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

  • Sep 1, 2017
  • 1 18 Biosphere Reserves in India [ Env. ]

    Biosphere Reserve (BR) is an international designation by UNESCO for representative parts of natural and cultural landscapes extending over large area of terrestrial, coastal, or marine ecosystems or a combination.

    Location of 18 Biosphere Reserves in India

    Location of 18 Biosphere Reserves in India

    Location of 18 Biosphere Reserves in India

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  • 2 Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016- Complete Ban on Use of Polythene Bags in 17 States and UTs [ Env. ]

    The Government has notified Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 to regulate manufacture, sale, distribution and use of plastic bags including carry bags of compostable plastic, and plastic sheets for packaging or wrapping applications.

    Plastic Waste Management Rules

    Plastic Waste Management Rules

    Plastic Waste Management Rules

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  • Aug 29, 2017
  • 1 Steps to Reduce Depletion of Groundwater Resources [ Env. ]

    The National Water Policy (2012) formulated advocates conservation, promotion and protection of water and highlights the need for augmenting the availability of water through rain water harvesting, direct use of rainfall and other management measures.

    Hydrogeological Map of India

    Hydrogeological Map of India

    Hydrogeological Map of India

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  • 2 Solar Energy Installed Capacity Reached 13652 MW [ Env. ]

    As on 31.07. 2017, the cumulative Solar Energy capacity installed is 13652 MW while the same at the end of 2014 - 15 was 3743.97 MW. Map shows the solar irradiance in India. The States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana have

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  • Aug 24, 2017
  • 1 Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution [ Env. ]

    Researchers from University of Hyderabad found that Castor bean plants prove useful in fighting soil pollution by absorbing toxic heavy metals from soil due to industrial pollution.

    Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution

    Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution

    Castor Plant Reduce Soil Pollution

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  • 2 Green Climate Fund: NABARD’S AMA with GCF [ Env. ]

    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) becoming first Indian organisation to get Direct Access Entity status of the GCF providing first step to access GCF resources.

    Image shows GCF Architecture

    Image Shows GCF Architecture

    Image shows GCF Architecture

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  • Aug 21, 2017
  • 1 Sagar Vani: Information Dissemination System for Coastal Community [ Env. ]

    Ministry of Earth Science launched Sagar Vani, an integrated information dissemination system to serve coastal community, especially anglers with advisories and alerts towards safety at Sea. Developed by ESSO-Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).

    Cyclone Warning Organisational Structure

    Cyclone Warning Organisational Structure

    Cyclone Warning Organisational Structure

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  • 2 SC Bans Antimony, Lithium, Mercury, Arsenic and Lead in Fireworks: Harms of These Chemicals [ Env. ]

    According to SC directives, no firecrackers manufactured shall contain antimony, lithium, mercury, arsenic and lead in any form whatsoever. The substances cause air and noise pollution. Court asked PESO to ensure compliance by manufacturers.

    SC Bans Antimony,Lithium, Mercury Arsenic and Lead in Fireworks

    SC Bans Antimony, Lithium, Mercury Arsenic and Lead in Fireworks

    SC Bans Antimony, Lithium, Mercury Arsenic and Lead in Fireworks

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 Eastern and Western India Floods-2017 [ Env. ]

    There were two low-pressure areas over the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea at the same time bringing heavy rainfall to Saurashtra, northern Gujarat, southern Rajasthan, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and eastern Chhattisgarh.

    Image of Distict Rainfall Map

    Image of Distict Rainfall Map

    Image of Distict Rainfall Map

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  • 2 Promotion of Clean Fuel in Railways [ Env. ]

    The railway is one of the most fundamental (apart from roads) means of transportation. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metal (Pb, Cd, Cu, Zn, Hg, Fe, Co, Cr, Mo) contents were established in soil and plant samples collected in different areas of the railway junction. T

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  • Aug 12, 2017
  • 1 Integrated Security System at Stations,Waste Disposal Plants,Smart Stations,Accessibility [ Env. ]

    For security, 202 stations identified as sensitive for the purpose of installation of an Integrated Security System (ISS) to strengthen surveillance. Railways have proposed a pilot project for disposal of municipal solid waste generated at major railway terminals in an environmen

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  • 2 Study on Variability of Monsoon [ Env. ]

    The Government of India undertook study on variability of monsoon especially in South Asia. Monsoon is the manifestation of seasonal migration of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ). Vertical moist stability is the key parameter in the variation of monthly convection over o

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  • 3 📹 Focus on Our Guests - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

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    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

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  • Aug 9, 2017
  • 1 Antibiotics Resistance:Antibiotics in Animal Feed-Overuse of Antibiotics for Growth Promotion [ Env. ]

    US-based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy (CDDEP), found samples from 530 birds in 18 poultry farms in Punjab found resistant to a range of critical antibiotics.

    Image shows the examples of How Antibuotic Resistance Spreads

    Image Shows the Examples of How Antibuotic Resistance Spreads

    Image shows the examples of How Antibuotic Resistance Spreads

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  • Aug 5, 2017
  • 1 Difference Between Biomethane and Fossil Fuel-India’S First Bio-CNG Bus Developed by Tata Motors [ Env. ]

    India’s largest Commercial Vehicles manufacturer Tata Motors unveiled first Bio-CNG (bio-methane) bus. The bus was rolled out at the Urja Utsav, bio-energy programme, organized by the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

    Image of Biomethane and Fossil Fuel

    Image of Biomethane and Fossil Fuel

    Image of Biomethane and Fossil Fuel

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  • Aug 2, 2017
  • 1 Underwater Abandoned Nets (Ghost Nets) Off Kerala Coast Major Threat to Marine Ecosystem [ Env. ]

    Ghost nets have become greatest killers of the marine ecosystem off Kerala coast. Ghost nets have destroyed or threatened underwater reefs required for flourishing fish stock by ‘stifling cover’. Globally, an estimated 10 % reduction in fish catch is blamed on ghost nets.

    Image of Underwater Abandoned Nets

    Image of Underwater Abandoned Nets

    Image of Underwater Abandoned Nets

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  • 2 Environment Ministry Approves Projects in 3 States Under NAFCC [ Env. ]

    Environment Ministry approved three projects for climate change adaptation in three states- Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim. The projects would be funded under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC).

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    Image of NAFCC Project Cycle

    Image of NAFCC Project Cycle

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  • Aug 1, 2017
  • 1 Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuel Won Golden Peacock Award for Eco Innovation [ Env. ]

    Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuel (IROAF) won Golden Peacock Award for Eco Innovation for 2017 for introducing eco-friendly and cost saving dual fuel 1400 HP Diesel engines on DEMU trains.

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    Image of Golden Peacock Awards

    Image of Golden Peacock Awards

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  • 2 Kerala Government Adopts ’Green Protocol’ for Nature-Friendly Weddings [ Env. ]

    Kerala State government has taken big step in the direction of pollution free environment by adopting Green Protocol to make the weddings more nature-friendly. The protocol is adopted under anti-plastic drive and Green-Kerala Mission of Kerala government.

    Kerala Government Prohibition on disposable glasses and plates

    Kerala Government Prohibition on Disposable Glasses and Plates

    Kerala Government Prohibition on disposable glasses and plates

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  • Jul 7, 2017
  • 1 Ozone Recovery May Be Delayed by Rise of Paint Stripper Chemical- Dichloromethane [ Env. ]

    Because of unregulated ozone-depleting substance in the environment, the recovery of Antarctic ozone levels can be delayed by five to 30 years. Previously ignored chemical called dichloromethane may be contributing to ozone depletion.

    • The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Dep

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  • Jun 26, 2017
  • 1 NPC Introduce Training of Trainers Programme on Capacity Building for 6 Waste Management Rules [ Env. ]

    NPC Introduce Training of Trainers Programme on Capacity Building for Six Waste Management Rules 201, The Ministry of Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Government of India has introduced Six Waste Management Rules in year 2016 under the Swachh Bharat Mission and They are:

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  • Jun 21, 2017
  • 1 Global Innovation Index 2017 [ Env. ]

    Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the USA and the UK are ranked as most-innovative countries in the world where as nations group such as India, Kenya, and Viet Nam has given strong competition to their development-level peers according to the Global Innovation Index 2017 whic

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  • Jun 14, 2017
  • 1 📹 Highlight on Environment-Expected Question 2017 [ Env. ]

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  • Jun 5, 2017
  • 1 Highest Aviation Alert Level Issued After Alaskan Volcano Erupts [ Env. ]

    Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) announced an Alaska volcano erupted at 2: 16 p. m. on 28th may which has been active six months ago and it results cloud of ash up to 35, 000 feet high. It is located at Bogoslof Island of Alaska which is part of the Aleutian island chain.

    Highest aviation alert level issued after AVO

    Highest Aviation Alert Level Issued After AVO

    Highest aviation alert level issued after AVO

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  • May 26, 2017
  • 1 NASA Names Bacterium Found on ISS After APJ Abdul Kalam [ Env. ]

    In incredible news for India, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has decided to name a newly discovered organism after one of the most loved former Indian Presidents, APJ Abdul Kalam.

    Image of Indian Presidents APJ Abdul Kalam

    Image of Indian Presidents APJ Abdul Kalam

    Image of Indian Presidents APJ Abdul Kalam

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  • May 1, 2017
  • 1 📹 Highlight on Our Guests - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

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  • Apr 21, 2017
  • 1 📹 Focus on near Threatened Mammals and Least Concern - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

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  • Apr 18, 2017
  • 1 📹 Focus on Vulnerable Reptiles & Turtle Vs. Tortoise & Threatened- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

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  • 2 📹 Focus on Vulnerable Mammals- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

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  • 3 📹 Focus on Endangered and Vulnerable Mammals - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

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