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IASGateAdmin | 08, May 2020

STYRENE GAS LEAK IN…

Why in News? A Gas Leak, Reminiscent of the 1984 Bhopal tragedy, has affected thousands of residents in five villages…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, May 2020

RISE OF TIGER POPULATION…

Why in News? According to the West Bengal Forest Department, the latest estimation of tiger numbers in the Indian Sundarbans…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Apr 2020

YAMUNA WATER QUALITY IMPROVES…

Why in News? According to a report by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), the quality of water in the…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Apr 2020

ANIMALS AND COVID-19

Why in News? Owing to a recent news report on a Tiger being infected with COVID-19 in New York (Bronx…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Apr 2020

CAUVERY BECOMES CLEAN DUE…

Why in News? According to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), the strict enforcement of 21-day lockdown due to…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Mar 2020

IMPROVED AIR QUALITY DUE…

Why in News? The nationwide lockdown, to prevent COVID-19, has led to minimal air pollution in over 90 cities including…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Mar 2020

NATIONAL CLEAN AIR PROGRAMME

Why in News? Union Environment Ministry has asked for city-level plans for the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) as these…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Mar 2020

E-WASTE RECYCLING HAS DOUBLED,…

Why in News? In a recent question raised in Rajya Sabha, the centre has said that recycling of E-Wastes has…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Mar 2020

INDIA IS HOST TO…

Why in News? The recent report of Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) stated that the total number of…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Feb 2020

DECLINE IN INDIA’S BIRD…

Why in News? The State of India’s Birds 2020 (SoIB), a new scientific report was jointly released by 10 organisations…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Feb 2020

TIGER RESERVE TAG UNLIKELY…

Why in News? The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS), home to the largest number of tigers in the State, is losing…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Feb 2020

GREEN INDIA MISSION

Why in News? According to the Economic Survey 2019-20 released on January 2020, a sum of Rs 343.08 crore has…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Feb 2020

WORLD WETLANDS DAY

Why in News? World Wetlands Day was recently celebrated worldwide with the theme of ‘Wetlands and Biodiversity’. About World Wetlands…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Feb 2020

VIOLATION OF GANGA FLOW…

Why in News? A recent report by Central Water Commission(CWC) says that few hydro power projects on the upper reaches…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jan 2020

GRAM SABHAS OPPOSES INDIA’S…

Why in News? Gram Sabhas in different parts of Tamil Nadu have passed resolutions against the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO)…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jan 2020

AFRICAN CHEETAHS TO PROWL…

Why in News? The Supreme Court has lifted its seven-year stay on a proposal to introduce African cheetahs from Namibia…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Jan 2020

GREEN CLEARANCES WAIVED FOR…

Why in News? The Environment Ministry has exempted oil and Gas Firms, looking to conduct exploratory drilling, from seeking an…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Jan 2020

INDIA RECORDS LESS TIGER…

Why in News? According to data from the Ministry of Forest Environment and Climate Change (MoEFCC), for the first time…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Dec 2019

OVERALL GREEN COVER RISES,…

Why in News? The India State of Forest Report (ISFR) has been released recently by the Ministry of Environment, Forest…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Dec 2019

WHY INDIA NEEDS PROJECT…

Why in News? The National Ganga Council (NGC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for the first time recently…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Dec 2019

CENTRE OBJECTS TO UTTARAKHAND’S…

Why in News? The Union Ministry for Environment and Forests Climate Change (MoEFCC) has objected to an Uttarakhand government’s notification…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Nov 2019

NSO DEBUNKS SWACHH BHARAT…

Why in News? The latest National Statistical Office (NSO) survey on sanitation debunked the claims of an open defecation-free or…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Nov 2019

NO RELIEF TO RO…

Why in News? The Supreme Court has refused to stay the May 2019 order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT)…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Sep 2019

COMPENSATORY AFFORESTATION FUND

Why in News? The Union Environment Ministry has transferred ₹47,436 crore to 27 States for afforestation. Highlights: The funds are…

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