NEW DELHI: Over 25 state governments may have to pay environment compensation of Rs one crore each for not submitting their respective action plans on systematic disposal of plastic waste to the Ce

The shallow coral reef ecosystems along the Indian coast are being threatened by anthropogenic global ocean warming and increased frequency of coral bleaching in the recent past. Identification and conservation of deeper reef habitats are essential as they serve as a source of larvae and livestock to replenish the shallow reef habitats. Information on the location and spatial extent of the mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) and their biodiversity is poorly known in the continental shelf of the east coast of India.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Peoples Rights and Social Research Centre (PRASAR) & Others  Vs Union of India Ministry of Labour and Employment Secretary & Others dated 05/03/2019 on the issue of fixing compensation to victims of silicosis which have occurred to the habitants where the industries are located.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Puducherry Environment Protection Association Versus Puducherry Pollution Control Committee & Others dated 29/01/2019 regarding validity of consent granted in favour of M/s Chemfab Alkalis Ltd. under Section 21 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.

Parts of coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will begin to get widespread rainfall from Thursday as Cyclone Gaja comes closer to the Tamil Nadu coast.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Tamil Nadu Vs P. K. Sinha & Others dated 18/05/2018 regarding draft Cauvery Management Scheme.

Union of India assures the Apex Court that the draft scheme will be taken to its logical end in accordance with law. The Court hoped that the draft scheme will be notified in the Official Gazette and given effect to before the onset of the monsoon.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Tamil Nadu Vs P. K. Sinha & Others dated 14/05/2018 regarding draft management scheme for Cauvery. The Central Government represented by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation filed the draft scheme. The States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Union Territory of Puducherry has been given copies of the draft scheme "only to examine whether the said Scheme is in consonance with the judgment of this Court".

Order of the Supreme Court in the matter of Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/04/2018 regarding appointment of Lokpal/Lokayukta in states of India. Supreme Court directs all the states to expedite the process of appointment of Lokayukta at the earliest and inform the Apex Court of the progress reached on 10/07/2018 by means of a status report.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Karnataka Vs State of Tamil Nadu dated 16/02/2018 regarding allocation and sharing of water of river Cauvery.

While the chief minister had asserted that the situation was under control, Bedi had said there was 700 per cent increase in the incidence of dengue since last year and pitched for a 'war' against

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