WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines GS 3 – Government Policies & Interventions, Environmental Pollution & Degradation, Important International Institutions.

CONTEXT: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released new Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) after a gap of 16 years. Under these guidelines, WHO has further lowered the recommended levels…

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A climate change narrative that India can steer (GS-III, Environment-Biodiversity and Disaster Management)

CONTEXT: In a speech on September 8, R.K. Singh, Union Power Minister for New and Renewable Energy stated, “Environment is something we are trustees of and have to leave behind…

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Blue Flag Certification GS-3: Conservation, Environmental Pollution & Degradation

CONTEXT Two more beaches in India have been awarded 'Blue Flag' certification, an international eco-level tag, taking the total number of such beaches in the country to 10. Foundation for…

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Five-Country Biosphere Reserve (GS-2: CONSERVATION, GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND ENVIRONMENT.)

CONTEXT:- Mura-Drava-Danube (MDD) has been  announced as the world’s first ‘five-country biosphere reserve’ by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). About MDD MDD biosphere reserve covers  a…

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Centre reduces the rate of duty on Crude Palm Oil, Crude Soyabean oil and Crude Sunflower Oil (Economics, Governance, GS-2,3))

Context:-In order to ensure availability of edible oil to consumers at fair prices, Government of India has further reduced the standard rate of duty on Crude Palm Oil, Crude Soybean…

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Haryana govt. says uncultivable land outside Old Gurugram not Aravalis (GS-3, Environment)

Context:-   The Haryana government has advised the district committees for ‘ground truthing’ of National Conservation Zone in the districts falling in the National Capital Region to not consider gair…

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Green hydrogen, a new ally for a zero carbon future (GS-3, Science and Technology)

Context:- Fossil fuels which are responsible for the production of over 830 million tons per annum of carbon dioxide which are catalysing  human induced global heating and to subside this…

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Medicinal plants to be Cultivated on 75-thousand-hectares of land in the Country (GS-3, Environment)

Context:- Medicinal plants to be Cultivated on 75-thousand-hectares of land in the Country. The Ministry of AYUSH started the campaign, National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) to Spearhead it. 7500 medicinal…

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World’s first ‘Plant based’ smart air-purifier “Ubreathe Life”(The Hindu, PIB, GS-2, GS-3, Science and technology)

Context:-Budding scientists of Indian Institutes of Technology, Ropar and Kanpur and Faculty of Management Studies of Delhi University have developed a living-plant based air purifier “Ubreathe Life” that amplifies the…

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