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Biodiversity & Environment

Recent Dolphin Census Report Released

The Odisha State Forest and Environment Department released the final data on the dolphin census that covered almost the entire coast of Odisha. Key Findings: The number of dolphins increased by 311 in Odisha taking the total number up to 544 Dolphins. In the 2020 census, there were a total of 233 dolphins in the Odisha state. Census recorded three species of Dolphins: Irrawaddy, bottle-nose, and humpback dolphins. Irrawaddy Dolphins: The population of Irrawaddy dolphins jumps from

13 April, 2021 Wildlife & Fauna

Bar Headed Geese

Bar Headed Geese with a Mongolian Band Wildlife Science and Conservation Center of Mongolia follows unique conservation methods like banding. The band consists of details like: Color of band- This green color band Conservation center name- Wildlife Conservation and Science Center in Mongolia Where is found- Salt lake near Tsakhir soum in province Arkhangai of the Central Mongolia. Capture location- N48.126314, E99.143451. Details of Bird- This bird was i

13 April, 2021 Conservation

Dolphin boom in Odisha’s Chilika lake

Syllabus subtopic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Prelims and Mains focus: about the census and its findings; about Irrawaddy dolphins and why they are important; about Chilika lake Dolphin boom in Odisha’s Chilika lake The population of dolphins in Chilika, India’s largest brackish water lake, and along the Odisha coast has doubled this year compared with last year. The wildlife wing of the State Forest and En

11 April, 2021 Animals

Water pollution

Water pollution Water pollution is the addition/presence of undesirable substances to/in water such as organic, inorganic, biological, radiological, heat, which degrades the quality of water so that it becomes unfit for use’. Natural sources of pollution of water are soil erosion, leaching of minerals from rocks (due to natural solubility and solubility triggered by acid rain) and decaying of organic matter. Click for more data on water pollution and it effects in India – As

09 April, 2021 Environmental Pollution

Waste management- Taiwan’s Circular Economy

Waste management-Taiwan’s Circular Economy

28 March, 2021 Environmental Pollution

Wind Energy in India- Renewable Energy

Wind Energy in India- Renewable Energy GS-Paper-3 Renewable Energy – Infrastructure development- Prelims & UPSC Interview Context: Renewable energy mainly-Wind energy is the most important topic of discussion in 21st Century, when the World has faced the problem of Climate change and Energy security. This topic is highly important for UPSC mains examination under Paper-3 Infrastructure and Energy security. As per a report by Fitch Solutions Macro Research, Indi

07 April, 2021 Renewable Energy

Solar Power Park in India- UPSC FACTS

Solar Power Park in India- UPSC FACTS GS-Paper-3 Renewable Energy – Infrastructure development- Prelims & UPSC Interview Context: Renewable energy mainly solar energy is the most important topic of discussion in 21st Century, when the World has faced the problem of Climate change and energy security. This topic is highly important for UPSC mains examination under Paper-3 Infrastructure and Energy security. India lying in tropical belt has an advantage of receiving p

07 April, 2021 Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy in India – Facts and Future prospect

Renewable Energy in India – Facts and Future prospect GS-Paper-3 Renewable Energy – Infrastructure development- Prelims & UPSC Interview Context: Renewable energy is the most important topic of discussion in 21st Century when the World has faced the problem of Climate change and energy security. This topic is highly important for UPSC mains examination under Paper-3 Infrastructure and Energy security. Recently, the Prime Minister of India has announced about having hug

07 April, 2021 Renewable Energy

New Small Freshwater Fish found- Schistura Hiranyakeshi

It is a new small freshwater fish species discovered near Amboli in Sawantwadi tehsil of Sindhudurg district. It is a rare sub-species of Schistura, a freshwater loach. Named after the Hiranyakeshi River near Amboli village, this fish is a colourful fish that lives in water and streams in an abundance of oxygen. It was important to conserve this species as it might face extinction due to fishing activities. Jammu and Kashmir Lakes Srinagar’s Dal Lake along with five ot

03 April, 2021 Wildlife & Fauna

Ramsar sites- Wetlands in India – Quick facts

Ramsar sites- Wetlands in India – Quick facts GS-Paper-Forest and Biodiversity conservation- Prelims & UPSC Interview Context: A wetland is a place where the land is covered by water. Marshes, ponds, the edge of a lake/ocean, the delta at the mouth of a river, low-lying areas that frequently flood — all of these are wetlands. Wetlands of international importance are also known as Ramsar sites. Wetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controllin

03 April, 2021 Vegetation

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