India becomes the President of COP14 for next two years

Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Shri Prakash Javadekar and Executive Secretary, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Mr.IbrahimThiaw on 2nd September 2019 jointly inaugurated the 12- day 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida.  India has been elected the President of the COP14 and will take over the COP Presidency from China for theRead More

Earth Overshoot Day 2018 falls on August 1

UPSC Mains General Studies Paper III Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Earth Overshoot Day 2018 to fall on 1st August Earth Overshoot Day will fall on August 1 this year This is the earliest date since ecological overshoot began in early 1970s. This year the overshoot day falls a day earlier than the last year’s. What is Earth Overshoot Day? It’s the date on which annual demand of humanityRead More

National Moth Week to be observed from July 21 to July 29

India is observing National Moth Week from July 21 to July 29 The National Moth Week encourages people to observe and document moths in backyards and neighbourhoods. India is among the 40 countries in which citizen scientists and enthusiasts will be documenting insects What is the main aim of National moth Week? To increase the awareness about the insects When and Where was the National Moth Week started? Scientists ofRead More

Environment-Wildlife Current Affairs January 2015

Environment-Wildlife Current Affairs January 2015   PETA announces to create India’s first fenced elephant sanctuary near Bannerghatta National Park in Bengaluru Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project in Sunderbans gets a fresh start with expert help. Periyar Tiger Reserve won National Tiger Conservation Authority  biennial award. The award was for encouraging local public participation in managing the reserve National Green Tribumal gave directions to clean Yamuna under ‘Mailey se Nirmal Yamuna’ Revitalization Plan 2017. SultanpurRead More