“Elephants. Not Commodities” Report: 200 elephants in India are in inadequate conditions

The International Animal Welfare Organization, World Animal Protection on the eve of World Elephant Day (August 12) released its report, “Elephants. Not Commodities”. According to the report, over 200 elephants in India are kept in severe inadequate conditions. Highlights The report researches on Elephant Tourism in the countries such as India, Thailand, Laos, Nepal, Cambodia, … Read more “Elephants. Not Commodities” Report: 200 elephants in India are in inadequate conditions

77 new species of butterfly found in Maharashtra

The study conducted by Bombay Natural History Society has found 77 new species of butterflies in the ecologically sensitive forest of Matheran hill station in Mumbai. With this the total number of butterfly species in the forest has gone up to 140. Highlights Matheran hill station is spread over 214 square kilo metres and is … Read more 77 new species of butterfly found in Maharashtra

SURAKHSYA: National Portal of “Project Elephant” launched

On August 10, 2020, the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar launched National Portal on Human Elephant conflict called “SURAKHSYA”. The portal aims to collect real time information and will also manage conflicts on real time basis. Highlights The National Portal was launched during the celebration of international annual event World Elephant Day. The World Elephant Day is … Read more SURAKHSYA: National Portal of “Project Elephant” launched

Arabian Sea Humpback Whale

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Environment and Biodiversity; Conservation; Endangered species  Basic info:   IUCN status – Least Concern   Found – Around the world   The humpback whale is one of the four species of baleen whales occurring in Indian waters and it is one of the least studied species in India.  Do you know?  … Read more Arabian Sea Humpback Whale

Sonneratia alba

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Environment and Biodiversity; Conservation; Endangered species  Context:  Maharashtra first Indian state to declare state mangrove tree as symbol of conservation  Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife (SBWL) cleared a proposal to declare Sonneratia alba as the State mangrove tree and approved a recovery programme for the Arabian Sea Humpback Whale.  Benefits:  The move helps to enhance conservation … Read more Sonneratia alba

Delhi’s E-Vehicle Policy

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Environment and Pollution; Green initiatives; Sustainable development  Context:  Delhi government launched Electric Vehicle Policy  It aims to ensure 25% of the newly registered vehicles in Delhi by the year 2024 we e-vehicles  Benefits:  Boost the city’s economy  Reduces pollution levels  Generates employment in the transport sector  Measures taken … Read more Delhi’s E-Vehicle Policy

Envistats India 2020 report

The National Statistical Office recently released the Envistats India 2020 report. The report says that the number of heat wave days in 2019 increased over 80%. The report was prepared by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. The National Statistical Office (NSO) operates under this ministry. Key Findings of the report The average number … Read more Envistats India 2020 report

Indian pangolin

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Conservation; Endangered Species  In news:  Telangana Forest Department has exposed the rampant poaching of pangolins in the forests of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.  Three to four kilograms of pangolin scales were seized, for seized from the gang, for which three to five animals might have been killed.  Do you know?  Recently, … Read more Indian pangolin

First Snow Leopard Conservation Centre of India

The Uttarakhand State Government is to develop India’s first Snow Leopard Conservation centre of India. The centre is to be developed by the Uttarakhand forest department and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Highlights The main aim of the centre is to conserve and restore Himalayan ecosystems. It also aims to conserve elusive snow leopards … Read more First Snow Leopard Conservation Centre of India

NGT brings strict conditions for commercial use of ground water

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has set stringent conditions for commercial groundwater use. The order came on a plea seeking direction to check depleting groundwater level in the country. NGT has also struck down the Central Ground Water Authority’s (CGWA) 2020 guidelines, saying they were against the law. The 2018 version of the guidelines had been struck down by the … Read more NGT brings strict conditions for commercial use of ground water

UPSC Prelims 2020: Environment Reckoner PDF Free Download

Prelims Reckoner is a Revision module that consists of important current events of National and International importance in strict adherence with sections mentioned in UPSC Syllabus for Preliminary Examination. UPSC Prelims 2020: Environment Reckoner PDF Free Download MYUPSC.COM is dedicated to preparation of UPSC Civil Services and State PSC Prelims and Mains Examination 2020. we are providing … Read more UPSC Prelims 2020: Environment Reckoner PDF Free Download

Environment & Ecology: UPSC Prelims Exam 2020 Free PDf

Environment Ecology UPSC Prelims : MYUPSC.COM is dedicated to preparation of UPSC Civil Services and State PSC Prelims and Mains Examination 2020. we are providing here the best quality study material and Test Series for UPSC IAS Prelims and Mains Exam 2020. you can get India yearbook 2020 and State wise Current Affairs and General … Read more Environment & Ecology: UPSC Prelims Exam 2020 Free PDf

KALESHWARAM PROJECT

Recently, Telangana government inaugurated world’s largest multi-stage lift irrigation scheme namely Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project Phase I. About                The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) is a multi-purpose irrigation project on the Godavari River in Kaleshwaram, Telangana. The cost of this project is around Rs. 80,500 cr. This project is an off-shoot of the original Pranahitha-Chevella Lift Irrigation Scheme taken up … Read more KALESHWARAM PROJECT

NEW FROG SPECIES CONFIRMED

A new species of burrowing frog has been confirmed in Jharkhand’s Chhota Nagpur Plateau. The frog was first discovered in 2015. Its existence was verified and confirmed recently and published in the journal Records of the Zoological Survey of India. The frog is endemic to agricultural areas in Nawadih and Joungi village of Jharkhand’s Koderma district. It has … Read more NEW FROG SPECIES CONFIRMED