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The country observes the highest rainfall since 1976

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the country has set a new record after 44 years by receiving 25 per cent more rainfall than the average. However, the IMD expects monsoon to slow down by September this year. What does the forecast say? IMD’s forecast so far has been correct regarding the monsoon. The latest ..

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‘National portal of Project Elephant’ launched

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has launched National Portal on Human-Elephant conflict situation so that it can resolve the dispute the human and the elephant. The portal is aimed at collecting information on a regular basis in order to manage the conflicts between humans and elephants. Details of the Portal The ..

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Polar bears could go extinct by 2100

According to a study published by the University of Toronto has claimed that if arctic ice continues to melt at its projected rate, polar bears will go extinct by the end of the century. This is the first-ever such prediction in the world. Reason for Such Prediction The polar bears could reach extinction in less ..

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All India Tiger Estimation Survey 2018 Report Released

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has come out with the report of the All India Tiger Estimation Survey 2018, on the eve of the Global Tiger Day celebrated on July 29 every year. What does the Report Say? There are a total of 50 tiger reserves in the country though three ..

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Stricter Norms for Commercial Use of Groundwater Set by NGT

The National Green Tribunal has set very stringent guidelines for the commercial use of groundwater in the country and it has specifically directed the concerned authorities to be proactive while granting permits, initiating punitive actions in case of breaches and mandating third-party compliance audit of businesses every year. This comes as the NGT stuck down ..

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