Clean Environment: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

June 3: World Bicycle Day

Published: June 3, 2020

Every year, World Bicycle Day is celebrated on June 3. The day is celebrated by the United Nations to lay emphasis about the benefits of cycling. Highlights The World Bicycle Day is being celebrated since 2018. The day was declared by the United Nations. The main aim to observe the day is to celebrate uniqueness, ..

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Facts Box: World Cities Summit

Published: March 22, 2020

The World Cities Summit was recently postponed due to the threat of Corona Virus. The summit that is to be held in Singapore has been postponed to June 20, 2021. The Summit is an international conference that brings together policy makers to identify innovative solutions to cities that are facing challenges. This year the summit ..

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National Green Corps Ecoclub programme meets for the first time

Published: December 24, 2019

On December 23, 2019, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) organized an annual meeting of state nodal agencies implementing the Ecoclub programme for the first time. The event was organized in collaboration with GEER foundation, Gujarat. Highlights Senior officers of the Ecoclub programme from 22 states and union territories participated in the ..

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GoI to allot six Coal Mines to reduce coal imports

Published: December 14, 2019

On December 13, 2019, Ministry of Coal initiated the auction process of 27 coal mines. Out of the 27 coal mines, applications were received for 6 mines. It includes mines at Bikram, Brahmapuri, Bhaskarpara, Jagannathpur and Jamkhani. Highlights The mines will add 5 metric tonnes of coal per annum. Also, it will generate Rs 15,000 ..

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Project SU.RE: Sustainable fashion project launched in Mumbai

Published: August 24, 2019

Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani launched Project SURE, a move towards sustainable fashion at Lakmé Fashion Winter/Festive 2019 held in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The project aims to move towards sustainable fashion that contributes to a clean environment. About SURE project SURE stands for ‘Sustainable Resolution’. It is first holistic effort by the apparel industry ..

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