Environmental protection: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Species Protection in India

India is home to diverse species of both flora and fauna which are found all across the nation. While the Indian Government is concerned about the protection of the biodiversity of India, a few species are under threat. For the protection of such species, the Indian government has instituted various norms for the protection. To ..

London becomes first city to implement 24×7 pollution charge zone

London became the first city in the world to implement a Ultra Low Emission Zone for 24×7 hours a week, inside which vehicles will have to meet tough emissions standards or get charged. This zone aims to reduce toxic air pollution and protect public health. Motorists who drive into the zone in a vehicle that ..

13th edition of Earth Hour 2019

The 13th edition of Earth Hour 2019 was observed on March 30 with theme “#Connect2Earth” to encourage people across the world to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. It calls for greater awareness and more sparing use of resources, especially fossil fuels that produce carbon gases and lead ..

T S R Subramanian Committee

On Environment A High Level Committee headed by Shri T.S.R. Subramanian was constituted to review various Acts administered by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change. The Committee reviewed the following laws: (i) Indian Forests Act, 1927, (ii) Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (iii) Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, (iv) Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, (v) Air (Prevention and Control ..

Give Up to Give Back launched by WWF-India at 12th edition of Earth Hour 2018

The 12th edition of Earth Hour was observed across the world by turning off non-essential electric lights for one hour from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on March 24, 2018. It is the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment where people around the globe unite to take a stand against climate change by turning ..