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

  • May 13, 2018
  • 1 What is WP-29? What are CAFE Norms? National Automotive Policy Aims for Holistic Development [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    Department of Heavy Industry is formulating National Automotive Policy for holistic development of automobile sector in India through a series of one to one stakeholder consultation.

    Image of Reduction of Aggregate Pollutants since 1991

    Image of Reduction of Aggregate Pollutants Since 1991

    Image of Reduction of Aggregate Pollutants since 1991

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  • May 6, 2018
  • 1 Weeds Threaten Gujarat’S Lion and Their Prey [ Env. ]

    Two shrubs lantana camara and cassia tora spreading in the Gir forest are threatening Asiatic lions but large number of herbivorous animals like deer on which these lions feed. Experts and forest department officials said that the spread of lantana camara (locally known as indrad

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  • Apr 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Government Launches App to Monitor Fly Ash from Thermal Plants- What is Fly Ash? (Important) [ Env. ]

    ASH TRACK Mobile App was launched by the Ministry of Power for better management of fly ash produced by thermal power plants. App provides an interface between fly ash producers (Thermal Power Plants) and potential ash users such as – road contractors, cement plants etc.

    Government Launches App to Monitor Fly Ash from Thermal Plants

    Government Launches App to Monitor Fly Ash from Thermal Plants

    Government Launches App to Monitor Fly Ash from Thermal Plants

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  • Apr 20, 2018
  • 1 🌟 National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change & Its 8 Missions: Activities Under Climate (Important) [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    “The National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) is a Central Sector Scheme which set up in the year 2015 - 16. Aim of NAFCC is to support concrete adaptation activities to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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    Image of Timeline of India’s Climate Change Actions

    Image of Timeline of India’s Climate change Actions

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  • Apr 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Nagoya Protocol, Convention on Biological Diversity and CITES? (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org., Env., Agri. ]

    The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and UK’s Natural History Museum (NHM) have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in field of genetic and taxonomic studies, research, and training, conservation of India, including species and habitat assessments.

    Image of Scope: Nagoya Protocol and ITPGRFA

    Image of Scope: Nagoya Protocol and ITPGRFA

    Image of Scope: Nagoya Protocol and ITPGRFA

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  • Apr 17, 2018
  • 1 India Poised for a Leap in Electric Mobility [ Policy-Governance, Env., Speeches ]

    Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways predicts that India is poised for a leap in electric mobility. This was unveiled while inaugurating the electric vehicle chargers- slow and fast charging-at an event, ’Charging the Drive’ held at the NITI Aayog premises.

    Image of Leap in Electric Mobility

    Image of Leap in Electric Mobility

    Image of Leap in Electric Mobility

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  • Apr 13, 2018
  • 1 What are Adverse Effects of Illegal Mining? Steps to Curb Illegal Mining and Theft in Coal Mines [ Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    Steps to Curb Illegal Mining of Coal - 1. Dozing off and filling up of rat holes with stone and debris wherever possible. 2. Digging trenches to isolate illegal mining sites. 3. Erecting concrete walls on mouth of abandoned mines

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    Image of Threats to the Western Ghats

    Image of Threats to the Western Ghats

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  • Apr 9, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Green Good Deeds Campaign? Clean Air Campaign to Control Delhi Pollution (Important) [ Env. ]

    After several poor air quality days during winter, the Centre and Delhi government initiated a two-week Clean Air Campaign in in Delhi from February 10 to February 23 not only as a symbolic exercise, but a serious effort to drastically bring down pollution.

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    Image of Death In The Air

    Image of Death In The Air

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  • Apr 7, 2018
  • 1 What Happens During Solar Minimum? Sun May Become 7% Cooler by 2050 [ Sci-Tech, Env., Space and ISRO ]

    Scientists based on 20 years of observations and data, have calculated that sun will be nearly seven percent cooler and dimmer by 2050 causing a mini ice age, said the team of researchers from San Diego.

    Image of 400 years of sunspot observations

    Image of 400 Years of Sunspot Observations

    Image of 400 years of sunspot observations

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  • Apr 6, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 2) - (Set - 3) [ Env. ]

    Government forms committee to probe illegal cultivation of HT Cotton - Department of Biotechnology in Ministry of Science and Technology constituted Field Inspection and Scientific Evaluation Committee (FISEC).

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 2) - (Set - 2) [ Env. ]

    SECURE Himalaya Project and Third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017 - 2031 - Union Government launched SECURE Himalaya, a six-year project, For conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity,

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  • 3 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 2) - (Set - 1) [ Env. ]

    India awarded Certificate of Commendation by CITES for its effort to combat illegal wildlife Trade - By Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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  • Apr 4, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 1) - (Set 3) [ Env. ]

    Solid Waste Management in India - Solid Waste Management term used to refer to the process of collecting and treating solid wastes. 📝 Changes to improve waste management in India: Behaviour modification among citizens and institutions, Municipal bodies should have an integrated s

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 1) - (Set 2) [ Env. ]

    📝 Monsoon Mission - CFS & UM - Models real time information on wind, temperature and humidity in digitized format. Objectives of Monsoon Mission: To setup state of the art dynamical modeling frame work for improving prediction skill of: Seasonal & extended range prediction system

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  • 3 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 1) - (Set 1) [ Env. ]

    Gobar Dhan Yojana Converting Cattle Dung into Clean Fuel - Scheme to convert cattle dung into biogas & bio-fertilizers, One of many agricultural focused announcements made in budget 2018 – better hygiene & ODF.

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  • Mar 30, 2018
  • 1 Goa: New Project to Control Pollution in Sal River [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has sanctioned a new project to control pollution in River Sal at Navelim town in Goa. Project will be implemented under the National River Conservation Plan at the cost of Rs. 61.74 crore, with the Centre and the S

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  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 1 Government’S 2030 Vision for EVs is Huge Challenge [ Sci-Tech, Env. ]

    Tata Motors CEO and MD Guenter Butschek said, “Meeting the government’s vision of 100 % electrification of public transport and 40 % of personal mobility by 2030 is a huge challenge”. It is expected that Indian passenger vehicles market would touch around 10 million units annuall

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  • Mar 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Water Crisis in India- is India Heading to ‘Day Zero’? (Important) [ Env. ]

    About 330 million people in India has been facing severe droughts issues this year. The coal-fired power plants –the major source of electricity in India are at the same time facing huge deficits, resulting in energy crisis.

    Map of 54% of India's Ground Water Wells are Decreasing

    Map of 54 % of India’s Ground Water Wells Are Decreasing

    Map of 54 % of India’s Ground Water Wells are Decreasing

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  • Mar 21, 2018
  • 1 Pelican Bird Festival at Atapaka Bird Sanctuary on Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh [ Env., Culture ]

    The first Pelican Festival was hosted by Andhra Pradesh Tourism department at Atapaka Bird Sanctuary on Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh. Recently, Atapaka Bird Sanctuary was recognised as one of the largest pelicanry in the world.

    Map of Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh

    Map of Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh

    Map of Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh

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  • Mar 19, 2018
  • 1 IREDA and RUMSL Sign Agreement for Large-Scale Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Env. ]

    Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) and Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) signed an agreement for financing the shared infrastructure of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh.

    Map of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

    Map of Two Large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

    Map of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh

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  • 2 January 2018 Was Driest January in India Since 1901 [ Env. ]

    The month of January was the driest in the country since record keeping began in 1901. Just 2.2mm of average rain was recorded across India till January 24. India Meteorological Department (IMD) data spanning the past 117 years reveals that so far driest January was in 2007, when

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  • Mar 18, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Gobar Dhan Yojana: Converting Cattle Dung into Clean Fuel (Important) [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The government launched ‘Gobar Dhan Scheme’ to convert cattle dung into biogas and bio-fertilizers with aim to benefit farmers and help villages sustain hygienic living conditions.

    The Gobar Dhan scheme is one of many agricultural focused announcements made in the budget this ye

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  • 2 🌟 What is Special Committee on Interlinking of Rivers? Gigantic Project (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Env., Committees & Bodies ]

    ‘Linking of rivers’ aims at transferring water from water surplus basins to water-deficit basins. Based on National Perspective Plan (NPP) prepared by the then Ministry of Irrigation, now Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD, & GR) in Aug

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  • Mar 15, 2018
  • 1 Vulnerable Odisha Tribe First to Benefit from Forest Act. [ Env. ]

    Mankidia, one of the 13 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) in Odisha, were denied habitat rights inside the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) under the historic ‘Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act’, 2006.

    Map of Simlipal National Park

    Map of Simlipal National Park

    Map of Simlipal National Park

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  • Mar 1, 2018
  • 1 What is CVI? Rough Sea Eroding Coastal Villages in South Gujarat [ Env., Geog. ]

    Gujarat’s 1, 617 km coastline the longest in the country is the lifeline and is being chewed away across large swaths by the Arabian sea. The tides and currents are becoming high, thus reaching the villages on the banks of Arabian Sea.

    Image of Gujarat coast eroding away land

    Image of Gujarat Coast Eroding Away Land

    Image of Gujarat coast eroding away land

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  • Feb 23, 2018
  • 1 Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav: Saksham-2018 [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Saksham-2018. Saksham (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav) is an annual flagship event of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Saksham 2018 campaign aims at raising awareness amongst the citizens, on the need for cons

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  • Feb 22, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Single Database for Ground Water (Important) [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Hydrology Project is an on-going pan India project being implemented by the Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR with the World Bank assistance. The project envisages to cover the entire country as the earlier hydrology projects covered only 13 States.

    Map of Single Database for Ground Water

    Map of Single Database for Ground Water

    Map of Single Database for Ground Water

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  • Feb 19, 2018
  • 1 What is DHARMA? International Dam Safety Conference to Be Held at Thiruvananthapuram [ Env., Disaster Management ]

    India will be hosting the International Dam Safety Conference - 2018 at Thiruvananthapuram on January 23 - 24. India ranks third globally with 5254 large dams in operation and about 447 are under construction. In addition, there are several thousand smaller dams.

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    Image of Dam Rehabilitation And Improvement Project

    Image of Dam Rehabilitation And Improvement Project

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  • Feb 16, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Warmer Temperatures at Great Barrier Reef Causing Sea Turtles to Be Born Female (Important) [ Env. ]

    Rising temperatures in Australia’s northern Great Barrier Reef are causing the vast majority of Green Turtles born to be female. Why Sea Turtles are Born Female? - The gender of green turtles is determined by temperature.

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    Image of Warmer Temperatures at Great Barrier Reef

    Image of Warmer Temperatures at Great Barrier Reef

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  • Feb 15, 2018
  • 1 Use of Bio-Diesel in Railways .What are Bio-Diesel Grades: B5, B10, B20, B50, and B 100? [ Sci-Tech, Env. ]

    Indian Railways has tested the bio-diesel of different feed stock (Jatropha, Mahua, pongamia, waste cotton seed, Fish Oil, Soyabeen oil, Palm stearin etc. ) in the different blending ratio such as B5, B10, B20, B50 and B 100.

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    Image of Biodiesel Cycle

    Image of Biodiesel Cycle

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