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 ..

Rubigula named the mascot of 2020 National Games

Rubigula, the Flame-throated Bulbul is the official state bird of Goa. The bird, also known as Ruby-throated yellow bulbul, has been named as the official mascot for the 2020 National Games. Goa is set to play host to the 36th edition of the National Games from 20th October to 4th November, 2020 in 37 sports ..

Antonov An-32 takes off with 10% blend of Indian bio-jet fuel

The Antonov An-32 of the Indian Air Force recently took-off from the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh. The aircraft was powered with a 10% blend of Indian bio-jet fuel. This is the first time that both engines of the aircraft were powered by the indigenous bio-jet fuel. The bio-fuel is produced from the tree borne ..

India to host 36th International Geological Congress

The International Geological Congress(ICG) is a mega event organized once in every four years since its inception in Paris in the year 1878. The 36th edition will be organized in India’s capital New Delhi from 2nd-8th March next year. The International Geological Congress has 45 themes, that cover all aspects of our planet, Earth. The ..

Denman Glacier: Deepest Point on Land found in Antarctica

The deepest point on the land of Earth has been identified under the Denman Glacier in East Antarctica. The glacier is a canyon completely covered with ice that reaches 3.5Km (11,500 ft) below the sea level, making it the deepest point on the land of our planet. Until today, the deepest point found on the ..

UNDP in partnership with AIM launches Accelerator Lab in New Delhi

The United Nation’s network for global development, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday, November 28, 2019, launched the Accelerator lab in New Delhi to scale and test new solutions to global challenge such as climate change, gender inequality etc. Government of India’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is a partner of the UNDP Accelerator ..

Plastic Parks get Government approval

Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, D. V. Sadananda Gowda in a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Friday 22nd November 2019 informed that setting up six plastic parks has been approved by the government in different parts of the country. Locations of these parks will be at the states of Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam, ..

India produces 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste everyday

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar in a written response at the lower house of the Parliament on 22nd November informed that the demand of plastic products has increased sharply in the country due to increased use of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), which have indirectly caused a challenge of plastic waste ..

Oxford Dictionary names ‘Climate Emergency” as word of the year

Oxford Dictionaries declared the word Climate Emergency as the word of the year 2019. Climate emergency is defined as a situation when urgent action is required to stop the negative impact of climate change and to avoid irreversible environmental damages. Oxford University Press, publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary announces an Oxford Dictionaries U.K word ..