Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia(TIA)

Nationally Determined Contributions News: NITI Aayog will virtually launch the India Component of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA). Facts:  NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA): The initiative aims to promote a comprehensive approach to decarbonize transport in India, Vietnam, and China over the period 2020-24. Supported by: It is supported by the International… Continue reading Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia(TIA)

Ratification of seven (7) chemicals listed under Stockholm Convention on POPs

News: The Union Cabinet has approved the Ratification of seven (7) chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants(POPs). Facts: Seven POPs: The seven POPs prohibited from manufacturing, trading using, importing and exporting are: Chlordecone Hexabromobiphenyl Hexabromodiphenyl ether and Hepta Bromodiphenyl Ether Tetrabromodiphenyl ether and Pentabromodiphenyl ether Pentachlorobenzene Hexabromocyclododecane and Hexachlorobutadiene. Significance: The… Continue reading Ratification of seven (7) chemicals listed under Stockholm Convention on POPs

Graded Response Action Plan(GRAP)

News: Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority(EPCA) has directed Delhi and neighboring States to implement the Graded Response Action Plan(GRAP) from 15th October 2020. Facts: Graded Response Action Plan(GRAP): It is a set of stratified actions that are taken once the pollution level reaches a certain specified limit. When was it notified? The action plan… Continue reading Graded Response Action Plan(GRAP)

Reason for Delhi October pollution Level

Source: The Indian Express Syllabus: GS-3- Environment Context:   Delhi’s air quality started to dip as the AQI touched very poor for the very first time this October. Why does air pollution rise in October each year? Air pollution in Delhi and the whole of the Indo Gangetic Plains is a complex phenomenon that is dependent on… Continue reading Reason for Delhi October pollution Level

Delhi Air pollution on rise: Reasons and initiatives taken

With the onset of winters, Delhi Air pollution has started increasing.  Delhi’s air quality remains in the ‘poor’ category with stubble burning causing a rise in pollution levels. Air pollution in Delhi and the whole of the Indo Gangetic Plains is a complex phenomenon that is dependent on a variety of factors. The first and… Continue reading Delhi Air pollution on rise: Reasons and initiatives taken

Benzene Pollution

Benzene Pollution is a colourless or light-yellow chemical that is liquid at room temperature. It has a sweet odour and is highly flammable. Benzene is formed from both natural processes and human activities.   Natural sources of benzene include volcanoes and forest fires. Benzene is also a natural part of crude oil, gasoline, and cigarette smoke. Normal environmental concentrations of benzene are unlikely to damage… Continue reading Benzene Pollution