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About The Cleaning the Ganges

Context: The Ganges River, often referred to as ‘Ma Ganga’ by devout Hindus, holds significant importance in Hindu culture and is believed to have divine origins as per sacred texts. Despite its revered status, the Ganges faces a critical threat – pollution. It is not just a river; it is a lifeline, yet its waters are […]

International Single Species Action Plan

Context: Recently, the 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP14) adopted the Single Species Action Plan for conservation of the Hawksbill Turtle. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: International Single Species Action Plan under AEWA Key Instrument for Conservation: […]

About Kanha Tiger Reserve (KTR)

Context: A male tiger from the Kanha Tiger Reserve has been relocated to Mukundpur Safari in Satna. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Kanha Tiger Reserve (KTR) Significant Features Flora: Fauna: -Source: The Hindu

Golden-Backed Frog and Bonnet Mushroom

Context: Scientists made a surprising discovery in the foothills of the Western Ghats in India — a Bonnet mushroom growing out of the side of the Golden-backed Frog (Hylarana inter-media) frog. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Golden-backed Frog: Bonnet Mushroom: -Source: The Hindu

Creating a Responsible Wardrobe

Context: An overwhelming majority of clothes and fashion items now claim to be made from “recycled materials.” However, concerns are rising about the effectiveness and sustainability of this approach. Relevance: GS III: Environmental Pollution and Degradation Dimensions of the Article: What is Sustainable Fashion? Significance of Sustainable Fashion: Environmental Impact Reduction: Circularity and Waste Reduction: Toxic Chemical Avoidance: […]

Kerala Assemble Passes Resolution to amend WPA

Context: The Kerala Legislative Assembly passed a resolution asking the Central Government to make necessary amendments in the relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Details: Human-Elephant Conflicts Way Forwards to prevent Man – Animal Conflicts About Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 Schedule I: Species: Endangered species. Penalty: Harsh […]

Bio-Diversity Heritage Site

Context: The Gupteswar Forest in Odisha was recently decalared as Bio-Diversity Heritage site. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Details: About Gupteswar Forest: About Biodiversity heritage site As per Section 37 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, State Biodiversity Boards (SBB) may invite suggestions for the declaration of BHSs, through the […]

World’s Hottest January On Record

Context: The world just experienced its hottest January on record, a significant indicator of fuelling Climate Change. Relevance: GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Climate Change and its impact, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Conservation of the Environment) Dimensions of the Article: Key points: Evolution of climate change Recent examples Causes of Climate Change The causes for climate […]

EV Charging Stations

Focus: GS Paper 3: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment. Why in News? As per the information received from Ministry of Power, 12,146 nos. of public EV charging stations are operational across the country. About Electric Vehicles: National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020: Challenges in setting Effective Charging Infrastructure in India

Policy to Promote use of Green Hydrogen

Context: The Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy recently chaired a meeting regarding the use of Green Hydrogen in conjunction with other modes such as solar energy and wind energy, for round-the-clock renewable energy as envisaged in the National Green Hydrogen Mission. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: […]