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Tigers in danger Tigers in danger

Introduction: Sanctuaries and National Parks are areas of significant ecological, floral, faunal or natural significance. They are notified by State Governments and protected by the Forest Department under the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Hunting of wild animals, encroachment and/or destruction of habitat, construction of tourist lodges and other such activities are prohibited.Read Full Article

Pollutants of the capital’s air: An overview Pollutants of the capital’s air: An overview

Context: The Supreme Court re-imposed the ban on the sale of fireworks in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) till November 1st. The direction, according to the court, is an outcome of “direct evidence of deterioration of air quality” every year during Deepavali on account of bursting of fire crackers. What is the need for theRead Full Article

Paris deal and the upcoming Bonn Summit on Climate Change Paris deal and the upcoming Bonn Summit on Climate Change

Context Bonn, Germany will be witnessing world leaders and delegates for the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP – 23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The meeting will primarily concentrate on various aspects associated with the implementation of the Paris Agreement (PA), which was negotiated at COP-21 and entered into force,Read Full Article

Earthquakes in India-measurement and preparedness Earthquakes in India-measurement and preparedness

EARTHQUAKES-A TYPE OF DIASTROPHISM An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth’s lithosphere that creates seismic waves. The release of energy occurs along a fault. A fault is a sharp break in the crustalRead Full Article

Climate Change: Testing the limits of our planet Climate Change: Testing the limits of our planet

Context Transformative changes must be considered to keep Earth safe for the future What is the present scenario? The population of vertebrate species on Earth in the wild saw a dramatic fall of about 30% between 1970 and 2006, with the worst effects being in the tropics and in freshwater ecosystems. The ecological footprint ofRead Full Article