Environment Current Affairs 2018

/Environment Current Affairs 2018

Minamata Convention – Cabinet approves Ratification

The Union Cabinet has approved proposal for ratification of Minamata Convention on Mercury and depositing instrument of ratification enabling India to become Party of Convention. Key Points: Minamata Convention The Union Cabinet's  approval shows the ratification of convention along with flexibility for continued use of mercury-based products and processes involving mercury compound up to 2025. The [...]

Pelican Bird Festival-2018 held in Kolleru lake

The ‘Pelican Bird Festival-2018’ was held for first in Atapaka Bird Sanctuary on at Kolleru lake in Andhra Pradesh. It was jointly organised by Andhra Pradesh Tourism Authority (APTA) and Krishna district administration. Key Points:Pelican Bird Festival Atapaka Bird Sanctuary was recognized as one of the largest pelicanry in the world.During winter season, thousands of [...]

"Green Good Deeds" campaign Launched under Environment Ministry

Environment Ministry launches: Green Good Deeds campaign( MoEFCC) to sensitize people and students, in particular about climate change and global warming. Join campaign to sensitise people on climate change: Union minister Harsh Vardhan to teachers. Key Points:   The purpose of this people-oriented campaign  "Green Good Deeds" is to sensitise people and students, in particular [...]