Chilika Lake Largest Habitat Of Irrawaddy Dolphins Globally

The Chilika lake in Odisha has emerged as the single largest habitat of Irrawaddy dolphins in the world with the spotting of 155 such animals, according to the Chilika...

Department of Biotechnology launched MANAV: Human Atlas Initiative

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) working under ministry of science and technology has recently launched human tissue mapping project called MANAV: Human Atlas Initiative. It has been launched to improve...

“Green Good Deeds” Campaign Launched by Environment Ministry

The “Green Good Deeds” campaign is launched by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan appealed...

India will Global Host for World Environment Day 2018

India will be the Global Host for World Environment Day (WED) 2018 which is observed annually on 5 June. The central theme for this year is ‘Plastic Pollution”. In...

India to submit 2nd biennial report on greenhouse gas

India is mandated to submit a biennial update report containing updates of national greenhouse gas inventories and information on mitigation actions, needs and support received as a party to...

Khangchendzonga biosphere reserve added to UNESCO list

India’s Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, one of the highest ecosystems in the world, has been added to UNESCO's list of World Network of Biosphere Reserve (WNBR). According to a statement...

Surat, First District with 100% Solar Powered Health Centres

Gujarat's Surat has become first Indian district to have 100 percent solar powered Primary Health Centers (PHC).Surat has a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all...

1st census of the Indus Dolphins conducted in Punjab

The first-ever census of the Indus Dolphins is being conducted by the Punjab Government in collaboration with the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) India. The main aim behind the exercise...

First International Dam Safety Conference held in Kovalam

The first International Dam Safety Conference-2018 was held in Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) from January 23-24, 2018. It was inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and was presided over by...

Sunderban Reserve Forest will get Ramsar site status

The Sunderban Reserve Forest is likely to be declared a Ramsar Site soon. The West Bengal government gave its approval to the State Forest Department to apply for recognition...

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