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

  • Nov 7, 2017
  • 1 Government Notifies Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 [ 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 new Wetland Rules 2017

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  • Nov 5, 2017
  • 1 India Hosts Global Wildlife Programme to Address Illegal Wildlife Trade [ Env. ]

    To address illegal wildlife trade across 19 countries of Asia and Africa, India is hosting the Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) jointly with World Bank and United Nations Development Programme.

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    Image of Illegal Wildlife Trade Data India

    Image of Illegal Wildlife Trade Data India

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  • Nov 2, 2017
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for Environment – Nov 2017 NET (Set - 3) [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on environment. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no cho

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions for Environment – Nov 2017 NET (Set - 2) [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on environment. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no cho

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  • 3 🌟 ‘My Home-My Neighborhood’ Scheme- “Waste to Energy” for Urban Areas (Important) [ Env. ]

    Government has been emphasizing the need for more waste management plants around the country. “Waste to Energy” is not only an opportunity but also a necessity. Huge amount of urban waste generated in India- creates an urgent need to convert the waste into energy.

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    Image of Urban Waste In India

    Image of Urban Waste In India

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  • Nov 1, 2017
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for Environment – Nov 2017 NET (Set - 1) [ CBSE NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Here we will be covering solutions of the most important questions for upcoming November 2017 NET exam on environment. We will be continuing the series with environment and computers which is gaining importance based on the current trend. Also note since this time there is no cho

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  • Oct 26, 2017
  • 1 Lowest Wind Tariff of Rs. 2.64 Per kWh Achieved in Second Wind Auction of 1000 MW [ Env. ]

    The wind tariff in India touched lowest level of Rs. 2.64 per kWh in the second wind auction conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) on behalf of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.

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    Image of Wind Tariff In India

    Image of Wind tariff In India

    • Tariff much lowe

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  • Oct 21, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Turbine to Produce Sustainable Electricity from Ocean Currents (Important) [ Env. ]

    Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan in a project titled “Sea Horse, ” harnessed energy from the Kuroshio Ocean Current flowing from the eastern coast of Taiwan and around southern parts of Japan.

    Image of Turbine to Produce Sustainable Electricity

    Image of Turbine to Produce Sustainable Electricity

    Image of Turbine to Produce Sustainable Electricity

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  • Oct 12, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Parali 1 Island in Lakshadweep Vanishes (Important) [ Env. ]

    Parali 1 a biodiversity-rich uninhabited island of Lakshadweep, part of Bangaram Atoll, disappeared due to coastal erosion and 4 such islands are shrinking. With one island submerged- Lakshadweep is an archipelago of only 36 islands.

    Image of arali 1 Island in Lakshadweep

    Image of Arali 1 Island in Lakshadweep

    Image of arali 1 Island in Lakshadweep

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  • Oct 10, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Sundarbans and Environment Perspective- First Compendium of Animal Species in Indian (Important) [ Env. ]

    Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) published compendium “Fauna of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve in Indian Sundarbans”. First of its kind compendium in India. Consolidates information of faunal diversity of Sundarbans.

    Map of Sundarbans environment

    Map of Sundarbans Environment

    Map of Sundarbans environment

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  • Oct 9, 2017
  • 1 IUCN: Snow Leopard No Longer Endangered, Mouse Deer in Telangana Forest, New Species [ Env. ]

    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) changed conservation status of snow leopard from “endangered” to “vulnerable” after three-year assessment. Changed 45 years after snow leopard first declared endangered in 1972.

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    Image of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

    Image of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

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  • Oct 2, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol 30th Anniversary and 23rd World Ozone Day Celebrated [ Env. ]

    The International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer (or World Ozone Day) is observed every year on September 16 for the preservation of the Ozone Layer. 23rd World Ozone Day has the theme - “Caring for all life under the Sun”.

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    Image of Kigali Amendment

    Image of Kigali Amendment

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  • Sep 26, 2017
  • 1 El Nino of 2014-16 Aided Massive Release of Carbon Dioxide [ Env. ]

    Data collected by NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite found that monster El Nino of 2014 - 16 caused over 3 billion tonnes of carbon release into the atmosphere, taking carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration to record levels.

    Chart of Recent Global Monthly Mean CO2

    Chart of Recent Global Monthly Mean CO2

    Chart of Recent Global Monthly Mean CO2

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  • 2 What is Rapid Intensification? Contradictory Predictions for Hurricane Irma [ Env. ]

    The range of possibilities presented by the forecast models more than a week before Hurricane Irma spread from Mexico to Canada- those were quite inaccurate. Irma was designated a tropical storm but later strengthened into a large Category 3 hurricane, with winds of 115 mph.

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    Image of Name of Hurricanes

    Image of Name of Hurricanes

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  • Sep 23, 2017
  • 1 Nasikabatrachus Bhupathi: New Frog Species with Pig Face Discovered in Western Ghats [ Env. ]

    Indian scientists discovered Nasikabatrachus bhupathi, a new species of frog in Western Ghats with snout-shaped nose, just like a pig. It has been named after the Indian herpetologist S. Bhupathy.

    Map of New Frog Species With Pig Face In Western Ghats

    Map of New Frog Species With Pig Face In Western Ghats

    Map of New Frog Species With Pig Face In Western Ghats

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  • Sep 21, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Impact of Climate Change in India : Costing India $10 Billion/Year (Important) [ Env. ]

    According to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture, extreme weather events are costing India $9 - 10 billion annually with climate change projected to impact agricultural productivity with increasing severity from 2020.

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    Image of Impact of Climate Change In India

    Image of Impact of Climate Change In India

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  • 2 🌟 What is Bioethanol? New Technique to Produce Bioethanol from Cotton-Stalks from CSIR-NIIST [ Env. ]

    CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST), Thiruvananthapuram developed new technique for producing bioethanol from discarded cotton-stalks using chemical and biological methods.

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    Image of Bioethanol And Co-products

    Image of Bioethanol And Co-products

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  • Sep 17, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is Global Environment Facility (GEF) and GIM? Grant Agreement Signed with World Bank [ Env. ]

    A Grant Agreement of USD 24.64 million for “Ecosystem Service Improvement Project” was signed with World Bank Global Environment Facility (GEF). Project entirely financed by the World Bank out of its GEF Trust Fund for 05 years.

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    Image of National Mission for Green India

    Image of National Mission for Green India

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  • Sep 14, 2017
  • 1 ‘Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat’ Launched by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan [ Env. ]

    ‘Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat’ Programme is an initiative of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan aimed to prepare a physical health and fitness profile cards for more than 12 lakh Kendriya Vidyalaya students.

    Image of Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat programme

    Image of Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat Programme

    Image of Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat programme

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  • Sep 9, 2017
  • 1 ‘Gaj Yatra’ to Mark World Elephant Day 2017 [ Env. ]

    Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministery launched ‘Gaj Yatra’ campaign to protect elephants on World Elephant Day which covers 12 elephant range states. The campaign will be led by the Wildlife Trust of India.

    Map of Various countries Covers Elephant Range

    Map of Various Countries Covers Elephant Range

    Map of Various countries Covers Elephant Range

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  • 2 Namami Gange Mission: Foreign Aid and Projects [ Env. ]

    Namami Gange Programme has short term, medium term and long-term activities providing continues cleaning of rivers. Short term entry level activities cover development of Ghat crematoria and river surface cleaning activities.

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    Image of Namami Gange Mission: Foreign Aid and Projects

    Image of Namami Gange Mission: Foreign Aid and Projects

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 2 Major Afforestation Schemes of Environment Ministry (Important) [ Env. ]

    To achieve targets of National Forest Policy to maintain 33 % forest and tree cover the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has 2 major afforestation or tree plantation schemes: National Afforestation Programme (NAP) scheme and National Mission for a Green

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  • 2 🌟 Flood Forecasting and Management (Important) [ Env. ]

    For flood forecasting Central Water Commission (CWC) uses manual as well as telemetry data. Installation of automatic data acquisition systems and satellite based data transmission system (telemetry) taken up by CWC during IX Plan.

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    Image of Flood Forecasting and Management

    Image of Flood Forecasting and Management

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  • 3 🌟 Fact Box: First National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (Important) [ Env. ]

    The Union Health Ministry and Family Welfare unveiled India’s first National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Malaria Elimination (2017 - 22) with elimination deadline set at 2027, three years ahead of the global deadline.

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    Image of Annual Parasite Incidence

    Image of Annual Parasite Incidence

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  • 4 🌟 📹 Important Topis on Flora & Fauna (IUCN)- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

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  • 5 🌟 📹 Important Topics on Pollution- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

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  • 6 🌟 📹 Important Topics on Environmental Protection - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Env. ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

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  • Sep 5, 2017
  • 1 Maharashtra Government $270 Million from Green Climate Fund [ Env. ]

    Maharashtra Government is getting help of $270 million as Green Climate Fund (GCF) from 2030 Water Resources Group (2030WRG). Amount invested in state government’s integrated watershed program- Jalyukt Shivar Yojana to augmented ground water in drought affected areas.

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    Image of $270 Million As Green Climate Fund

    Image of $270 Million As Green Climate Fund

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  • Sep 4, 2017
  • 1 India Ratifies 2nd Commitment Period of Kyoto Protocol [ Env. ]

    India ratified second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol to contain the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and deposited Instrument of Acceptance of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol.

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    Image of The Kyoto Protocol

    Image of The Kyoto Protocol

    • India became 80th count

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  • Sep 2, 2017
  • 1 Degradable, Biodegradable and Compostable Plastic: NGT Bans Use of Non-Biodegradable Plastic Bags [ Env. ]

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed an ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags less than 50 microns in the entire national capital Delhi with a fine of Rs. 5, 000 on possession of non-biodegradable plastic bags less than 50 microns

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    Image of Biodegradable Vs Nonbiodegradable Bags

    Image of Biodegradable vs nonbiodegradable Bags

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