Envrionment: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
CCEA approves Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS) scheme
Published: November 23, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved continuation of nine sub-schemes of umbrella scheme “Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)” during 2017-2020. The scheme aims at improving skill of weather and climate forecast through sustained observations, intensive Research & Development. ACROSS Scheme The scheme pertains to ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: ACROSS Scheme • Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services scheme • Cabinet Decisions • CCEA • Climate change • Climate history • Climate modeling • Climatology • Ensemble forecasting • Envrionment • Global warming • Government Schemes • Meteorology • Ministry of Earth Sciences • National Weather Service • Physical geography • Weather forecasting
Delhi Metro becomes world’s first completely ‘green’ Metro system
Published: July 29, 2017
The Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) has become the world’s first completely ‘green’ Metro system for adhering to green building norms for its residential colonies. In this regard, Delhi Metro has secured the platinum rating for adherence to green building norms for its 10 residential colonies from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). About Delhi ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2017
SC refuses to pass judgment on Jallikattu before Pongal
Published: January 13, 2017
The Supreme Court has rejected a plea urging it to pass judgement on Jallikattu before the harvest festival of Pongal. It had also dismissed the review petition against its 2014 verdict. Earlier, the apex court had questioned the Union Government for its January 2016 notification allowing use of bulls in events like Jallikattu, saying that ..
Union Government issues Notification of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2016
Published: December 17, 2016
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has issued the draft notification for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2016 to regulate pet shops The objective of these proposed new rules is to make pet shops accountable and to prevent cruelty inflicted on animals kept in such pet shops. ..
Union Cabinet approves India’s negotiating position adopted at Kigali conference to Montreal Protocol
Published: December 1, 2016
The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval to the negotiating position adopted by India at the recent 28th Meeting of Parties (MoP) to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali, Rwanda. The negotiations at Kigali meet held in October 2016 were aimed at including HFCs in the list of chemicals under the Montreal Protocol. The ..