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Landslides in India The term' landslide' includes all varieties of mass movements of hill slopes and can be defined as the downward and outward movement of slope forming materials composed of rocks, soils, artificial fills…

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Energy Conservation Building Code(ECBC) Buildings account for 35% of total final energy consumption in India today, and building energy use is growing at 8% annually. Studies have shown that carbon policies will have little effect…

Use of Degraded Forests by Industries The government will open degraded forest land to commercial lumber, paper pulp and other wood based industries provided they have a sustainable development model, union environment minister Prakash Javadekar…

Sustainable Development Goals versus Millennium Development Goals Millennium Development Goals To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger To achieve universal primary education To promote gender equality To reduce child mortality To improve maternal health To combat…

Aerobic rice cultivation Problems with present way of cultivation Present day conventional method of rice cultivation utilises 5,000 liters of water for producing one kg of rice than its actual requirement of 3,000 liters. About…

Habitat Fragmentation and Wildlife Corridors   Habitat loss and fragmentation are the two main contributors to continuing biodiversity decline across the landscape. A holistic approach is required across both public and private lands to protect…

Coal Usage & Associated Issues Why In News? The World Bank recently announced that short of exceptional circumstances, they would no longer fund coal in developing regions. The U.S. and other nations are also contemplating…

United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21 or CMP11 Why in News? The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21 or CMP11 will be held in Paris, France in 2015 About COP 21. This will be the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21)…

Why in News? Coca Cola last week claimed that the company has reached its global water replenishment goal, which aims to return 100 per cent of the water utilised in manufacturing its product “back to…

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