IIT Kanpur develops web-based ‘green’ monitoring system for Ganga

What is the News? Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Kanpur has developed an Aquatic Autonomous Observatory named Niracara Svayamsasita Vedh Shala(NSVS) to monitor the “health” of the River Ganga. This observatory has been developed with the help of the Department of Science and Technology, the Government of India, and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF).… Continue reading IIT Kanpur develops web-based ‘green’ monitoring system for Ganga

India Launches E-Amrit Portal on EVs at COP26

What is the News? On Transport Day at COP26, India, represented by NITI Aayog participated in the fourth ministerial dialogue of the Zero-Emission Vehicle Transition Council(ZEVTC). Moreover, the Government of India also launched the E-Amrit portal on this occasion. What is the Zero-Emission Vehicles Transition Council(ZEVTC)? ZEVTC was formed in November 2020. It is a global… Continue reading India Launches E-Amrit Portal on EVs at COP26

Natural wealth of the nations

What is the News? The World Bank has released a report titled ‘The Changing Wealth of Nations 2021’. The report is a periodic evaluation of wealth generation and distribution beyond the traditional GDP [gross domestic product] matrix and includes natural resources as part of a country’s wealth. What are the key findings of the report?… Continue reading Natural wealth of the nations

India to work towards zero-emission cars by 2040

What is the News? India has joined over 30 other countries in signing the Glasgow Declaration on Zero Emission Cars and Vans. What is the Glasgow Declaration on Zero Emission Cars and Vans? The declaration promises to work towards ensuring that only zero-emission cars and vans are sold by the year 2040. However, this timeline… Continue reading India to work towards zero-emission cars by 2040

New Climate Pledges barely affect global warming: UN

What is the News? ​​The United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) has released an update to their Emissions Gap Report 2021. What are the key findings of the report? Several Countries have announced new Nationally Determined Contributions(NDCs) or emissions pledges during the COP26 climate summit. For example, India has announced a target to be carbon-neutral by 2070.… Continue reading New Climate Pledges barely affect global warming: UN

India retains slot in top 10 on climate performance index; China at 37, US 55

What is the News? The Climate Change Performance Index 2022 has been released by Germanwatch, the New Climate Institute, and the Climate Action Network. What is the Climate Change Performance Index? Climate Change Performance Index(CCPI) is an independent monitoring tool for tracking the climate protection performance of 60 countries and the EU – covering 92%… Continue reading India retains slot in top 10 on climate performance index; China at 37, US 55

Union Environment Minister Inaugurates The Ganga Connect Exhibition At Glasgow Amidst COP-26

What is the News? The Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Labour & Employment has inaugurated the Ganga Connect exhibition at the City of Glasgow College amid the COP26 meeting. What is the Ganga Connect exhibition? Ganga Connect Exhibition is an effort to present the level of development in the Ganga river… Continue reading Union Environment Minister Inaugurates The Ganga Connect Exhibition At Glasgow Amidst COP-26

At least 420 million hectares forest lost since 1990: Survey

What is the News? The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has released the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2020 Remote Sensing Survey. What is the FRA 2020 Remote Sensing Survey? The Survey was launched by FAO in 2018. The objectives of the survey are two-fold: To build country capacities to use… Continue reading At least 420 million hectares forest lost since 1990: Survey

Local knowledge refined with tech & funds can help climate adaptation in Asia-Pacific: IFAD

What is the News? The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has released a report titled “Building climate resilience in the Asia Pacific region report”. What are the key highlights of the report? Asia Pacific Region and its vulnerability to Climate Change The Asia-Pacific region is home to two-thirds of the world’s poorest people. Climate change… Continue reading Local knowledge refined with tech & funds can help climate adaptation in Asia-Pacific: IFAD

Union Minister for Jal Shakti inaugurates ‘Ganga Utsav 2021 – The River Festival’

What is the News? Union minister for Jal Shakti has launched several initiatives during the 5th edition of Ganga Utsav. What are the initiatives launched? Continuous Learning and Activity Portal (CLAP) Developed by:  National Mission for Clean Ganga(NMCG)  in association with Tree Craze Foundation. Purpose of the Portal: It is an interactive portal that is… Continue reading Union Minister for Jal Shakti inaugurates ‘Ganga Utsav 2021 – The River Festival’