Environment Current Affairs

  GANGA POLLUTION AND GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES News According to official sources, CGF has received around Rs 66.20 crore till August 14 this year. Of the amount, Public Sector Undertakings alone have contributed about Rs 13…

Various health and economic Impacts of Climate Change Changes in the greenhouse gas concentrations and other drivers alter the global climate and bring about myriad human health consequences.   For instance, changes in precipitation are…

Environmental remediation It deals with the removal  of pollutants or contaminants from environmental media such  as soil, groundwater, sediment, or surface water. Despite the absence of a concise environmental regulatory framework with respect to soil and groundwater contamination in India, progress in protecting the…

TAJ MAHAL AND RELATED ISSUES The Taj Mahal in Agra is one of the most beautiful monuments on the earth. It was built by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan in memory of his deceased wife…

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE The Nepal earthquake of April 25 is the largest in the Himalayan region since the 1934 quake which measured 8.2 on the Richter scale and destroyed not only parts of central Nepal but also the…

HIMALAYAS AND HYDROELECTRIC PROJECTS To meet surging domestic energy demand, provide power to the largest population in the world that lacks electricity (> 400 million people), and reduce rapidly growing CO2 emissions, the Government of…

HIGH POWERED COMMITTEE TO REVIEW ENVIRONMENT LAWS The committee was constituted to review the key environment laws— • Environment Protection Act (EPA) of 1986 • Forest Conservation Act (FCA) of 1980 • Wildlife Protection Act…

SMART CITIES BACKGROUND As the global population continues to grow at a steady pace, more and more people are moving to cities every single day. Experts predict the world’s urban population will double by 2050…

Inter-River Linking Program Keeping in mind the increasing demand for water, the government of India has developed a new National Water Policy which claims that water is a prime natural resource, a basic need and…

Flood in Kashmir In September, rainfall in Srinagar crossed its 10-year-high mark—151.9 mm of rainfall in September 1992—within 24 hours. This year, the city received 156.7 mm of rainfall on September 5 alone. The average…

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