Tag Environment

Carbon Watch

• Chandigarh became the first state or Union Territory in India to launch Carbon Watch, a mobile application to assess the carbon footprint of an individual. About: • Although the app Carbon Watch can be accessed by everyone, it has…

Leatherback Sea Turtle

• Proposals for tourism and port development in the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands have conservationists worried over the fate of some of the most important nesting populations of the Giant Leatherback turtle in this part of the Indian Ocean.…

Demolition process begins at Vembanad

• Authorities have initiated preliminary steps to demolish the illegally constructed villas of Kapico Kerala Resorts Private Limited on Nediyathuruthu island in Vembanad Lake. About: • Vembanad (Vembanad Kayal or Vembanad Kol) is the longest lake in India and the…

National Monsoon Mission

• National Monsoon Mission (NMM) under the Ministry of Earth Science was launched in 2012 to develop a state-of-the-art dynamical prediction system for monsoon rainfall. • Prediction models include models for short to medium range (1-10 days), extended-range (10 days…

Mission Innovation

• The Union Minister of Science and Technology addressed the beginning of Mission Innovation 2.0. • The objective is to reflect on progress, set the scene for the discussions towards an ambitious next phase of Mission Innovation. About: • The…

National Monsoon Mission

• Minister of Earth Science informed Rajya Sabha about National Monsoon Mission. About: • Under the Monsoon Mission, Ministry has developed the state-of-the-art weather and climate prediction models, which are now in operational use. • These models include models for…