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SOLAR MISSION 2022

SOLAR MISSION 2022

SOLAR MISSION 2022 Bengaluru’s aerial mission to produce a three dimensional map of rooftop solar power potential using Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) data can give this key source of power a big boost. Similar mapping exercises have been carried out in several countries over the past few years to assess how much of a […]

India State of Forest Report 2017

India State of Forest Report 2017

India State of Forest Report 2017 The Environment Ministry’s ‘India State of Forest Report 2017’ based on satellite imagery, may present a net positive balance in the form of 24.4% of India’s land area under some form of forest or tree cover, but this is but a broad-brush assessment. According to the report, forest and tree cover […]

BAN on Diesel & Petrol car-UK

BAN on Diesel & Petrol car-UK

Move likely by 2040 is to meet EU emission norms and improve air quality: Britain will join other European nations in plans to ban diesel and petrol-fuelled cars in the coming decades, in a move designed to force a shake up within the auto industry as governments seek to deal with high levels of air […]

Artificial  Super Silk Developed

Artificial Super Silk Developed

Spun from a soupy Hydrogel that is 98% water Scientists from the University of Cambridge have developed super-stretchy and strong artificial silk, composed almost entirely of water, which may be used to make eco-friendly textiles and sensors.The fibres, which resemble miniature bungee cords as they can absorb large amounts of energy, are sustainable, non-toxic and […]

Great Barrier Reef – Edu video

Also 10,000 jobs at stake with about 1,500 km, or two-thirds, of this coral system having been damaged already. Severe coral bleaching on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef may result in a loss of some $750 million for the economy and tourism industry in the state of Queensland. A report released by Australian Climate Council, ‘Climate […]

Solar & Hydro Projects -India

Solar & Hydro Projects -India

The Cabinet has approved the doubling of solar park capacity to 40,000 MW, which will entail an additional 50 solar parks to be set up at a cost to the government of ₹8,100 crore, Minister of New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday.Mr. Goyal added that while most of the additional 50 solar […]

KAMBALA – IS ORDINANCE NEEDED?

KAMBALA – IS ORDINANCE NEEDED?

On the lines of the Jallikattu stir in Tamil Nadu, a fresh agitation demanding revocation of ban on Kambala is brewing in Karnataka. Kambala, a centuries-old tradition held in coastal Karnataka annually, is a buffalo race. 10 things you should know about the buffalo race: It is an annual buffalo race going on for early […]

Marine reserve-antarctica

Marine reserve-antarctica

There will be a blanket ban on commercial fishing across three-quarters of the marine protected area covering 1.6 million sq kms. The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world’s largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent.The agreement comes after years […]

Himansh- High altitude Glacial Lab

Himansh- High altitude Glacial Lab

The facility will serve as the base for Terrestrial Laser Scanners and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to digitise glacier movements and snow cover variations. Perched on the Himalayas at an altitude of nearly 13,500 feet, Himansh, the Glaciological research facility of India began functioning on Sunday. Located in Spiti Valley, one of the most uninhabited parts […]

GM – Mustard Pros &Cons

GM – Mustard Pros &Cons

On September 5, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) released an “Assessment of Food and Environmental Safety” for genetically modified (GM) mustard on its website, and gave the public a month to respond with comments and concerns. This review report was put together by an expert sub-committee of the ministry’s Genetic […]