About The Carbon Dating Method

Context: Recently, the Allahabad High Court allowed the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct Carbon Dating of a ‘Shivling’ inside the Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Relevance: GS II: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: What is carbon dating? What about non-living things? For example, Is there anything that cannot be dated? […]

About The Meri LiFE

Focus: GS III: Environment and Ecology Why in News? The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change has launched a mobile application called “Meri LiFE” (My Life) to mobilize youth for climate change ahead of World Environment Day on 5th June. About Meri LiFE app: Catalyzing a National Movement: Promoting LiFE-Related Tasks: The app encourages users to engage in a series of […]

Strategic-Economic Blocs Simply Tighten The Leash

Context Relevance: GS Paper-2: Bilateral, Regional, and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Mains Question In light of India’s prior withdrawal from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), critically evaluate the effects of India’s probable participation in the U.S.-driven Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) on its economic policies and prospects going […]

How Regenerative Agriculture Can Prevent Soil Decay

Context Regenerative agriculture is viewed as a solution to India’s water and land degradation problems, which are brought on by unsustainable farming practises that fuel climate change.It provides a means of enhancing smallholder farmers’ financial security while restoring the health and fertility of the land. Relevance: GS Paper-3: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment. […]

About The Sahyadri Tiger Reserve (STR)

Context: Report of the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve (STR) water hole census has been released recently, and a total of 374 animals from 18 wild species of animals and birds were recorded. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Sahyadri Tiger Reserve (STR): Flora and Fauna Flora: Fauna: -Source: The Hindu  

About The Eretmoptera Murphyi 

Context: According to a study by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), a tiny flightless Midge (small insect) called Eretmoptera murphyi is changing the soil composition of Antarctica’s Signy Island. It is an invasive species on Antarctic Signy Island. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About Eretmoptera murphyi Characteristics and Impact: Cause […]

Why India is Warming Slower than the World

Context The world’s yearly mean temperature is reported to have risen by 1.1 degrees Celsius compared to the norm between 1850 and 1900. However, as is to be expected, this growth is not constant. varied geographical areas and seasons have varied effects on it. Relevance: GS Paper-3: Biodiversity, and Environment Mains Question Examine the causes of […]

Potential of STP sludge in Ganga River cleanup efforts

Context: The sludge from Indian sewage treatment plants (STPs) is significant in treating polluted water from the Ganga River. A recent study highlights the potential of this sludge as a fertilizer and biofuel. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Details: What is Sludge? Treatment and Classification: Sludge Disposal in India: Main […]

About Forest Fires

Context: The inquiry of bushfires that broke down in March 2023 by Goa Forest department has found that the fires were largely triggered by natural causes. Relevance: GS III: Environment Dimensions of the Article: About Forest Fires A forest fire is an uncontrolled fire that occurs in areas with a significant amount of combustible vegetation, […]

Floods Triggered By Atmospheric Rivers

Context Relevance: GS Paper-3: Climate Change, Global Warming, Atmospheric river and its effects; Disaster Management; Floods Mains Question The Atmospheric River AR is what? Discuss the effects of the atmospheric river on the climate globally as well. (150 Words) Important Findings: Key Findings: Atmospheric river Way forward: Conclusion: Understanding the role of ARs in the current […]