Non-fumigated wheat

Daily News GS III Mains

Why in news? From March 31, 2017, the wheat imports to India must be fumigated with methyl bromide at the port of origin, else, the cargo would be disallowed from entering Indian shores. What is fum…

February 26, 2017 0 185

Human Animal Conflict - Leopard Castration Issue

Editorial GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? In late 2016, two leopards, suspected of being man-eaters were captured in Sariska National Park and transferred to Jaipur zoo. At the Jaipur zoo, both the leopards were castrat…

February 26, 2017 0 84

Bellandur Lake Fire

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Why in news? Bengaluru’s Bellandur Lake has caught fire for the third time. Why the lake had caught fire? Factories waste and general sewage have led to extreme levels of water pollution in…

February 26, 2017 0 146

National Steel Policy, 2017

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Why in news? The Ministry of Steel released the draft National Steel Policy 2017. What is the need for the policy? The steel sector presently employs about 25 lakh people and has a capacity of li…

February 25, 2017 0 264

Expanding Solar Power Capacity

Editorial GS III Environment & Biodiversity

Why in news? The clearance was given by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) for a plan to double the capacity of solar power installed in dedicated solar parks to 40 gigawatts (GW) by 2020. …

February 25, 2017 1 182

Growth of Green bonds

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Why in news? ICRA predicts a stagnant growth of green bonds in 2018. What are Green bonds? A green bond is a tax-exempt bond issued by federally qualified organizations or by municipalities for t…

February 24, 2017 0 200

BS IV Deadline

Daily News GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? As a response to precipitous decline in air quality, the government had initiated the Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) that were supposed to come into effect across the country from April…

February 23, 2017 0 417

No Green Consciousness

Editorial GS III Mains

What is the issue? The environment does not find any mention in Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget speech. While the allocation for the Ministry has actually increased in this year&rsquo…

February 23, 2017 0 208

Role of Ponds in Global Warming

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Why in news? A study has found that due to the seven years of higher-than-ambient temperatures, the ability of a pond to absorb carbon dioxide reduced by 50% but the release of methane nearly doubled…

February 22, 2017 0 334

Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act

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What is RERA? The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 is an Act of the Parliament of India which seeks to protect home-buyers as well as help boost investments in the real estate ind…

February 20, 2017 0 359