Golden Langur

Golden Langur Context: • A recent report titled Future simulated landscape predicts that there is significant decline in the habitat of the golden langur. Background: • Golden Langurs are present in Bhutan and India, in India it is primarily found in few districts of Assam. […]

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Context: • Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is suffering widespread and severe coral bleaching due to high ocean temperatures two years after a mass bleaching event. • The report by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority, which manages the world’s largest coral reef […]


IPCC REPORT Context: On February 27, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a major report that reviewed the scientific evidence on natural, ecological, social and economic spheres, concluding that climate change has already produced irreversible losses and damage to land, coastal and marine […]

Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022

Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022   Why in News? Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change announced the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022, which notified the instructions on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for plastic packaging. Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016has been amended to fast-track the elimination […]

Sovereign Green Bonds

Sovereign Green Bonds   Context: Recently, the Finance Minister in the Budget 2022 announced that the government proposes to issue sovereign green bonds to mobilise resources for green infrastructure. The proceeds will be deployed in public sector projects which help in reducing the carbon intensity of the economy. The announcement is […]

Ramsar Sites

Ramsar Sites   Context: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed happiness over inclusion of two more wetlands, Khijadiya Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat and Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary in UP in the Ramsar site list. Reacting to a tweet by the Union Minister for Environment, […]

Ethanol Blending

Ethanol Blending   Context: Sugar mills’ sale of ethanol to oil marketing companies helped them earn additional revenue and clear cane price arrears to farmers, the Department of Economic Affairs said in the annual Economic Survey placed in the Parliament on Monday. The department said […]

Increase In Forest Area

Increase In Forest Area Context: India has increased its forest area in the past decade and ranks third globally in average annual net gain in forest area from 2010-2020, the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) said in the annual Economic Survey. India annually added an […]