Environment - Current Affairs for January, 2015

Environment Current Affairs for January, 2015

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▼ HP becomes first Indian state to ban plastic bags   [01-23-15]

Himachal Pradesh is also a trail-blazer in sanitation and is the first among its north Indian neighbours to come close to becoming open defecation free.

▼ Juno- Name of Indian snow storm which hit the US on 26thJanuary 2015   [01-23-15]

‘Juno’ was expected to hit a large area of the U.S. East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine.

▼ 2014- Hottest year since 1880 according to NASA and NOAA estimates   [01-22-15]

The global average temperature for 2014 was roughly 1.24°F (or 0.69°C) warmer than the 20th-century average that included record heat in the western United States, Europe, Australia, and much of the Pacific Ocean.

▼ Karnataka estimated by CWTAR to have highest number of tigers   [01-22-15]

Karnataka having 406 tigers followed by Uttarakhand (340), Tamil Nadu (229), Madhya Pradesh (208), Maharashtra (190) and West Bengal (76).

▼ Number of tigers estimated at 1706 in 2010 and 2226 in 2015   [01-22-15]

While tiger population is falling the world over, their numbers are increasing in India. Mr Javadekar said, the latest figure is 30 per cent higher than the previous estimate. India has 70 per cent of world’s tigers today and government is also ready to give them to other countries to raise their numbers around the globe.

▼ 2018 set as deadline for Centre to Clean Ganga by SC on 14thJanuary 2015   [01-22-15]

The Centre on 14th Jan’15 told the Supreme Court that it proposes to clean Ganga by 2018.

▼ Water Literacy Mission- Mission to ensure water conservation formed in January 12 2015   [01-22-15]

“Water Literacy Mission”. Acc. to Prakash Javdekar, Public awareness is most needed for water conservation and for protection of natural resources.