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Report: Africa’s glaciers to disappear soon

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and other agency released its new report on October 19, 2021. In its report, these agencies warned that, Africa’s rare glaciers are going to disappear in next two decades because of climate change. Key facts The report was released ahead of “U.N. climate conference” which is scheduled for October 31, 2021 ..

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What are Green Crackers?

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic related situation and concerns regarding increasing pollution due to firecrackers during festive season, many states have imposed certain rules on fireworks in the year 2021. Highlights States have imposed either a complete or partial ban on firecracker sales. In these states, government has permitted the sale of ‘green crackers’ instead. What ..

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What is Kunming Biodiversity Fund?

China pledged to inject $233 million into a new fund called “Kunming Biodiversity Fund” for the protection of biodiversity in developing countries, recently. Highlights This decision was taken during a key UN conservation summit, even though major donors disagreed on it. China pledged as it the world’s biggest polluter and seeks to play a prominent ..

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India’s Plastic Waste Recycling Targets

The Union environment ministry has released a draft notification to regulate the extended producer responsibility (EPR) under the “Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016”. Key facts The draft provides that, quantity of waste will have to be managed by producers, brand owners and importers, who are generate plastic packaging waste across India. When the draft notification ..

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UN Biodiversity Summit begins in China

United Nations Biodiversity Summit started in China, on October 12, 2021. Key Points The key U.N. summit has been tasked with protecting biodiversity. Summit started in the backdrop of meeting among countries to tackle pollution and prevent mass extinction, before the COP-26 climate conference. Online session has set the stage for a face-to-face meeting and ..

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Vision Plan (2021-2031) for Indian Zoos

Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change released the “Vision Plan: 2021-2031” for Indian zoos. This plan was released during a two-day National Conference for zoo directors & veterinarians in Gujarat. Highlights The two-day conference was organized by Central Zoo Authority and was hosted by Sardar Patel Zoological Park, Kevadia in Gujarat. This Vision Plan ..

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