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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

Dr. Manishika Jain in this video covers a variety of topics which are important for 2017. These include the expected questions on environment and biodiversity.

2016 Was India’s Warmest Year Ever: India Meteorological Department

Highlights

  • Climate of India was significantly warmer than normal during 2016.
  • During 2016, average annual mean surface temperature in India was + 0.91℃ above the average recorded between 1961 and 1990.
  • The warmest year on record was 2009 when annual mean temperature was + 0.77 ℃ above average, before 2016.
  • Annual rainfall deficiency was mainly due to significantly below average rainfall during winter and NE monsoon seasons.

IMD

  • Director General of Meteorology is the Head of the India Meteorological Department.
  • Headquarters at New Delhi.

IMD’s Divisions to Deal with Specialized Subjects

Annual Mean Temperature Averaged

Annual Mean Temperature Averaged

Annual Mean Temperature Averaged

IMD’s Divisions to deal with specialized subjects

IMD’s Divisions to Deal with Specialized Subjects

IMD’s Divisions to deal with specialized subjects

IMD’s Divisions to deal with specialized subjects on map

IMD’s Divisions to Deal with Specialized Subjects on Map

IMD’s Divisions to deal with specialized subjects on map

National Green Highways Mission (NGHM)

  • Plantation drive around 1500 km of National Highways
  • Launched under the Green Highways Policy, 2015 to provide a holistic vision of developing eco-friendly and green National Highways
  • Aims to provide a green canopy along 100, 000 km of highways and create jobs for 1 million youth
  • The afforestation across National Highways is expected to help in sequestering approximately 12 lakh metric ton carbon annually
  • Will be linked with the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme
  • Mobile App has been launched

Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 2

Dr. Manishika Jain in this video covers a variety of topics which are important for 2017. These include the expected questions on environment and biodiversity.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 6, 2017

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