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Environment & Ecology

29th October – Co-firing of coal plants

Ready to swap? Worldwide, pressure is mounting to close coal-fired power plants that are old, inefficient and spew more carbon emissions. Yet, in June this year when the Punjab government decided to dismantle its 43-year-old Guru Nanak Dev (GND) thermal plant at Bathinda and sell the land, it raised quite a few eyebrows, expectedly. What …

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20th October – National Green Tribunal

National Green Tribunal This October 18 marked the 10th anniversary of the National Green Tribunal, or NGT. Few ministries can boast of as varied, diverse, and challenging a mandate as the Ministry of Environment and Forests. The downside to this vast and all-encompassing scope, which covers forests, wildlife, environment, climate change and coastal protection, is …

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29th September – Carbon Tax

Carbon Tax One way to cut carbon effluents while earning revenues is to price the carbon content of domestic production and imports, be it energy or transport. With the International Monetary Fund endorsing the European Union’s plan to impose carbon levies on imports, India can be among the first movers in the developing world in …

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15th February – Towards a new world order

Issues in new world – Social inequalities and the grim problems of stark and continuing poverty are at the epicentre of the new world.  The latest Oxfam Report presented at Davos points out that 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than 4.6 billion people.  The emergence of billionaires and oligarchs in different parts of the world …

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17th January – Blue Flag Certification

Recently, the Centre issued an Extraordinary Gazette Notification declaring a list of activities and facilities that would be permissible in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) areas of certain beaches, which have been identified for obtaining the ‘Blue Flag’ certification. Context – In July 2019, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) had identified …

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News Update : 17th October 2016

News Update : 17th Day of October 2016 News update covers the essential news articles from various newspapers segregated according to various subjects falling under the realm of civil services preparations. The aspirants are advised to make their own notes for future reference (Point wise) Below are the topic wise important News for Today [accordion_wrapper] [accordion_content …

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News Update : 02nd October 2016

News Update : 02nd Day of October 2016 News update covers the essential news articles from various newspapers segregated according to various subjects falling under the realm of civil services preparations. The aspirants are advised to make their own notes for future reference (Point wise) Below are the topic wise important News for Today [accordion_wrapper] [accordion_content …

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News Update : 01st October 2016

News Update : 01st Day of October 2016 News update covers the essential news articles from various newspapers segregated according to various subjects falling under the realm of civil services preparations. The aspirants are advised to make their own notes for future reference (Point wise) Below are the topic wise important News for Today [accordion_wrapper] [accordion_content …

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News Update : 30th September 2016

News Update : 30th Day of September 2016 News update covers the essential news articles from various newspapers segregated according to various subjects falling under the realm of civil services preparations. The aspirants are advised to make their own notes for future reference (Point wise) Below are the topic wise important News for Today [accordion_wrapper] [accordion_content …

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News Update : 29th September 2016

News Update : 29th Day of September 2016 News update covers the essential news articles from various newspapers segregated according to various subjects falling under the realm of civil services preparations. The aspirants are advised to make their own notes for future reference (Point wise) Below are the topic wise important News for Today [accordion_wrapper] [accordion_content …

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