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Daily Current Affairs – 2020

Topic: For Prelims and Mains

Seijosa

Why in News?

Seijosa circle in Arunachal Pradesh’s Pakke-Kessang district has been witnessing  climate change for the past decade-and-a-half.

  • Seijosa, one of the five administrative divisions of the district, has a population of around 4,000 across 19 villages.
  • It lies on the eastern end of the Pakke Tiger Reserve forest and south of the Papum reserve forest of the Khellong forest division.

 

Factors for climate Change:

  • Change in temperatures and rainfall patterns as well as deforestation .
  • Micro-climate changes due to massive changes in landscape.
  • Human interventions in the forests

Impacts:

  • Pakke Kesang has lost around 6,000 hectares of forests between 2000 and 2018.
  • Due to frequent flood farmers have lost their crop land.
  • The cultivation and productivity of rice have been severely affected.
  • Acidification of the soils due to erosion

Facts for Prelims:

Tejas:

  • Tejas is a Light Combat Aircrafts-LCA developed in India.
  • It is a fighter aircraft with many specialties.
  • The structure of Tejas is made of carbon fiber, due to which it is much lighter than planes made from other metals.
  • Its development in India began in the 1980s under a program called Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), officially named Tejas (Tejas), in 2003 by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • It has been developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

 

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