World Wide Fund for Nature Current Affairs, GK & News

World Wide Fund Water Risk Filter Report: 30 Indian cities to face water risks

The World Wide Fund Water Risk Filter Report says that nearly 30 Indian cities are likely to face acute water risks. This includes Jaipur, Amritsar, Indore, Srinagar, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Vishakhapatnam and Kozhikode. Of these cities Jaipur topped the list. It was followed by Indore, Thane, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi. The report defines “water risk” ..

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Earth Hour 2020 observed amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Various digital initiatives were used to observe this year’s Earth Hour in light of necessity for social distancing to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Earth Hour Earth Hour is an international event used to create awareness about the need to conserve energy and also the environment. It was first observed as a symbolic lights-off event in ..

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International Shark Awareness Day (ISAD)

The International Shark Awareness Day (ISAD) is observed every year on 14th of July to recognize the importance of sharks play in the ecosystem. The 2019 theme “The sharks in crisis: a call to action for the Mediterranean” . According to the latest report issued by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Tunisia has become the ..

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Dr. Jaya Arunachalam, veteran social activist passes away

Dr. Jaya Arunachalam (87), founder of Working Women’s Forum (WWF), has passed away in Chennai on June 29, 2019. She is best known for her social service contributions through WWF which she initiated in 1978. Through WWF, she helped several lakhs of women from underprivileged background to organise themselves towards becoming financially independent. Dr. Arunachalam ..

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Royal Bengal Tigers may not survive Climate Change: UN Report

According to a recent UN report, Climate change and rising sea levels may eventually wipe out ‘The Sundarbans’, which is one of world’s last and largest tiger strongholds. The studies of report rely on climate change scenarios developed by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for its simulation models. Key Findings of Report As per ..

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