Environment: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2017 (Including PIB)

  • Feb 19, 2018
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    India will be hosting the International Dam Safety Conference - 2018 at Thiruvananthapuram on January 23 - 24. India ranks third globally with 5254 large dams in operation and about 447 are under construction. In addition, there are several thousand… (475 more words) …

  • Feb 16, 2018
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    Rising temperatures in Australia’s northern Great Barrier Reef are causing the vast majority of Green Turtles born to be female. Why Sea Turtles are Born Female? - The gender of green turtles is determined by temperature.

    Image of Warmer Temperatures at Great Barrier Reef

    Image of Warmer Temperatures

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  • Feb 15, 2018
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    Indian Railways has tested the bio-diesel of different feed stock (Jatropha, Mahua, pongamia, waste cotton seed, Fish Oil, Soyabeen oil, Palm stearin etc. ) in the different blending ratio such as B5, B10, B20, B50 and B 100.

    Image of Biodiesel Cycle

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  • Feb 14, 2018
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    Government has undertaken many research studies to analyze the impact of global warming and climate change on rainfall pattern in India using observed rainfall data from more than 3000 rain-gauge stations spread over the country for 115 years (1901 -… (421 more words) …

  • Feb 12, 2018
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    The government announced the launch of cleanliness survey for the year 2018 as part of Swachh Bharat Mission. The Swachh Survekshan 2018. Will rank 500 cities on national level which have more than 1 lakh population.

    Image of Swachh Survekshan

    Image of Swachh Survekshan

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  • Feb 11, 2018
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    Scientists discovered a new species of blind fish named ’Schisturalarketensis’ inside a cave in ‘East Jaintia Hills’ district of Meghalaya. Fish is named after Larket village, where the cave has been found, to encourage local people to take up biodiversity… (333 more words) …

  • Feb 4, 2018
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    In 2015, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited joined hands with the organizers of the Sabarimala pilgrimage to support an initiative to clean up waste accumulated during the pilgrimage period.

    Image of Cleaning of sabrimala temple

    Image of Cleaning of sabrimala temple

    Image of Cleaning of sabrimala

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  • Jan 25, 2018
  • 1📹  [ Env. ]

    Next Week! ! VONA – Volcanic Eruptions 📹. What is Monsoon Mission? : India-UK collaboration – proposed in 2010, Launched by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Has been coordinated by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune.

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  • Feb 4, 2018
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    Bombogenesis is a popular term that describes a mid-latitude cyclone that rapidly intensifies. It means rapidly deepening extra tropical cyclonic low-pressure area. Other names for Bombogenesis: Explosive cyclogenesis.

    Image of Bombogenesis

    Image of Bombogenesis

    Image of Bombogenesis

    • Weather bomb

    • Meteorological bomb

    • Explosive development

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  • Feb 1, 2018
  • 1 [ Env., ]

    The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has launched pilot project ‘Blue Flag’ to develop and enhance standards of cleanliness on beaches. Increase upkeep and basic amenities at beaches.

    Image of Blue Flag Certification

    Image of Blue Flag Certification

    Image of Blue Flag

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  • Jan 31, 2018
  • 1  [ Env., ]

    The latest global Environmental Performance Index (EPI) rankings, released on the sidelines of World Economic Forum meet in Davos saw India slip to bottom five in a list of 180 countries. India was placed at 177 position.

    Image of India slips to bottom of green ranking at 177

    Image of India

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  • Jan 30, 2018
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    The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises is administering the scheme “Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehciles in India”, popularly known as FAME India scheme since 01st April 2015.

    Image of FAME India scheme

    Image of FAME India scheme

    Image

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  • Jan 24, 2018
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    The power obtained by harnessing the energy of the sun’s rays is known as solar energy. The calculated solar energy incidence on India’s land area is about 5000 trillion Kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year.

    Image of solar power projects

    Image of solar power projects

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  • Jan 15, 2018
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    Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level for Mount Mayon volcano to a three on a scale of five. It indicates an improved tendency toward a risky explosion. Lava flowed less than half a mile down a… (381 more words) …

  • Jan 10, 2018
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    Scientists discovered Schaller’s wood scorpion (Liocheles schalleri) at Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary, Tripura and named it in honour of wildlife biologist George Schaller who studied wildlife across the world, including the snow leopards of the Himalayas and Central India’s tigers.

    Image of Wildlife Protected Areas In Tripura

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  • Jan 2, 2018
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    The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog plans to set up Methanol Economy Fund of Rs. 4, 000 - 5, 000 crore for promoting production and use of methanol clean fuel.

    Image of India Fossil Fuel Imports

    Image of India Fossil Fuel Imports

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  • Dec 31, 2017
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    Rocks and dust particles from space close to Earth’s atmosphere are called meteoroids. Those entering and blazing through the atmosphere are called meteors. Geminid Meteor Shower in 2017 was observed on December 13.

    Image of Meteor Shower

    Image of Meteor Shower

    Image of Meteor

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  • Dec 19, 2017
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    Next Week! ! Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code: Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro ferry service allows traveling from Ghogha to Dahej through the sea which in future can also link Hazira, Pipavavo, Jafrabad, Daman and Diu, and even to Bombay.

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  • Dec 5, 2017
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    Next Week! ! Ease of Doing Business. 👌 Work is advanced through sessions of the following bodies: COP – Supreme. decision making body for Convention. CMP - Supreme decision making body for Kyoto Protocol. CMA - Supreme decision making body… (1768 more words) …

  • Dec 14, 2017
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    The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas organized a consultative workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels & VGF for 2nd Generation Ethanol Bio Refineries in New Delhi. Provide better remuneration for farmers generating employment and doubling farmers’… (656 more words) …

  • 2 [ Env. ]

    Scientists discovered new species of gecko in the Eastern Ghats in northern Andhra Pradesh in few areas in northern Mahendragiri range and scattered coastal hills in northern Andhra Pradesh.

    Map of Eastern ghats and western ghats

    Map of Eastern ghats and western ghats

    Map of Eastern ghats

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  • Dec 12, 2017
  • 1 [ Env. ]

    First International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) was kicked off in Jaipur. Five-day symposium is organized by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in partnership with The World Bank, and Alliance for an Energy Efficient… (388 more words) …

  • Dec 10, 2017
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    Light pollution is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial (usually outdoor) light. The rate of growth of this light is approximately two percent each year in both the amount of areas lit and the radiance of the light.

    Image of Light Pollution

    Image of Light

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  • Dec 5, 2017
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    Indian Railways is the preferred mode of transport. 1.3 million workers dedicated to serving with commitment. Indian Railways is targeting 100 % electrification- by applying economies of scale in “an incentive cum penalty” framework scheme.

    Electrification of railways chart

    Electrification of railways chart

    Electrification

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  • Dec 4, 2017
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    EESL’s projects, under one of the largest funding by GEF until date, will mitigate 60 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent through the use of new technologies under the new program “Creating and Sustaining Markets for Energy Efficiency”.

    Image of District Energy in Cities

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  • Nov 25, 2017
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    Mission Innovation challenge on Smart Grids is collectively working to enable future smart grids powered by renewables. To combat the growth of greenhouse gas emission, world is increasing use of renewable energy sources.

    Image of Smart Grids

    Image of Smart Grids

    Image of Smart

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  • Nov 21, 2017
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    Next Week! ! Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People. Pollution-related deaths (92%) occur in low- and middle-income countries, and in rapidly industrialising countries (such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Kenya).

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    Lancet Commission

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  • 2📹  [ Env. ]

    Next Week! ! Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People. Household Air: Choose cleaner fuels -not kerosene, wood or coal. Support bottled gas, biogas, solar, or electrification. Choose cookstoves that reduce particulate emissions.

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    Lancet

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  • 3📹  [ Env. ]

    Next Week! ! Rohingya Crisis & State of Stateless People: Pollution-related deaths (92%) occur in low- and middle-income countries, and in rapidly industrialising countries (such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Kenya).

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    Lancet Commission

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  • Nov 20, 2017
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    To satisfy India’s commitment at COP 21 for reducing vehicular emissions and improve fuel efficiency – (reducing the carbon footprints and keep a healthy environment), India is following regulatory pathway for fuel quality and vehicle emissions standards termed as Bharat… (458 more words) …

  • Nov 14, 2017
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    To safeguard fast-eroding Majuli island- world’s largest riverine island using government is conducting research on floating Brahmaputra Biodiversity and Biology Boat (B4) labs along Brahmaputra River.

    Image of Majuli Island Erosion

    Image of Majuli Island Erosion

    Image of Majuli Island Erosion

    What is Majuli Island?

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    India’s first electric bus service launched at Rohtang Pass area in Himachal Pradesh is first of its kind electric bus service for tourist spot and first in world at an altitude of 13, 000 feet.

    Map of Rohtang Pass

    Map of Rohtang Pass

    Map

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  • Nov 7, 2017
  • 1 [ Env. ]

    Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) notified new Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 prohibiting range of activities in wetlands replacing earlier 2010 rules.

    Forests & Climate Change notified new Wetland Rules 2017

    Forests & Climate Change notified new Wetland Rules 2017

    Forests & Climate Change notified

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Discussions & Questions

  • i want to know the updated pattern and syllabus of the labor welfare paper (subject code 55) ( - on )

    1 Answer

    For syllabus and details refer - https://www.examrace.com/CBSE-UGC-NET/

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