Theme of 2017 World Metrology Day

 The World Metrology Day (WMD) is observed every year on May 20 to mark the signing of the Metre Convention on May 20, 1875. The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal application. The 2017 theme is “Measurements for transport”.  More...

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By gktoday On Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Primary Pollutants and Secondary pollutants

Primary pollutants are directly emitted from the sources. Examples of primary pollutants are carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and benzene etc. Secondary pollutants are not emitted directly. They More...

By gktoday On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Environment/Ecology Current Affairs January 2013

Geologists Claimed Hawaiian Islands Would Extinct From Maps in 1.5 M Years  Geologists claimed that the Hawaiian Islands which are situated in North Pacific are dissolving rapidly from inside and sometime in the More...

By gktoday On Monday, November 5th, 2012

Green Temple !Puri Jagannath temple will become first of the kind to go green

As an effort to reduce the emission of green houses gases and make development sustainable, Puri’s famous Jagannath Temple will soon turn green with a Kolkatta-based solar module-making firm Vikram Solar More...

By gktoday On Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

UN climate meet approves roadmap for 2015 deal

On December 11, 2011, UN climate negotiators, who had gathered in Durban, South Africa, struck a compromise deal on a roadmap for an accord that will, for the first time, legally force all major carbon emitters More...

By gktoday On Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Quiz Time-Quiz Based on Environment,Forests,Animals and more..

Q : World Wildlife Fund was founded in : Answer: 1961 Q: World Oceans Day falls on : Answer: June 8 Q : Who wrote the autobiographical book, My Life : My Trees ? Answer: Richard St. Barbe Baker Q : Which is the More...

By gktoday On Friday, September 17th, 2010
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World Bamboo Day 2010

18th September 2010 – today celebrates as World Bamboo Day World Bamboo Day is a day of celebration to increase the awareness of bamboo globally. Where bamboo grows naturally, bamboo has been a daily element, More...

By gktoday On Thursday, September 16th, 2010

How is ozone measured and what is the Unit to Measure Ozone

World Meteorological Organization (WMO). This  Bureau operates a network of ozone monitoring stations, where the total amount of ozone above the station (the total column ozone) is monitored each day. The total More...

By gktoday On Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Why is ozone important?

Ozone is the major absorber of UVB (Ultraviolet radiation in the wavelength range 280-320 nanometres) in sunlight, absorbing approximately 90% of it. Many experimental studies of plants and animals, and clinical More...

By gktoday On Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Where is Ozone found?

About 90% of ozone is concentrated between 15 and 30 kilometres above the earth’s surface (stratospheric ozone). It is also found at ground level in lower concentrations where it is a key component of More...