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“Release of compensatory afforestation fund to states will help in meeting Nation’s INDCs”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 14.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Underlining that the CAF Bill was earlier passed by Lok Sabha in the year 2008, but the same could not be passed in Rajya Sabha , Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “Now, after coming to power in 2014, our Government again took up the initiative and introduced CAF Bill in 2015 and after a lot of debate in Parliament, the Bill was passed in 2016 and the CAF Act was published on August 3, 2016”.
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Cases pending in Supreme Court and NGT 6.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“The number of cases related to environmental issues pending in the Supreme Court of India is around 110 and 3573 in the National Green Tribunal.   The Government has enacted the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986; The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977; the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and the Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 etc. to regulate the matters related to environmental degradation.
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Violations of Environmental Regulations 3.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Pointing out that according to an information received from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), there are 441 industries that are not complying the environmental norms, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has said that CPCB has issued show-cause notices to 274 industries and closure directions to 140 non-complying units.
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Environment & Skill Development Ministries Sign MoU to train one lakh RAC Service Technicians 2.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising that India is being globally lauded for its green initiatives and commitment to environment and climate change, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan today said that Skill India is an endeavour by the Government to act as a catalyst in bringing about a change by skilling, up-skilling and re-skilling technicians to bring down the emission of harmful greenhouse gases.
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Policy for Disposal of Garbage 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has said that the Ministry, in supersession of Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000, has notified the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.
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Illegal, hazardous GM food jeopardises India's health, activists lament govt, regulators apathy 27.7.2018 DNA: Health
"It is no longer a case of simple negligence or apathy, but adoption of an anti-citizen policy on GM foods," the Coalition for a GM-Free India has charged reacting to the findings of Centre for Science & Environment (CSE) on the presence of Genetically Modified (GM) foods in India even though this is illegal.
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Forests are our treasure, preserve and protect them: Vice President 24.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that a mega Bio-Diverse Country like India should preserve and protect its forest cover and pass the treasure to next generation duly protecting and developing it. He was interacting with the Indian Forest Service (IFS) Probationers (2017-19), here today.
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Centre takes serious note of Guwahati pollution levels 24.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Centre takes serious note of Guwahati pollution levels
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Assam forest cover increases 24.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Assam forest cover increases
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Rise in Sea Level 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“According to the fifth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the global mean rate of sea level rise was 1.7 mm per year between 1901 and 2010. As per the studies carried out by Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), the sea levels are changing at different rates along the Indian coast.
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National Clear Air Programme 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“The National Clean Air Programme is a part of larger Central Sector “Pollution Abatement” Scheme. The draft Memorandum for Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) or the Scheme has been circulated to concerned Ministries including Ministry of Finance seeking comments.
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Impact of Cutting of Trees on Pollution 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
 “The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) accords prior environmental clearance for projects or activities listed in the Schedule to the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006 (and its amendments) after having followed the prescribed process in the said notification.
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Deep reefs won't be 'twilight zone' refuge for fish, corals: Study 20.7.2018 DNA: Money
Deep coral reefs in a "twilight zone" in the oceans differ sharply from those near the surface, dimming hopes that they can be a refuge for marine life fleeing threats such as climate change and pollution, scientists said on Thursday. Worldwide, coral reefs in shallow waters are among ecosystems most threatened by climate change. The Great Barrier Reef off Australia suffered severe bleaching, a whitening driven by warm waters that can kill corals, in 2016 and 2017. A U.S.-led team of divers who studied little-known reefs in the West Atlantic and Pacific Oceans between 30 and 150 metres (100-500 ft) deep where sunlight fades, found most species of corals and fish were unlike those closer to the surface. "We were surprised to find little overlap," lead author Luiz Rocha of the California Academy of Sciences told Reuters of the findings published in the journal science. Less than five percent of fish and corals were found in both shallow and deep waters against the scientists' previous estimate of 60-75 ...
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Agatha resigns to make way for Conrad to contest bypoll 3.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Agatha resigns to make way for Conrad to contest bypoll
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Mass felling of Trees: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan hits back at AAP for giving approval 27.6.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Hitting-out at the AAP for accusing him of 'misguiding' people over the plan to cut down over 16,500 trees, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said the permission to fell trees was not given by his ministry, but through approvals by Delhi government authorities. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had on Wednesday accused Vardhan of 'misguiding' people over the plan to cut down the trees in Delhi for redevelopment of seven colonies, claiming that his ministry had given environment clearance to the project. In a statement issued tonight, the Union minister said the Delhi government has neither taken any permission nor does it need to take any such permission from the Environment Ministry. "Harsh Vardhan has said that the permission to fell trees is not granted by the Union Ministry. The Government of NCT of Delhi has neither taken any permission nor does it need to take any such permission from the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. "Harsh Vardhan emphasised that all such ...
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“Environment Ministry does Not Issue Tree Cutting Permission, Tree Felling Permission given under State Act”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 27.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the permission to fell trees is not granted by the Union Ministry.
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‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ transforms arid Pakistan region into green gold 26.6.2018 Hindu: News
300 million trees of 42 species planted across the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
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Leaving behind rumours of tiff with Nitin Patel, CM Vijay Rupani heads to Israel 26.6.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Gujarat's political corridors are buzzing with rumours of bitter ties between Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and deputy chief minister Nitin Patel. And why not so considering that rather than making Patel in-charge of business while the CM is away on a six-day tour to Israel, for which he left on Tuesday afternoon, he distributed portfolios between the deputy CM and senior minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama. As per the notification issued by the CMO, after the approval from the governor, CM's portfolios of urban development, climate change, planning, science and technology and port has been handed over to Nitin Patel. Whereas portfolios like industries, mining, petrochemicals and Information and Broadcasting department are handed-over to Bhupendrasinh Chudasama until the CM's return. A senior state official said on condition of anonymity, "It is advisable to make a senior cabinet member in-charge until CM returns. Rupani could have given full charge to Patel but he avoided the same. No need to mention the ...
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Toxic air is causing malnutrition in trees 25.6.2018 Hindu: Energy & Environment
Trend in Europe alarming: study
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Kerala’s wetland list may be delayed 19.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Vetting of list prepared by Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad, likely to take a year
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