Environment & Biodiversity
Skyglow - The Hindu - 25/01/23
2023-01-25 22:35

Context: Recently, a new study has found that non-natural light had increased the brightness of Skyglow, by 9.2-10% every year between 2011 and 2022 … Continue Reading

Etalin Hydroelectric Project - DTE - 19/01/23
2023-01-20 21:32

Context: Recently, the Etalin hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh has been scrapped in its present form. The plan combined two run-of-the-rive… Continue Reading

Eco-Sensitive Zones - The Hindu - 19/01/23
2023-01-20 21:28

Context: Recently, Eco-sensitive Zones have been met with resistance from protests claiming that compliance with the Environmental Protection Act 198… Continue Reading

Air Pollution in India & NCAP - The Hindu - 16/01/23
2023-01-16 22:48

Context: Under the National Clean Air Campaign (NCAP), analysts found that progress has been slow, and pollution has only incrementally reduced in mo… Continue Reading

Water Crisis Due to Dam Sedimentation - DTE - 16/01/23
2023-01-16 22:42

Context: The United Nations Institute for Water, Environment and Health showed in its report that about 50,000 large dams across the world will lose … Continue Reading

Global Risks Report 2023 - DTE - 16/01/23
2023-01-16 22:26

Context: Recently, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the 18th Edition of Global Risks Report 2023 which seeks that the world be prepared fo… Continue Reading

Lantana Camara - DTE - 14/01/23
2023-01-14 23:23

Context: Weeding out the invasive tropical American shrub, Lantana camara, appears to alter the composition of bird species in a forest, according to… Continue Reading

Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) 2023 - The Hindu - 14/01/23
2023-01-14 23:04

Context: A survey conducted as part of the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) 2023 shows the populations of some migratory waterbirds, especially duck spec… Continue Reading

White Tufted Royal Butterfly - The Hindu - 12/01/23
2023-01-12 20:56

Context: Recently, a team of butterfly observers and researchers have found the White Tufted Royal Butterfly, a rare butterfly species in Kannur, Ker… Continue Reading

Indian Skimmers - The Hindu - 12/01/23
2023-01-12 20:53

Context: As per the Asian Waterbird Census 2023 (recommended dates for the AWC are 7 – 22 January) which has been started recently, the Godavari es… Continue Reading

Himalayan Vulture - IE - 11/01/23
2023-01-11 22:47

Context: Recently Himalayan Griffon vulture was rescued from the Eidgah cemetery in Kanpur. Relevance: GS3 About: -Scientific Name: Gyps himalaye… Continue Reading

Europe turns to LNG - IE - 10/01/23
2023-01-10 23:31

Context: The EU is replacing piped Russian gas imports with rapidly increasing imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), much of which is fracking in t… Continue Reading

Global Glacier Change in the 21st Century - DTE - 07/01/23
2023-01-07 20:50

Context: Recently, a report titled “Global glacier change in the 21st century: Every increase in temperature matters”, which states half the Eart… Continue Reading

Centre clears ₹19,744-crore Green Hydrogen Mission - The Hindu - 05/01/23
2023-01-05 19:11

Context: Union Cabinet has approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission, which is aimed at making India the global hub for the production of green hy… Continue Reading

Plastic Waste management - DTE - 30/12/22
2022-12-31 20:40

Context: An audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India was conducted for 2020-21, which included Central Public Sector Enterprises o… Continue Reading

Dieback disease - The Hindu - 29/12/22
2022-12-29 21:08

Context: Neem trees has been identified as twig blight and dieback disease in Telangana. Relevance: GS1 About: ->Neem: -Neem is a member of the … Continue Reading

Sixth Mass Extinction - DTE - 27/12/22
2022-12-27 22:03

Context: Recently a new study led by the University of Hawaii claimed that Earth is witnessing its sixth mass extinction event. Relevance: GS3 Ab… Continue Reading

Cryomesh and Frozen Coral - The Hindu - 26/12/22
2022-12-27 21:12

Context: While working on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, scientists have successfully trialed a new method for freezing and storing coral in their… Continue Reading

India pitching for enhanced development of Biofuels - PIB - 23/12/22
2022-12-23 23:34

Context: India, during its Presidency of G20, is emphasising on international collaboration for energy security and enhanced development of emerging … Continue Reading

Asian Giant Tortoises - DTE - 22/12/22
2022-12-22 22:18

Context: Recently 10 Giant Asian Tortoise were soft released into protected area of Intanki National Park in Nagaland for conservation. Relevance: … Continue Reading

Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework - The Hindu - 21/12/22
2022-12-22 08:41

Context: Recently, at the 15th Conference of Parties (COP15) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity “Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Fra… Continue Reading

Tal Chhapar sanctuary - The Hindu - 20/12/22
2022-12-20 21:29

Context: The Tal Chhapar blackbuck sanctuary in Rajasthan has received a protective cover against a proposed move of the State government to reduce t… Continue Reading

Orans - DTE - 20/12/22
2022-12-20 21:21

Context: Residents from around 40 villages of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan have walked 225 kilometres to protect community-conserved sacred spaces known as … Continue Reading

COP15 Montreal: 3 days of ministerial talks on Post-2020 GBF end pale - DTE - 20/12/22
2022-12-20 21:14

Context: Will biodiversity see a ‘Paris moment,’ remains a question, as the COP15 to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) … Continue Reading

Carbon Markets - The Hindu - 20/12/22
2022-12-20 20:50

Context: The Parliament has passed the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 in order to establish Carbon Markets in India and specify a Carbon … Continue Reading

World Bank Report on Air Pollution - The Hindu - 17/12/22
2022-12-17 20:12

Context: Recently, the World Bank released a report titled 'Striving for Clean Air: Air Pollution and Public Health in South Asia'. The report detai… Continue Reading

Methane Emissions - DTE - 16/12/22
2022-12-16 22:41

Context: Recently a study has been published titled- “Wetland emission and atmospheric sink changes explain methane growth in 2020’, which states… Continue Reading

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - Aichi Targets - IE - 12/12/22
2022-12-12 23:37

Context: Delegates from 196 countries — Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) — are meeting in Montreal, Canada … Continue Reading

NMCG & Namami Gange Programme - PIB - 12/12/22
2022-12-12 23:26

Context: Recently, the Union Minister for Jal Shakti chaired the 10th meeting of the Empowered Task Force (ETF) of National Mission for Clean Ganga (… Continue Reading

Cactus Plantation and its Economic Usage - PIB - 10/12/22
2022-12-10 20:54

Context: Recently Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj convened a consultation meeting on ‘Cactus Plantation and its Economic Usa… Continue Reading

Pharmaceutical Pollution - DTE - 10/12/22
2022-12-10 20:23

Context: According to a research paper, Pharmaceutical Pollution is an overlooked but urgent issue that needs coordinated action from across the phar… Continue Reading

India to almost double its renewable power capacity in the next 5 years - DTE - 09/12/22
2022-12-10 10:08

Context: According to International Energy Agency (IEA), renewable energy will comprise 90 per cent of global electricity capacity expansion in the n… Continue Reading

UN Groundwater Summit 2022 - DTE - 07/12/22
2022-12-08 00:29

Context: The importance of groundwater protection and techniques for its sustainable use will be highlighted during the United Nations-Water Summit o… Continue Reading

Deforestation in Amazon Basin - The Hindu - 06/12/22
2022-12-07 10:36

Context: Recently, a report released by the Amazon Network of Georeferenced Socio-Environmental Information in collaboration with MapBiomas shows tha… Continue Reading

Flue Gas Desulphurisation - The Hindu - 03/12/22
2022-12-03 22:30

Context: According to study conducted by Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), Seven years after the December 2015 emission standard no… Continue Reading

Green Cooling Solutions in India by 2040 - DTE - 02/12/22
2022-12-03 13:10

Context: According to the report ‘Climate Investment Opportunities in India's Cooling Sector’ released by the World Bank Group, investment opport… Continue Reading

Project Great Indian Bustard - PTI - 01/12/22
2022-12-01 21:56

Context: Coming to the rescue of the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard (GIB), the Supreme Court recently mooted the idea of launching ‘Pro… Continue Reading

Zombie Virus - ET - 01/12/22
2022-12-01 20:46

Context: European researchers have raised concerns of yet another pandemic after resurrecting a 48,500-year-old ‘Zombie Virus’ from a frozen lake… Continue Reading

Binturong - The Hindu - 01/12/22
2022-12-01 20:40

Context: The police and forest officials in Manipur's Ukhrul town have been scanning “gambling dens” following reports of wild animals (dead or a… Continue Reading

Global Water Resources Report 2021: WMO - DTE - 01/12/22
2022-12-01 20:36

Context: Recently, WMO (World Meteorological Organization) has released its first annual State of Global Water Resources Report 2021. Relevance: GS… Continue Reading

Mobilising Green Funds - IE - 30/11/22
2022-12-01 12:30

Context: Recently, at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) of Parties 27 in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), countri… Continue Reading

CCUS Policy Framework and its Deployment - The Hindu - 30/11/22
2022-12-01 12:13

Context: Recently, NITI Aayog has released a study report, titled ‘Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) Policy Framework and its Deploym… Continue Reading

Black Corals - The Hindu - 29/11/22
2022-11-30 00:35

Context: Recently, some researchers have discovered five new species of Black Corals living as deep as 2,500 feet (762 metres) below the surface in t… Continue Reading

Himalayan Yak - The Hindu - 29/11/22
2022-11-30 00:27

Context: The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has approved the Himalayan Yak as a ‘food animal’. The move is expected to help… Continue Reading

State of the Climate in Asia 2021 - DTE - 29/11/22
2022-11-30 00:02

Context: Recently, the State of the Climate in Asia 2021 report was published by the World Meteorological Organization and the UN Economic and Social… Continue Reading

Southern white rhino - DTE - 28/11/22
2022-11-28 21:56

Context: In a major setback to rhino conservation in Africa, the proposal to downgrade the status of southern white rhino from Appendix I to Appendix… Continue Reading

Russia's Nuclear Powered Icebreakers - The Hindu - 26/11/22
2022-11-26 19:00

Context: Recently, Russia touted its Arctic power at a flag-raising ceremony and dock launch for two nuclear-powered icebreakers that will ensure yea… Continue Reading

Pangolins - DTE - 25/11/22
2022-11-25 22:50

Context: During recently concluded the 19th Conference of Parties (COP19) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Faun… Continue Reading

Rooftop Solar - The Hindu - 25/11/22
2022-11-25 22:38

Context: Rooftop solar capacity installations in India fell 29% to 320 megawatt (MW) in July-September 2022, according to Mercom Research India. Re… Continue Reading

Cryosphere loss - DTE - 25/11/22
2022-11-25 22:24

Context: At COP27, a broad coalition of 18 governments joined together to create a new high-level group ‘Ambition on Melting Ice (AMI) on Sea-level… Continue Reading

India Abstains to Vote against reopening of Ivory trade - Indian Express - 24/11/22
2022-11-25 00:14

Context: Recently, India has decided not to vote against a proposal to re-open the international trade in ivory at the ongoing conference of the Conv… Continue Reading

COP-27-The Hindu-14-11-2022
2022-11-14 18:35

GS ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT : The United Nations Climate Change Conference 2022 — COP27 — opened in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) with the aim of ensuring… Continue Reading

Mahua tree-The Hindu-14-11-2022
2022-11-14 18:27

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT: Recently a herd of elephants in Odisha drank fermented water to make mahua and went into a deep sleep. About: The flo… Continue Reading

Mangrove Alliance for Climate-The Hindu-14-11-2022
2022-11-14 18:21

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT: During the COP27 climate summit in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the UAE and Indonesia announced the "Mangrove Alliance for… Continue Reading

Leptospirosis-The Hindu-12-11-2022
2022-11-14 18:04

GS-3 Health and environment Context: Pregnant woman from Pollachi dies of leptospirosis. Brief about Leptospirosis It is a bacterial disease that… Continue Reading

Dengue: Prevention And Identification-The Hindu-12-11-2022
2022-11-14 16:49

GS- 3 Scientific Innovations & Discoveries GS Paper - 2 Health Context : Every state and Union territory (UT) has reported dengue cases so far th… Continue Reading

National Disaster Response Force-The Hindu-12-11-2022
2022-11-14 16:45

GS-3 Disaster and management Context: NDRF deploys teams in four districts that received heavy rain. PRELIM and MAINS: Know about NDRF : (NDRF)… Continue Reading

Greenwashing-The Hindu-11-11-2022
2022-11-11 17:45

GS-2 IR CONTEXT :United Nations Secretary General has warned private corporations to desist the practice of Greenwashing and mend their ways with… Continue Reading

Ayurveda in India-The Hindu-11-11-2022
2022-11-11 17:30

Ayurveda in India-The Hindu-11-11-2022 GS-3 inclusive Growth CONTEXT - Ayurveda, India’s traditional medicine, has been in practice for close t… Continue Reading

Depletion of Groundwater-The Hindu-10-11-2022
2022-11-10 20:12

(Dear student covers this topic for Mains You may get directly based on this topic) GS - 3 Conservation of Water Resources, Irrigation CONTEXT:… Continue Reading

Uttarakhand Foundation Day-The Hindu-09-11-2022
2022-11-09 19:45

Uttarakhand Foundation Day-The Hindu-09-11-2022 GS-2 Polity Context: About Uttarakhand Foundation Day Uttarakhand was formed by combining s… Continue Reading

Great Nicobar Project-The Hindu-09-11-2022
2022-11-09 19:06

Great Nicobar Project-The Hindu-09-11-2022 GS-3 INCLUSIVE GROWTH: CONTEXT : NITI Aayog-piloted Rs. 72,000-crore integrated project in Grea… Continue Reading

Neelakurinji flowers (Strobilanthes kunthiana)-The Hindu-08-11-2022
2022-11-08 15:24

Neelakurinji flowers (Strobilanthes kunthiana)-The Hindu-08-11-2022 GS-3 Environment Prelim : Know brief about Neelakurinji flowers (Strobi… Continue Reading

Snow Leopard-The Hindu-07-11-2022
2022-11-07 21:12

Snow Leopard-The Hindu-07-11-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT About: Scientific Name: Panthera uncia Top Predator: Snow leopards act as an indicator… Continue Reading

Bee-The Hindu-07-11-2022
2022-11-07 20:59

GS-2 ENVIRONMENT : Highlights of Bee: There are almost 20,000 different species of bees in the world. Bees live in colonies and in each colo… Continue Reading

Stubble Burning-The hindu-05-11-2022
2022-11-06 01:11

Stubble Burning-The hindu-05-11-2022 Government Policies & Interventions GS Paper - 2 Environment GS Paper - 3 Why Stubble Burning? … Continue Reading

Rhino population-The Hindu-03-11-2022
2022-11-04 01:11

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT Context : The study found that the rate of decline in horn length was highest in the critically endangered Sumatran rhino and lowe… Continue Reading

Fertilizers in India-The Hindu-03-11-2022
2022-11-04 01:06

Fertilizers in India-The Hindu-03-11-2022 GS-3 AGRICULTURE CONTEXT: Cabinet approves a subsidy of ₹51,875 crore for nitrogen, phosphorus, potash … Continue Reading

CAG report on violation of coastal ecosystem norms-The INDIAN EXPRESS-29-10-2022
2022-11-02 19:23

CAG report on violation of coastal ecosystem norms-The INDIAN EXPRESS-29-10-2022 GS-2 CONTEXT: Recently, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C… Continue Reading

GRAP Stage II-The Hindu-27-10-2022
2022-11-02 19:10

GRAP Stage II-The Hindu-27-10-2022 Gs-3 Environment Context : GRAP Stage II kicks in as Delhi’s air quality may turn ‘very poor-The Commissi… Continue Reading

Turning paddy straw into Compressed Bio Gas-the Hindu-26-10-2022
2022-11-02 18:55

Turning paddy straw into Compressed Bio Gas-the Hindu-26-10-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT: The renewable energy revolution in agriculture has st… Continue Reading

Conservation of vultures-The Hindu-21-10-2022
2022-11-02 18:38

Conservation of vultures-The Hindu-21-10-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT: A total of nine species of vultures are found in India. Out of these six species a… Continue Reading

Six spider species-The Hindu-19-10-2022
2022-11-02 18:12

Six spider species-The Hindu-19-10-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT: Arachnologists from the Centre for Animal Taxonomy and Ecology (CATE), Christ C… Continue Reading

Mock Meat-The Hindu-18-10-2022
2022-11-02 17:43

GS-3 agriculture environment PRELIM AND MAINS Mock meat is a term used for alternative meat options. It can be created from plant-based proteins … Continue Reading

Durgavati Tiger Reserve-The Hindu-17-10-2022
2022-11-02 17:19

GS-3 MAP IN NEWS: Veerangana Durgawati Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in the Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh, India. Named after Rani D… Continue Reading

3. India’s Agricultural Production and Statistics-The Hindu-14-10-2022
2022-11-02 15:45

GS-3 AGRICULTURE PRELIMS AND MAINS India’s Agricultural Production and Statistics- Doing by Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD) … Continue Reading

Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940-The Hindu-13-10-2022
2022-11-01 16:37

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT : PRELIM AND MAINS: Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940: The Act regulates the import, manufacture, and distribution of drugs … Continue Reading

Slender Loris-The Hindu-13-10-2022
2022-11-01 16:23

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT : CONTEXT: Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday notified the Kaduvur slender loris sanctuary covering 11,806 hectares in Karur and Di… Continue Reading

2. CBD Oil- The Hindu-10-10-2022
2022-11-01 15:19

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT: CONTEXT : Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical in the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as cannabis or hemp. One specific form of CBD … Continue Reading

Lassa Fever-The Hindu-10-10-2022
2022-11-01 15:14

GS-3 Disease and environment: Context: Prelim and mains: Lassa fever is an animal-borne, or zoonotic, the acute viral illness spread by the common… Continue Reading

Ganga Gram-The Hindu-06-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:54

Ganga Gram-The Hindu-06-10-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT : Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharati, held the fourth Ganga Gr… Continue Reading

Biomass co-firing-The Hindu-06-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:51

GS-3 IN Background: The government had launched the SAMARTH Mission i.e., National Mission on Use of Biomass in coal based thermal Power Plants. W… Continue Reading

Satellite broadband services in India-The Hindu-03-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:23

GS-3 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT: The race to provide exhaustive satellite broadband services in India Satellite communication has been gainin… Continue Reading

Medicinal fungi may be suitable for identifying novel drugs-The Hindu-03-10-2022
2022-10-31 23:19

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT • research by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Chennai, has shown that some chemicals secreted by medicinal fungi … Continue Reading

1. ASI finds Buddhist caves, and temples in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in M.P-The HINDU-29-09-2022
2022-09-29 18:36

1. ASI finds Buddhist caves, and temples in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in M.P. GS-1 Art and culture Context : The ruins of temples at Bandhavgarh r… Continue Reading

Chambal wildlife sanctuary-The Hindu-27-09-2022
2022-09-27 16:00

Chambal wildlife sanctuary-The Hindu-27-09-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT ( Dear Student keep this topic at one page and see it in map and locate nearby i… Continue Reading

Nanoplastics-The Hindu-23-09-2022
2022-09-23 16:46

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT What do you mean by Nanoparticles ? Extremely small pieces or particles of plastic resulting from the disposal or breakdown of pla… Continue Reading

GREEN EVENT TOOLS-The Hindu-22-09-2022
2022-09-22 17:10

GREEN EVENT TOOLS-The Hindu-22-09-2022 GS-2 KNOW ABOUT Green Event Tools : The GET is suitable for management, conference, meeting, exhibiti… Continue Reading

Red sandlehood –The Hindu-21-09-2022
2022-09-21 16:16

Red sandlehood –The Hindu-21-09-2022 Gs-3 Environment Context : Prelim and Mains: Red Sandalwood timber is used for carvings, furniture, poles,… Continue Reading

Kinnow-The Hindu-19-09-2022
2022-09-19 15:23

GS-2 AGRICULTURE: CONTEXT: A farmer harvesting kinnows on a farm on the outskirts of Faridkot in Punjab. BACKGROUND : -The 'Kinnow' is a high-yi… Continue Reading

Miyawaki method-The Hindu-10-09-2022
2022-09-10 17:36

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT : PRELIM & MAINS : What is Miyawaki method ? The method involves planting two to four trees per square metre. Miyawaki forests gr… Continue Reading

African cheetahs-The Hindu-07-09-2022
2022-09-07 16:13

African cheetahs-The Hindu-07-09-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT : CONTEXT : The much-awaited arrival of African cheetahs to India may be timed for Prime Mi… Continue Reading

Carbon capture and storage (CCS)-The Hindu-06-09-2022
2022-09-06 16:38

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT PRELIM BACKGROUND : Norway is building the world's first open-access CCS infrastructure on Norway's North Sea coast. It will all… Continue Reading

WHITE ONION-The Indian express-01-09-2022
2022-09-01 17:31

GS-3 AGRICULTURE Alibagh (Maharastra) is known for growing white onion using the traditional method and utilizing geo-climatic conditions for a uniq… Continue Reading

The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (the NDPS Act)-The Indian express-01-09-202
2022-09-01 17:26

GS-2 POLITY CONTEXT : Bhang, ganja, and criminality in the NDPS Act, punishment is based on the number of drugs seized. What is bhang? Bhang … Continue Reading

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu- The Hindu-30-08-2022
2022-08-30 15:47

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu- The Hindu-30-08-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT: Forest personnel with an elephant calf rescued from a river … Continue Reading

Kaziranga wildlife-The Hindu-29-08-2022
2022-08-29 15:46

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT : CONTEXT : The Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) at Panbari near the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger … Continue Reading

swine flu-The Hindu-29-08-2022
2022-08-29 15:44

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT : More than 2,000 pigs have died due to the African swine fever in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa city. PRELIM: Know ab… Continue Reading

Human-animal conflict-Down The earth-27-08-2022
2022-08-27 14:10

Human-animal conflict-Down The earth-27-08-2022 GS-3 ENVIRONMENT Context : Recently, the Minister of State for Forest, Environment and Climate C… Continue Reading

One Nation One Fertiliser-The Hindu-27-08-2022
2022-08-27 14:08

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT : PRELIM: One Nation One Fertiliser scheme Under the scheme, all fertiliser companies in the country have to sell their products … Continue Reading

PFAS Per & Polyfluoroalkyl Substance-The Hindu-25-08-2022
2022-08-25 15:31

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT : CONTEXT : PRELIM What is PFAS: PFAS are a large, complex group of manufactured chemicals that are ingredients in various… Continue Reading

iFOREST- The Hindu-25-08-2022
2022-08-25 15:24

GS-3 ENVIRONMENT CONTEXT : Researchers want Odisha’s Angul to plan a transition to green energy, and economy. In detail: What is iFOREST? … Continue Reading

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Mysuru-The Hindu-23-08-2022
2022-08-23 14:34

GS-3 Environment and Ecology Context : Boating was suspended at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Mysuru due to heavy flooding. Prelim : -Ran… Continue Reading

Great Indian Bustards -The Hindu-19-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:05

GS-3 : ENVIRONMENT : CONTEXT: Bustards adapt to produce a 2-egg clutch PRELIM : Bustards are magnificent, tall(1 meter), weight (17kg ), … Continue Reading

Nature Index 2022-The Hindu-17-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:24

GS-3 Environment : Nature Index 2022 Nature Index is an indicator of high-quality research in natural and physical sciences (including chemistry,… Continue Reading

Ethanol Bending- The Hindu-17-08-2022
2022-08-21 14:29

GS-3 Context : Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India has achieved its target of blending 10% sugarcane extracted ethanol in petrol, a… Continue Reading

World Elephant Days-V2V current affair-12-08-2022
2022-08-17 17:12


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The Great Barrier Reef-The Hindu-08-08-2022
2022-08-17 11:46


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PLASTIC BAGS-The Hindu-06-08-2022
2022-08-16 17:30

GS-3 CONTEXT: Overuse of the bags was also resulting in littering and environmental pollution. Introduction According to a report on Plastic Waste … Continue Reading

Lumpy skin disease- The Hindu-19-09-2022
2022-09-19 14:53

GS-3 CONTEXT : With the lumpy skin disease spreading fast among bovines in western and northern Rajasthan, cattle rearers in the State are sufferi… Continue Reading

African swine fever-The Hindu-02-08-2022
2022-08-02 15:39

GS-3 CONTEXT : Barely a week after about 500 pigs were culled in Kerala’s Wayanad district to prevent the spread of African swine fever was de… Continue Reading

Elephant in india-The hindu-30-07-2022
2022-07-30 15:37

Context : Discovery of 12 carcasses of elephants, some having bullet wounds, in the past two months has brought under sharp focus the spurt in poachin… Continue Reading

Tiger conservation- The Hindu-29-07-2022
2022-07-29 14:50

GS-lll CONTEXT : On July 29, which is Global Tiger Day (also called International Tiger Day), the world and India can celebrate the recovery of at l… Continue Reading

Wildlife amendments to ‘save entrepreneurs from harassment-The Hindu-29-07-2022
2022-07-29 14:39

GS-lll CONTEXT : The Centre’s proposed amendments to decriminalize specific provisions of the Environment Protection Act (EPA), were to “save la… Continue Reading

Withdraw GST on milk products, say dairy farmers-The Hindu-28-07-2022
2022-07-28 15:21

GS-1 & GS-2 Context : Dairy farmers from States such as Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala held protests here on Wednesday, urging the Cen… Continue Reading

The cheetah-The hindu-21/07/2022
2022-07-21 13:23

India came one step closer to bringing back the world’s fastest animal in the country with an agreement signed in Delhi on Wednesday between the Uni… Continue Reading

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary-The Hindu-21/07/2022
2022-07-21 12:48

-Location: This wildlife sanctuary is located in Wayanad, Kerala. -It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala, an integral part of the Nil… Continue Reading

Bagina-The Hindu-2022
2022-07-21 12:32

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday offered ‘Bagina’ (a traditional thanksgiving, expressing happiness that dams in the state are full to… Continue Reading

Green pit vipers-The hindu-17/07/2022
2022-07-17 11:46

Green pit viper may not be more lethal than Russell’s viper, the sawscaled viper, the spectacled cobra or the common krait. Most of the snakebite c… Continue Reading

2022-07-13 20:14

Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change will be organizing “Hariyali Mahotsav” on 8th July, 2022 at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi in the s… Continue Reading

Invisible killer threatens country’s sandalwood forests - The Hindu - 28/09/2020
2020-09-29 09:32

Sandalwood Spike Disease (SSD): The disease is caused by phytoplasma (bacterial parasites of plant tissues) which are transmitted by insect vectors… Continue Reading

Punjab government appoints nodal officers to curb stubble burning - The Hindu - 28/09/2020
2020-09-29 09:29

The Chief Minister of Punjab has appealed to farmers not to burn crop residue because the practice could make the situation worse helping COVID-19 to … Continue Reading

Bacteria behind deaths of 330 Botswana elephants -The Hindu-22-09-2020
2020-09-24 10:04

Toxins in water, produced by cyanobacteria (cyanobacterial neurotoxins) killed more than 300 elephants in Botswana this year. Cyanobacteria Cyanob… Continue Reading

Steep decline - The Hindu -13-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:39

A report brought out by the World Wildlife Fund notes that on average, wildlife populations dropped by 68% between 1970 and 2016. Latin America and… Continue Reading

Fees must for forest use, Mines Ministry told - The Hindu -12-09-2020
2020-09-14 08:35

The Environment Ministry has rejected a plea from the Ministry of Mines for exemption from forest penalty The Ministry of Mines has requested an ex… Continue Reading

The twisted trajectory of Bt cotton - The Hindu - 10-09-2020
2020-09-11 08:58

Bt Cotton: It is a genetically modified cotton. It contains the pesticide gene from bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). It has now been grown in the… Continue Reading

The environment is a national issue- The Hindu - 01-09-2020
2020-09-02 21:36

Environment Performance Index: India secured the 168th rank out of 180 countries in the 12th edition of the biennial Environment Performance Index … Continue Reading

Stop the dismantling of environmental rules - THE HINDU - 13 AUG 2020
2020-08-13 19:08

GS3- Environmental Impact Assessment- Issues with ignoring environmental concerns. Issues with draft EIA : UAPA usage upon criticism MAINS QUEST… Continue Reading

How the tiger can regain its stripes- THE HINDU - 13 AUG 2020
2020-08-13 19:03

Gs3- Conservation- Issues with Project tiger Does india emphasize more on tiger conservation at the cost of others? Prelims info : 1) Global … Continue Reading

Human-Elephant Conflict Management in India and Beta Version of “Surakhsya” - PIB- 12 AUG 2020
2020-08-12 19:55

NEWS: Prakash Javadekar, MoEFCC launched the booklet on “Best practices of Human-Elephant Conflict Management in India” to strengthen coexistence… Continue Reading

Mobile app KURMA helps save turtles in India-THE HINDU-19-07-2020
2020-07-20 08:31

Context: Collaborative citizen science initiative provides database, helps identify species and lists rescue centres. Details: *The application,… Continue Reading

Bid to turn Shivalik forest into tiger reserve-THE HINDU-03-07-2020
2020-07-03 22:53

Context: Bid to turn Shivalik forest into tiger reserve. Details: *The Saharanpur Divisional Commissioner has sent a proposal to the State gover… Continue Reading

Assessment of OIL well blowout impact begins-THE HINDU-18-06-2020
2020-06-19 08:00

Context:Assessment of OIL well blowout impact on environment begins. Details: *A team of The Energy and Research Institute and an accredited pri… Continue Reading

Lonar lake: HC seeks report on colour change-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 08:21

Context:A Division Bench of Justices Sunil Shukre and Anil Kilor was hearing a petition filed by one Kirti Nipankar, raising concerns over the lake wa… Continue Reading

With 334 species, Guwahati redefining concept of urban jungle- THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 08:16

Context:Guwahati redefines the term “urban jungle” with 334 and counting free-ranging faunal species living in the green spaces within concrete st… Continue Reading

Stations to be classified on waste water output-THE HINDU-11-06-2020
2020-06-11 20:32

Details: A news channel in India alleged recently that several private hospitals in the country were “exposed” by a “sting operation” to be… Continue Reading

New guidelines for import of exotic species-THE HINDU-11-06-2020
2020-06-11 20:22

Details: The Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change has issued an advisory saying people importing “exotic live species” will have t… Continue Reading

Gujarat’s pride grows as it now hosts 674 Gir lions-THE HINDU-11-06-2020
2020-06-11 20:19

Details: During 2015, the baseline was 523 lions. Moreover, the distribution of the lions expanded from 22,000 sq. As soon as the State shared the … Continue Reading

Addressing the elephant in the room-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:41

Details: The news last week about a pregnant elephant having her mouth blown caused outrage on social media. It’s impossible not to empathise wit… Continue Reading

Poaching doubled during lockdown, says wildlife trade-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:42

Details: It points out that reports of poaching for consumption and local trade have more than doubled during lockdown. The report, however, mentio… Continue Reading

Oil spill in Russia’s Arctic region-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 08:23

Details: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered a state of emergency and criticised a subsidiary of metals giant Norilsk Nickel afte… Continue Reading

Killing Gajah: On the killing of an elephant in Kerala-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 08:19

Details: Whether the booby-trapped pineapple that took its life was intended for elephants or other animals matters little, because such traps litt… Continue Reading

Disasters displace lakhs: study-THE HINDU-05-06-2020
2020-06-06 08:09

Details: Flooding caused by the south-west monsoon led to 26 lakh displacements, while Cyclone Fani alone led to 18 lakh displacements, followed by… Continue Reading

NGT holds LG Polymers India liable for the loss of life-THE HINDU-04-06-2020
2020-06-05 07:01

Details: It said the Rs50 crore in compensation, deposited by the company, would be spent on restoration. It also constituted a committee to prepar… Continue Reading

Locust control: ‘govt. ignoring non-chemical measures-THE HINDU-01-06-2020
2020-06-02 09:28

Details: He said they completly ignored non-chemical measures. Chaudhary said a number of effective non-chemical remedies were suggested by experts… Continue Reading

GMR told to stop dredging in Kakinada-THE HINDU-30-05-2020
2020-05-31 09:18

Details: On May 27, District Forest Officer Nandani Salaria and Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board -Kakinada Executive Engineer A. “On the si… Continue Reading

Invasive mussel is spreading rapidly in Kerala’s backwaters-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:21

Details: Surveys show the presence of the Charru mussel in the Kadinamkulam, Paravur, Edava-Nadayara, Ashtamudi, Kayamkulam, Vembanad, Chettuva and… Continue Reading

Locust threat is bigger this year, warns monitor-THE HINDU-28-05-2020
2020-05-29 09:16

Details: The threat of locusts, which have invaded vast swathes of land in Rajasthan and entered neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, is bigger this year i… Continue Reading

With wheat harvest over, Punjab registers spike in stubble burning-THE HINDU-26-05-2020
2020-05-27 09:06

Details: With wheat harvesting over in the key grain producing State of Punjab, there has been a spike in incidents of stubble burning compared wit… Continue Reading

Howrah’s botanical garden now a graveyard of 1,000 trees-THE HINDU-25-05-2020
2020-05-26 05:52

Details: Among the rare trees that have fallen include the only full-grown kalpabriksha tree in the garden, the mad tree , the para rubber tree , t… Continue Reading

Locust swarms attack crops in M.P.-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-05-24 08:25

Details: First such invasion since 1992-93: Six swarms of locust entered Madhya Pradesh on May 17 from Rajasthan but have caused minimal crop da… Continue Reading

Locusts cross Thar desert to invade 16 districts in Rajasthan-THE HINDU-21-05-2020
2020-05-21 23:10

Details: The invasion of locusts had started from the India-Pakistan border on April 11 and they have now crossed the Thar desert and affected 16 o… Continue Reading

No improvement in Ganga water quality during lockdown-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:31

Details: The dissolved oxygen concentration, a measure of the amount of free oxygen available in river systems, “rose marginally” from March 22… Continue Reading

‘We have 56% more water in reservoirs than we had last year’-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:52

Details: Under a lockdown with summer approaching and with the injunction of constant hand washing as a preventative for the spread of COVID-19, ho… Continue Reading

Stop villainising bats, say scientists, conservationists-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 15:45

Details: Forest department warns public against harming bats. We should remember that all wild animals harbour viruses and it is very biased and… Continue Reading

Wildlife Board nod for mining in Assam elephant reserve-THE HINDU-25-04-2020
2020-04-26 08:54

Details: He recommended a “cautious approach” for preserving the “basic integrity of this forested hill slope” that is a part of the elepha… Continue Reading

JNTBGRI to play key role in sequencing of Indian species-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-24 11:23

Details: The Union Department of Biotechnology has allotted Rs.143.89 lakh for JNTBGRI to take up the project. The whole genome sequencing of 1,… Continue Reading

Humans to blame for pandemic-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:28

Details: The name given to diseases transmitted from animals to humans is “zoonoses”, based on the Greek words for “animal” and “sickness… Continue Reading

Yamuna water quality improves during lockdown: govt. report-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 10:27

Details: The quality of water in the Yamuna has improved along the Delhi stretch during the nationwide lockdown, compared to April last year, accor… Continue Reading

Lockdown norms can’t be diluted: NDMA- THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:21

Details: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba will hold a videoconference on Wednesday with Chief Secretaries of all States to discuss the future road map… Continue Reading

‘Yamuna cleaner due to lockdown’- THE HINDU -15-04-2020
2020-04-16 10:14

Details: The quality of water in the Delhi stretch of the Yamuna has increased due to “complete reduction in industrial pollutants” in the rive… Continue Reading

Armyworm attack adds to Assam farmers’ woes-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:16

Details: Entomologists say the caterpillar feeds on more than 80 species of plants: A pest attack, albeit confined to a district, has added to t… Continue Reading

Poaching, not virus, is the bigger threat, says tiger expert-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:13

Details: The warning came after the advisory issued by the National Tiger Conservation Authority and the Wildlife Division of the Ministry of Envir… Continue Reading

Wildlife board holds virtual meet-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:11

Details: I chaired the meeting of standing committee of NBWL through videoconference and approved wildlife clearance for a number of developmental … Continue Reading

Safe forests, safe people: On diseases of animal origin-THE HINDU-03-04-2020
2020-04-04 08:06

Details: The rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus across the world has focused attention on the seemingly invisible processes that help pathogens o… Continue Reading

Cauvery and its tributaries look cleaner as pandemic puts a halt to pollution-THE HINDU-31-03-2020
2020-04-01 13:02

Details: The fate of other rivers was not different from the Cauvery. These rivers were flowing with hazardous elements such as lead, fluoride, fae… Continue Reading

Cauvery and its tributaries look cleaner as pandemic puts a halt to pollution-THE HINDU-31-03-2020
2020-04-01 13:02

Details: The fate of other rivers was not different from the Cauvery. These rivers were flowing with hazardous elements such as lead, fluoride, fae… Continue Reading

Undisturbed mass nesting of Olive Ridleys at Rushikulya-THE HINDU-26-03-2020
2020-03-26 23:02

Details: Day-time nesting: Later in the day, the unusual phenomenon of day-time mass nesting took place at the coast. As a large number of mothe… Continue Reading

Air quality is picking up in quarantined countries-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-03-23 22:25

Details: Even during the economic crisis more than a decade ago, the decrease in NO2 levels “was more continuous in time,” according to EEA air… Continue Reading

Over the cliff-THE HINDU-19-03-2020
2020-03-21 10:21

Details: President will decide whether the planet goes over the climate cliff or pulls back from the brink. The gravity of this moment is not refle… Continue Reading

GreenCo Ratings - PIB - 19/03/2020
2020-03-20 22:54

The Union Ministry of Railways has informed about the applications of Greenco Ratings on Workshops and Production Units of Indian Railways. GreenCo… Continue Reading

Nourishment increases Vizag beachfront-THE HINDU-18-03-2020
2020-03-18 23:24

Details: “Till onset of southwest monsoon or occurrence of a system in the Bay of Bengal the extended beachfront will continue. This is mainly be… Continue Reading

SC approves Kerala slotting projects in orange category-THE HINDU-16-03-2020
2020-03-16 21:31

Details: The Supreme Court has declined to interfere in an appeal filed by the Kerala chapter of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associ… Continue Reading

Heat stress may impact over 1.2 billion people annually by 2100: study-THE HINDU-15-03-2020
2020-03-16 14:10

Details: This is more than 12 times the number who would have been affected without industrial era global warming Stress from extreme heat and h… Continue Reading

Govt. seeks city-level plans for clean air-THE HINDU-14-03-2020
2020-03-14 22:44

Detail: “Every city has different pollutants and the sources also vary,” Mr. Replying to another question, he said water bodies in the country … Continue Reading

New environment impact norm cuts time for public hearing-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:40

Details: A set of key updates to India’s Environment Impact Assessment Act, the law that governs how the threat posed by large infrastructure pro… Continue Reading

Though hunters lose interest in Red Panda,traps still snare endangered mammal-THE HINDI-09-03-2020
2020-03-09 21:24

Details: “The news is both good and bad for the red panda, whose survival is crucial for the eastern and north-eastern Himalayan subalpine conife… Continue Reading

Swamp Wallaby -THE HINDU-05-03-2020
2020-03-06 13:58

Detail: • It typically conceives a new embryo days before delivering the newborn from its previous pregnancy. • Female wallabies have two ut… Continue Reading

Black carbon-THE HINDU-05-03-2020
2020-03-06 13:57

Detail: Being a pristine zone far from sources of pollution, the measurements are critical to establishing a baseline for pollution loads Black … Continue Reading

Black carbon levels spike at Himalayan glaciers- THE HINDU- 04/03/2020
2020-03-05 11:03

A study by scientists at the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) states that the black carbon concentrations near the Gangotri glacier rose 40… Continue Reading

Environmental activists embrace ‘last remnants of Aravali forests’ - 02/03/2020
2020-03-02 21:36

News: Protest marking the anniversary of the Punjab Land Preservation Act amendments by the Haryana Government. Details: The event ‘Aravall… Continue Reading

2020 as BioDiversity Super Year - 02/03/2020
2020-03-02 21:29

The 2020 year was earlier announced as “BioDiversity Super Year”. Theme: Sustaining all Life on Earth The theme includes use of natural re… Continue Reading

A browning east-THE HINDU-28-02-2020
2020-02-29 20:32

Details: The Eastern Ghats are spread across 75,000 sq. km. from Odisha to southern Tamil Nadu.The region receives an annual average rainfall of 1,… Continue Reading

AAP govt. to chalk out three -level action plan to curb air pollution-THE HINDU-28-02-2020
2020-02-29 18:49

Details: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met leading experts in the field of environment and sustainability for suggestions on making a … Continue Reading

U.P. pollution control body pulled up for Ganga’s plight-THE HINDU-28-02-2020
2020-02-29 18:37

Details: The CPCB has pulled up the UPPCB for its inability to prevent drains in Kanpur from polluting the Ganga. The inspection revealed the insu… Continue Reading

Debating water quality- THE HINDU - 27/02/2020
2020-02-27 21:19

Politically prioritized the issue of water quality in India. Details: India is on the verge of a severe water crisis. India has witnessed a g… Continue Reading

World’s largest species of cave fish discovered in Meghalaya’s Jaintia Hills- 26/02/2020
2020-02-27 14:40

A team of experts from the UK (United Kingdom), Switzerland and India have discovered the world’s largest species of cave fish in Jaintia Hills, Meg… Continue Reading

IQAir AirVisual Report- INDIAN EXPRESS- 26/02/2020
2020-02-27 14:34

In the 2019 World Air Quality Report-Region & City PM2.5 Ranking” compiled by IQAir AirVisual India ranked 5th as the most polluted country in the … Continue Reading

Monsoon in Sunderbans likely to get longer, warn climate experts-THE HINDU-23-02-2020
2020-02-23 21:16

News: A fact sheet has called for long-term coastal planning to preserve intertidal habitats in the region The monsoon in Sunderbans is likely t… Continue Reading

Adequate water in Kawal Tiger Reserve-THE HINDU-23-02-2020
2020-02-23 21:11

News: No man-animal conflict foreseen on account of water, say officials There was no incident of wild animals straying into human habitations f… Continue Reading

Indian Tent Turtle- THE HINDU - 21/02/2020
2020-02-22 10:37

Indian Tent Turtle (kachuga tecta tecta) is a species of turtle that gets its name from its tent-like appearance. Kachuga tecta is found in parts o… Continue Reading

Birds hit- THE HINDU - 19/02/2020
2020-02-20 10:28

State of India’s Birds 2020 State of India’s Birds 2020’ report has been produced by 10 globally influential organizations. The Environmen… Continue Reading

Musk Deer-THE HINDU-18-02-2020
2020-02-19 09:35

News: The Musk deer occurs in northern India such as in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. It inhab… Continue Reading

2020-02-17 21:46

Below is attachment related to Current Affairs of Subject: Environment and Ecology Month: June 2019 to December 2019.… Continue Reading

On the frontlines of an elephantine conflict-THE HINDU-16-02-2020
2020-02-16 21:56

News: The Gudalur Forest Division’s efforts to track and monitor every elephant in the range has led to a fall in fatalities An elephant is ch… Continue Reading

Scientists radio-tag Indian pangolin-THE HINDU-15-02-2020
2020-02-15 21:18

News: The Indian pangolin, which resembles an ant-eater but dons a thick scaly skin, is hunted for meat and use in traditional Chinese medicine. Ra… Continue Reading

Towards a new world order-THE HINDU-14-02-2020
2020-02-15 16:30

News: It started in 1971 with the noble objective of improving the state of the world, but now serves as a platform for world leaders, billionaires… Continue Reading

‘Time running out to reduce greenhouse gas emissions’-THE HINDU -14-02-2020
2020-02-15 16:20

News: Five global risks that have the potential to impact and amplify one another in ways that may cascade to create global systemic crisis, have b… Continue Reading

Blowing hot and cold- THE HINDU- 11/02/2020
2020-02-11 23:49

The year 2019 was the second warmest year ever, with 2016 being the warmest, which had experienced a strong El Nino. The global average surface temper… Continue Reading

U.S. to monitor air quality in N. India- THE HINDU- 11/02/2020
2020-02-11 23:46

The United States will monitor air quality in multiple locations across North India to help control pollution levels. The initiative will cover bot… Continue Reading

Cauvery delta to be declared a protected agriculture zone- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 22:01

Context: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister stating the government’s intention to declare the Cauvery Delta region as a Protected Special Agriculture Zone… Continue Reading

Meghalaya's coal mining licence- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 16:22

Context: Meghalaya’s Directorate of Mineral Resources granting coal mining licence. Details: The National Green Tribunal had prohibited bio… Continue Reading

Habitat loss felled leopards- THE HINDU- 08/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 16:18

Context: Scientific study on Leopards. Details: A logical consider on the hereditary examination of panthers (Panthera pardus fusca) over the… Continue Reading

BAITARNI RIVER- 05-02-2020
2020-02-05 11:14

NEWS: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a 490-metre-long barrage over the Baitarani river at Anandapur in Keonjhar district on Frida… Continue Reading

TERI’s World Sustainable Development Summit 2020-PIB-31-01-2020
2020-02-01 09:49

Context: The Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan delivered the keynote address at the TERI’s World Sustainable … Continue Reading

Four hydro projects violate Ganga flow norms: CWC-THE HINDU-31-01-2020
2020-02-01 08:26

Context: 4 of the 11 hydropower projects along the upper reaches of Ganga are violating the e-flow norms prescribed by CWC . Background: E-Flow … Continue Reading

SC allows govt to bring African cheetah to suitable wildlife habitat in India- THE HINDU-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 08:19

News: • Supreme Court(SC) has allowed the govt. to introduce African Cheetah in a suitable wildlife habitat in India including Kuno-Palpur (Kuno … Continue Reading

2020-01-30 07:48

• India has successfully achieved the complete phase out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b, which is a chemical used by foam manufacturing ent… Continue Reading

PM Modi Addressed 3rd Global Potato Conclave held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat -THE HINDU-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 07:36

The Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi addressed the 3rd edition of the Global Potato Conclave at Gandhinagar, Gujarat through video conferenc… Continue Reading

Giant Straight-Tusked Elephant-INDIAN EXPRESS-28-01-2020
2020-01-29 07:42

Who are straight-tusked elephant? • The straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) is an extinct species of elephant that inhabited Europe… Continue Reading

International Shark Attack File- THE HINDU-28-01-2020
2020-01-29 07:28

What is International Shark Attack File? • The International Shark Attack File (ISAF) is the world’s only scientifically documented, comprehens… Continue Reading

2020-01-28 09:08

News: • The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), with help from Gujarat’s forest department, is attempting for the first time a process to restore… Continue Reading

2020-01-27 15:30

• Country’s first e-waste clinic is being opened in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. About: • It would enable segregation, processing and disposal of… Continue Reading

1 Trillion Tree Project- THE HINDU- 24-01-2020
2020-01-25 13:49

• Donald Trump, President of the United States, announced that the United States will join the 1 Trillion Trees initiative which was launched at the… Continue Reading

Wollemi Pines- 22-01-2020
2020-01-23 08:34

• The prehistoric Wollemi Pine grove, which exists in the Wollemi National Park northwest of Sydney, has been saved from bushfires in Australia. … Continue Reading

Nature Risk Risking Report- WEF- 22-01-2020
2020-01-23 08:33

• Flagging huge risks to the economy from dangers of biodiversity loss and climate change, a new WEF study on 19 January 2020 said businesses are mo… Continue Reading

Yada Yada virus-INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-20 20:54

News: • Researchers recently reported the discovery of a new virus conceded that the discovery wasn’t a big deal, with new viruses being announ… Continue Reading

Irrawaddy Dolphins- THE HINDU- 20-01-2020
2020-01-20 20:46

News: 146 Irrawaddy dolphins were recently sighted in Chilika Lake of Odisha. The lake has highest single lagoon population of the aquatic mammal i… Continue Reading

New Monsoon Dates- INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-20 20:39

News: • India Meteorological Department (IMD) had decided to revise the normal onset and withdrawal dates for the monsoon in some parts of the co… Continue Reading

Environmental Clearance for Drilling-THE HINDU-19-01-2020
2020-01-19 21:39

News: The Environment Ministry has exempted oil and gas firms, looking to conduct exploratory drilling, from seeking an environmental clearance. Th… Continue Reading

Mopa Airport Project-19-01-2020
2020-01-19 21:26

News: • The Supreme Court cleared the path for construction of an international airport at Mopa in Goa by lifting the suspension on Environmental… Continue Reading

Australia bushfires- INDIAN EXPRESS- 18-01-2020
2020-01-18 18:58

News: How indigenous fire-prevention techniques are getting popular: Under Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conversion Act,… Continue Reading

Eruption of TAAL VOLCANO- INDIAN EXPRESS- 15-01-2020
2020-01-15 20:09

News: In the Philippines, a volcano called Taal on the island of Luzon; 50 km from Manila has recently erupted. Earlier records of eruption: … Continue Reading

CRZ rules for 'Blue Flag' beach- THE HINDU- 15-01-2020
2020-01-15 19:28

Abstract: The Environment Ministry has relaxed Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules that restrict construction near beaches to help States construct… Continue Reading

About BLUE FLAG CERTIFICATION-The Hindu-15-01-2020
2020-01-15 19:26

Abstract: The Blue Flag Certification is a certification by the Copenhagen-based Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). It is awarded to a b… Continue Reading

Mass planting of exotic trees in Nilgiris harmful-THE HINDU-13-01-2020
2020-01-14 00:54

Context: A Coonoor-based trust proposal to plant more than 10,000 trees in the Nilgiris. Details: The trust plans to plant trees in order to … Continue Reading

Kaziranga has one of the highest number of wetland birds-THE HINDU-13-01-2020
2020-01-14 00:49

Context: The 2019 wetland bird census. Details: Kaziranga National park has recorded 96 species of wetland birds, which is one of the highest… Continue Reading

Waterbird census in A.P.-The Hindu-11-01-2020
2020-01-11 22:26

Abstract: A waterbird survey conducted in the Upper Kuttanad region has recorded 16,767 birds of 47 continental and local species. The survey, cond… Continue Reading

A continent on fire: on Australia wildfires-Editorial-The HIndu-10-01-2020
2020-01-11 01:19

News: Australia’s catastrophic fire season that began in August last year is unprecedented, and has caused large scale destruction, mainly in New… Continue Reading

Forest Committee approves scheme to ‘trade’ in forests-The Hindu-10-01-2020
2020-01-11 00:44

Abstract: It allows Forest Department to outsource one of its responsibilities of reforesting to non-government agencies. Forest Advisory Commit… Continue Reading

2020-01-09 13:12

Abstract: The Ministry of Environment has notified the new Wetland Conservation Rules that prohibit setting up or expansion of industries, and disp… Continue Reading

There’s hope for the rare Great Indian Bustard-INDIAN EXPRESS-08-01-2020
2020-01-08 21:23

Once the frontrunner to be named India’s national bird, the Great Indian Bustard has long been on the brink of extinction. The Great Indian Busta… Continue Reading

Turtle rehab centre in Bhagalpur, Bihar-The Hindu- 04-01-2020
2020-01-04 23:57

Overview, A first-of-its-kind rehabilitation centre for freshwater turtles will be inaugurated in Bihar’s Bhagalpur forest division in January 20… Continue Reading

India records less than 100 tiger deaths for the first time in three years-The Hindu- 03-01-2020
2020-01-03 19:01

Context The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) released the data, for the first time in the past three years, the number o… Continue Reading

Kerala for steps to curb alien plants’ growth in NBR- The Hindu
2020-01-03 17:55

Context: The Kerala Forest and Wildlife department is adopting steps to arrest rampant growth of invasive alien plants especially tree species like… Continue Reading

ISFR data masking harsher on-ground realities Financial Express- 03-01-2020
2020-01-03 13:03

The latest India State of Forest Report (ISFR)—these reports have come biennially since 1989—shows forest cover in India has improved by 3,976 sq … Continue Reading

GST Revenue collection for December, 2019
2019-12-31 23:18

The gross GST revenue collected in the month of December, 2019 is Rs.1,03,184crore of which CGST is Rs. 19,962crore, SGST is Rs.26,792crore, IGST is R… Continue Reading

India State of Forest Report, 2019: Key Findings - PIB-31-12-2019
2019-12-31 11:40

The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar released the biennial “India State of Forest Report (ISFR)”.… Continue Reading

M.P. gets its first elephant colony in Bandhavgarh forest-The Hindu-30-12-2019
2019-12-30 09:47

News: The ‘Tiger State’ of Madhya Pradesh, which in the 2019 census recorded the most number of estimated tigers at 526, thus securing the titl… Continue Reading

Red sandalwood smugglers held- The Hindu- 29-12-2019, Page-5
2019-12-29 19:31

Pterocarpus santalinus, known by common names red sanders. Red sandalwood, is a species of Pterocarpus endemic to the southern Eastern Ghats mounta… Continue Reading

‘Climate change caused 15 disasters this year’-The Hindu-28-12-2019-Page-14
2019-12-28 21:00

Context: Report by the British charity Christian Aid. Details: Assembling its report, from official figures, estimates by NGOs and aid bodies… Continue Reading

Winged visitors flock to Pulicat, with birdwatchers in tow -The Hindu-28-12-2019-Page- 8
2019-12-28 20:56

Context: The annual flamingo festival in Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh. Details: District authorities are planning to conduct the Flamingo… Continue Reading

Massive locust invasion in Gujarat-The Hindu-(PG-1)-26-12-2019
2019-12-26 20:17

Context: Crops in Gujarat are under attack from grasshoppers known as locusts that have flown in across the international border Pakistan. Backg… Continue Reading

Bar-headed goose-The Hindu (PG-08)-24-12-2019
2019-12-24 19:48

Context: A six-member team attached to Pathanamthitta Birders has spotted the Bar-headed goose (Anser Indicus) in the wetlands of KaringaliPuncha, … Continue Reading