India first country in world to develop document on cooling action plan

Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on eve of World Ozone Day (17th September) released draft India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP). It makes India first country...

Government launched GEMINI, a disaster warning device

Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched a disaster warning device named Gagan Enabled Mariner’s Instrument for Navigation and Information (GEMINI). It will help provide information related...

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...

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...

Forest Management Certification Standard launched

India's internationally benchmarked Forest Management Certification Standard (FMCS) was launched today with an aim to bring a shift towards responsible utilisation of natural resources and trade of forest products....

Asia’s first Dolphin Research Centre will come up soon in Patna

National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC) will be set up on the banks of the Ganga river in Patna University campus in Patna, capital of Bihar. It will India’s and...

Ichthyosaur fossil discovered for first time in India

Geologists for the first time have discovered 152 million-year-old fossil of Ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile in in Kutch desert region ofGujarat. The specimen belongs to Ophthalmosauridae family of...

India’s coastal communities to get USD 43 million from Green Climate Fund

UN-backed fund has approved USD 43.4 million for supporting climate resilience of millions of people living in the coastal states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha of India to...

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...

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...

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