Drying Up of Rivers

Drying Up of Rivers   Context: • Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri Bishweswar Tudu in a written reply in Lok Sabha stated that the per capita annual water availability in the country has progressively reduced due to increase in population, urbanization, improved lifestyle […]

Olive Ridley Turtles

Olive Ridley Turtles Context: • There has been a decline of the population of the Olive Ridley Turtles on India’s east coast especially in the Godavari mangrove region. Background: • This region also includes Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary which also nests the olive ridley turtles. • […]

World Water Day

World Water Day   Context: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has urged people to take the pledge to save every drop of water on World Water Day. On this occasion, he has also appreciated all those individuals and organisations who are working towards saving […]

Transition Towards a Circular Economy

Transition Towards a Circular Economy Context: • In the Budget speech this year, the Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, emphasized the role of cleaner technologies such as solar energy and batteries in India’s future economic growth. • In addition, she mentioned the importance of transitioning to […]

Mumbai Climate Action Plan

Mumbai Climate Action Plan Context: • On 13th March, Mumbai Climate Action Plan (MCAP) was released, which was prepared by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Background: • Amid warnings of climate change leading to extreme weather events in the city, the civic body has started preparing […]

Snowfall In Sahara Desert

Snowfall In Sahara Desert   Context: Snowfall in Sahara Desert was a rare event. Snow settled on the sand and ice covered the sand dunes, after temperatures dropped below freezing point. Temperatures as high as 58 degrees Celsius, have been recorded there.   Snowfall The […]

Environmental Governance

Environmental Governance   Context: The Supreme Court has asked the Government if it will create an Indian Environmental Service (IES) as recommended by a committee headed by former Cabinet secretary T.S.R Subramanian in 2014.   T.S.R Subramanian committee report on environment: The Subramanian committee was set up to review the […]

Environment Ministry Rankings

Environment Ministry Rankings Context: A proposal by the Union Environment Ministry to “rank” and “incentivize” States on how quickly they could give environmental clearances to proposed infrastructure projects has drawn fire from environmentalists on the grounds that it contravenes basic principles of environmental regulation. Background: […]