‘Climate of India during 2021’ report.

21 January 2022. Introduction: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) published its “Climate of India during 2021” report on January 21, 2022. Highlights: As per report, year 2021 was the fifth warmest year in India since country-wide records started in India in 1901. India reported a loss of 1,750 lives because of extreme weather events in 2021. […]

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Environment Ministry Star Rating System.

21 January 2022 Introduction: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently launched “Star Rating System”. The system provides environmental clearance in short duration. About the Star Rating System The Environment Ministry is to rank and incentivize the states with this new system. The ministry will find out states that provide environmental clearances efficiently […]

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Census in Kaziranga National Park.

20 January 2022. Introduction: The Kaziranga National Park is a Tiger Reserve and a World Heritage site. The park recently conducted its water fowl census. About the census The census is conducted in the 52 wetlands in the parks. In 2021, the bird count increased to 93,491. It was 34,284 in 2020. The bird count […]

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Antarctica Icefish Breeding Colony.

19 January 2022. Introduction: The deep sea scientists have found an icefish breeding colony in the Weddell sea of Antarctica. The scientific name of the icefish is Neopagrtopsis ionah. About the discovery The species was discovered in February 2021. However, their breeding nests were discovered recently. About the Ice Fish The blood of the ice fish […]

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Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas of India.

19 January 2022. Introduction: The scientists of CRS have created a climate hazards and vulnerability atlas of India. CRS is Climate Research and Services and it operates under India Meteorological Department (IMD). About the map The scientists created the map based on 14 extreme weather events.  They also considered the risks and threats imposed by […]

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Collarwali tigress.

17 January 2022. Introduction: The Collarwali tigress in Pench Tiger Reserve of India recently died. It died because of age. The last rites were conducted by the Forest Department of the state of Madhya Pradesh. The tigress died at the age of 16. About the Collarwali tigress The Collarwali tigress was born in 2005. She […]

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Delhi’s first DTC Electric Bus.

17 January 2022. Introduction: On January 17, 2022, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off the first electric bus of the Delhi Transport Corporation. The E – buses are to run on 27 – km long route. These buses were manufactured by the JBM Auto Limited. About the buses These electric buses are low […]

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Volcanic Eruption in Tonga.

17 Jaunary 2022. Introduction: An underwater volcano erupted in Tonga (a country in the Pacific Ocean) recently. It is called the “Hunga Tonga Hunga Haapai” volcano. The eruption was huge and loud. Though the volcano was located under water and 2,383 km away, it was heard in Tonga. Also, the eruption created tsunami waves. About […]

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India’s State of Forest Report 2021.

15 January 2022. Introduction: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently released the State of Forest Report 2021. It is called the ISFR, 2021. The report says that there has been a continuous growth of forest cover in India. The current forest cover of India is 7,13,789 square kilometres. In two years, the […]

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Gulabo: India’s oldest sloth bear

13 January 2022. Introduction: On January 10, 2022, India’s oldest sloth bear, named Gulabo, died at the Van Vihar National Park and Zoo in Bhopal. The bear was aged 40. Highlights The female sloth bear was one of the star attractions of this park. She was rescued from a Madaari or street performer, when she […]

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