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Context: Marine life, fisheries are increasingly threatened as the ocean loses oxygen – IUCN report. About International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released a report titled “Ocean deoxygenation: Everyone’s problem”. The report is the largest peer-reviewed study so far into the causeRead more
Context: A team of herpetologists from the Forest Department and two NGOs, Help Earth and Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), found a pair of the rare species, Impressed Tortoise (ManouriaImpressa) in Arunachal Pradesh. About: More on news: This is the first-ever recorded sighting (not discovery) in IndRead more
Context: Global sportswear giant Adidas aims at eliminating the use of virgin plastics in its products by 2024 — with a little help from a Maharashtra-based firm — the only one of its kind in the country to produce yarn out of discarded PET bottles. Discarded bottles are upcycled to make high-qualitRead more
Context: Veterinarians have confirmed anthrax as the cause of death of two Asiatic water buffaloes in central: Assam’s Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, which has the highest concentration of one-horned rhinos in the world and is often called ‘Mini Kaziranga’ due to similar landscape and vegetation. ExplRead more
Context: With Chennai and Maharashtra water crisis, water management issues have again taken center stage. NITI Aayog reiterated its strategy for water resources in the “Strategy for new India” document which included adopting an integrated river basin management approach and setting up of river basRead more
Context: Union Cabinet is taking up the proposal to amend the Disaster Management Act of 2005. About The present Act largely focuses on: Improving preparedness Providing immediate relief Protecting infrastructure The main drawback of the present policy is it neglects long-term recovery. A brief abouRead more
Context: The 2019 UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report paints a “bleak” picture of accelerated global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and a growing gap between “what we need to do and what we are actually doing to tackle climate change. About This is the tenth edition of the United NaRead more
Context: Croatia became the 97th country to ratify the ban, which was adopted by the parties to the Basel Convention in 1995. Background: Croatia became the 97th country to ratify the ban, which was adopted by the parties to the Basel Convention in 1995, to protect human health and the environment aRead more
Context: A visa scheme to allow Hong Kong residents to come to the UK opened recently, with some 300,000 people expected to apply. The visa, which is open to holders of a British National (Overseas) passport and their immediate dependents, will offer a fast track to UK citizenship. Background: The mRead more
‘The Unicorn’, closest known black hole to Earth Context: Scientists named a newly discovered and the closest to our solar system black hole, in the Milky Way galaxy, as Unicorn. It may be the smallest known black hole. What is Unicorn? Characteristics: It is roughly three times the mass of our sun.Read more