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UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020:India third largest e-waste producer

The Global E-waste Monitor 2020 report found that the world dumped a record 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste last year. Just 17.4% was recycled.   China, with 10.1 million tonnes, was the biggest contributor to e-waste, and the United States was second with 6.9 million tonnes. India, with…

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International Plastic Bag Free Day 2020

Plastic Bag Free Day,on the 3rd of July each year,  is a global initiative that aims to eliminate the use of single-use plastic bags in the world and that sound environmental alternatives to single use plastic bags are available. LEARNING WITH TIMES/AT HOME/WITHOUTCLASSES/BASICS…

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La Nina likely, boost for southwest monsoon this year

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has raised its El-Nino Southern Oscillation Alert (ENSO) outlook status to La Nina watch; The southwest monsoon is likely to get a huge boost as the likelihood of the La Nina phenomenon increases.          …

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Sukhna Lake is now a Wetland

The Chandigarh administration had on Monday issued a draft notification for declaring Sukhna Lake as a wetland under the Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rule, 2017. Suggestions and objections have been invited from residents for the same. implying that encroachments, setting up of any industry, dumping of…

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Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region: Temperature, cyclones set to be severe in India

The pessimal  climate change scenario is  listed in the country’s first national climate change assessment by the ministry of earth sciences. Under all climate change scenarios, the extremes will only intensify. The report projected and said following Warming over India and Indian…

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Government Approves Amendment of Essential Commodity Act

The Union Cabinet approved the amendments to the six-decade-old Essential Commodities Act. The move will deregulate the production, purchase, and sales of cereals, edible oils, oilseeds, pulses, onions, and potato. The amended law provides a mechanism for the “regulation” of…