Harsh Vardhan takes charge of Environment Ministry
Union Minister of Science and Technology, Harsh Vardhan took over the additional charge of Environment Ministry on 22 May 2017.
Harsh Vardhan filled the seat left vacant after the death of Anil Madhav Dave, More..





NASA names bacterium found on ISS after APJ Abdul Kalam
A team of scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in May 2017 named a new organism after A P J Abdul Kalam, a former President of India.

The new organism is a bacteriu More..





Plastic bottles to be used for developing Environment-friendly toilet in a school
Manav Vikas School, a school in Jamshedpur, in May 2017 decided to set up an environment-friendly toilet made of plastic bottles and other materia More..





International Day for Biological Diversity celebrated worldwide
22 May: International Day for Biological Diversity

The International Day for Biological Diversity was celebrated globally on 22 May 2017 with the theme “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”.
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NGT bans open defecation, waste dumping on Yamuna floodplains
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 19 May 2017 banned open defecation and dumping of waste on the floodplains of the Yamuna. The tribunal also a More..





Annual conference held to discuss disaster preparedness of states and UTs
The annual Conference of Relief Commissioners and Secretaries of the Departments of Disaster Management of States and Union Territories was conven More..





NGT orders Rs 5000 fine on over-speeding vehicles in Kaziranga
The National Green Tribunal announced on 17 May 2017 that any vehicle found over-speeding inside the Kaziranga National Park would have to pay an More..





PM Modi launches Narmada river conservation project in MP
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the river conservation project ‘Narmada Seva Mission’ on 15 May 2017 in Madhya Pradesh.

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Ancient water body to be revived in Tamil Nadu
A non-governmental organisation, the Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) has initiated the process of reviving an ancient water body that i More..





Industries found illegally dumping e-waste near Ramganga River to pay Rs 1 lakh
The National Green Tribunal announced on 3 May 2017 that anyone found dumping electronic waste (e-waste) on the banks of Ramganga River in Moradab More..





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