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Indian Railway’s First Waste to Energy Plant

POINT TO NOTE Much of the plastic is re-used these daysBut some plastic known as “end to use plastic” Ends up in landfill THE DECOMPOSITION OF WASTE MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is looming into a major problem world-over. The following problems are associated with MSW in general: 1. Increased household waste disposal […]

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Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants(MIKE) Sites in India

Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants(MIKE) The CITES Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) Programme is a site-based system designed to monitor trends in the illegal killing of elephants,build management capacity and provide information to help range States make appropriate management and enforcement decisions. • The prime objectives of the MIKE are to measure […]

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Storm Ciara hits Europe

The Storm Storm Ciara has caused extensive damage in Europe. After first sweeping across Ireland and the UK on 9th February, the storm thrashed the north coast of mainland Europe. Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, and Poland Storm Ciara is notable because of the very strong and widespread winds(~150 kph). Why multiple names ? The storm […]

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Locust Invasion on India, Pakistan and Iran

FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATION In 1945, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was created In Quebec City, Canada, by the first session of the newly created United Nations. FAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Headquarters: Rome, Italy LOCUST A locust is a large, mainly tropical grasshopper […]

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Reindroducing Cheetahs in India

The Development The Supreme Court recently allowed the Centre to introduce the African cheetah to a suitable habitat in India. National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) had filed an application seeking permission for the introduction of the African cheetah from Namibia. SC has set up a three-member committee to guide the NTCA in taking a decision […]

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10 New Ramsar Sites in India

The news Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar recently announced that the Ramsar Convention has declared 10 more wetlands from India as sites of “international importance”, taking the total number of Ramsar sites in India to 37. These sites have been added to The list of Ramsar sites – The list […]