Long-feared space junk has become an imminent threat

  Synopsis: With the increasing cost-effectiveness in rocket and satellite technologies, more countries and companies are planning more missions to orbit than ever before. This will ultimately result in more space debris that could trigger a mass collision in the future. This calls for countries and corporates to collaborate on the issue. Introduction In March,… Continue reading Long-feared space junk has become an imminent threat

Douse the farm fire – “Stubble burning Issue”

Synopsis: Despite various measures taken by both, state governments and central government, the issue of stubble burning continue to add to the air pollution in the North India and NCR region. It calls for a fresh relook at the issue. Introduction The stubble burning incidents are expected to increase this time compared to last year,… Continue reading Douse the farm fire – “Stubble burning Issue”

Indian Railways’ Chandigarh Railway Station awarded 5-Star ‘Eat Right Station’ certification by FSSAI

What is the news? Indian Railways’ Chandigarh Railway Station has been awarded a 5- star ‘Eat Right Station’ certification for providing high-quality, nutritious food to passengers. This certification is granted by FSSAI to railway stations adhering to standard food storage and hygiene practices. About ‘Eat Right Station’ program The ‘Eat Right Station’ certification is awarded… Continue reading Indian Railways’ Chandigarh Railway Station awarded 5-Star ‘Eat Right Station’ certification by FSSAI

Missing the woods: 18% of India’s 2,603 tree species threatened with extinction

Source: This post is based on the article “Missing the woods: 18% of India’s 2,603 tree species threatened with extinction“ published in Down to Earth on 2nd September 2021. What is the news? According to the State of the World’s Trees report, released by London-based Botanic Gardens Conservation International, some 469 of India’s 2,603 tree… Continue reading Missing the woods: 18% of India’s 2,603 tree species threatened with extinction

Let’s talk land sinks: Are they enough to beat global warming

Source: This post is based on the article “Let’s talk land sinks: Are they enough to beat global warming“ published in Down to Earth on 2nd September 2021. Syllabus: GS3 – Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment. Relevance: Protecting land is important in the fight against global warming. Synopsis: The world is not… Continue reading Let’s talk land sinks: Are they enough to beat global warming

How Israel’s expertise in climate innovation can help India

Source: This post is based on the article “How Israel’s expertise in climate innovation can help India“ posted in The Indian Express on 2nd September 2021. Syllabus: GS3 – Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment Relevance: Lessons from Israel could be used to drive India’s climate actions. Synopsis: In the backdrop of emerging… Continue reading How Israel’s expertise in climate innovation can help India

India must commit to net zero emissions

Source: This post is based on the article “India must commit to net zero emissions” posted in The Hindu on 2nd September 2021. Syllabus: GS3 – Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment. Relevance: Need for India to commit to net zero emissions. Synopsis: While all the major economies and big corporates are shifting… Continue reading India must commit to net zero emissions

Sand and dust storms impact over 500 million in India: Study

Source: This post is based on the article “Sand and dust storms impact over 500 million in India: Study” published in Down to Earth on 1st September 2021. Relevance: Impact of sand and dust storm. Synopsis: More than 500 million people in India and more than 80 per cent of the populations of Turkmenistan, Pakistan,… Continue reading Sand and dust storms impact over 500 million in India: Study

Land, freshwater species in Asia-Pacific impacted by plastic pollution: UN Study

Source: This post is based on the article “Land, freshwater species in Asia-Pacific impacted by plastic pollution: “UN Study” published in Down to Earth on 1st September 2021. What is the news? Recently, a study titled “Impacts of Plastic Pollution on Freshwater Aquatic, Terrestrial and Avian Migratory Species in the Asia and Pacific Region” was… Continue reading Land, freshwater species in Asia-Pacific impacted by plastic pollution: UN Study

Substantial Investment Subsidies for Solar Power

Source: This post is based on the article “Substantial Investment Subsidies for Solar Power” published in Down to Earth on 1st September 2021. Relevance: Solar power’s role in addressing the issues of groundwater exploitation and DISCOM distress. Synopsis: Substantial investment subsidies on the solar pump has the potential to address the irrigation-energy nexus in the… Continue reading Substantial Investment Subsidies for Solar Power