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  • Aug 15, 2019
  • 1 Plastic Cleaning Mushrooms [ Environment/Ecology ]

    In a major breakthrough in the field of Science & Technology, the Scientists have developed such mushrooms that can eat plastics. These mushrooms are capable of living without oxygen and can flourish even at the bottom of a landfill for instance.

    These mushrooms could be used to

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  • Aug 9, 2019
  • 1 Air Conditioning is the World’S Next Big Threat [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Air conditioning has played a significant role in driving global prosperity and happiness over the past few decades by letting people work even in extreme hot conditions. According to the International Energy Agency because of the combination of population growth, rising incomes,

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  • Aug 8, 2019
  • 1 International Day for Biological Diversity Celebrated Across the Country [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    The International Day for Biological Diversity (or World Biodiversity Day) is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22. The International Day for Biological Diversity 2019 celebrations focuses on biodiv

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  • Aug 6, 2019
  • 1 Stubble Burning Issue & Supreme Court’S Observations [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Intentionally setting fire to the straw stubble that remains after grains, like paddy, wheat, etc. , after harvesting is known as Stubble burning. The practice was widespread until the 1990s, when governments increasingly restricted its use.

    Farmers in the neighboring states Har

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  • Jul 30, 2019
  • 1 Campaign Launched to Raise Awareness on Illegal Wildlife Trade [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    An awareness campaign named ‘Not all animals migrate by choice’ was launched ahead of International Day of Biological Diversity celebrated on May 22. This campaign was displayed at major airports across India.

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  • 2 The Teenage Climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology, Awards, Newspaper Editorials ]

    Greta Thunberg is a Swedish school girl who has inspired an international movement to fight climate change. She has been nominated as a candidate to receive this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

    She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by three Norwegian Lawmakers.

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  • Jul 12, 2019
  • 1 In the Wayanad District of Kerala 5 Cases of Monkey Fever Have Been Confirmed [ Health, Environment/Ecology ]

    Karnataka is reeling under an outbreak of monkey fever or Kyasanur forest disease (KFD). Authorities are taking measures, including vaccination to combat disease and spread of it in the state. Among 10 suspected cases of monkey fever reported, 5 of them were confirmed to be of as

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  • Jul 5, 2019
  • 1 Kumbh Sanitation Plan [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Kumbh Mela of 2019 succeeded in a big way to send out a message of sanitation to the society. Kumbh Mela is being held in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj from January 15 to March 4. Nearly lakhs of pilgrims attend this fair over the course of approximately 55 auspicious days to bat

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  • Jun 27, 2019
  • 1 Electricity Production Using Falling Snow [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Device has been designed as only a first of its kind 3D Printed Device that can produce electricity from falling snow by the researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) .

    The device is called snow based triboelectric Nano-generator or snow TENG. It generates char

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  • Jun 12, 2019
  • 1 Initiatives Taken Towards Combating & Adapting to Climate Change Has Been Released [ Environment/Ecology ]

    A publication in New Delhi on climate actions in India titled “India – Spearheading Climate Solutions” released by Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change. This publication mentions key actions India has taken under various sectors towards combating & adapting to c

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  • Jun 11, 2019
  • 1 Initiative to Combat Marine Pollution Launched by India & Norway [ International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology ]

    A letter of Intent establishing India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative together with Norwegian ministry of Foreign Affairs signed by Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change. The Indian & Norwegian governments agreed to work more closely on oceans by signing MoU & esta

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  • May 11, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Environment & Latest Developments 2019 – IAS/NET ( Part-3) (Set-2) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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  • May 10, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Environment & Latest Developments 2019 – IAS/NET ( Part-3) (Set-1) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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  • May 9, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Nuclear Waste Disposal [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The solid wastes generated from nuclear facilities, depending upon their radioactivity content are stored/disposed of in engineered structures such as stone lined trenches, reinforced concrete trenches and tile holes. These structures are designed on multi-barrier principle for e

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  • 2 🌟 Govt. Programs/Schemes for Promotion of Grid Interactive Renewable Energy [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Government is already implementing various programs/schemes for promotion of grid interactive renewable energy such as solar, wind, bio-power and small hydropower in the country. Waiver of Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) charges and losses for inter-state sale of solar

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  • May 5, 2019
  • 1 Launch of Dealer Owned Dealer Operated Model for Setting Up CNG Stations by Private Players [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Dealer Owned Dealer Operated (DODO) model for setting up CNG stations launched by Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas & Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. General guidelines for schemes, under which entire earmarked dealer plot shall be developed exclusively for setting up

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  • Apr 18, 2019
  • 1 Millions of Fish Dead in Australia in Menindee [ Environment/Ecology ]

    “Hundreds of thousands” of fish have died in drought-stricken Australia in the last few days and more mass deaths are likely to occur, the authorities warned. “Further fish deaths in the Darling River are anticipated as a significant number of fish have been observed under stress

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  • Apr 16, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Environment & Latest Developments 2019 – IAS/NET ( Part- 2) (SET-2) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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  • 2 Expected Questions in Environment Latest Developments 2019-IAS/NET (Part- 2) (SET-1) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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  • 3 Expected Questions in Environment & Latest Developments 2019 – IAS/NET ( Part- 2) (SET-3) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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  • Apr 15, 2019
  • 1 UNDP Small Grants Programme (SGP) Inaugurated [ Environment/Ecology ]

    A Workshop on MoEFCC-Global Environment Facility, UNDP Small Grants Programme (SGP) was inaugurated in New Delhi by Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC). UNDP has been supporting the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) i

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  • Apr 9, 2019
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Environment & Latest Developments 2019 - IAS/(Part-1) (Set-3) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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  • Apr 8, 2019
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Environment & Latest Developments 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 1) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions on Environment & Latest Developments 2019 - IAS/(Part-1) (Set-2) [ Environment/Ecology ]

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  • Apr 2, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Schemes Taken by Government for Conservation and Promotion of Medicinal Plants [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    As per information of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), an organization under Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change estimated more than 8,000 species of medicinal plants are found in India.

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  • Mar 26, 2019
  • 1 🌟 St. Petersburg Declaration in 2010: Two Day International Stock Taking Conference [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The third Stock Taking Conference on Tiger Conservation was inaugurated in New Delhi. Third in a series of Stock Taking Conferences, this is the second to be held in India after 2012 and is expected to have wide ranging discussions on the status of the Global Tiger Recovery Progr

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  • Mar 11, 2019
  • 1 Establishment of Defence Parks [ Environment/Ecology, Defense ]

    Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under Ministry of Commerce and Industry had received two project proposals to establish Defence Parks under Modified Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (MIIUS).

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  • Mar 6, 2019
  • 1 Sixth National Report to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    India submitted its sixth national report (NR6) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) highlighting the progress it has made in achieving the 12 National Biodiversity Targets (NBT) set under the convention process.

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  • Mar 5, 2019
  • 1 Continuation of Rastriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme for the Period 2017-18 to 2019-2020 [ Education, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cabinet approved the continuation of Rastriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme for the Period 2017 - 18 to 2019 - 2020 with budget outlay of Rs. 1160 crore as recommended by EFC The Scheme beneficiaries are the youth in the age-group of 15 - 29 years, in line with the definiti

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  • Feb 28, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Go Green Initiatives in Indian Railways [ Environment/Ecology, Railways ]

    Railways have undertaken some major initiatives to Go Green. The details of the areas/activities identified and their present status are as under: Ministry of Railways has planned to set up 1000 Mega Watt (MW) solar power by 2020 - 21 which would help Railways to source about 10

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