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Eight Indian Beaches get Blue Flag International Eco-Label

On September 19, 2020, the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that 8 Indian beaches have been recommended for the Blue Flag International Eco label. The announcement was made on the eve of International coastal clean-up day. All the eight beaches have now been provided with the Blue Flag label. Highlights The eight beaches that ..

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What is National Action Plan for Conservation of Migratory Birds?

On the eve of world migratory bird day, 10th October 2020, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that India has launched the National Action Plan for the Conservation of Migratory Birds. He apprised to the country that the ministry has launched the conservation plan along the central Asian flyway. Highlights There are 9 flyways in the ..

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Tree Transplantation Policy of Delhi Government: Key Facts

On October 9, 2020, the Cabinet under Delhi Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal approved “Tree Transplantation Policy”. The policy makes it mandatory to transplant 80 percentage of the trees that are being felled for a development project. Also, an additional 10 saplings should be planted as compensatory plantation. Key highlights The policy is first of ..

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October 10: World Migratory Bird Day

The World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated twice a year, that is, on second Saturdays of May and October. Earlier in May, the day was celebrated on May 9, 2020. Both the days are celebrated under the same theme. This year, the day is celebrated under the theme Theme: Birds Connect Our World The World ..

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Iodic Acid drives Arctic Amplification: Key Facts, Reasons, Impacts, Causes

An International team of scientists from the Stockholm University have identified that the iodic acid is the key driver of aerosol particle formation in The Arctic. These aerosols are responsible for the Arctic amplification. Their presence in the region has increased lately.  What is Arctic amplification? In the past 30 years the Arctic region has ..

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