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Punjab bans use of dangerous pesticides

Responding to National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) directions, the Punjab Government has: Banned the manufacture, import and use of pesticides which are harmful to health. Withdrawn registration of some such pesticides in addition to limiting use of some unsafe pesticides. Made arrangements for educating farmers on judicious use of pesticides and their healthcare. Why this ..

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Cherry Plants to be planted in Japan to warn future generations about Tsunami

Cherry trees planted in tsunami-ravaged city of Rikuzentakata, Japan Residents of the tsunami-ravaged coastal city of Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture have launched a project to plant cherry trees marking the points where waves reached on March 11, 2011 to warn future generations about a repeat of the catastrophe. The residents eventually aim to plant about ..

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Environment GK Questions and Answers for Civil Services Examination

1. Which among the following is also known as a hotspot for cactus biodiversity? [A]Sechura Desert in Peru and Ecuador [B]Caatinga scrub in equatorial Brazil [C]Tehuacán Valley desert in southern Mexico [D]Sahara Desert in Africa Tehuacán Valley desert in southern Mexico The rain shadow effect is largely responsible for many tropical arid lands that seem ..

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Draft National Water Policy (2012) Released for Comments

In pursuance of the strategies identified in National Water Mission Document as well as deliberations in National Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources had initiated the process of reviewing the National Water Policy, 2002. Accordingly, the Drafting Committee on National Water Policy has evolved the draft policy after taking into consideration recommendations of various stake ..

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India ranks last (132nd) amongst the nations in terms of air quality

A study by Yale and Columbia Universities, announced that India holds the last rank amongst 132 nations in terms of air quality with regard to its effect on human health. India scored only 3.73 points on a scale of 100 in the analysis, falling far behind the next worst performer, Bangladesh (13.66). Whole South Asian ..

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