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  • Today is International Tiger Day

    Today is International Tiger Day

    Today is International Tiger Day which is celebrated to raise awareness for tiger conservation. 29th July was decided to be celebrated as Tiger day during the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010. Special programmes are being organized all over the globe today to mark the day. Union Minist...

    Environment Minister launches plantation drive to mark Van Mahotsav

    Environment Minister launches plantation drive to mark Van Mahotsav

    Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today launched a month-long plantation drive to mark Van Mahotsav. Van Mahotsav is usually observed in the first week of July every year and is celebrated on different days in different parts of India. The objective behind celebrating the Mahotsav is to keep loc...

    Sunderbans goes hi-tech to keep infiltrators, smugglers at bay

    Sunderbans goes hi-tech to keep infiltrators, smugglers at bay

    Infra Ray Pillars and Smart Sensors to be installed at the riverine border with Bangaldesh at Sundarbans to prevent rampant infiltration and smuggling. The BSF said that this is the technological answer to the growing problem of cross-border crimes and is part of the Centre's plan to keep a tight v...

    Kotak Mahindra Bank Celebrates World Environment Day by planting 10,000 trees across India

    Kotak Mahindra Bank announced the launch of �811 � Upload a Tree� initiative wherein the Bank would plant a sapling in the name of the first 10,000 customers who download an 811 bank account from June 5, 2017 - World Environment Day. The Bank has partnered with SankalpTaru Foundation to plant sapli...

    Koala Clancy takes over Visit Victoria�s Indian Twitter account this #WildKoalaDay

    Koala Clancy takes over Visit Victoria�s Indian Twitter account this #WildKoalaDay

    On the 3rd of May, the Koala Clancy foundation declared the day as the inaugural National Wild Koala Day. Celebrating #WildKoalaDay, Visit Victoria�s Twitter account was taken over by the spokeskoala of wild koalas in Melbourne- Koala Clancy, the most famous wild Koala in the world. Clancy, who has ...

    World Sparrow Day celebrated today to raise awareness about the importance of house sparrow

    World Sparrow Day celebrated today to raise awareness about the importance of house sparrow

    The World Sparrow Day was celebrated on Monday to raise awareness of the house sparrow and other common birds to urban environments, and of threats to their populations. These beautiful house sparrows are now fast disappearing. There are several reasons behind their disappearance. The need of the h...

    Canadian conservationist warns of “cyber poaching”

    Canadian conservationist warns of “cyber poaching”

    Photographers, poachers and eco-tour operators are in the crosshairs of a Canadian conservationist who warns that tracking tags are being hacked and misused to harass and hunt endangered animals.Steven Cooke, a biology professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, says that the very tools used by scie...

    India�s only volcano active again

    India�s only volcano active again

    Andaman: The country�s only active volcano located in the remotest Barren Island in Andaman has begun spewing smoke and lava again. A team of scientists led by Dr Abhay V Mudholkar from National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, reported that the volcano is active. The Barren Island volcano, locat...

    Kerala: A group launches helpline number for waste management

    Kerala: A group launches helpline number for waste management

    Thiruvananthapuram: In Kerala, Thanal, a city-based group in Thiruvananthapuram has launched a helpline for providing technical support in treating organic waste and managing non-biodegradable solid wastes. The helpline 94001 47150 will provide information and guidance for composting kitchen wast...

    Capital First rallies to raise awareness about air pollution in Delhi

    New Delhi: The national capital is facing the worst smog in 17 years, according to the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). The AQI index in Delhi hovered in the range of 376-450 on normal days, whereas the prescribed norms for any city are 50-100 units. Thus, on any given day, the air is 4-5 t...

    7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, Tsunami warning issued

    7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, Tsunami warning issued

     New Delhi: A strong magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan early today, the country’s meteorological agency said, issuing a tsunami warning for the region’s coast including Fukushima prefecture.The US Geological Agency said that the earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter sc...

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