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COP 21 adopts historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change Share on

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comments COP21 Conference of the Parties 21 (COP 21) have adopted the historic Paris
Agreement on Climate Change. It was adopted by 189 countries of total 196 countries under the
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that attended the COP
21. Key facts of Paris Agreement on Climate Change Facilitates enforcement of global
greenhouse gas emission (GHGs) reduction measures in the post-2020 i.e. in post Kyoto Protocol
scenario. Takes into account the principle of equity (climate justice) and common but
differentiated responsibilities (CBDR) and respective capabilities. Based on consensus among
the members that have incorporated their respective Intended Nationally Determined
Contributions (INDCs) including India. Mandatory for all Countries to keep global temperature
rising below 2°C by 2100 above pre-industrial levels with an ideal target of keeping temperature
rise below 1.5°C. Developed countries to provide 100 billion dollars annually to the developing
counterparts beginning in 2020 and it would increase with time. Empowers countries to
determine how to cut their emissions but mandates that they report transparently on those efforts.
Countries will assess their progress every five years for meeting their climate commitments and
submit new plans to strengthen.

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Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema. This award was established in
1969 to commemorate the birth centenary year of father of Indian cinema Dadasaheb Phalke.
The award is conferred annually by the Union Government to person for his lifetime contribution
to Indian cinema. Award comprises a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a cash prize of
10 lakh rupees and a shawl.
http://www.gktoday.in/list-of-dada-saheb-phalke-award-winners/
2014: Shashi Kapoor

2013: Gulzar

2012: Pran

About National Green Tribunal NGT is a special fast-track court to handle the expeditious
disposal of the cases pertaining to environmental issues. It has been established under the
National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 to assure the right to a healthy environment of the citizens of
India enshrined in Article 21 of Constitution.

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National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered ban on registration of new diesel-run vehicles in
Delhi to curb the growing menace of air pollution in the capital city. This ruling was given by
NGT bench headed by Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar and also questioned Delhi
government’s odd-even formula for vehicles to check pollution in the city.
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Violinist Itzhak Perlman awarded 2015 Genesis Prize Rajasthan becomes the first state to submit
smart city plan Indian-origin politician Pravin Gordhan becomes South Africa’s Finance
Minister Vijay Kumar wins gold medal at 59th National Shooting Championship Anirban Lahiri
wins Order of Merit crown of Asian Tour Typhoon Melor hits central Philippines Lok Sabha
passes Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Construction work TAPI gas pipeline project
begins J M Sali awarded 2015 South East Asia Write Award Legendary actor Dilip Kumar
conferred with Padma Vibhushan
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Legendary actor Dilip Kumar (93) has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan,
country’s second highest civilian award. Gui

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