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March 22: World Water Day

Every year World Water Day (WWD) is observed globally on 22 March to preserve and ration consumption of water. Significance of the Day: WWD is observed to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It marks a day to prepare for how we manage water in ..

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21 March: International Day of Forests

Every year 21st March is being observed as International Day of Forests to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests. The observance of the day is also used to communicate the vital role forests play in to sustain and protect us i.e. in environmental sustainability, food security ..

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March 20: World Sparrow Day

The world sparrow day is being observed every year on March 20 to raise awareness of the house sparrow and other common birds to urban environments and threats to their populations. The day was celebrated globally by carrying out different activities and events like awareness campaigns, art competitions and the sparrow processions. The rationale for ..

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Union Government notifies Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016

Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified new Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules. These new rules seek to curb over 6000 tonnes of uncollected plastic waste generated daily by industries. The PWM Rules 2016 will replace the Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2011. These rules more stringent and are related ..

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Earth Hour 2016 observed across the World on 19 March 2016

The tenth edition of World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF’s) Earth Hour was observed across the World on 19 March 2016 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time. Earth Hour 2016 encouraged people to explore and adopt a cleaner and more sustainable lifestyle by embracing renewable energy solutions. Key facts In the 2016 edition ..

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