Environment

Biofuels in India

Any hydrocarbon fuel that is produced from an organic matter within a short period of time is considered a biofuel. It may be solid, liquid or gaseous in nature. Solid: Wood, dried plant material, and manure Liquid: Bioethanol and Biodiesel Gaseous: Biogas Generations of biofuel First generation Sourced from food-based …

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Climate-Smart Agriculture

A strategy known as “Climate-Smart Agriculture” (CSA) aids in directing efforts to change agri-food systems towards environmentally friendly and climate-resilient methods. CSA is in favour of achieving globally recognised objectives like the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. The three main objectives of CSA Sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes: This …

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Earth Summit

The Earth Summit, often referred to as the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 3–14, 1992. This international conference brought together political leaders, diplomats, scientists, media representatives, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from 179 countries in an attempt to focus …

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Biosphere Reserve

  Biodiversity refers to the variety of living species on Earth, including plants, animals, bacteria, and fungi. While Earth’s biodiversity is so rich that many species have yet to be discovered, many species are being threatened with extinction due to human activities, putting the Earth’s magnificent biodiversity at risk. Biosphere …

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CHEETAH PROJECT TO BRING IN 12 BIG CATS FROM SOUTH AFRICA

India and South Africa have finally signed a long-pending agreement to translocate 12 cheetahs to India, the Environment Ministry said in a statement on Friday. The cheetahs will be transported to India by February-end and reintroduced at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh, where eight such cats were brought …

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245 deaths in 14 months: Delhi zoo orders analysis

Single document detailing deaths to be prepared for more effective corrective measures The National Zoological Park, better known as Delhi zoo, has undertaken an analysis into deaths of 245 animals over 14 months from April 2018 to June 2019. “We were also surprised by the high number of deaths and …

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Singapore editor charged with defaming government

Editor in Singapore charged with defamation The editor of a website in Singapore was charged with defamation late on Thursday for publishing a letter alleging corruption among the city-state’s leaders. Rights groups in Singapore denounced the “heavy-handed” response from the authorities. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/singapore-editor-charged-with-defaming-government/article25737890.ece

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Monsoon to bring rain to coastal areas first

‘Few places in coastal T.N. may experience heavy rainfall’ As the northeast monsoon inches closer to coastal areas, several areas in Chennai received intermittent spells of rainfall since Wednesday morning. The onset of monsoon is likely to be announced on Thursday initially in the coastal areas and rain would then …

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