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January 15: IMD Foundation Day

On January 15, 2020, the IMD celebrates its 145th Foundation Day. It was begun in 1875. The day will be celebrated by Ministry of Earth Science under which IMD (Indian Meteorological Department) functions. Recent Achievements of IMD Around 5 observatories of IMD received recognition from World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It includes Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram ..

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China continues to use Banned Ozone-Depleting CFC: Study

According to a recent research published in journal Nature, China continues to use the banned ozone depleting chemical called CFC-11 in violation of Montreal Protocol. Key Findings of Report Despite being a signatory to Montreal Protocol, and agreeing to phase out the production of harmful CFC-11 in 2010, China continues to emit ozone depleting CFC-11 ..

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Ex ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar conferred France's Highest Civilian Honour

On 2 May 2019 former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman A S Kiran Kumar was awarded France’s highest civilian honour ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Legion d’Honneur’ (or National Order of the Legion of Honour) by France’s Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler on behalf of French President. Importance He was awarded for his ..

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Ex ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar conferred France’s Highest Civilian Honour

On 2 May 2019 former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman A S Kiran Kumar was awarded France’s highest civilian honour ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Legion d’Honneur’ (or National Order of the Legion of Honour) by France’s Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler on behalf of French President. Importance He was awarded for his ..

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State of the Global Climate in 2018

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) unveiled the State of the Global Climate in 2018 Report. The highlights of the report are: Extreme weather events impacted close to 62 million people in 2018 and displaced more than two million as of September of that year. The physical signs and socio-economic impacts of climate change are accelerating as record greenhouse gas concentrations drive ..

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