Environment Current Affairs

IMD to launch Impact-based Cyclone Warning System

The Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department Mrutunjay Mohapatra recently announced that the IMD is to launch “Impact based Cyclonic Warning Systems”. The system will help minimise economic losses and damages due to property in the intense weather system. About the new System The new system will provide district or location specific warnings. The ..

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US stops funding relocation projects from Protected Areas: Effects on India

The United States recently stopped its 12 million USD funding to World Wildlife Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society and other conservation NGOs. Why the stoppage? According to the United States Government, the international organizations have been abusing the local people, torturing them to leave their lands. These abuses and illegal actions were hidden by the NGOs ..

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European Union Parliament voted for 60% Emission cut by 2030

On October 6, 2020, the European Union Parliament voted updating its climate target to reduce emissions by 60% by 2030 as compared to 1990 levels. Earlier EU had set a goal of reducing 40% emission by 2030. Highlights The World Wildlife Fund and other Non-Governmental Organizations were insisting on at least 65% emission reduction by ..

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Stockholm International: Union Cabinet of India approves ratification of 7 Organic Pollutants

On October 7, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the ratification of seven Chemicals that are listed under Stockholm convention on persistent organic pollutants. Further, the cabinet delegated its powers of ratification to the union ministry of external affairs and ministry of environment forest and climate change. These Ministries are ..

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CSIRO: 14 million tonnes of microplastics on sea floor

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), an Australian government agency has recently found that the world sea floor is littered with more than 14 million tonnes of microplastics. These microplastics have entered the floor Through The breakdown of masses of rubbish entering the oceans annually. Key findings The Australian National Science agency has ..

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