Issues In News : Environment




In ‘Issues in News’, we cover those issues, which are making headlines as of now, and consequently there is a possibility of these issues finding their way to the question papers, whether ‘Prelims’ or of ‘Mains’. The Objective here is to expose an aspirant to 15/20 different issues every month, so that by the end of the year, the aspirant covers nearly 200 (odd) issues, which can be raised in the form of questions.


Environment

Plastic waste management
Issues In News : Environment

Plastic Waste Management

Plastics are organic polymers of high molecular mass and are often contain other substances. They are synthetic, mainly derived from petrochemicals. Due to their low cost, ease of manufacture, versatility, non-corrosiveness and imperviousness to water, [Read More]

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Protected Areas for Conservation
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Protected Areas for Conservation

As defined by IUCN (International Union of Conservation of Nature), a Protected Area (PA) refers to an area with ” a clearly defined geographical space, recognized, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, [Read More]

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Human-Wildlife Conflict
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Human-Wildlife Conflict

As defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) , the conflict between human and wildlife refers to ”  any interaction between humans and wildlife that results in negative impacts of human social, economic [Read More]

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Vulture Population
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Vulture Population: From Millions to Few Thousands

The vulture population in India has faced a drastic decline in the past few decades. Presently there are 9 species of vulture in India, some of which have been listed in the category of “critically [Read More]

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Ban on RO Based Water Filters
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Ban on RO Based Water Filters

Recently the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) (Government of India), issued a draft notification to regulate the use of membrane-based water purification systems, especially in those areas, where the water quality of [Read More]

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The Scenario of E-Waste Management in India
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The Scenario of E-Waste Management in India

E-wastes or electronic waste includes ” all items of electrical and electronic equipment, including their components, which have been discarded with no intention of further re-use.”. It also goes by the name of “Waste Electrical [Read More]

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MoEFCC: The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
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MoEFCC: The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Since 1974, every year June 5 is celebrated as the World Environment Day. It is a major event of United Nations where the primary focus is advocating environmental actions and the need of protecting our [Read More]

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Protecting and Conserving the Western Ghats
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Protecting and Conserving the Western Ghats

The Kerala floods of 2018 and 2019 were among the worst calamities that India has faced in the last two years. The 2018 floods,  which is said to be the worst flood faced by Kerala [Read More]

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The Voracious Appetite of Locusts
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The Voracious Appetite of Locusts

While gazing through the gloomy and bright phases of history, the year 2020 will definitely be underlined. Not because tens of thousands died in the pandemic but because nature showed its fury to the fullest, [Read More]

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The Scenario of Solid Waste Management in India
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The Scenario of Solid Waste Management in India

Rising incomes, uncontrolled and unplanned urbanisation, and changing lifestyles have resulted in increased volumes and changing composition of municipal solid waste in India. [Read More]

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Himalayas for Dealing with Water Crisis in India
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Himalayas for Dealing with Water Crisis in India

The Hindukush Himalayan (HKH) Region, also known as “The Water Tower of Asia” is a vital lifeline for about 1.9 billion downstream and 240 million Mountain dwelling populace of eight nations belonging to South and South East Asia. [Read More]

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