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Global Wind Report 2021 by GWEC: Key details, India's role and other aspects

Mar 31, 2021
Global Wind Report 2021 has been released by GWEC or Global Wind Energy Council. It highlights wind power’s role on the road to net zero. Take a look at the details below, 

New Alpine Plant Species in India: Know all about Cremanthodium indicum discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

Mar 18, 2021
New Alpine Plant Species has been discovered in India. It is called Cremanthodium indicum and it has been observed in Arunachal Pradesh. Know all about the species, the discovery and other details here

Iron Ore Reserves and Production in India: Know about Jiling Langlota and Guali mines of Odisha

Feb 26, 2021
Odisha has started iron ore production in two of its mines recently. They are named Jiling Langlota and Guali iron ore mines. Know about the iron ore production in India, iron ore sites and other details here

World's fastest sinking city -Jakarta: Know why is Indonesia's capital sinking and how to mitigate urban floods here

Feb 26, 2021
Know here why Jakarta is called the fastest sinking city in the world? Explained below in the article are the reasons behind the sinking of Indonesia's capital and the ways to mitigate urban floods

What is National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHEM)? All about its significance, advantages and disadvantages here

Feb 23, 2021
National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHEM) has been introduced by the Finance Minister in her budgetary speech. Know more about this mission and the uses of hydrogen as a fuel here

What is a Glacial Lake? Causes, reasons and risks associated with Glacial Lake Outburst

Feb 16, 2021
Listed in the article below is all about Glacial Lake, Glacial Lake Outburst,  the reason of its cause and the risks that are caused due to it.  Take a look below. 

World's largest Floating Solar Plant at Omkareshwar Dam, Madhya Pradesh: Key features, significance and other details

Jan 8, 2021
Take a look at the article listed below listing all the key details, significance and other features of the World's largest Solar power plant being built at Omkareshwar Dam, Madhya Pradesh. 

India's first Pollinator Park opens in Uttarakhand's Haldwani: Here's all you need to know

Jan 5, 2021
In a bid to conserve pollinators, India's first 'Pollinator Park' opened in Uttarakhand's Haldwani (Nanital district) on 29 December 2020 and is spread over 4 acres of land.

List of National Parks in India

Dec 15, 2020
India has 105 National Parks across its territory. Know about the significance, the location and the details of all the National Parks here. Also, get to know the difference between a National Park and a Wild Life Sanctuary here

What is the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM)?

Dec 11, 2020
On January 11, 2010, Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) was launched by the then Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh to achieve 20 GW solar capacity by the year 2022 which was increased under Prime Minister Modi's tenure to 100 GW by the said year. 

What is Narmada Landscape Restoration Project (NLRP)? 

Dec 9, 2020
NTPC has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian Institute of Forest Management, IIFM, Bhopal, for implementation of the Narmada Landscape Restoration Project. Know all details here

What are World Heritage Irrigation Sites (WHIS)?

Dec 7, 2020
International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, ICID is a global network of irrigation, drainage, and flood management experts. This year four sites in India have received the World Heritage Irrigation Structure (WHIS) tag- Know about the sites, WHIS and ICID here

India gets it's first Moss Garden in Nainital: Know the significance, uses and other details here

Dec 3, 2020
India has recently got its first moss garden and it has been set up in Nainital. Take a look at the garden's details, its purpose and its uses here. Know the significance of one of it's kind of garden here

What is India's first Green Energy Convergence Project?

Nov 24, 2020
The Convergence Project is the country's first project to generate green energy for rural and agriculture consumption in the state of Goa. It will also unlock multiple benefits of solar energy, battery storage and carbon financing.

What are the different types of forests in India?

May 6, 2020
Coniferous Forests, Broadleaved Forests, Evergreen Forests, Wet Evergreen, Deciduous Forests, and Mangrove Forests are some main types of forests found in India. Total Forest and Tree Cover rises to 24.56% of the total geographical area of India. In this article, we have published the properties of the types of forests in India.

Traditional Agriculture and its impact on the environment

Feb 8, 2018
Human has sacrificed their natural resources for economic development from the dawn of Human civilisation to the modern world. In the evolutionary period of agriculture, people used the practice of slash and burn cultivation or shifting cultivation, which is still prevalent in the tribal region of northeast India. Here, we are giving a brief note on traditional agriculture and its impact on the environment, which is very useful for competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC and State Services.

Ecology and Ecosystem: A Complete Overview

Feb 18, 2017
The Environment is our basic life support system which provides the air for breathing, the water for drinking, the food for eating and the land for a living. It is collectively portrayed all the external forces and conditions, which influences the life, nature, growth and maturity of living organism, whereas ‘Ecology’ is the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment.

Water Pollution

Aug 27, 2015
Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater). This form of environmental degradation occurs when pollutants are directly or indirectly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds.

Noise Pollution

Aug 27, 2015
Noise pollution or noise disturbance is the disturbing or excessive noise that may harm the activity or balance of human or animal life. The source of most outdoor noise worldwide is mainly caused by machines and transportation systems, motor vehicles, aircraft, and trains. High noise levels can contribute to cardiovascular effects in humans and an increased incidence of coronary artery disease. In animals, noise can increase the risk of death by altering predator or prey detection and avoidance.

Solid Waste Management

Aug 27, 2015
Solid waste management refers to the supervised handling of waste material from generation at the source through the recovery processes to disposal.

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