in India. Lepidoptera species include butterflies, skippers and moths. Skippers are intermediate groups between moths and butterflies. The study was funded by ..

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