Environment: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Sep 21, 2018
  • 1 High Lvl. Inter Ministerial Meeting on Issues of Pollution Affecting Taj Mahal-C.K.Mishra Committee [ Env., Committees & Bodies, Culture ]

    High level Inter ministerial meeting was held on 16th July 2018 to deliberate on various issues & actions to be taken to conserve Taj Mahal. Meeting focused on action points needed to overcome Air & Water pollution in & around Taj Mahal.

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    Image of High Level Issues of Pollution Affecting Taj Mahal

    Image of High Level Inter Ministerial Meeting on Issues of Pollution Affecting Taj Mahal

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  • Sep 5, 2018
  • 1 NIWE Has Installed a Remote Sensing Instrument – LiDAR for Assessment of Offshore Wind Resource [ Sci-Tech, Env. ]

    National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has installed remote sensing instrument- LiDAR for assessment of offshore wind resource at Gulf of Khambat, off Gujarat Coast. IREDA is non-banking financial institution under Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.

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    Image of National Institute of Wind Energy

    Image of National Institute of Wind Energy

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  • Aug 31, 2018
  • 1 सर्वश्रेष्ठ कार्य वाले SHGs को राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार(National Award - Best Work SHGs - Hindi)(Part 10) [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org., Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    सर्वश्रेष्ठ कार्य वाले SHGs को राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार- श्री नरेन्द्र सिंह ने दीनदयाल अंत्योदय योजना-राष्ट्रीय ग्रामीण आजीविका मिशन (लक्ष्य) (DAY-NRLM) के तहत सर्वश्रेष्ठ प्रदर्शन करने वाले स्वयं सहायता समूहों को राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार दिए। यह समुदाय संस्थानों के उत्कृष्ट प्रदर्शन के लि

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  • 2 Invasive Species: Giant Hammerhead Worms Invading France [ Env. ]

    For two decades, sizable, squishy invaders are permeate French ecosystems & preying on small, soil-dwelling creatures. Invaders are giant hammerhead flatworms - brightly colored specimens.

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    Image of Giant Hammerhead Worms Invading France

    Image of Giant Hammerhead Worms Invading France

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  • Aug 29, 2018
  • 1 IRCTC Introduces Bagasse Based Food Packaging to Commemorate World Environment Day 2018 [ Env., Railways ]

    Ministry of Railways PSU IRCTC introduced bagasse based food packaging to commemorate World Environment Day 2018. Details regarding Bagasse based food packing by IRCTC. This initiative comes as a part of the Railways’ drive to go green as it also aims at boosting the nation’s sug

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  • Aug 28, 2018
  • 1 Environment Ministry, Teri & UNEP Strategize the Roadmap for ‘Urban Sustainability’ in the World [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    Ministry of State (Independent Charge), Housing & Urban Affairs, India said that India will succeed in achieving its SDGs by highlighting importance of sustainable smart cities. By 2050, India’s population is expected to grow to 1.7 billion, adding further pressure on country’s u

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  • 2 ‘Catastrophic’ Coral Die-Off on Great Barrier Reef During 2016 Heatwave [ Env. ]

    Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffered “catastrophic die-off” of coral during extended heatwave in 2016, threatening broader range of reef life than previously feared. Scientists have recorded worst mass coral bleaching event on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

    Image of threats to coral reefs climate change

    Image of Threats to Coral Reefs Climate Change

    Image of threats to coral reefs climate change

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  • 3 🌟 Proposal for Dam Safety Bill, 2018 Approved (Important) [ Env., Bills, Disaster Management ]

    Union Cabinet approved proposal for introduction of Dam Safety Bill, 2018 in Parliament on 13th June, 2018 after wide consultation w/leading Indian experts & international experts.

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    Image of Proposal for Dam Safety Bill, 2018

    Image of Proposal for Dam Safety Bill, 2018

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  • Aug 27, 2018
  • 1 🌟 “Methanol Economy” NITI Aayog Working on Road Map on World Environment Day, 2018 (Important) [ Eco., Env. ]

    NITI Aayog is working on roadmap for full-scale implementation of methanol economy in country in near future, which would curb pollution, & reduce India’s dependence on oil imports as well.

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    Image of Methanol Economy

    Image of Methanol Economy

    Uses and Advantages of Methanol

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  • Aug 20, 2018
  • 1 UGC directs universities to ban plastic cups, bottles [ Env. ]

    University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all varsities & higher educational institutions to ban use of plastic cups, lunch packets, straws, bottles & bags on their campuses.

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    Image of Beat Plastic Pollution

    Image of Beat plastic pollution

    • Directive by commission come

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  • Aug 16, 2018
  • 1 World Bank Approves Rs. 6,000 Crore Atal Bhujal Yojana [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Env. ]

    World Bank has approved Water Resources & River Development Ministry’s Rs. 6000 cr. worth central sector scheme, ‘Atal Bhujal Yojana’. Scheme will be implemented over period of 5 years from 2018 - 19 to 2022 - 23 w/assistance from World Bank.

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    Image of Atal Bhujal Yojana

    Image of Atal Bhujal Yojana

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  • Aug 13, 2018
  • 1 Zoological Society of London’S (EDGE):Genital-Breathing ’Punk Turtle’ Joins Endangered Species List [ Env. ]

    Australian river turtle w/bright green ‘hair’, spikes under its chin & ability to breathe thru its genitals is featured on new list of endangered reptiles. Mary River turtle, native to Australian state of Queensland, is placed at 30th on Zoological Society of London’s Evolutionar

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  • Aug 12, 2018
  • 1 NITI Aayog to Launch Composite Water Management Index [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    NITI Aayog announced to launch Composite Water Management Index w/aim to achieve objective of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. Composite Water Management Index will be useful tool to assess & improve performance in efficient management of water resources.

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    Image of Water Management Index

    Image of Water Management Index

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  • 2 Bengaluru Water Scarcity [ Env. ]

    Bengaluru is one of 10 metropolitan cities besides Cape Town that is fast moving towards ‘Day Zero’ - situation when taps start running dry. Analysis by Down To Earth, magazine published by green think-tank Centre for Science & Environment, showed that at least 200 cities globall

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  • Aug 11, 2018
  • 1 प्रधान मंत्री मोदी ने नामो ऐप पर सर्वेक्षण शुरू किया(PM Launches Survey-Namo App-in Hindi)(Part 18) [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Env., Awards ]

    प्रधान मंत्री मोदी ने नामो ऐप पर सर्वेक्षण शुरू किया- प्रधान मंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने नामो ऐप पर एक सर्वेक्षण शुरू किया है, जिससे लोगों को केन्द्र, सांसदों और विधायकों को उनके निर्वाचन क्षेत्रों में सरकार के प्रदर्शन को रेट (माप/परिणाम) करने के लिए कहा गया है।

    Image of PM launches survey on Namo App

    Image of PM Launches Survey on Namo App

    Image of PM launches survey on Namo App

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  • 2 🌟 Third Partners Meeting of the Global Peatlands Initiative: Brazzaville Declaration Signed (Imp.) [ Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    The Brazzaville declaration was singed to promote better management and conservation world’s largest tropical peatlands-Cuvette Centrale region in Congo Basin from unregulated land use and prevent its drainage and degradation.

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    Image of Democractis Republic of Congo

    Image of Democractis Republic of Congo

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  • Aug 9, 2018
  • 1 IMD Forecasts a Normal Monsoon in 2018L Impact of El-Nino and IOD [ Env. ]

    Rainfall would be 97 % of the 50-year average with a 56 % probability that rains would be normal to excess, the India Meteorological Department said in its first stage long range forecast.

    Imsg of Tracking The monsoon

    Imsg of Tracking The Monsoon

    Imsg of Tracking The monsoon

    Normal monsoon could be a

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  • Aug 8, 2018
  • 1 टिकाऊ विकास पर भारत-डेनमार्क एमओयू (India-Denmark MOU on Sustainable Dev. - in Hindi) (Part 7) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    टिकाऊ विकास पर भारत-डेनमार्क एमओयू- केन्द्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने भारत और डेनमार्क के बीच समझौता ज्ञापन समझौता ज्ञात किया। इस समझौता ज्ञापन का उद्देश्य ज्ञान, संस्थागत सहयोग, अनुसंधान के आदान-प्रदान के माध्यम से पारस्परिक और पारस्परिक लाभ के आधार पर टिकाऊ और स्मार्ट (अच्छा) शहरी विका

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  • 2 ई-अपशिष्ट के उत्पादन के शीर्ष में 5 में भारत(India in Top 5 of E-Waste Production-in Hindi)(Part 5) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Sports, Env. ]

    ई-अपशिष्ट के उत्पादन के शीर्ष में 5 में भारत- एक रिपोर्ट (विवरण) के मुताबिक, चीन, अमेरिका, जापान और जर्मनी के अलावा भारत दुनिया के शीर्ष पांच ई-अपशिष्ट पैदा करने वाले देशों में से एक है। एसोकैम और एन. ई. सी. द्वारा जारी रिपोर्ट के अनुसार राज्यों में, महाराष्ट्र सबसे अधिक 19.8 प

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  • Aug 3, 2018
  • 1 BHEL Commissions 330 MW Hydro-Project at Kishanganga River in Jammu & Kashmir [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, announced that it has commissioned the third and the last 110 Megawatt (MW) unit of the 330 MW Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).

    Map of Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir

    Map of Kishanganga Hydro Power Project in Jammu & Kashmir

    Map of Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir

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  • Aug 1, 2018
  • 1 Year on Year Target for Solar Energy Sector [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Vice President of India, said that India has huge potential to become the leader in solar energy sector addressing the inaugural session of ELECRAMA 2018, organized by the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturing Association, in Noida, UP.

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    Image of Year on Year Target for Solar Energy Sector

    Image of Year on Year Target for Solar Energy Sector

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  • Jul 30, 2018
  • 1 जय हिन्द 1-एस:दुनिया का सबसे हल्का उपग्रह(Jai Hind 1:World’S Lightest Satellite -in Hindi)(Part 18) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Env., Ethics ]

    जय हिन्द 1-एस: दुनिया का सबसे हल्का उपग्रह- चेन्नई के चार छात्रों ने दुनिया के सबसे हल्के और सस्ते उपग्रह का निर्माण किया है जिसका वजन 33.39 ग्राम है। उपग्रह का नाम ’जय हिन्द 1-एस’ है और इसे अगस्त 2018 में प्रक्षेपित किया जाएगा।

    • यह उपग्रह की ऊपरी यात्रा के विभिन्न बिन्दुओं पर त

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  • 2 सांद पैनल के सामने पेश होंगे बैंक प्रमुख (Bank Chief to Be Present: Sandra Panel - Hindi) (Part 17) [ Eco., Sports, Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    स्सांद पैनल (अनुसूची) के सामने पेश होंगे बैंक प्रमुख- 11-राजकीय स्वामित्व वाले बैंकों के प्रमुख बुरे ऋण के बढ़ने और धोखाधड़ी के मामलों में वृद्धि की समस्याओं के बारे में एक संसदीय समिति को अवगत कराएंगे।

    • वे वित्त मंत्री की स्थायी समिति के समक्ष पेश होंगे, जिसका नेतृत्व अनुभवी कां

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  • Jul 27, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Government Launches ‘SUVIDHA’- 100 Percent Bio-Degradable Sanitary Napkins (Important) [ Health, Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The government, announced the launch of 100 percent biodegradable sanitary napkins, to be called “Suvidha”, under the under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana. This step taken by the Department of Pharmaceuticals to ensure Affordable and Quality Healthcare for All

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  • Jul 26, 2018
  • 1 पेड्रो बने स्पेन के प्रधानमंत्री (Pedro Becomes Prime Minister of Spain - in Hindi) (Part 4) [ Edu., Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org., Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    पेड्रो बने स्पेन के प्रधानमंत्री- समाजवादी नेता पेड्रो संचेज़ को राजा फेलिप VI द्वारा स्पेन के प्रधानमंत्री के रूप में शपथ दिलाई गई। स्पेन यूरोज़ोन की क्रमांक 4 की अर्थव्यवस्था और यूरोपीय संघ (ईयू) का प्रभावशाली सदस्य है।

    • श्री संचेज़ (46) 1975 में तानाशाह जनरल फ्रांसिस्कों फ्रैंको

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  • Jul 19, 2018
  • 1 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle [ Sci-Tech, Env. ]

    In 1973, Chipko movement was used to protect trees & forests from harvesting. Google celebrated this eco-feminist movement thru doodle. Main purpose of Chipko movement was to protect trees & forests.

    Image of 45<sup>th</sup> Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

    Image of 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

    Image of 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

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  • 2 🌟 VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat (Important) [ Env. ]

    While stricter norms on industries & chemical usage has brought down concentration levels of pollutants in US & Europe, India is still engaged in twin battle against Industrial pollution and Vehicular pollution.

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    Image of VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat

    Image of VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat

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  • Jul 18, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Railways Phasing Out Asbestos- a Suspected Health Hazard (Important) [ Health, Env., Railways ]

    Broken-down asbestos roofs on railway stations were being replaced by metal sheets since June 2009. Asbestos sheet is manufactured from naturally occurring fibrous mineral has been an imp. construction material for India’s railways.

    Image Railways Phasing out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

    Image Railways Phasing Out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

    Image Railways Phasing out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

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  • 2 🌟 Mutant Bacteria Could Be Answer to Plastics Pollution Crisis (Important) [ Health, Env. ]

    Great Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of Texas, & it’s only getting bigger. In fact, some estimates claim that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in ocean. New scientific discovery is providing some hope in plastics pollution crisis.

    Image of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    Image of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    Image of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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  • Jul 14, 2018
  • 1 60 MW Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project in Uttarkashi [ Env. ]

    Govt. officials have laid foundation stone for 60-MW Naitwar Mori hydro project on Tons River in Mori, Uttarkashi dist. of U’Khand. Project is scheduled to be completed by December 2021, in a record period of 48 months.

    Run-of-river Naitwar Mori hydroelectric plant is developed

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  • Jul 11, 2018
  • 1 GOBAR-DHAN: Swachh Bharat Mission Launches GOBAR-DHAN to Promote Wealth and Energy from Waste [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    To make farmers more self-reliant, central scheme ‘Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) ’ is launched at National level by Union Ministry for Drinking Water & Sanitation & State Govt. of Haryana.

    Map of Dairy Research Institute (Institute)

    Map of Dairy Research Institute (Institute)

    Map of Dairy Research Institute (Institute)

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  • Jul 9, 2018
  • 1 🌟 MNRE Issues National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    Union Ministry of New & Renewable Energy on 14th May 2018 issued National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy in New Delhi. Scheme for new hybrid projects under policy is expected shortly. It aims to reduce variability in renewable power generation & achieve better grid stability.

    Image of Wind And Solar Hybrid Power Systems

    Image of Wind And Solar Hybrid Power Systems

    Image of Wind And Solar Hybrid Power Systems

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  • Jul 6, 2018
  • 1 Indian Railways Fits Specially Designed Aerators in Basin-Taps of Tejas Express [ Env., Railways ]

    Specially-designed aerators are installed in basin-taps of Tejas Express train as step towards water conservation by Indian Railway Ministry. Measure was taken by Bhusawal Division of Central Railway zone. Aerators thru their fine pores break incoming stream of water into fine su

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  • Jul 3, 2018
  • 1 BS-VI Fuel Will Bring Down Sulphur Level by 80 Percent from Current BSIV Levels [ Env. ]

    BS VI fuel for automobiles are expected to cut level of pollutant sulphur in petrol & diesel by as much as 80%. Advancing Date of rollout of shift to BS VI fuels announced by 2 years to 2018 in national capital Delhi & 2019 in adjoining National Capital Region (NCR).

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    Image of Bring Down Sulphur Level

    Image of Bring Down Sulphur Level

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  • 2 What is Asita? Yamuna River Front Development Project [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has asked Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to expedite “Asita”, its Yamuna River Front Development Project. People-friendly bio-diversity zone will be created for people to interact freely w/river’s eco-system.

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    Image of Yamuna River Front Development Project

    Image of Yamuna River Front Development Project

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  • Jul 1, 2018
  • 1 एलीना स्विटोलिना ने जीता इतावली ओपन 2018 (Elena Svitolina Wins Italian Open 2018)(Part-15) [ Edu., Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    एलीना स्विटोलिना ने जीता इतावली ओपन 2018- एलीना स्विटोलिना ने फाइनल (अंतिम चरण) में सिमोन हेलप को 6 - 0, 6 - 4 से हराकर सफलतापूर्वक इतावली ओपन के अपनी क्राउन (ताज) की रक्षा की। इस जीत ने एलीना स्विटोलिना के कैरियर (व्यवसाय) के 12वें खिताब को चिह्नित किया जो लगातार उनका आठवां फा

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  • Jun 29, 2018
  • 1 हीना सिद्धू ने जीता स्वर्ण पदक (Heena Sidhu Won Gold Medal - in Hindi) (Part - 10) [ Policy-Governance, Int. Rel & Org., Env., Awards ]

    हीना सिद्धू ने जीता स्वर्ण पदक - भारतीय शूटर (निशानेबाज) हीना सिद्ध ने जर्मनी के हनोवर में अंतरराष्ट्रीय शूटिंग प्रतियोगिता 2018 में महिलाओं के 10 मीटर एयर (हवाई) पिस्तौल (बंदूक) में स्वर्ण पदक जीता।

    • हीना फाइनल (अंतिम चरण) में एक जबरदस्त फॉर्म (अवस्था) में थी जहां वे फ्रांस के

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  • 2 India’S First Insect Museum Opened in Tamil Nadu [ Env. ]

    A Rs. 5 crore insect museum with the state-of-the-art amenities was unveiled by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore fully dedicated to insects and claimed to be the first of its in the country.

    Map of India’s First Insect Museum - Tamil Nadu

    Map of India’s First Insect Museum - Tamil Nadu

    Map of India’s First Insect Museum - Tamil Nadu

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  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 1 MoU Between India-Guyana on Renewable Energy [ Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    The Union Cabinet was informed of an MoU between India and Guyana on bilateral cooperation in renewable energy signed on January 30, 2018 by Power and New & Renewable Energy ministry and the Foreign Minister of the Co-operative, Guyana.

    Image of MoU between India-Guyana on Renewable Energy

    Image of MoU between India-Guyana on Renewable Energy

    Image of MoU between India-Guyana on Renewable Energy

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  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 1 Biggest Solar Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh [ Eco., Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Biggest Solar Power Plant has been set up in Uttar Pradesh through transparent auction under the Solar Park scheme of New and Renewable Energy Ministry. Viability Gap Funding (VGF) of Rs. 74.25 lakh per MW was provided by the Government of India for the project.

    Map of solar power plant in uttar pradesh

    Map of Solar Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh

    Map of solar power plant in uttar pradesh

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  • Jun 22, 2018
  • 1 IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) and European Investment Bank (EIB) inked a 150 million euros loan agreement, a move that will benefit over 1.1 million households with clean energy.

    IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy

    IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy

    IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy

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  • 2 Founding Conference of International Solar Alliance [ Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    The founding conference of the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held in New Delhi on March 11. President of India had hosted dinner for all the members of ISA who had attended the founding Conference.

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    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International Solar Alliance

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  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 1 Surya Mitra & Solar Study Lamp Scheme-One Million Solar Study Lamps Scheme Successfully Implemented [ Sci-Tech, Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said today it has distributed one million solar study lamps under Solar Study Lamp Scheme for states including Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh.

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

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  • Jun 20, 2018
  • 1 ‘Green Good Deeds’ Movement Launched by Dr Harsh Vardhan [ Env. ]

    Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) launched Green Good Deeds campaign on 19th May 2018. Purpose of people-oriented campaign is to sensitise people & students, in particular abt climate change & global warming.

    Image of ‘Green Good Deeds’ Movement

    Image of ‘Green Good Deeds’ Movement

    Image of ‘Green Good Deeds’ Movement

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  • Jun 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is a Phumdi? Floating Lab to Monitor Manipur’S Loktak Lake (Important) [ Env., Disaster Management ]

    The Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Laboratory (IBSD), Imphal, set up a floating laboratory in northeast India’s largest freshwater lake, Loktak to constantly monitor its water quality and eventually improve it.

    Image of largest water lake in India

    Image of Largest Water Lake in India

    Image of largest water lake in India

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  • Jun 13, 2018
  • 1 India and France to Co-Host First International Solar Alliance Summit [ Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    The aim of the summit is to deliberate on a finance mechanism for the promotion of solar energy in member countries, crowd funding and technology transfer. The summit is of particular significance to India as it strives to achieve the ambitious target of generating 175 GW of rene

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  • 2 Asian Development Bank and Inter Solar Alliance Sign Pact to Promote Solar Energy [ Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) signed a cooperation arrangement to promote solar energy deployment in Asia and the Pacific. The cooperation envisages: Solar power generation,

    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International Solar Alliance

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  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Dark Net and Golden Cresent? Narco-Terrorism in India (Important) [ Sci-Tech, Int. Rel & Org., Env., Geog. ]

    Narco-terrorism & its funding is serious problem for World, especially for India. The challenge for law enforcement agencies & society is to prevent drug abuse from youth. Problem of Drug Trafficking assumes importance for India as it lies in ’Golden Cresent’ & Golden Triangle’ a

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  • Jun 7, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules for Protection of Human Health (Important) [ Env., Bills ]

    Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 was amended by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change. Amendment Rules shall come into force Bio-Medical Waste management Rules, 2018.

    Image of Major Difference between BMW Rules 1998 & 2016

    Image of Major Difference between BMW Rules 1998 & 2016

    Image of Major Difference between BMW Rules 1998 & 2016

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 16) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government released India Youth Development Index & Report 2017 - India has 65 % of the population less than the age of 35 years and 50 % below 25 years of age and it is expected to be youngest in the world by 2020 with median age of 29 years.

    • The National YDI value is 0.569 wit

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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 13) [ Env., Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Bharatmala project - National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is set to get the power to approve projects with a construction cost of more than Rs. 1, 000 crore. Currently, all such highway projects need to be approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).

    • Main

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  • 3 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 5) [ Health, Env., Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Yatri Mitra Sewa - A Yatri Mitra can either be a Sahayak or any other person provided by IRCTC or the service provider appointed by IRCTC for this purpose. IRCTC may provide this service ‘Free of cost’ through some NGO, PSUs etc under CSR.

    • Yatri Mitra shall provide Wheel chair c

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  • 4 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 2) [ Eco., Env., Agri. ]

    Trade & Development report 2017 - Trade & Development report 2017 was recently released by United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The report pegs India’s rate at 6.7 % in 2017, down from 7 % in 2016.

    • In its recent report titled Beyond austerity towards a glo

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  • 5 Expected Most Important Misc Topics for UPSC/NET - 2018 (Part - 1) [ Sci-Tech, Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Health, Env. ]

    For NET Education and Environment topics are important.

    Coconut palm declared State tree of Goa - Facing criticism from the government’s allies in Goa for removing coconut palm from the list of trees, the BJP - led coalition Cabinet passed an amendment granting it the status of “

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