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Four more Indian wetlands added to Ramsar list

Four more wetlands from India have been added to the Ramsar list and have been recognized as wetlands of global importance in accordance with the Ramsar Convention. Key Points India is home to more than a dozen of threatened and near threatened bird species. Four sites that have been included are: Thol from Gujarat Wadhwana ..

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NDMC launches ‘Cleancity app’- Key Facts

North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) launched “Cleancity app” on August 13, 2021. Key Points It is a mobile driven application launched to help residents to register complaints for picking up garbage in that area. It was launched by North Delhi Mayor Raja Iqbal Singh ahead of the 75th Independence Day. This app will provide citizens ..

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Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021

Environment Ministry notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021 on August 13, 2021. Highlights These new rules prohibit specific single-use plastic items with “low utility and high littering potential by the year 2022. Under it, manufacture of a range of plastic products will be banned. These plastic products comprise of ear buds with plastic ..

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WSO: Elephant landscape witnessing dramatic change in Odisha

According to the Wildlife Society of Orissa (WSO), the elephant landscape in Odisha has undergone a dramatic change because of mindless mining and unplanned developmental activities. Key Points According to WSO, elephant landscape has changed dramatically in last two decades. In Keonjhar district of Odisha, there were 112 elephants in 2002. Now, it has only ..

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COP-26 head to visit India

President of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-26) and climate chief of United Kingdom government, Alok Sharma is to visit India in August to meet the leaders of country that has become the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases following US and China. Key Points This visit will happen in the aftermath of India putting ..

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Wildfires in Algeria: Highlights

Wildfires in Algeria have killed 42 people including 25 soldiers. Highlights President of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, expressed condolences for 25 soldiers. They lost their life while rescuing people at the epicentre of the blazes. Areas of Bejaiea and Tizi Ouzou are epicentre of the blazes. Dozens of fires started in Kabyle region also. The Kabyle ..

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