Environment

Jan 282021
Considering the need to have a conservation paradigm for marine mega fauna and marine turtles, the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has released ‘Marine Mega Fauna St
The eco-friendly, non-toxic paint, called “Khadi Prakritik Paint” is a first-of-its-kind product, with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties. Based on cow dung as its main ingredient, the paint is cost-effective and odorless, and has been certified by Bureau of Indian Standards
The Status of Leopards report shows that increase in Tiger, Lion & Leopards numbers over the last few years is a testimony to the conservation efforts and of the fledgling wildlife & biodiversity of the country. India now has 12,852 leopards as compared to the previous estimate of 7910 conducted 2014. More than 60% increase in population has been recorded. The States of Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra recorded the highest leopard estimates at 3,421, 1,783 and 1,690 respectively.
According to the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD):          The Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ over north Sri Lanka moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 13 kmph during past six hours and lay centered at 1130 hrs IST of 03rdDecember over Gulf of Mannar about 40 km west-northwest of Mannar, 40km east-southeast of Pamban (India) and 260 km east-northeast of Kanniyakumari (India). The associated wind speed is about 70-80 gusting to 90 kmph.
According to the Cyclone Warning Division/ National Weather Forecasting Centre/Regional Meteorological Centre, New Delhi of the India Meteorological Department (IMD): (AT 08.30 AM)
Britain plans to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2030 It is reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make an announcement in this regard in the coming days. The first decision was to ban conventional fuel vehicles by 2040 as part of efforts to reduce pollution. But last February, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he would ban the sale of petrol-diesel cars from 2035. However, according to a report released by the Financial Times yesterday, such vehicles will be banned in the UK from 2030 onwards.
Studies show that India has significantly reduced its emissions of sulfur dioxide, which plays an important role in this. For the first time in the last four years, India has recorded a decline in sulfur dioxide emissions. An international study shows that in 2019 there was a decrease of six percent. This was due to the control of coal-fired power generation. According to a study by the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air and Greenpeace, there has been a similar decline in sulfur dioxide emissions worldwide during this period.
Scientists struggling with the manual interpretation of growing seismic data to explore causes of earthquake, particularly when the area is geologically complex, are now armed with a machine learning-based solution that can help in automatic interpretation of this data.
The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command (SNC) Vice Admiral Anil K Chawla, PVSM, AVSM, NM, VSM, ADC inaugurated a Plastic Waste Handling Facility at Naval Base Kochi on 29 Aug 20. He also released A BIRD BOOK titled “Kaleidoscope - Feathered Friends @ KatariBagh” on the occasion as part of environment friendly initiatives of SNC at Kochi.   
The Minister Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan said that “A robust Climate Risk management framework calls for a multi- level approach across the country (national, sub-national, regional and local) to determine the various climate change risks likely to impact the country while also providing a broad understanding of the loss and damage likely to be caused due to these risks”.
Most research on seismic and landslide hazards in the Himalaya focus on geophysical and geomorphological characteristics. However, in many instances, the inherent cause of these natural disasters may lie deep in the subsurface and have geological implications like rock types, rheology, strain localization, and so on. Therefore, understanding the geodynamic scenario of a given section of Himalaya is as important as its seismic and geomorphic characteristics in following natural disasters.

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