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  • Aug 3, 2018
  • 1 BHEL Commissions 330 MW Hydro-Project at Kishanganga River in Jammu & Kashmir [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, announced that it has commissioned the third and the last 110 Megawatt (MW) unit of the 330 MW Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).

    Map of Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir

    Map of Kishanganga Hydro Power Project in Jammu & Kashmir

    Map of Kishanganga hydro power project in Jammu & Kashmir

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  • Aug 1, 2018
  • 1 Year on Year Target for Solar Energy Sector [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Vice President of India, said that India has huge potential to become the leader in solar energy sector addressing the inaugural session of ELECRAMA 2018, organized by the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturing Association, in Noida, UP.

    Image of Year on Year Target for Solar Energy Sector

    Image of Year on Year Target for Solar Energy Sector

    Image of Year on Year Target for Solar Energy Sector

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  • Jul 27, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Government Launches ‘SUVIDHA’- 100 Percent Bio-Degradable Sanitary Napkins (Important) [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The government, announced the launch of 100 percent biodegradable sanitary napkins, to be called “Suvidha”, under the under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana. This step taken by the Department of Pharmaceuticals to ensure Affordable and Quality Healthcare for All

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  • Jul 19, 2018
  • 1 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    In 1973, Chipko movement was used to protect trees & forests from harvesting. Google celebrated this eco-feminist movement thru doodle. Main purpose of Chipko movement was to protect trees & forests.

    Image of 45<sup>th</sup> Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

    Image of 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

    Image of 45th Chipko Movement Anniversary on Google Doodle

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  • 2 🌟 VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    While stricter norms on industries & chemical usage has brought down concentration levels of pollutants in US & Europe, India is still engaged in twin battle against Industrial pollution and Vehicular pollution.

    Image of VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat

    Image of VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat

    Image of VOCs: Emerging Chemical Pollution Threat

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  • Jul 18, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Railways Phasing Out Asbestos- a Suspected Health Hazard (Important) [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Railways ]

    Broken-down asbestos roofs on railway stations were being replaced by metal sheets since June 2009. Asbestos sheet is manufactured from naturally occurring fibrous mineral has been an imp. construction material for India’s railways.

    Image Railways Phasing out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

    Image Railways Phasing Out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

    Image Railways Phasing out Asbestos-a Suspected Health Hazard

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  • 2 🌟 Mutant Bacteria Could Be Answer to Plastics Pollution Crisis (Important) [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Great Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of Texas, & it’s only getting bigger. In fact, some estimates claim that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in ocean. New scientific discovery is providing some hope in plastics pollution crisis.

    Image of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    Image of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    Image of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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  • Jul 14, 2018
  • 1 60 MW Naitwar Mori Hydro Electric Project in Uttarkashi [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Govt. officials have laid foundation stone for 60-MW Naitwar Mori hydro project on Tons River in Mori, Uttarkashi dist. of U’Khand. Project is scheduled to be completed by December 2021, in a record period of 48 months.

    Run-of-river Naitwar Mori hydroelectric plant is developed

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  • Jul 11, 2018
  • 1 GOBAR-DHAN: Swachh Bharat Mission Launches GOBAR-DHAN to Promote Wealth and Energy from Waste [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To make farmers more self-reliant, central scheme ‘Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) ’ is launched at National level by Union Ministry for Drinking Water & Sanitation & State Govt. of Haryana.

    Map of Dairy Research Institute (Institute)

    Map of Dairy Research Institute (Institute)

    Map of Dairy Research Institute (Institute)

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  • Jul 9, 2018
  • 1 🌟 MNRE Issues National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Ministry of New & Renewable Energy on 14th May 2018 issued National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy in New Delhi. Scheme for new hybrid projects under policy is expected shortly. It aims to reduce variability in renewable power generation & achieve better grid stability.

    Image of Wind And Solar Hybrid Power Systems

    Image of Wind And Solar Hybrid Power Systems

    Image of Wind And Solar Hybrid Power Systems

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  • Jul 6, 2018
  • 1 Indian Railways Fits Specially Designed Aerators in Basin-Taps of Tejas Express [ Environment/Ecology, Railways ]

    Specially-designed aerators are installed in basin-taps of Tejas Express train as step towards water conservation by Indian Railway Ministry. Measure was taken by Bhusawal Division of Central Railway zone. Aerators thru their fine pores break incoming stream of water into fine su

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  • Jul 3, 2018
  • 1 BS-VI Fuel Will Bring Down Sulphur Level by 80 Percent from Current BSIV Levels [ Environment/Ecology ]

    BS VI fuel for automobiles are expected to cut level of pollutant sulphur in petrol & diesel by as much as 80%. Advancing Date of rollout of shift to BS VI fuels announced by 2 years to 2018 in national capital Delhi & 2019 in adjoining National Capital Region (NCR).

    Image of Bring Down Sulphur Level

    Image of Bring Down Sulphur Level

    Image of Bring Down Sulphur Level

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  • 2 What is Asita? Yamuna River Front Development Project [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has asked Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to expedite “Asita”, its Yamuna River Front Development Project. People-friendly bio-diversity zone will be created for people to interact freely w/river’s eco-system.

    Image of Yamuna River Front Development Project

    Image of Yamuna River Front Development Project

    Image of Yamuna River Front Development Project

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  • Jun 29, 2018
  • 1 India’S First Insect Museum Opened in Tamil Nadu [ Environment/Ecology ]

    A Rs. 5 crore insect museum with the state-of-the-art amenities was unveiled by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore fully dedicated to insects and claimed to be the first of its in the country.

    Map of India’s First Insect Museum - Tamil Nadu

    Map of India’s First Insect Museum - Tamil Nadu

    Map of India’s First Insect Museum - Tamil Nadu

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  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 1 MoU Between India-Guyana on Renewable Energy [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The Union Cabinet was informed of an MoU between India and Guyana on bilateral cooperation in renewable energy signed on January 30, 2018 by Power and New & Renewable Energy ministry and the Foreign Minister of the Co-operative, Guyana.

    Image of MoU between India-Guyana on Renewable Energy

    Image of MoU between India-Guyana on Renewable Energy

    Image of MoU between India-Guyana on Renewable Energy

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  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 1 Biggest Solar Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Biggest Solar Power Plant has been set up in Uttar Pradesh through transparent auction under the Solar Park scheme of New and Renewable Energy Ministry. Viability Gap Funding (VGF) of Rs. 74.25 lakh per MW was provided by the Government of India for the project.

    Map of solar power plant in uttar pradesh

    Map of Solar Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh

    Map of solar power plant in uttar pradesh

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  • Jun 22, 2018
  • 1 IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy [ Economy, International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) and European Investment Bank (EIB) inked a 150 million euros loan agreement, a move that will benefit over 1.1 million households with clean energy.

    IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy

    IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy

    IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy

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  • 2 Founding Conference of International Solar Alliance [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The founding conference of the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held in New Delhi on March 11. President of India had hosted dinner for all the members of ISA who had attended the founding Conference.

    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International Solar Alliance

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  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 1 Surya Mitra & Solar Study Lamp Scheme-One Million Solar Study Lamps Scheme Successfully Implemented [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said today it has distributed one million solar study lamps under Solar Study Lamp Scheme for states including Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh.

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

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  • Jun 20, 2018
  • 1 ‘Green Good Deeds’ Movement Launched by Dr Harsh Vardhan [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) launched Green Good Deeds campaign on 19th May 2018. Purpose of people-oriented campaign is to sensitise people & students, in particular abt climate change & global warming.

    Image of ‘Green Good Deeds’ Movement

    Image of ‘Green Good Deeds’ Movement

    Image of ‘Green Good Deeds’ Movement

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  • Jun 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is a Phumdi? Floating Lab to Monitor Manipur’S Loktak Lake (Important) [ Environment/Ecology, Disaster Management ]

    The Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Laboratory (IBSD), Imphal, set up a floating laboratory in northeast India’s largest freshwater lake, Loktak to constantly monitor its water quality and eventually improve it.

    Image of largest water lake in India

    Image of Largest Water Lake in India

    Image of largest water lake in India

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  • Jun 13, 2018
  • 1 India and France to Co-Host First International Solar Alliance Summit [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The aim of the summit is to deliberate on a finance mechanism for the promotion of solar energy in member countries, crowd funding and technology transfer. The summit is of particular significance to India as it strives to achieve the ambitious target of generating 175 GW of rene

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  • 2 Asian Development Bank and Inter Solar Alliance Sign Pact to Promote Solar Energy [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) signed a cooperation arrangement to promote solar energy deployment in Asia and the Pacific. The cooperation envisages: Solar power generation,

    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International Solar Alliance

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  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Dark Net and Golden Cresent? Narco-Terrorism in India (Important) [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Narco-terrorism & its funding is serious problem for World, especially for India. The challenge for law enforcement agencies & society is to prevent drug abuse from youth. Problem of Drug Trafficking assumes importance for India as it lies in ’Golden Cresent’ & Golden Triangle’ a

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  • Jun 7, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules for Protection of Human Health (Important) [ Environment/Ecology, Bills ]

    Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 was amended by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change. Amendment Rules shall come into force Bio-Medical Waste management Rules, 2018.

    Image of Major Difference between BMW Rules 1998 & 2016

    Image of Major Difference between BMW Rules 1998 & 2016

    Image of Major Difference between BMW Rules 1998 & 2016

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 16) [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government released India Youth Development Index & Report 2017 - India has 65 % of the population less than the age of 35 years and 50 % below 25 years of age and it is expected to be youngest in the world by 2020 with median age of 29 years.

    • The National YDI value is 0.569 wit

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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 13) [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Yojana ]

    Bharatmala project - National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is set to get the power to approve projects with a construction cost of more than Rs. 1, 000 crore. Currently, all such highway projects need to be approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).

    • Main

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  • 3 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 5) [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Yojana ]

    Yatri Mitra Sewa - A Yatri Mitra can either be a Sahayak or any other person provided by IRCTC or the service provider appointed by IRCTC for this purpose. IRCTC may provide this service ‘Free of cost’ through some NGO, PSUs etc under CSR.

    • Yatri Mitra shall provide Wheel chair c

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  • 4 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 2) [ Economy, Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Trade & Development report 2017 - Trade & Development report 2017 was recently released by United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The report pegs India’s rate at 6.7 % in 2017, down from 7 % in 2016.

    • In its recent report titled Beyond austerity towards a glo

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  • 5 Expected Most Important Misc Topics for UPSC/NET - 2018 (Part - 1) [ Science/Technology, Economy, International Relations/Organizations, Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    For NET Education and Environment topics are important.

    Coconut palm declared State tree of Goa - Facing criticism from the government’s allies in Goa for removing coconut palm from the list of trees, the BJP - led coalition Cabinet passed an amendment granting it the status of “

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