Pollution & Waste Management

IASGateAdmin | 15, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 15-10-2019

1.LOTUS-HR Why in News? India and Netherlands launched the second phase of the LOTUS-HR in Delhi. LOTUS-HR: The project was…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Oct 2019

‘FOREIGN’ PLASTIC INVADES GREAT…

Why in News? The pristine beaches of the Great Nicobar Island, India’s southernmost territory, are under threat from plastic. A…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Oct 2019

GRADED RESPONSE ACTION PLAN

Why in News? Starting October 15, some stricter measures to fight air pollution will come into force in Delhi’s neighbourhood,…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Oct 2019

GANGA AAMANTRAN ABHIYAN

Why in News? Jal Shakti Ministry has launched Ganga Aamantran Abhiyan, a unique open-water rafting and kayaking expedition on the…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 07-10-2019

1.International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Why in News? Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting announced that Golden Jubilee Edition…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Oct 2019

GREEN CRACKERS

Why in News? In a bid to resolve the crisis of air pollution, the Government has launched green firecrackers Background:…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Oct 2019

CONVERTING USED COOKING OIL…

Why in News? The Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas flagged off publicity vans in Delhi, to…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Oct 2019

RS 50,000 FINE FOR…

Context: The Central government has issued a 15-point directive, including cordoning off ghats and imposing a fine of Rs 50,000,…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Sep 2019

WASTE MANAGEMENT ON SIACHEN…

Why in News? The Indian Army has removed 130 tonnes of garbage from the Siachen Glacier and is cutting potential…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Sep 2019

EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME (ETS)

Why in News?     Gujarat became the world’s first market for particulate matter emissions in the world, after 155…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Sep 2019

CLEAN AIR COALITION:

Why in News? WHO is launching a “Clean Air Coalition” led by the Governments of Spain andPeru, while a group…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Sep 2019

NATIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR RECYCLING…

Context: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has pulled up the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for a three-year…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Sep 2019

IIT MADRAS FINDS AN…

Why in News? Recently the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering has published the work of the team from the…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Sep 2019

HOW ARE VEHICLES TESTED…

Why in News? After the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 the fine for PUC violations has now gone up to…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Sep 2019

AIR POLLUTION IN INDIAN…

Context: The report is one of two from a study by the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiologic (PURE), both published…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Aug 2019

WAR ON PLASTICS

Context: The PM invoked Gandhi in his appeals, and it has been speculated that a specific ban may be announced…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Aug 2019

CSIR TO CERTIFY AIR…

Context: The Union Environment Ministry has tasked the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)­National Physical Laboratory (NPL) with certifying…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Aug 2019

WAR ON PLASTIC

Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat urged the people to observe the 150th birth anniversary of…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Aug 2019

INDIA LARGEST EMITTER OF…

Why in news? A new report by Greenpeace India shows the country is the largest emitter of sulphur dioxide in…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Aug 2019

MICROPLASTICS

Context- Tiny particles of plastic, known as microplastics, have been found in the Arctic region and the Alps, carried by…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Aug 2019

STUBBLE BURNING

Context- A new study has found that farmers in north India can not only help reduce air pollution but also…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Aug 2019

FORMALIN IN FISH

Context: Government has banned the import of fish in view of the scare of formalin, a cancer inducing chemical used…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Aug 2019

MERCURY POISONING

Context: IIT­-H, Harvard varsity study mercury accumulation in fish The joint research looked into how climate change impacted accumulation of…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Aug 2019

INDIAN ARMY LAUNCHES E-CARS…

Why in News? The Indian Army launched e-cars for use of its officials in New Delhi on August 1. The…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jul 2019

GRAIN BY GRAIN –…

Context: ‘Grain by Grain’ Report which is the complete assessment of the environmental performance of fertilizer industry in India was…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jul 2019

Prelim Snippets 29-07-2019

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2019 Context: World Hepatitis Day 2019 is being observed on July 28, 2019. Theme: “Invest in eliminating…

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