Groundwater Crisis: Four States Are Water-Stressed

Context Relevance GS paper-2: Government Policies, Governance and related issues. GS paper-3: Water Resources and its conservation. Mains Question What role does groundwater play in India? Also, make some recommendations for ways to strengthen groundwater governance. (250 Words) Key Points: Initiatives for Better Ground Water Governance: The Atal BhuJal Yojana Ways to Move Forward: Conclusion:

About Nano Fertilisers

 Context: The Department of Fertilisers conducted an audit which revealed a variation of 25-50% in the reduction of nitrogen use after the application of nano urea. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Nano Fertilisers: Nano Urea Liquid: Significance of Nano Fertilisers in Agriculture: Nano fertilisers have the potential to revolutionize […]

EU Considers Wood-Burning as Renewable Energy

Context The EU is debating firewood as a renewable energy source. Relevance GS Paper-3: Economic Development, Biodiversity and Environment Mains Question The EU’s renewable energy mix includes a sizable amount of biomass, including firewood. Discuss the environmental effects of wood burning as well as the sustainability requirements for obtaining and using biomass as energy. (250 words). […]

50 Years of Project Tiger: India May Send Some Big Cats to Cambodia

Context Because the Center is thinking about moving a few big cats to Cambodia, where the species has gone extinct in the last ten years, in the 50th year of “Project Tiger” in India. Relevance GS Paper-3: Conservation, Environmental Pollution, and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment Mains Question Describe the steps the Indian government has taken to […]

DNA Profiling of Elephants

Context: Announcing the 30-year celebration of ‘Project Elephant’ recently officials from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change said that the DNA profiling of 270 of the 2,675 captive elephants in the country has been completed. Relevance: GS II- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About DNA Profiling of Elephants: What is Project […]

Plastic Is Not The Issue; It Is Us

Context: For more than a century, plastic, a highly adaptable polymer, has played a crucial role in our daily lives.But the widespread use of plastic has seriously harmed the environment. When plastic waste is disposed of improperly, it pollutes the air, water, and land, having negative long-term effects. Relevance: GS Paper-3: Economic Development, Biodiversity, and Environment […]

Olive Ridley Sea Turtles

Context: Seven Olive Ridley turtles were rescued by officers aboard Indian Coast Guard ship Vajra.4 Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Breeding Grounds of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle in India Threats to the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Turtles and Turtle conservation in India -Source: The Hindu

Biotransformation Technology

Context: A U.K.-based startup, based at Imperial College in London, claims to have developed a technology that could alter the state of plastics and make them biodegradable. The company calls the process “biotransformation”. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: What is biotransformation technology? Why do we need it? Applications and Progress […]

Kashmiri Stag (Hangul)

Context: In a recent census conducted at Kashmir’s Dachigam National Park, it was found that the population of Hangul or Kashmiri Stag has gradually increased over time at the national park. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Kashmiri Stag The Kashmiri Stag, also known as the Hangul, is a subspecies […]

IPCC Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment

Context: Recently, Highlighting the need for urgent climate action, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Cycle in Interlaken, Switzerland. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Highlights of the Report: The Synthesis Report of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report is a compilation of […]