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EQ: Ganga Rejuvenation, Increase in Total Forest Cover and More 

EQ: Read About All Things Green, Build Your Environment Quotient 

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India
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The polluted banks and waters of the river Ganga at Varanasi. (Photo: Reuters)

E-India

Delhi’s CM has announced a new strategy for reducing pollution. (Photo: Reuters)
Delhi’s CM has announced a new strategy for reducing pollution. (Photo: Reuters)

Odd or Even?
Delhi’s CM has announced a new strategy for reducing pollution in the city. The plan will see cars with odd or even number-plates on the streets on alternate days.
Could all new construction along the Ganga be banned?
The Government has taken this in-principle decision in order to protect the river health and flow.

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E-Mage

India’s total forest cover has gone up. (Photo: iStockphoto)
India’s total forest cover has gone up. (Photo: iStockphoto)

State of our forests:
India’s State of the Forests Report 2015 has been released and there are both positives and negatives – our total forest cover has gone up but we’ve lost around 2,510 sq km of dense and moderately dense forests since 2013.
21.34 percent: The percentage of India under forest cover.

E-Video

Could a goat ever be a tiger’s best friend?
Watch the story of a rather remarkable friendship here:

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E-Business

Need more robust  climate finance pledges. (Photo: iStockphoto)
Need more robust climate finance pledges. (Photo: iStockphoto)

• Scale up financial support:
India has called for more robust and verifiable climate finance pledges from the developed countries in order to cope with climate change.

E-Law

 NGT has affirmed its ban on camping along the Ganga in Rishikesh. (Photo: iStockphoto)
NGT has affirmed its ban on camping along the Ganga in Rishikesh. (Photo: iStockphoto)

• No beach-camping in Rishikesh:
In a victory for environmentalists, the NGT has affirmed its ban on camping along the Ganga in Rishikesh in order to protect the fragile ecosystem.

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E-International

An aerial view of the haze is seen on the outskirts of Beijing. (Photo: Reuters)
An aerial view of the haze is seen on the outskirts of Beijing. (Photo: Reuters)

• Red Alert for Beijing’s “airpocalypse”:
Air quality in Beijing has deteriorated to the point where the city’s first ever “red alert” day has been declared.

E-Nature

Falcon. (Photo: iStockphoto)
Falcon. (Photo: iStockphoto)

• Conserving the Amur falcon:
Citizen action can make all the difference – a look at how a highly threatened bird species was saved after efforts from the local community and environmentalists.

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E-Waste

Major projects have been asked to pay compensation for adding to Delhi’s dust problem. (Photo: iStockphoto)
Major projects have been asked to pay compensation for adding to Delhi’s dust problem. (Photo: iStockphoto)

• Environmental compensation for dust pollution:
The Delhi government has asked 38 major projects to pay compensation for their contributions to Delhi’s dust problem.

E-Renewables

Green bonds are gaining popularity. (Photo: iStockphoto)
Green bonds are gaining popularity. (Photo: iStockphoto)

• SEBI concept paper on “green bonds”:
As green bonds gain popularity, SEBI has released a paper discussing ways to regulate the sector.

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E-Quiz

• Which state/union territory in India has the highest percentage of its territory under forest cover?
(a) Mizoram
(b) Lakshwadeep
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Andaman and Nicobar

(Shalini Iyengar is a lawyer and Research Associate at the International University College, Turin.)

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