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World Ozone Day 2019

World Ozone Day 2019 was observed on September 16. The slogan for World Ozone Day 2019 is “Ozone: All that is there between You and UV”. The slogan is meant to showcase how human activity can impact the ozone layer and ultimately, the survival of the Earth and its environment. 2019: Theme The theme for ..

2019 edition of International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer

The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed every year on 16th of September  to commemorate the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987. The 2019 theme ‘32 Years and Healing’ celebrated over 3 decades of remarkable international cooperation to protect ..

State of Global Air 2019 report released by Boston-based Health Effects Institute

The State of the Global Air 2019 report has recently released by the Boston-based Health Effects Institute (HEI). The report revealed that 1.2 million Indians lost their lives due to exposure to unsafe air in 2017. Now, in India, air pollution is the third-highest cause of death among all health risks, ranking just above smoking. ..

UNEA adepts resolutions on single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen management

The 4th session of United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) was held in Nairobi from 11th to 15th March 2019. In it, UNEA adopted two resolutions piloted by India on single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen management. The 2019 theme of the UNEA was Innovative Solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable production and consumption. In a significant ..

India becomes world’s first country to develop document on Cooling Action Plan

On 2018 World Ozone Day (WOD), the Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan released a draft India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP) and a booklet on ‘Montreal Protocol – India’s Success Story’. With this, India has become the world’s first country to develop such a document (ICAP), which addresses cooling requirement across sectors and lists out ..

2018 International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer

The International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed every year on September 16 to commemorate the date of signing of the Montreal Protocol in 1987 on substances that deplete the Ozone layer. It is mainly intended to spread awareness of the depletion of the Ozone Layer and search for solutions to ..

International Day for preservation of Ozone Layer observed on September 16

The International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed every year on September 16 to mark the commemoration of the date of signing of the Montreal Protocol in 1987 on substances that deplete the Ozone layer. It is mainly intended to spread awareness of the depletion of the Ozone Layer and search ..

Scientist identify a new oxidant “X”

A new oxidant “X” has been identified which plays a significant role in the formation of gaseous Sulphuric acid in the atmosphere. Until now, it was thought that the combination of OH (hydroxyl radical) oxidant with sulphur dioxide (SO{-2}) was responsible for the formation of gaseous sulphuric acid in the atmosphere. It is considered to ..