Environment: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2021 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

Get top class preparation for competitive exams right from your home: fully solved questions with step-by-step explanation- practice your way to success.

  • Oct 28, 2020
  • 1 Yojana 2020: Swachh and Smart Cities [ Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Yojana ]

    Smart Cities Mission

    • Promotes cities providing core infrastructure.
    • A decent quality of life to its citizens.
    • A clean and sustainable environment.
    • Smart solutions:
      • Information and Communication (ICT) interventions.
      • For e-governance and online govt. services.
      • Impro…

    … (744 more words) …

  • 2 Yojana 2020: Self-Reliant India [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Yojana ]

    Five Pillars

    Ethical Wealth Creation

    Self-Reliant Citizens for Self-Reliant India

    • A family of 130 crore Indians.
    • Earning livelihood using skills.
    • Skilling opportunities needs to be provided.
    • Active govt. support for self-reliant…

    … (2014 more words) …

  • Oct 24, 2020
  • 1 Agro Ecology and Natural Farming Could Accelerate Inclusive Economic Growth in India [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Agro Ecology and Natural Farming Could Accelerate Inclusive Economic Growth in India

    • Recently a convention was organized by NITI Aayog to boost agro ecological and natural farming approaches in India.
    • The convention included international and national experts and policymakers.
    • Natur…

    … (320 more words) …

  • Oct 18, 2020
  • 1 Ancient Algae Play a Role in Building Healthy Marine Ecosystem Study [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Ancient Algae Play a Role in Building Healthy Marine Ecosystem Study

    • A study has reported a decrease in the concentration of oceanic calcium carbonate () in the Southern Indian Ocean.
    • The study has been conducted by National Centre for Polar and Ocean research (NCPOR) on microscopi…

    … (364 more words) …

  • 2 World Hydrography Day [ Science/Technology, Health, Environment/Ecology, Important Days ]

    World Hydrography Day

    • World Hydrography Day is observed on June 21 every year.
    • It is being celebrated since 2006.
    • The initiative was started by International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) .
    • The aim of the initiative is to increase awareness about
      • Safe navigation
      • Technical standards
      • Pr…

    … (132 more words) …

  • Oct 15, 2020
  • 1 Jharkhand Moves SC to Stop Coal Block Auction [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Jharkhand Moves SC to Stop Coal Block Auction

    • Recently Prime Minister kicked off the coal block auction process for the commercial mining to achieve self-sufficiency in energy and boosting industrial development.
    • But the Jharkhand government has challenged the step in the Supreme C…

    … (212 more words) …

  • 2 Assam Fire Breaks Out [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Assam Fire Breaks Out

    • The natural gas well of Oil India Limited (OIL) in Upper Assam՚s Tinsukia district had been spewing gas and condensate.
    • After 13 days of having a blowout, it caught fire.
    • Large smoke plumes were emanating from the well which is located at Baghjan.
    • The plumes can…

    … (272 more words) …

  • Oct 14, 2020
  • 1 More Than 5 to 8 Million Year Old Elephant Fossil Found [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    More Than 5 to 8 Million Year Old Elephant Fossil Found

    • Fossil of an elephant was found from the Siwalik sediments exposed in the Badshahi Bagh area of Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) .
    • It is a fossil of Stegodon, a variety of the elephant which used to be found at an early age.
    • The foss…

    … (217 more words) …

  • 2 World Crocodile Day [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    World Crocodile Day

    • World Crocodile Day is celebrated on June 17.
    • It is a global awareness campaign to highlight the plight of endangered crocodiles and alligators around the world.
    • Crocodiles find mention in news frequently due to conflicts with humans which results in loss of life…

    … (325 more words) …

  • Oct 12, 2020
  • 1 India Continues to Lose Forest Land to Non-Forestry Projects [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    India Continues to Lose Forest Land to Non-Forestry Projects

    • Recently an annual report released by Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
    • As per the report, the diversion of forest land for other purposes continued throughout India.
    • Between January 1 and November …

    … (190 more words) …

  • Oct 10, 2020
  • 1 Environment Compensation Regime [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Environment Compensation Regime

    • The National green Tribunal has asked CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) to submit information about compliance and non-compliance of-
      • Effluent treatment plants
      • Sewage treatment plants
      • Common effluent treatment plants
    • NGT has also asked CPCB to evol…

    … (217 more words) …

  • Oct 8, 2020
  • 1 Decarbonizing Transport [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    Decarbonizing Transport

    • NITI Aayog launched a project ‘Decarbonizing Transport in India’ in collaboration with International Transport Forum.
    • The aim of the project is to develop a pathway towards a low carbon transport system for India.
    • India has been a member of International tran…

    … (187 more words) …

  • Oct 6, 2020
  • 1 Inclusive Development and Rural Women [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Kurukshetra ]

    • Key agents for achieving the transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development.
    • Inclusive development is multi-faceted.
    • Can be achieved through growth with equity, social, economic and political.
    • Inclusive development can be achieved th…

    … (1521 more words) …

  • Sep 29, 2020
  • 1 Hailstorms Formation and Re-Wild Now [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Hailstorms Formation

    • Common in India.
    • During the pre-monsoon season.
    • Hailstones are produced in strong convective storms with deep clouds having large amounts of moisture.
    • A rise in frequency is worrisome.
    • During a storm, frozen droplets begin to fall but they are pushed back by a str…

    … (246 more words) …

  • Sep 10, 2020
  • 1 World Snake Day 2020 [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    World Snake Day 2020

    • Two non-profits in rural Karnataka are using a pilot project to tackle India՚s huge snakebite problem.
    • Radio telemetry along with solar lanterns and gumboots is being used for that purpose.

    Overview

    • The two non-profits are-
      • Humane Society Inter…

    … (227 more words) …

  • 2 Nano Technology Enables Scientists to Study Migrations of Pied Cuckoo [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Nano Technology Enables Scientists to Study Migrations of Pied Cuckoo

    • To study migratory patterns of the Pied Cuckoo, a number of agencies are using advancement in nanotechnology.
    • Pied Cuckoo is a bird closely linked with the arrival of the Southwest monsoon in India.
    • The project is…

    … (214 more words) …

  • Sep 3, 2020
  • 1 World Migratory Bird Day: Online Events and Global Meetings [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Important Days ]

    World Migratory Bird Day

    • The World Migratory Bird Day was celebrated this year with online events and global meetings.
    • The World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated to protect the migratory birds and their habitat.
    • The World Migratory Bird day is celebrated twice in a year.
    • It has coinc…

    … (259 more words) …

  • 2 Water Management: Towards Sustainable Agriculture [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    In 2018 - 19 food grain production is touching an all-time high record level of 284 plus million tonnes (MT) . Sustainable agriculture is a way of farming. Aims at meeting the needs of present generation.

    • Without endangering the resource base of the future generations.
    • Location spe…

    … (1705 more words) …

  • Aug 31, 2020
  • 1 COVID-19 Heroes MSMEs Tech Centres Turning ‘Solution Providers’ for Vital Medical Items [ Science/Technology, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    COVID-19 Heroes MSMEs Tech Centres Turning ‘Solution Providers’ for Vital Medical Items

    • Essential medical items are required for medical fraternity attending COVID-19 patients.
    • 18 technology centres belonging to MSMEs are working on ‘mission critical products’ or ‘vital medical kit…

    … (334 more words) …

  • 2 Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM) [ Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    • PIM refers to the participation of water users, the farmers, in the management of the irrigation systems.
    • Ensures the involvement of irrigation users in all aspects of irrigation management including:
      • Planning
      • Design
      • Construction
      • Operation
      • Maintenance
      • Financing
      • Governance and monitoring …

    … (995 more words) …

  • Aug 28, 2020
  • 1 Roots of Water Scarcity [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Yojana ]

    • It has been observed that afforestation programmes end up consuming more water rather than conserving it.
    • Simply planting trees will not conserve water.
    • Trees can suck up water and release it through evapotranspiration.
    • Evapotranspiration is the water lost by the trees to the atmosp…

    … (236 more words) …

  • 2 Test Score [ Economy, Health, Environment/Ecology, Yojana ]

    Flatten the Curve

    • A public health strategy to slow down the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Flattening of the curve is a representation of the number of infected people needing health care over time.
    • Peak number of people requirin…

    … (246 more words) …

  • 3 Warning Signal [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    • Despite a rich meteorological infrastructure India fails to caution its farmers of weather changes.
    • India has about 13,000 automatic weather stations and 8,000 automatic rain gauges.
    • IMD has failed to predict smaller incidents such as storms that bring rain and heat waves.
    • However I…

    … (455 more words) …

  • Aug 26, 2020
  • 1 Visakhapatnam Gas Leak Highlights [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    • Styrene, toxic gas leak (3 tonnes) at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh during the early morning hours of May 7,2020.
    • Chemical plant of LG Polymers India Private Ltd (LGPI) , an arm of South Korea՚s LG Chem.
    • Boilers exploded at NLC India Limited՚s thermal power station at Neyveli, Tami…

    … (1323 more words) …

  • 2 Virus Spread [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    • Not only Bats but Humans too can spread virus.
    • Pathogens trigger infectious zoonotic diseases.
    • Environmental factors such as temperature, ultraviolet radiation, relative and absolute humidity along with air movement are important drivers influencing virus viability.
    • Five primary rou…

    … (1526 more words) …

  • Aug 20, 2020
  • 1 Safeguarding Human Rights [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Yojana ]

    • Every human being՚s entitlement by virtue of his humanity.
    • Not a privilege conferred by the government.
    • The Constitution safeguards all citizens, individually and collectively, human rights by protecting basic freedoms.
    • Article 12 to 35 contained in Part III of the Constitution deal…

    … (1096 more words) …

  • Aug 17, 2020
  • 1 🌟 Questions and Answers with Explanation 9th July 2020 Paper [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Questions and Answers with Explanation

    9th July 2020 Paper

    Q 1. Consider the following statements:

    i. World Trade Organization was established in 1995.

    ii. It is headquartered in Washington D. C. , USA.

    iii. WTO is an intergovernmental organization concerned with the regulation of int…

    … (304 more words) …

  • 2 Questions and Answers with Explanation 7th July 2020 Paper [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Questions and Answers with Explanation

    7th July 2020 Paper

    Q 1. Consider the following statements about cluster headache:

    i. It is a severe neurological condition.

    ii. Person suffering from it can have suicidal thoughts.

    iii. The pain is almost always on one side.

    Which of the followin…

    … (365 more words) …

  • Aug 9, 2020
  • 1 Vizag Gas Leak [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Vizag Gas Leak

    • In addition to gas leak in Vizag on 7th May, two boilers also exploded at NLC India Limited՚s thermal power station at Neyveli, Tamil Nadu.
    • On 6th May, a gas leak accident took place at a paper mill in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.
    • what՚s common in these accidents is that th…

    … (231 more words) …

  • 2 Green Policies Good for Economy Too [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Green Policies Good for Economy Too

    • The economies are shut down due to coronavirus pandemic.
    • According to a study by Oxford University, Countries across the world can boost their economies better by including climate friendly policies in recovery package.
    • So inclusion of climate fri…

    … (297 more words) …

Last Updated:

Developed by: