Current Affair Category: Environment & Ecology

June 24, 2024

The 2024 State of Global Air (SoGA) Report:

The 2024 State of Global Air (SoGA) Report highlights significant global health impacts due to air pollution, making it the second leading risk factor for death worldwide. The 2024 State of Global Air (SoGA) Report is released by the Health Effects Institute (HEI), an independent U.S.-based non-profit research organization, in partnership with UNICEF. Key findings: […]

June 20, 2024

State of Global Air Report-2024

Air pollution has caused 8.1 million deaths around the world in 2021 with  China and India accounting for more than half of the global burden at 2.3 and 2.1 million deaths respectively, according to the recently released State of Global Air Report. As per the report, air pollution is considered to be one of the […]

June 18, 2024

What is Bio-Bitumen:?

Why in News ? India is looking to start large-scale production of bio-bitumen from biomass or agricultural waste, a move that would help reduce imports of the material used for asphalting of roads while also addressing the persistent issue of stubble burning. India currently imports about half of its annual requirement of bitumen and the […]

June 16, 2024

$379 million initiative

Ecuador, India, Kenya, Laos, Philippines, Uruguay, and Vietnam have joined forces to reduce the environmental impact of the agricultural sector Highly hazardous pesticides and plastic waste from agriculture release toxic persistent organic pollutants into the environment, also harming human health $379 million initiative will realign financial incentives to prevent the use of harmful inputs in […]

June 13, 2024

Nagarahole Tiger Reserve.

Why in news? Thirty-eight-year-old Dasara elephant Ashwathama died recently at its camp in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve. It is suspected that the jumbo was electrocuted after it came in contact with a solar fence at Bheemanakatte Elephant Camp in Ane Chowkur range. The Bheemanakatte jumbo camp has been fenced with solar barriers to prevent the entry […]

June 13, 2024

a novel remediation process

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) researchers have developed a novel remediation process for removing heavy metal contaminants such as arsenic from groundwater. According to IISc, the three-step method, which is patent-pending, also ensures that the removed heavy metals are disposed of in an environment-friendly and sustainable manner, instead of sending untreated heavy metal-rich sludge […]

June 12, 2024

About Przewalski’s horses : Kazakh Steppe

After a few hesitant steps following a long flight from Prague, three Przewalski horses galloped off for the first time into the Kazakh steppe — the native habitat of this endangered species:  About the Kazakh Steppe: It also known as the Great Steppe, is a vast region of open grassland in Central Asia . Covering […]

June 11, 2024

UNESCO’s State of Ocean Report:

Report calls for need to provide regular data on how ocean warming is evolving and its impacts; this is needed to support the decade challenge for healthy and resilient oceans/ The oceans play a key role in regulating climate. Yet the world’s understanding is still insufficient to design solutions for multiple ocean crises and validate […]

June 8, 2024

India’s new  Wetland sites : Nagi and Nakti Bird Sanctuary

Why in News ? India celebrated World Environment Day with the addition of the Nagi Bird Sanctuary and the Nakti Bird Sanctuary in Bihar to the global list of important wetlands. These newly designated Ramsar sites are man-made reservoirs located in the Jhajha forest range of Jamui district in Bihar. Their catchments feature dry deciduous […]

June 6, 2024

What is Indian Energy Exchange (IEX)? About Indian Energy Exchange (IEX)

Why in News ? The electricity Trade volume on IEX has jumped to 29 % in May 2024. IEX is India’s premier energy marketplace. It functions as an electronic platform for buying and selling electricity, renewable energy certificates, and energy-saving certificates. Launched in 2008, it has revolutionized power trading in India by: Facilitating Efficient Price […]

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