02 July 2019
By Aspire IAS
1) India, World Bank sign loan agreement to scale-up India’s energy efficiency programme:
Theme: Energy efficiency programme
2) India's most polluted : 30% have no clearance
Status of India's pollution control:
Note: The non-attainment cities are those that have fallen short of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for over five years.
3) Drying of River Ganga
Theme: SANDHI initiative
Importance of Initiative:
3) Millions risk malnutrition as CO2 levels climb : study
Theme: Impact of Climate change:
Impact on Health:
Protein, along with the minerals iron and zinc, are essential nutrients for normal human growth and development. Zinc deficiency affects the immune system and makes children, particularly, more vulnerable to malaria, lung infections and deadly diarrhoeal diseases. A lack of iron increases the likelihood of mothers dying during childbirth, can lower IQ, and causes anaemia, or a drop in red blood cells.