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

  • Feb 14, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Effect Climate on Rainfall Distribution Pattern of India. is It Due to Global Warming? (Important) [ Env., Geog. ]

    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 - 2015).

    Map of climate change on rainfall pattern in India

    Map of Climate Change on Rainfall Pattern in India

    Map of climate change on rainfall pattern in India

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  • Feb 12, 2018
  • 1 Swachh Survekshan 2018: [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    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.

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    Image of Swachh Survekshan

    Image of Swachh Survekshan

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  • Feb 11, 2018
  • 1 SchisturaLarketensis: New Species of Blind Fish Discovered Inside Meghalaya Cave [ Sci-Tech, Env. ]

    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 conservation.

    Image of blind fish ’Schisturalarketensis’

    Image of Blind Fish ’Schisturalarketensis’

    Image of blind fish ’Schisturalarketensis’

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  • Feb 4, 2018
  • 1 Sabarimala Temple Cleanliness (PPP CSR Cleanliness Initiative) [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    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 temple

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  • 2 What is Bombogenesis? [ Env., Geog. ]

    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.

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    Image of Bombogenesis

    Image of Bombogenesis

    • Weather bomb

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  • Feb 1, 2018
  • 1 What is Blue Flag Certification? Launch of Blue Flag Pilot Project for Beach Clean-Up [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    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 Certification

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  • Jan 31, 2018
  • 1 🌟 India Slips to Bottom of Green Ranking at 177 (Important) [ Env., Ranks & Indices ]

    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 Slips to Bottom of Green Ranking at 177

    Image of India slips to bottom of green ranking at 177

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  • Jan 30, 2018
  • 1 What is the FAME India Scheme? [ Sci-Tech, Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    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.

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    Image of FAME India Scheme

    Image of FAME India scheme

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  • Jan 25, 2018
  • 1 📹 Monsoon Mission [ 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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    Monsoon Mission - CFS & UM

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  • Jan 24, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Government Schemes for Promoting Solar Energy- (Important) [ Env. ]

    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.

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    Image of Solar Power Projects

    Image of solar power projects

    Several Solar E

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  • Jan 15, 2018
  • 1 Philippines: Lava Flows from Mount Mayon Volcano [ Env. ]

    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 gulley from the crater. Ash clouds appeared mid-sl

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  • Jan 10, 2018
  • 1 Schaller’S Wood Scorpion: New Species Discovered in Tripura [ Env. ]

    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.

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  • Jan 2, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Need for Alternative Fuels in India- What are the Advantages of Methanol as Fuel? (Important) [ Env. ]

    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.

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    Image of India Fossil Fuel Imports

    Image of India Fossil Fuel Imports

    Fund will promote gen

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  • Dec 31, 2017
  • 1 What is Meteor Shower? What are Other Meteor Showers? [ Env. ]

    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.

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    Image of Meteor Shower

    Image of Meteor Shower

    What Causes a Me

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  • Dec 19, 2017
  • 1 📹 Blue Economy Versus Ocean Economy [ Env. ]

    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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    Blue Economy Versus Ocean Economy

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  • Dec 14, 2017
  • 1 Consultative Workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels [ Env. ]

    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’ income.

    Image of Breakup of India's Installed Biomass Power Capacity

    Image of Breakup of India’s Installed Biomass Power Capacity

    Image of Breakup of India’s Installed Biomass Power Capacity

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  • 2 Scientists Discovered New Species of Gecko in Eastern Ghats in Northern Andhra Pradesh in Few Areas [ 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 and western ghats

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  • Dec 12, 2017
  • 1 1st International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (2017) at Jaipur [ 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 Econo

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  • Dec 10, 2017
  • 1 Light Pollution- Everything You Must Know [ Env. ]

    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.

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    Image of Light Pollution

    Image of Light Pollution

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  • Dec 5, 2017
  • 1 📹 COP 23 / CMP 13 - Bonn, Germany Highlights (Current Affairs / GS 2017-18) [ Env. ]

    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 for Paris Agreement.

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  • 2 🌟 Mission Electrification and Railway Green Initiatives - Focus of IREEE 2017 (Important) [ Env. ]

    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 of railways chart

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  • Dec 4, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is UNs District Energy in Cities? EESL Launches $454 Million (Important) [ Env. ]

    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”.

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    Image of District Energy in Cities

    Image of District Energy in Cities

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  • Nov 25, 2017
  • 1 Mission Innovation Smart Grids for Renewable Energy [ Env. ]

    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.

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    Image of Smart Grids

    Image of Smart Grids

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  • Nov 21, 2017
  • 1 📹 Pollution & Health - Lancet Commission Report, Delhi Smog and AQI - (Part 2) [ 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 Commissio

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  • 2 📹 Pollution & Health - Lancet Commission Report, Delhi Smog & AQI (Part - 3) [ 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 Commission on Poll

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  • 3 📹 Pollution & Health - Lancet Commission Report, Delhi Smog & AQI (Part - 2) [ 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 Commissio

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  • Nov 20, 2017
  • 1 What are Various BS Fuels? BS -VI Auto Fuel to Be Introduced Early in NCT Delhi [ Env. ]

    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 Stage (B

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  • Nov 14, 2017
  • 1 What is Majuli Island? Controlling Erosion of Majuli Island-Floating B4 Boat Labs [ Env. ]

    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 Maju

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  • 2 India’S First Electric Bus Service Launched in Himachal Pradesh [ Env. ]

    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 of Rohtang Pass

    • Electric bus will ply between Manali an

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  • Nov 12, 2017
  • 1 SECURE Himalaya Project and Third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031 [ Env. ]

    Union Government launched SECURE Himalaya, a six-year project for conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity, land and forest resources in high Himalayan ecosystem spread over four states viz. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.

    Image of Himalayas As Biodiversity

    Image of Himalayas As Biodiversity

    Image of Himalayas As Biodiversity

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