Urban Heat islands

Context: Several parts of the country are reeling under heat wave conditions. Cities, especially, are a lot hotter than rural areas. This is due to a phenomenon called an “urban heat island”. Recently, two areas in Delhi recorded temperatures close to 50 degrees Celsius. Relevance: GS I- Geography Dimensions of the Article: What is an urban […]

Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Context: A senior parliamentarian has expressed concern over the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which is in the final stages of consultations in the Joint Parliamentary Committee. Relevance: GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Conservation of Environment and Ecology) Dimensions of the Article: Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 The need for amending Biodiversity Act 2002 Concerns with […]

Current Affairs 18 May 2022

Current Affairs

CONTENTS Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 Urban heat islands Ban on wheat export Vadnagar’s ties with Buddhism Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 Context: A senior parliamentarian has expressed concern over the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which is in the final stages of consultations in the Joint Parliamentary Committee. Relevance: GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Conservation […]