Environment - Current Affairs for June, 2015

Environment Current Affairs for June, 2015

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▼ US-China form agreement for bilateral cooperation in maritime security   [06-24-15]

US Secretary of State John Kerry and State Councillor Yang Jeichi chaired the first meeting of a new oceans working group in Washington on 24th June’15 on the third and final day of key annual talks between Beijing and Washington.

▼ Maharashtra declares the Blue Mormon as its official state butterfly   [06-24-15]

With this, Maharashtra became India’s first state to have a State butterfly. Blue Mormom is the second largest butterfly found in India after the southern birdwing.

▼ Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Prani Udyan is Lucknow Zoo's new name   [06-24-15]

Lucknow Zoo established in 1921 and named after England’s Prince of Wales as Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens was renamed as Lucknow Prani Udyan on 4 June 2001. Nawab Wajid Ali Shah was the last Nawab of Oudh under whom the province was annexed by the British under the policy of Doctrine of Lapse in 1856. Later, Shah was exiled to Matia Birj in Bengal.

▼ NGT imposes complete ban on plastic bags in Haridwar and Rishikesh   [06-21-15]

It also fixed a penalty of 5000 rupees on anyone found violating the order. The penalty will be charged as compensation for degradation of environment.

▼ China is top carbon emitter   [06-21-15]

The top 10 emitters are China followed by US, European Union, India, Russia, Japan, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and Iran.

▼ 19 states join web portal for online environmental clearance launched by state   [06-21-15]

Last year, the Ministry had launched the online application system for Environmental Clearance for Category 'A' projects. While applications for Category 'A' projects come to the Ministry for approval, applications under Category ‘B’ projects do not come to the Ministry and are dealt with at the State level itself.

▼ Local entrepreneurs sign agreement with civic bodies for removing plastic hazard in solid waste management   [06-21-15]

The basic objective of the project is to save society from hazards and pollution created by the huge amount of increasing municipality solid waste.

▼ Jharkhand bans use of thermocol plates   [06-20-15]

It would help generate employment for the poor and tribal, who are engaged in making leaf plates.

▼ Ashobaa cyclone centered in Arabian Sea off Mumbai and Gujarat coast   [06-18-15]

It will move north-northwestwards and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 36 hours. Under the influence of this system, rainfall would occur at most places over coastal Karnataka, Konkan and Goa as well as south Gujarat with isolated heavy falls during the next 24 hours.

▼ Delhi introduces mechanical sweepers to keep roads clean   [06-18-15]

The mechanical sweeping machines are the initiative of the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). These are aimed at effectively cleaning the roads of the city and reduce the exposure of dust and dirt particles to manual sweepers.

▼ President's Estate gets its first sewage water treatment plant for horticultural purposes   [06-19-15]

This Sewage Treatment Plant, whose foundation stone was laid by the President on February 17, 2014, has been built in a record time of approximately one year and three months. The STP is in fulfillment of the recommendations of the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan prepared by INTACH.

▼ Bhutan sets new world for planting trees   [06-18-15]

They smashed the previous record by almost 10,000 trees. It had been set by the Indian team three years ago. Bhutan's planters gathered in the capital, Thimphu, for their feat, which Guinness World Records confirmed. The government of the mountainous Himalayan kingdom lays great emphasis on protecting the environment. Bhutan has more than 75 per cent forest cover.

▼ Category 4 hurricane Andreas occurs in Baja, California   [06-13-15]

Andres is centered about 1,290 kilometers southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, and is moving west at 9 kilometres per hour.

▼ Public smoking banned in Beijing China   [06-13-15]

Smoking bans already existed in China, but have largely failed to crack down on the habit. These tougher regulations ban lighting up in restaurants, offices and on public transport in Beijing.

▼ Dept of Fisheries imposes government ban on fishing for 61 days in Goa to facilitate breeding of species   [06-13-15]

The department of fisheries has completed all preparations for imposing fishing ban in Goa from June 1 to July 31, to facilitate the breeding of fish throughout the spawning season, during monsoon.