Issues In News : Environment




In ‘Issues in News’, we cover those issues, which are making headlines as of now, and consequently there is a possibility of these issues finding their way to the question papers, whether ‘Prelims’ or of ‘Mains’. The Objective here is to expose an aspirant to 15/20 different issues every month, so that by the end of the year, the aspirant covers nearly 200 (odd) issues, which can be raised in the form of questions.


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Issues In News : Environment

Coral Bleaching

The recently released video that has captured the devastation of the Northern part of the Great barrier reef due to coral bleaching has sent shock waves across the global environmentalists. The fact that this is [Read More]

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Issues In News : Environment

Microplastic Pollution in Ganga

Though Ganga had constantly been ingested with Microplastics in the recent past, it has often skipped the radar of policymakers and the Think-tank. But the recent release of the report named, “Quantitative analysis of Microplastics [Read More]

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Tropical Cyclones in India
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Tropical Cyclones in India

Tropical cyclones is one of the worst forms of natural disasters that has been frequently ravaging the Indian subcontinent in recent times. In 2020 alone one after the other cyclones have been hitting the Indian [Read More]

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Glacial Lake Outburst Floods
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Glacial Lake Outburst Floods

Glacial Lake Outburst floods (GLOF) occur when water contained in glacial lakes, which are dammed by glaciers or moraines (moraines are accumulations of glacial deposits, consisting of soil and rocks, that are left behind by [Read More]

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Plastic waste management
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Plastic Waste Management

Plastics are organic polymers of high molecular mass and are often contain other substances. They are synthetic, mainly derived from petrochemicals. Due to their low cost, ease of manufacture, versatility, non-corrosiveness and imperviousness to water, [Read More]

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Protected Areas for Conservation
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Protected Areas for Conservation

As defined by IUCN (International Union of Conservation of Nature), a Protected Area (PA) refers to an area with ” a clearly defined geographical space, recognized, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, [Read More]

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Human-Wildlife Conflict
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Human-Wildlife Conflict

As defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) , the conflict between human and wildlife refers to ”  any interaction between humans and wildlife that results in negative impacts of human social, economic [Read More]

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Ban on RO Based Water Filters
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Ban on RO Based Water Filters

Recently the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) (Government of India), issued a draft notification to regulate the use of membrane-based water purification systems, especially in those areas, where the water quality of [Read More]

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The Scenario of E-Waste Management in India
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The Scenario of E-Waste Management in India

E-wastes or electronic waste includes ” all items of electrical and electronic equipment, including their components, which have been discarded with no intention of further re-use.”. It also goes by the name of “Waste Electrical [Read More]

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