Climate Change Subject – Environment Context – Climate change is real: India received 129% over normal rainfall September 14 Concept – Some 48 per cent of India’s total geographical area received ‘large excess’ rainfall September 14, 2021 according to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) rainfall data. The country, as a whole, received 129 […]
Forest Rights Act 2006 Subject – Environment Context – Finally, J&K tribal population to get their due Concept – After a long delay, the Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to implement the Forest Rights Act, 2006, which will elevate the socio-economic status of a sizeable section of the 14 lakh population of […]
Bandipur Tiger Reserve Subject – Environment Context – Tiger, injured in fight with porcupine, dies of wounds caused by snare in Bandipur reserve Concept – To know about Bandipur Tiger Reserve, please click here.
Black Tigers Subject – Environment Context – NCBS study of ‘black tigers’ has shed light on genetic mystery. Concept – Black tigers — the tigers whose stripes are almost fused together in patches threatening to obliterate parts of their burnished orange coats. An estimated 37% of Panthera tigris in the Similipal Tiger Reserve (in eastern India) are pseudomelanistic, characterised by […]
Groundwater Contamination Subject – Environment Context – Not just groundwater, flouride has poisoned agricultural soil, crops in Bengal. Concept – West Bengal has been grappling with groundwater contamination for decades. About 12 per cent of the population in eight of the state’s 23 districts is impacted by water contaminated by fluoride. Groundwater in […]
Thawing Permafrost Subject – Environment Context – Thawing permafrost cause another pandemic Concept – The latest IPCC report has warned that increasing global warming will result in reductions in Arctic permafrost and the thawing of the ground is expected to release greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide. Defined as ground (soil, rock […]
Kivi Kuaka project Subject – Environment Context – Birds which hear the infra-sounds of storms, tsunamis, lightning, and so on serve as alarms when tagged. Concept – The Kivi Kuaka project, led by French ornithologist Frederic Jiguet, wants to use migratory birds to warn of an impending tsunami in the Pacific. Jiguet has […]
Jatayu Conservation and Breeding Centre Subject – Environment Context – Concept – The Jatayu and Sparrow Conservation Breeding Centre, Pinjore (JCBC), is world’s largest facility within BirShikargah Wildlife Sanctuary for the breeding and conservation of Indian vultures and House sparrow in the State of Haryana, India, in Panchkula district in the town of […]