NammaKPSC Current Affairs - December 2022

  • Kanger Valley National Park

    Chhattisgarh’ s first ever interstate bird survey was conducted in the Kanger Valley national park

  • Mount Semeru volcano

    Indonesia’s Mount Semeru erupted spewing hot ash clouds a mile high and rivers of lava down its side while sparking the evacuation of nearly 2,000 people exactly one year after its last major eruption.

  • Karnataka’s Winged Guests

    The prolonged rainy season in Karnataka over the last three years seems to have adversely impacted the migration of birds. Karnataka is a flyway area for these migratory birds and any disturbance in the transit points will adversely impact the world’s ecosystem.

  • Sangai festival

    The Prime Minister addressed the Manipur Sangai Festival via video message . Labelled as the grandest festival in the state, the Manipur Sangai Festival helps in promoting Manipur as a world-class tourism destination.

  • Heat wave

    From 2030, 160 million to 200 million people can be exposed to lethal heatwaves in India every year, and nearly 34 million Indians will face job losses due to heat stress-related productivity decline, the World Bank has said in a report

  • International Jaguar Day

    International Jaguar day observed annually on November 29, it  celebrates the Americas’ largest wild cat as an umbrella species for biodiversity conservation

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - November 2022

  • Black corals

    Scientists discover new species of black corals near Australia.

  • Sacred groves

     In Tamil Nadu’s arid northern Villupuram region, the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR & CE) Department embarking on a project to protect these forest patches by recreating sacred groves.

  • Leith’s Soft-shelled Turtle

    India’s proposal for transferring Leith’s Softshell Turtle (Nilssonia leithi) from Appendix II to Appendix I of the CITES has been adopted by the Conference of Parties (CoP) to CITES

  • Batagur Kachuga

    India, at 19th Meeting of the Conference of Parties at Panama City, presented a proposal for uplifting Batagur Kachuga from Appendix II to Appendix I of the CITES.

  • Climate Change Performance Index

    India has been ranked amongst top 5 countries in the world, and the best among the G20 countries, based on its Climate Change performance.

  • Arctic Power

    Two nuclear-powered icebreakers launched by Russia to  ensure year-round navigation in the Western Arctic.

  • Biodiversity Hertiage Site

    Tamil Nadu gets  Arittapatti as  its first biodiversity heritage site

  • Elephant task force

    Karnataka government forms elephant task force in four districts

  • Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture

    India communicated strong objections to discussions under a special UNFCCC effort known as the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture, that sought to expand efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouses gases to the agriculture sector.

  • Sea Turtle Nesting

     Karnataka Biodiversity Board proposed the conservation of the sea turtle nesting ground in the Honnavar and Shavarathi estuary as the new port development works threaten the vulnerable area.

  • Bamboo fruits

    A study has shed interesting light on flowering in Melocanna baccifera, a tropical bamboo species that has fascinated researchers for its association with the occurrence of ‘bamboo death,’ ‘rat foods’ and famines in northeast India

  • Kali Tiger Reserve

    Mysuru zoo’s surplus deer to enrich prey base at Kali tiger reserve

  • Pangong Tso Lake

    The Army has deployed new landing docks and speedboats for patrolling on the Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh, matching the Chinese deployments on the lake for border management 

  • Carbon border tax’

    At COP-27, India and three other nations oppose ‘carbon border tax’

  • Bandipur Tiger Reserve

    state’s first ‘project tiger’ at Karnataka’s Bandipur tiger reserve is celebrating its golden jubilee

  • Okhla Bird Sanctuary

    Okhla Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for birdwatcher which host the rare and endangered birds

  • India’s Net Zero Plan

    India announces long-term strategy at COP-27. It will help the nation be carbon neutral by 2070, a commitment made by Prime Minister at Glasgow.

  • Himalayan Gray Langur

    Differing elevations of habitation make one group of Himalayan Gray Langur prefer fruits and another group relish flowers, says a study published in  Journal of Threatened Taxa

  • Mangrove Alliance

     the Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC) was launched with India as a partner At the 27th Session of Conference of Parties (COP27) UN climate summit

  • Ranthambore fest

     Judgment pronounced by NGT said Ranthambore fest to be held after considering impact on wildlife

  • Nicobar forest diversion

    The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has granted an in-principle clearance for the diversion of 130.75 sq. km of forest on Great Nicobar Island for the mega project

  • Snow leopard

    Camera traps renew hope for snow leopard in Kashmir valley

  • Honeybee is a Western Ghats

    A new species of endemic honeybee has been discovered in the Western Ghats

  • Gold-mushroom

    Assam’s Bodoland University is part of collaborative research on a fungus-powered biosynthesised nanogold particles that has received an international patent from Germany

  • Rhino horns

    The horns of rhinoceroses may have become smaller over time due to the impact of hunting, according to a recent study

  • Invasive tree

    An invasive species, Senna spectabilis, an exotic tree, has taken over between 800 hectares and 1,200 hectares of the buffer zones of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in the Nilgiris hill district.

  • Eravikulam National Park

    The park will convert to green energy model over the next couple of years. In the first phase, the camp sheds of the park have switched to solar power

  • 53rd Tiger Reserve

    Ranipur Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh has become the 53rd tiger reserve in India.

  • Dolphins

     Dolphins have started coming back to the Ganga with improvement in the quality of the river water made possible by the Namami Gange programme.

  • Kalanamak rice

    Indian Agriculture Research Institute has successfully tested two new dwarf varieties of paddy in Uttar Pradesh that give double the yield

  • Red Sanders

     The state  police busted an inter-State smuggling racket and arrested  people and recovered red sanders . The red sanders were smuggled from Andhra Pradesh and were being sold in Karnataka.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - October 2022

  • ‘Blue Flag’ tag

    Two more Indian beaches  Minicoy Thundi beach and Kadmat beach, both in Lakshadweep  have been accorded the coveted International eco-label ‘Blue Flag’, taking India’s tally to 12 in the list of the world’s cleanest and most eco-friendly “beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators”

  • Genetically modified (GM) Mustard Seeds.

    Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) has approved the “environmental release” of indigenously developed genetically modified (GM) Mustard Seeds. This paves the way for possible ‘commercial use’ of the country’s first indigenously developed GM food crop.

  • Cleanest air in Delhi

    The national capital breathed the cleanest post-Deepavali air in eight years, according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)

  • India’s Basmati platter

    Five new Basmati varieties developed by a group of scientists at Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), in 2020 and 2021 are all set to bring revolutionary changes in the way this type of paddy is cultivated in the country.

  • ‘Invisible’ disease

    The threat to India’s pride, sandalwood, is increasing as the deadly sandalwood spike disease (SSD), which hitherto was confined mainly to forest areas, has started spreading to private fields where the cultivation of this aromatic tree has been taken up on a commercial basis.

  • ‘Illegal’ axing of trees

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered the forest officials of Uttarakhand that it would direct the Union government to form a committee to initiate an investigation into “illegal tree cutting” in Jim Corbett National Park.

  • Great Indian Bustards

    The recent sighting of three Great Indian Bustards (GIBs) deep in Pakistan’s Cholistan desert has given rise to speculation that the birds might have flown across the international border from India’s Desert National Park (DNP)

  • Mission LiFE

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres launched Mission LiFE  at the Statue of Unity, a global plan of action aimed at saving the planet from the disastrous consequences of climate change

  • Kashi-T.N. bond

    The Union government announced a month long programme to “strengthen” and “rekindle” the cultural and civilisational bond between Tamil Nadu and Varanasi. Named the ‘Kashi-Tamil Sangamam’, the programme would be held on November

  • Pokkali Paddy

    Pokkali paddy saw a good harvest this year

  • Mission to save critically endangered vultures

    The Tamil Nadu Government formed a State-level Committee to set up an institutional framework for the effective conservation of vultures, which almost went extinct in the country at the beginning of the 21st century.

  • Environmental compensation

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed environmental compensation of Rs 2,900 crores on the state of Karnataka for allegedly not managing solid as well as liquid waste management causing harm to the environment.

  • Hesaraghatta grasslands

    Urban ecologist Vijay Nishanth and Bengaluru NavaNirmana Party have written to CM Basavaraj Bommai, requesting him to convene a state wildlife board meeting and clear the proposal to declare Hesaraghatta grasslands as a conservation reserve.

  • WWF report

    Wildlife populations monitored across the globe have declined by a massive 69% between 1970 and 2018, according to the WWF’s Living Planet Report (LPR) 2022.

  • River disputes

    Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to solve the long-pending Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal issue between Punjab and Haryana, saying, “It’s the duty of the Centre to ensure water for Punjab and Haryana, not to make them fight

  • Swachh Survekshan ranking

    The Bangalore city managed to secure the 43rd national rank by scoring 2,892.98 out of 7500.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - September 2022

  • Lumpy skin disease

    The Mumbai Police have ordered the prohibition of cattle transportation in the city to prevent the spread of the lumpy skin disease. This means cattle cannot be moved out of the place they are being raised or transported to marketplaces.

  • New botanical garden

    As part of Karnataka’s afforestation move, a dense forest will be created on a patch of 11 acre of land at the 228-acre Botanical Garden Project that is coming up at Doddasaggere, in Tumakuru district.

  • RAINBOW CLOUDS

    Last week, pictures of an unusually-shaped rainbow cloud that appeared over China were widely shared on social media. The cloud in question resembles a pileus cloud, and the phenomenon of bright colours appearing on a cloud is called cloud iridescence.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - August 2022

  • 75 tribal districts

    the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Central TB Division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have zeroed in on 75 tribal districts, where focused interventions will be run over the next few months with the aim to make them TB-free.

  • Save the Whale Shark campaign’

    Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), a nature conservation organisation, will launch a ‘save the Whale Shark campaign’ in Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep on the occasion of International Whale Shark Day on August 30.

  • Wallabies

    A new attraction awaits tourists visiting Mysuru zoo as red-necked wallabies that were recently added to the zoo’s vast animal collection, have been put on display ahead of Dasara festivities.

  • Bent-toed gecko

    A group of researchers has discovered a new species of bent-toed gecko from Agasthyamalai hills in the Western Ghats. The species has been given the common name Aravind’s ground gecko after noted malacologist N.A. Aravind.

  • The warming of Arctic Ocean

    On August 11, Finnish Meteorological Institute researchers published their study in the  Communications Earth & Environment journal, concluding that the Arctic is heating four times faster than the rest of the planet.

  • Mudhol hounds

    India’s elite protection force, the Special Protection Group, which guards very very important persons (VVIPs), including the Prime Minister and Central Ministers, is the latest entrant in the list of agencies trying to induct the Mudhol hounds.

  • Gaur safari

    The proposed gaur safari in Shivamogga district will soon become a reality as nine gaurs from Mysuru zoo have been safely transported to the new facility in recent days, to facilitate the setting up of one of the new attractions.

  • ROCK AGAMA

    A study carried out by researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, undertook to characterise urbanisation in the region and also to understand where the rock agama reside in and around Bengaluru specifically.

  • The Great Barrier Reef’s

    The highest levels of coral cover, within the past 36 years, has been recorded in the northern and central parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR), according to the annual long-term monitoring report by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).

  • RANGANATHITTU BIRD SANCTUARY

    The renowned Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Srirangapatna has been declared a Ramsar site underlining its status as a wetland of international importance.

  • NEREGULI PADDY

    The farmers in the villages of Saidur, Kanale and Hirenallur gram panchayats grow a flood-resistant traditional variety called Nereguli. Though the yield is less compared to other varieties of paddy, this variety has higher rate of tolerance to flood.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - July 2022

  • URANIUM FOUND BEYOND PERMISSABLE LIMITS

    The occurrence of uranium in groundwater beyond the permissible limits was observed in around 409 samples against 14,377 samples analysed in 18 states, the Jal Shakti Ministry said.

  • GORUMAHISANI, INDIA’S FIRST IRON ORE MINE TOWNSHIP

    About 20 km from Rairangpur lies Gorumahisani, which is India’s first iron ore mine, and widely dubbed as ‘mother mine’ for empire of Tata Steel that has grown to a global steel behemoth having crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes per annum.

  • CHEETAHS

    The fastest land animal in the world, declared extinct in the country in 1952, will find a new home in the Kuno-Palpur National Park (KNP) in Sheopur district,

  • KARNATAKA WILL BE MALARIA FREE BY 2025

    Though the Centre has given a target of eradicating malaria by 2030, the Karnataka government has taken it as a challenge to make the State malaria free by 2025, said Health Minister K. Sudhakar.

  • RED-EARED SLIDER

    The staff of Amaravati Boating Club (ABC), a private firm that organises leisure water sports at Bhavani Island in the Krishna River spotted a red-eared slider in the jetty area.

  • NATURAL FARMING

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the experiments of natural farming in Surat district of Gujarat.

  • AIR-QUALITY SENSORS

    To bolster measurement of air pollution in rural India, the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, is embarking on a $2.5 million project (₹19 crore) to install nearly 1,400 sensors in rural blocks of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

  • PARAMBIKULAM TEAK

    The legendary Kannimara teak of the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve is still growing in height and girth.

  • DRAFT NOTIFICATION ON WESTERN GHATS

    The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has reissued the draft notification of the Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) in Western Ghats, of which 20,668 sq. km is in Karnataka.

  • URBAN FOREST

    In a move aimed at increasing green cover and providing a recreation area, an urban forest has been raised at Navalur located between Hubballi and Dharwad by the Forest Department and has been named after environmentalist Saalumarada Thimmakka.

  • THE KAI CHUTNEY

    In Odisha, scientists are now fine-tuning their research to make a presentation for the geographical indications (GI) registry of Kai Chutney.

  • SINGLE-USE PLASTIC IS BANNED

    Single-use plastic (SUP) products are banned in the whole country from July 1st.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - June 2022

  • PSEUDOMOGRUS SUDHII

    A new species of spider Pseudomogrus sudhii discovered from the Thar desert of Rajasthan has been named after a Malayalee arachnologist Sudhikumar A.V., Head, Department of Zoology, Christ College, Irinjalakuda, and founder of the Centre for Animal Taxonomy and Ecology (CATE) in recognition of his contributions to the field of Indian arachnology.

  • FOUR NEW CORALS

    Scientists have recorded four species of azooxanthellate corals for the first time from Indian waters.

  • MARINE HEAT WAVE

    According to a study, marine heat waves — or the ones that form on oceans — have been on the rise in the waters around India.

  • WORLD’S LARGEST FRESHWATER FISH

    The world’s largest recorded freshwater fish, a giant stingray, has been caught in the Mekong River in Cambodia, according to scientists from the Southeast Asian nation and the United States.

  • RARE DRAGONFLY

    Dragonfly enthusiasts have recorded the presence of a rare dragonfly that was hitherto unseen in Kerala.

  • KSEB AIMS AT LOW-COST POWER GENERATION

    Electricity Minister K. Krishnankutty has said that the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is trying to generate power at a low cost.

  • OIL PALM MISSION:

    Karnataka had conceived the idea of palm oil mission about 35 years ago, though it did not succeed due to various reasons. Experts suggest that Karnataka should revive the mission as it has a conducive environment for oil palm cultivation which can also contribute to increasing farmers’ incomes.

  • SCHOOL WEATHER STATIONS

    The State-level inauguration of the school weather station project of the Samagra Shiksha was held at Kollam School Kerala

  • RARE LANCE LACEWING

    A research team of the Shadpada Entomology Research Lab (SERL) of Christ College Irinjalakuda, has found a rare species of Osmylidae or lance lacewing from Janakikadu in Kozhikode district.

  • HEAVY METAL POLLUTION

    Three out of every four river monitoring stations in India posted alarming levels of heavy toxic metals such as lead, iron, nickel, cadmium, arsenic, chromium and copper according to the State of Environment Report 2022.

  • ECO-SENSITIVE ZONE

     The Supreme Court directed that every protected forest, national park and wildlife sanctuary across the country should have a mandatory eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) of a minimum one km starting from their demarcated boundaries.

  • PRE-MONSOON RAINFALL

    As the southwest monsoon made its entry into Karnataka, the Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority’s (KSDMA) data revealed that the pre-monsoon showers were 105% above normal.

  • MONKEY POX

    The Union health ministry released detailed guidelines on surveillance, identification, confirmation, and treatment of the viral infection in the country

  • ULSOOR LAKE POLLUTION

    The joint committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to look into the causes of pollution in Ulsoor Lake has asked the civic body to modernise its slaughterhouse on Tannery Road by March 31, 2024.

  • SOUTHWEST MONSOON

    Southwest Monsoon season

  • ONSET OF MONSOON

    The southwest monsoon has arrived in Kerala three days before its normal onset date of June 1

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - May 2022

  • COMMUNITY FOREST RESOURCE

    The Chhattisgarh government has become the only second state in the country to recognize the Community Forest Resource (CFR) rights of a village inside a national park. The CFR rights of tribals living in a hamlet inside the Kanger Ghati National Park in Bastar district, were recognized

  • SELA MACAQUE

    A new species of old world monkey recorded from Arunachal Pradesh has been named after a strategic mountain pass as Sela macaque

  • MONEY SPIDERS

    Money spider discovered in India for first time

  • GUIDELINES FOR SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF GENOME EDITED PLANTS, 2022

    The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has issued guidelines easing norms for research into genetically modified (GM) crops and circumventing challenges of using foreign genes to change crops profile.

  • SLENDER LORIS

    Black magic and the use of body parts in traditional medicine pose a major threat to Slender Loris

  • NATIONAL POLICY ON BIOFUELS

    The Union Cabinet approved amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels, 2018, to advance the date by which fuel companies have to increase the percentage of ethanol in petrol to 20%, from 2030 to 2025

  • POLLUTION IN INDIA

    India topped air pollution death toll in 2019 as per a recent report by The Lancet Planetary Health

  • UNITED NATION’S CONFERENCE TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION

    Conference of Parties – 15th session of United Nation’s Conference to Combat Desertification was held in  Cote d’Ivoire

  • ETHANOL BLENDING PACT

    Three state-owned oil marketing companies and three public sector banks entered into a long-term purchase agreement for the upcoming five dedicated ethanol plants across India recently

  • KARNATAKA EV READINESS

    A recent study has found that though Karnataka was the first state to pass its EV policy (2017), it has fallen behind in adoption rates and consumer purchase incentives whereas New Delhi has shown a strong willingness to increase the share of EV two-wheelers, delivery services and taxis

  • PROJECT ELEPHANT

    16th Steering Committee meeting of Project Elephant recently held

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - April 2022

  • KWAR HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the investment for 540 Megawatt (MW) Kwar Hydro Electric Project located on river Chenab of Union Territory of Jammy and Kashmir.

  • HEATWAVE IN MAHARASHTRA

    Maharashtra is experiencing fourth heatwave continuously in the second month

  • DEEMED FOREST

    Chief Minister of Karnataka recently said he signed a Cabinet decision to release 6.5 lakh acres of land from deemed forest tag and to submit an affidavit in this regard to the Supreme Court to end years of uncertainty of lakhs of farmers

  • SEAFLOOR SPREADING

    According to a study that analyzed data from the last 19 million years, Seafloor spreading rates have slowed down by roughly 35% globally

  • TIDAL FLOODING

    A long-term people’s campaign to document the worsening tidal flooding in Ernakulam district of Kerala was launched in 14 coastal villages earlier this week

  • WORLD EARTH DAY 2022

    Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22

  • VAQUITA PORPOISE

    According to the United States Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Vaquita porpoise is nearing extinction and immediate measures are needed to save the remaining population

  • PARABOILED RICE

    Central government has expressed its desire to stop the purchase of excess parboiled rice

  • MALABAR TREE TOAD

    The record sightings of Malabar tree toad by citizen scientists has increased. Since 2014, over 100 ‘citizen scientists’ have recorded 201 observations from various locations in Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka

  • TREE CITIES OF THE WORLD

    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN-FAO) has recognized Hyderabad and Mumbai jointly as the ‘2021 Tree City of the World

  • NORMAL MONSOON

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD), while forecasting a “normal” southwest monsoon and average rainfall for the year 2022

  • INDIA’S SOLAR POLICY

    A report prepared by JMK Research and Analytics and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis says India will likely miss its 2022 target of installing 100GW of solar power capacity

  • BARBARA FOREST

    The government is pushing infrastructure to bring Barbara forest in Odisha on ecotourism map

  • STATE ENERGY AND CLIMATE INDEX

    NITI Aayog launched the State Energy and Climate Index (SECI)

  • EROSION IN BENGAL

    As per Ministry of Earth Sciences Bengal coast faces most erosion

  • NATIONAL TIGER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY

    The 20th Meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) was held in Pakke tiger reserve in Arunachal Pradesh  recently under the chairmanship of Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change. For the first time in history the NTCA meeting happened outside the national capital.

  • MICROPLASTICS IN CAUVERY RIVER

    Pollutants like microplastics may be causing growth defects in fish, including skeletal deformities, in the Cauvery river, a new study by IISC has revealed

  • NATURAL FARMING

    The Ministry for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has inaugurated the Comprehensive Training Programme on Natural Farming

  • GOVERNMENT OF INDIA – ENVIRONMENT INITIATIVES

    Mascot named ‘Prakriti’ was launched with the aim of spreading awareness among the people of the country about the small changes that can contribute to a better environment for the nation’s future generations

  • MISSION INTEGRATED BIO-REFINERIES

    Government of India launched Mission Integrated Bio-refineries

  • INTER-GOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC) REPORT

    Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released recent report

  • RENEWABLE ENERGY IN KARNATAKA

    Karnataka distribution companies (discoms) have become the top seller of renewable energy under the Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) at Indian Energy Exchange Ltd. (IEX).

  • ARRIBADA

    Record nesting of Olive Ridley turtles noticed in Rishikulya

  • IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS

    The dolphin population along Odisha’s coast and in its waterbodies has increased but the number of Irrawaddy dolphins in Chilika lake has fallen

  • GREEN TAX

    Karnataka government has revised amount to be paid as green tax for certificates

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - March 2022

  • RHINO CENSUS IN KAZIRANGA

    NEWS The population of the greater one-horned or Indian rhinoceros in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve has increased by 200 in four years, the latest census has revealed DETAILS The last rhino census conducted in 2018 had put the number at 2,413 There are 2,613 rhinos, which indicates an annual increase of 50 […]

  • MINAMATA CONVENTION COP 4

    COP-4 Minamata Convention on Mercury, took place in Bali, Indonesia recently

  • ZOJILA TUNNEL

    Zojila tunnel deadline advanced to 2024

  • NATIONAL BOARD OF WILDLIFE

    The standing committee of the National Board of Wildlife (NBWL) has rejected the proposal of the Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL) to build a concrete road to Kodachadri hills cutting through Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary

  • RAINWATER HARVESTING THEME PARK

    BWSSB’s rainwater harvesting theme park completes 10 years

  • PAR-TAPI-NARMADA RIVER LINKING PROJECT

    Tribals of Gujarat are protesting against Par-Tapi-Narmada River linking project

  • AUSTRALIA’S GREAT BARRIER REEF

    Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is suffering widespread and severe coral bleaching due to high ocean temperatures two years after a mass bleaching event

  • OCEAN GLIDER

    NEWS India has plans to introduce eight deep ocean to strengthen the capacity of observations in the Indian Ocean as part of its ‘Deep Ocean Mission’. DETAILS WHAT ARE OCEAN GLIDERS Autonomous, unmanned underwater vehicle used for ocean science Require little or no human assistance while traveling Uniquely suited for collecting data in remote locations, […]

  • CROP DIVERSIFICATION INDEX

    Telangana has started documenting crop diversification trends in the form of an index for the first time in the country, following the paddy procurement row with the Centre and the state government asking farmers to opt for alternate crops.

  • INDIA’S ARCTIC POLICY

    Government of India released India’s Arctic Policy, with the aim of enhancing the country’s cooperation with the resource-rich and rapidly transforming region

  • ARABIAN TROPICBIRD

    Arabian Tropicbird, one of the rarest seabirds in Kerala, has been sighted off the Kollam coast during a pelagic survey

  • AQVERIUM

    Country’s first Digital Water Bank ‘AQVERIUM’ launched in Bengaluru aims to provide clean drinking water & sanitation

  • RIVER REJENUVATION

    Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has proposed the rejuvenation of 13 major rivers across the country

  • MANGALAJODI

    The Odisha government has proposed to ban movement of mechanised fishing boats in the Mangalajodi area of the Chilika lake, an important haunt of migratory birds, to provide the winged guests an undisturbed ecosystem for six months every year.

  • MT. MERAPI OF INDONESIA

    Mt. Merapi of Indonesia is a volcano that erupted recently

  • CAMEL PROTECTION AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY

    Camel Protection and Development Policy was announced by state government of Rajasthan in its budget 2022-23

  • NANO UREA

    Speaking at the 12th edition of the ‘Bengaluru India Nano’ which is themed around the subject ‘NanoTech for sustainable future’, CM said Nano Urea will be a game changer in agri sector

  • TIGERS IN SUNDERBANS

    Preliminary findings of a study by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) suggest that the density of tigers in the Sunderbans may have reached the carrying capacity of the mangrove forests, leading to frequent dispersals and a surge in human-wildlife conflict

  • SCADA

    Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System to ensure flow of equal quantity of water into the canals to ensure proper irrigation in dependent fields to be extended to other parts of the country. It is at present in place at canal gates of projects under Krishna Bhagya Jal Nigam Limited (KBJNL)

  • GLYCOSMIS ALBICARPA

    A team of scientists from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have discovered a new gin berry species from the Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. The species is  Glycosmis albicarpa

  • RIGHT TO FAIR COMPENSATION ACT, 2013

    Andhra Pradesh government announced that ₹5 lakh per acre financial package would be given to the farmers who parted with their lands for the Polavaram irrigation project prior to the enactment of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.

  • UN ENVIRONMENT ASSEMBLY

    NEWS Historic resolution on Plastic Pollution adopted by 175 countries at the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly WHAT IS THE RESOLUTION Addressing plastic pollution is recognized as a global environmental challenge Resolution on “End plastic pollution: Towards an international legally binding instrument” It was initiated by India India engaged constructively with all member states in […]

  • STATE OF INDIA’S ENVIRONMENT REPORT 2022

    The State of India’s Environment Report, 2022 of the Centre for Science and Environment was released recently

  • WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

    NEWS World Wildlife Day is celebrated every year on the 3rd of March since 2013 DETAILS BY – UNGA resolution  designated the CITES Secretariat as the facilitator for the global observance of World Wildlife Day. OBJECTIVES OF THE DAY – Provide opportunity to recognize the many beautiful and diverse species of wild fauna and flora […]

  • INTERNATIONAL MONSOONS PROJECT OFFICE

    NEWS International Monsoons Project Office launched DETAILS Hosted at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune Under Ministry of Earth Sciences Set up reiterates the importance of monsoons for the national economy It would encompass activities and connections related to international monsoon research that would be identified and fostered under the leadership of the […]

  • DEOCHA PACHAMI COAL BLOCK

    The West Bengal government’s ambitious Deocha Pachami coal block mining project despite the announcement of a relief and rehabilitation package, saw widespread protests which resulted in the arrests of nine people including economist-activist Prasenjit Bose.

  • PM2.5

    A recent study conducted by CSTEP has revealed highest PM2.5 in South zone, Rajarajeshwarinagar in Bengaluru

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - February 2022

  • HYBARI

    Japan has launched its first hydrogen-powered train named HYBARI

  • GREEN HYDROGEN POLICY

    The Centre recently notified the green hydrogen and green ammonia policy aimed at boosting the domestic production of green hydrogen to 5 million tonnes by 2030 and making India an export hub for the clean fuel.

  • GOBAR-DHAN

    PM recently inaugurated municipal solid waste based Gobar-Dhan plant in Indore

  • EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY (EPR) GUIDELINES FOR PLASTIC PACKAGING WASTE

    The Union Environment Ministry notified extended producer responsibility (EPR) guidelines for plastic packaging waste.

  • DEEMED FOREST

    Karnataka activist seeks deemed forest status for Western Ghat areas

  • ENERGY CONSERVATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICY

    Karnataka State Cabinet approved the Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Policy with a aim to Conserve about 744 Million Units (MUs) of energy till 2026 through energy efficiency measures

  • UDUPI POWER CORPORATION LIMITED

    A recent Study on the impact of Adani’s Udupi Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) has shown high levels of environmental pollution caused by violations with experts warning that the proposal to expand the plant by adding two 800 MW units will have adverse consequences. The state government entrusted the Environment Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI) to conduct an environmental impact study, as per the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

  • JAL JEEVAN MISSION

    NEWS Jal Jeevan Mission Achieves Milestone Of Providing Tap Water To 9 Crore Rural Homes JAL JEEVAN MISSION Launched in 2019 Envisages supply of 55 litres of water per person per day to every rural household through Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) by 2024. Under the Ministry of Jal Shakti. Also encompasses Prioritizing provision of […]

  • UPPER BHADRA PROJECT

    NEWS The high-powered committee set up by the Union Government has approved the proposal to declare the Upper Bhadra Project as a national project, which would enable the State to get a ₹12,500 crore grant from the Centre to implement it UPPER BHADRA PROJECT WHAT – Major lift irrigation Scheme AIM – Irrigate 2.25 lakh […]

  • KOALAS

    Australia’s koalas have now been officially classified as ‘endangered’ after widespread bushfires, drought and land clearing destroyed much of their eucalyptus-rich habitat.

  • WHITE CHEEKED MACAQUE

    Scientists from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have found a new mammal species in the country — the White Cheeked Macaque.

  • TIGER CENSUS IN MM HILLS

    The 11-day tiger census was conducted at Male Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - January 2022

  • SPOT-BILLED PELICANS

    A nematode infestation has led to mass mortality of spot-billed pelicans (Pelicanus philippensis) at Telineelapuram Important Bird Area (IBA) in Andhra Pradesh.

  • AIR POLLUTION IN BENGALURU

    As per Green Peace India report, Bengaluru City’s air pollution exceeds WHO guidelines

  • TIGER CENSUS

    Tiger census commenced at Bandipur at Nagarahole on Sunday as part of the All-India Tiger and Mega Herbivore Estimation recently

  • HAR GHAR JAL

    The State of Himachal Pradesh is well on track to achieve the target of providing clean tap water supply to every rural home by 2024 under Har Ghar Jal initiative.

  • NATIONAL WATER DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

    Sixty Ninth Meeting of Governing Body of National Water Development Agency (NWDA) was held recently

  • NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE

    PM greets NDRF team on their Raising Day

  • MISS KERALA

    Denison barb (Miss Kerala), a native freshwater fish species commonly found in parts of Karnataka and Kerala, has been included in Schedule I of the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021.

  • EASTERN SWAMP DEER

    The population of the vulnerable eastern swamp deer, extinct elsewhere in South Asia, has dipped in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve.

  • DRAFT REGIONAL PLAN 2041

    Large chunks of forests and the Aravalis in Gurugram and Faridabad could lose protection from construction under the National Conservation Zone as defined in the Regional Plan-2021, if the provisions in the Draft Regional Plan-2041 are implemented, fear environmentalists

  • INDIA – NEPAL BORDER ISSUE

    Nepal questions on unilateral construction of roads at Lipulekh

  • INDIA STATE OF FOREST REPORT-2021

    The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has released the India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2021.

  • NCAP TRACK REPORT

    The analysis by NCAP Tracker, has ranked cities based on pollution level

  • SANJAY LAKE DELHI

    The Sanjay Lake in east Delhi has become polluted over the years and the number of birds sighted there has fallen

  • ORIENTAL DARTERS

    In a conservation effort to monitor seasonal fluctuations in birds’ movements, the ringing of oriental darters has been taken up in the Keoladeo National Park after a gap of 22 years.

  • NATIONAL TIGER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY

    19th Meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) held

  • ZOJI LA PASS

    Border Roads Organisation breaks record at Zoji La battling extreme weather conditions

  • LADAKH BRIDGE ROAD

    Defence Minister inaugurated 27 projects built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) recently

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - December 2021

  • DEATH OF TIGERS

    The National Tiger Conservation Authority recorded 126 tiger deaths this year, the highest since it began collecting the data for the same a decade ago

  • SHIFTING RAINFALL PATTERN

    NEWS The increase in post-monsoon rainfall in Karnataka has accentuated the growing concerns that the shifting monsoon patterns being witnessed in recent years is induced by climate change and, in turn, could have a bearing on agriculture and crop output. DETAILS Between August 3 and 10, 2019, the State received 224 mm of rainfall and […]

  • INVASIVE LANTANA BUSHES

    Plans afoot to uproot lantana bushes from BRT reserve, Bandipur in Karnataka

  • ALBINO INDIAN FLAPSHELL TURTLE

    Albino Indian Flapshell turtle was recently spotted in Sirnapalli forest in Telangana

  • CHILLAI KALAN

    Chillai Kalan, harshest 40 days of winter begins in Kashmir

  • INDIAN DESERT CAT

    An Indian desert cat has been spotted for the first time in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR)

  • SANDSTORMS IN DELHI

    Loss of Aravalli hills because of unchecked mining activities would result in the sandstorms travelling to NCR and Delhi according to new study

  • CROP LOSS IN DHARWAD

    Dharwad tops Karnataka with maximum area-wise crop loss

  • CHANDAPURA LAKE

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a seven-member joint committee to look into alleged violations of buffer zone and solid waste management guidelines at Chandapura lake in Anekal taluk of Bengaluru Urban district.

  • COLD WAVE

    IMD has predicted a cold wave in Northwest India

  • SUPER TYPHOON

    Super Typhoon Rai hammers Philippines

  • PRADHAN MANTRI KRISHI SINCHAYEE YOJANA (PMKSY)

    The Cabinet has given its approval to extend Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana for another five years till 2026

  • GREAT INDIAN BUSTARD

    NEWS The Centre has approached the Supreme Court seeking modification of its order directing that all transmission cables in the habitat of the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) be laid underground REASON CITED Area falling in Rajasthan and Gujarat contains a large proportion of the country’s total solar and wind energy potential and the process will […]

  • INTERNATIONAL SOLAR ALLIANCE (ISA)

    The UN General Assembly has conferred Observer Status on the International Solar Alliance (ISA)

  • BIOFUELS

    Union Government is working on a plan to use stubble as a biofuel and manure as part of an effort to deal with stubble burning

  • BIRD FLU

    H5N1  influenza outbreak reported in Kerala

  • KEN-BETWA RIVER INTERLINKING PROJECT

    The Union Cabinet approved the funding and implementation of the Ken-Betwa river interlinking project

  • SPECIES EXTINCT IN THE WILD

    Two species of plants first collected by botanists more than 125 years ago from Meghalaya and the Andaman Islands are now extinct in the wild

  • INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PLANTATION MANAGEMENT

    NEWS The Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bengaluru, (IIPMB), celebrated its 29th foundation day ABOUT HQ – Bengaluru Autonomous institution under Ministry of Commerce, Government of India Set up in 1993 to provide professional management education in the field of plantations and associated agribusiness sector Jointly promoted by Coffee Board, Tea Board, Tobacco Board, Rubber […]

  • COMPENSATORY AFFORESTATION FUND MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING AUTHORITY (CAMPA)

    Afforestation funds released to States by CAMPA

  • INVASIVE SPECIES

    A tiny snail with a golden-yellow shell found in the Edappally canal in Kochi has been flagged as an invasive species

  • KAZHUVELI

    Kazhuveli notified as 16th bird sanctuary in Tamil Nadu

  • PROJECT RE-HAB

    Buoyed by the success of its innovative Project RE-HAB (Reducing Elephant-Human Attacks using Bees) in Karnataka, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has now replicated the project in Assam.

  • KASTURIRANGAN COMMITTEE REPORT ON WESTERN GHATS

    • Karnataka Chief Minister told the Centre that the state is opposed to the implementation of the Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats. The committee recommended instead of the total area of Western Ghats, only 37% (i.e. 60,000 sq. km.) of the total area be brought under ESA

  • LESSER FLORICAN

    Longest migration route of lesser florican from Rajasthan tracked. The latest instance of migration detection is that of a male lesser florican covering a distance of 1,000 km from its breeding ground was recorded.

  • PERIYAR RIVER

    NEWS An increase in discharge of sewage from cities and towns has resulted in the deterioration of water quality in the Periyar, according to the Kerala State Pollution Control Board. DETAILS Worsening water quality has been detected along the three river stretches Results are showing that the worsening of water quality is due to sewage […]

  • PUTTENAHALLI LAKE BIRD CONSERVATION RESERVE

    The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday quashed the State Government’s 2019 notification of handing over Yelahanka Puttenahalli Lake Bird Conservation Reserve to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for maintenance

  • AIR POLLUTION IN DELHI

    The average contribution of stubble burning to Delhi’s PM2.5 level in November was 14.6%, according to data from the government-run monitoring agency SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research).

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - November 2021

  • EARTHQUAKE IN MYANMAR

    A shallow and strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck the Myanmar-India border region

  • CRZ VIOLATIONS

    The National Green Tribunal, Chennai, has directed a joint committee to ascertain if any construction has been made on Karwar Beach and in Kali riverbank areas in violation of CRZ rules and identify the same.

  • RADIO-COLLARING

    Assam’s forest department is planning to collar at least five elephants in high-conflict habitats in the coming months.

  • ACTION PLAN TO CLEAN YAMUNA

    Delhi CM pledges to clean Yamuna by 2025, announces six-point action plan

  • INDIAN STAR TORTOISES

    380 endangered Indian star tortoises seized in Karnataka

  • BMTC

    The BMTC has become the country’s first state transport utility to have inducted BS VI buses(procured from Ashok Leyland)

  • CORINGA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

    Conservation biologists of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, will collaring 10 fishing cats in the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) in Andhra Pradesh

  • YELLOW ALERT

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for Bengaluru Rural and Bengaluru Urban, apart from Mysuru, Mandya, Hassan, Chamarajanagar, Ramangar, Shivamogga and Kodagu districts

  • FROTHING IN DELHI’S YAMUNA

    A layer of froth was seen floating over parts of the Yamuna river near Kalindi Kunj on the eve of Chhath pooja

  • CLIMATE CHANGE IN KARNATAKA

    A recent Study has said Climate change to impact vegetation in 7 Karnataka districts

  • EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING ON ARCTIC ICE & POLAR BEARS

    Scientists and advocates point to polar bears, marked as “threatened” on the endangered species list, as the white-hot warning signal for the rest of the planet.

  • HEAVIEST RAINFALL IN TAMILADU

    The overnight rain in chennai that lasted recently  was reportedly the heaviest since 2015

  • INDIAS ANNOUNCEMENTS IN GLASGOW

    The Prime Minister enhanced India’s existing climate targets and announced a new one during his speech in Glasgow COP 26

  • ANIMALS VULNERABLE TO ROADKILL

    The leopard (Panthera pardus) faces an 83% increased risk of extinction in North India due to roadkill, according to a new international study that quantifies the threat posed by roads to the survival of animal populations around the world.

  • FORESTS DECLARATION

    India did not sign the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use

  • INDUS RIVER DOLPHIN

    Punjab is all set to conduct Indus Dolphin census along with WWF

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - October 2021

  • ITALY-INDIA STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP IN ENERGY TRANSITION

    Recently heads of India and Italy issues Joint Statement on Italy-India Strategic Partnership in Energy Transition

  • BHIMGAD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

    Conservationists want Karnataka government to appoint full-time RFO at Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary

  • ‘PODU’ LAND ISSUE

    Telangana government has red-flagged encroachment of forests by non-tribals, who are indulging in the practice of shifting agriculture  which is called PODU.

  • ORANGUTAN

    Mysuru Zoo gets orangutans

  • CLIMATE VULNERABILITY INDEX

    The report ‘Mapping India’s Climate Vulnerability – A District-level Assessment’, which has been supported by the India Climate Collaborative and Edelgive Foundation was released by Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)

  • CASHEW MULTIPLE ROOTING FOR SENILE PLANTATION

    The technology Cashew Multiple Rooting for Senile plantation was developed by local farmer of Kerala is gaining popularity

  • MULLAPERIYAR DAM ISSUE

    The Supreme Court directed the Supervisory Committee to take an immediate and firm decision on the maximum water level that can be maintained at Mullaperiyar dam

  • BIO-MINING

    With an aim to “speed-up” the process of clearing the Ghazipur landfill site, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation on Monday passed a proposal to implement the bio-mining of “50 lakh tonnes” of legacy waste.

  • HURRICANE

    Hurricane Rick to hit Coast of Mexico. The US National Hurricane Centre said Rick had winds as high as 85 miles per hour (140 kph) and was expected to hit somewhere around the seaport of Lazaro Cardenas and the resort of Zihuatanejo.

  • SABARMATI RIVER POLLUTION

    The Gujarat High Court has reprimanded the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) for the pollution on the Sabarmati riverfront

  • CHANGING MONSOON PATTERN

    The  excessive rain and the landslides in Uttarakhand, as well as other states such as Kerala, is linked to the changing patterns of monsoon

  • PYGMY HOGS

    Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has achieved success in improving the numbers of Pygmy hogs. This breakthrough is done through captive genetic inbreeding of endangered species

  • ORANGE ALERT IN KERALA

    The IMD has also withdrawn the orange alert it issued for nine districts

  • ‘MOUNT MANIPUR’

    The Centre has rechristened Mount Harriet, a historical tourist spot in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, as ‘Mount Manipur’

  • AMENDMENTS TO THE FOREST (CONSERVATION) ACT, 1980

    Opposition is mounting against the proposed amendments to the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, with environmentalists and activists arguing that it will lead to further degradation of forests, especially in ecologically sensitive areas such as the Western Ghats.

  • ALLIUM NEGIANUM

    A plant discovered in Uttarakhand in 2019 has been newly confirmed as a new species of Allium — the genus that includes many staple foods such as onion and garlic, among 1,100 species worldwide.

  • HEAVY RAINFALL IN KERALA

    Heavy rain and landslides are occurring all over southern Kerala

  • SIR SYED AHMAD KHAN

    Birth Anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan celebrated recently

  • EARTHSHOT PRIZE

    Vidyut Mohan led Takachar’s innovation of India was recognised for its affordable technology to convert crop residues into sellable bio-products was awarded with Prince William’s inaugural Earthshot Prize

  • POWER PRODUCTION IN KERALA

    Union Ministry of Power has asked Kerala to provide support by increasing generation at storage-based hydroelectric stations, such as the 780 MW Idukki

  • STUBBLE BURNING

    There is a 70% reduction in instances of stubble burning in Punjab and 18% in Haryana from last year, according to a report on Friday by the Commission for Air Quality Management

  • HYDRO-SEISMICITY IN KARNATAKA

    Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has attributed the repeated tremors experienced in Vijayapura and Kalaburagi districts between September 4 and October 11 to a phenomenon called hydro-seismicity

  • GREEN GRIDS INITIATIVE

    Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, addressed the Ministerial session of the Green Grids Initiative-One Sun One World One Grid Northwest Europe Cooperative Event.

  • YELLOW ALERT TO BENGALURU

    India Meteorological Department (IMD) has put the city on yellow alert with the forecast indicating that Bengaluru and several other parts of the state are likely to witness heavy rains over the next few days.

  • KATOL METEORITE

    Based on research over KATOL meteorite researchers have unravelled the composition expected to be present in the Earth’s lower mantle which is at about 660 km deep.

  • BIODECOMPOSER FOR STUBBLE BURNING

    The Delhi government, in a move to provide an alternative to stubble burning and combat air pollution, will start its campaign to use bio-decomposer – PUSA solution on farmlands under its winter action plan.

  • JIM CORBETT

    Jim Corbett National Park, a world-renowned tiger reserve in Uttarakhand, may be renamed as Ramganga National Park in the future.

  • HIGH AMBITION COALITION (HAC) FOR NATURE AND PEOPLE

    India joins HAC

  • GI TAG FOR KANYAKUMARI CLOVE

    The spices growers of Kanniyakumari have obtained the Geographical Indication Tag for the clove being grown in the hilly regions of the district as it is known for its rich aromatic oil content.

  • NEW TIGER RESERVE

    National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) approved the Chhattisgarh government’s proposal to declare the combined areas of the Guru Ghasidas National Park and Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary as a Tiger Reserve.

  • PARTICULATE MATTER

    Uttar Pradesh is the largest emitter of PM2.5, the class of particulate matter considered most harmful to health, according to an analysis by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).

  • FOREST CONSERVATION ACT

    The Centre has proposed an amendment to the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, to liberalise forest laws.

  • SMOG TOWERS

    Two new smog towers have been recently inaugurated in Delhi. Bengaluru and Chandigarh also installed smog towers this year.

  • ‘ENVIRONMENTAL SEISMOLOGY’ GROUP

    The Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research -National Geophysical Research Institute (CSIR-NGRI) has launched an ‘Environmental Seismology’ group to develop a ‘Landslide and Flood Early Warning System’ for the Himalayan region based on real-time monitoring with dense seismological networks, coupled with satellite data, numerical modelling and geomorphic analysis.

  • AGRI-TOURISM

    Karnataka agriculture department has proposed about 26 potential areas for investors and come out with fresh guidelines to regulate tourist activities on farms as interest surges.

  • COMMISSION ON AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT

    In a move to curb and abate the air pollution levels arising from the Construction and Demolition (C&D) activities in the National Capital Region (NCR), the Commission for Air Quality and Management (CAQM) will periodically review compliance of dust mitigation measures at Construction & Demolition sites in the National Capital Region.

  • CHACHA CHAUDHARY

    The centre will use Chacha Chaudhary, the popular comic book character, for sensitising children and youths about the cleaning of Ganga and other rivers under National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)

  • MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

    India has extended support for protecting the Antarctic environment and for co-sponsoring the proposal of the European Union for designating East Antarctica and the Weddell Sea as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) at a high-level ministerial meeting

  • RETREATING MONSOON

    The monsoon is likely to begin withdrawing from the mainland from October 6, said the India Meteorological Department as the country recorded an average of nearly 87 cm of rainfall across subdivisions, just short of the nearly 88 cm it normally receives during the monsoon.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - September 2021

  • PM KUSUM

    The Union Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy recently reviewed the progress of the PM-KUSUM scheme and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to accelerating solar pump adoption

  • BLUE FLAG CERTIFICATION

    Kovalam beach in Tamil Nadu and Eden beach in Puducherry recieve ‘Blue Flag’ certification for 2021

  • WHO AIR-QUALITY NORMS

    The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its first-ever update since 2005, has tightened global air pollution standards

  • RHINO HORNS

    Assam will mark World Rhino Day — September 22 — with a special ceremony by burning a stockpile of nearly 2,500 horns of the one-horned rhinoceros.

  • PEARL FARMING IN TRIBAL AREAS

    Recently, the Trifed (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India) inked an agreement with the Jharkhand-based Purty Agrotech for the promotion of pearl farming in tribal areas.

  • FOREST RIGHTS ACT

    Recently, the Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to implement the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006, which will elevate the socio-economic status of a sizable section of the 14-lakh-strong population of tribals and nomadic communities

  • 36TH INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY

    It aims at creating awareness among people to keep beaches clean

  • VISHNUONYX

    A newly found fossil indicates that otters called Vishnuonyx had travelled as far as Germany. The discovery has been described in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

  • HUMBOLDT PENGUIN

    Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo announced the addition of two new Humboldt penguin chicks this year.

  • SEA CUCUMBER

    Recently, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has seized two tonnes of sea cucumber, a banned marine species, in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay areas in Tamil Nadu.

  • GENERAL SHERMAN

    The General Sherman trees are now being threatened by Wildfires of California

  • WORLD OZONE DAY

    Every year, 16th September is observed as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone layer (World Ozone Day).

  • MISSION SHOONYA

    NITI Aayog, with RMI and RMI India’s support, launched Shoonya—an initiative to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and industry.

  • TARBALLS

    Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has removed over 20,000 kg of TARBALLS from Juhu and Versova beaches in Mumbai recently

  • NETHERLANDS TO CUT LIVESTOCK

    The Netherlands is considering proposals, which are the most radical of its kind in Europe, of slashing livestock numbers by 30 per cent by forcing farmers to sell their emission rights and even their land to the state.

  • EV CARS LEGISLATION – UK

    British government has announced to introduce legislation in 2021, under which all the newly built homes and offices will require to feature electric vehicle chargers in England.

  • THAWING PERMAFROST

    The latest IPCC report has warned that increasing global warming will result in reductions in Arctic permafrost and the thawing of the ground is expected to release greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide.

  • PSEUDO-MELANISTIC TIGERS

    NCBS study of ‘black tigers’ has shed light on genetic mystery

  • U S – INDIA CLEAN ENERGY PARTNERSHIP

    Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas  and U.S. Secretary of Energy, co-chaired a virtual Ministerial meeting and launched the revamped U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP).

  • ORCA

    World’s largest plant that has been designed to suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from air and turn it into rock in Iceland.

  • WETLANDS IN KARNATAKA

    State government sent a proposal to the Centre seeking Ramsar site tag for the Ranganathittu bird sanctuary in Mandya district, Aghanashini estuary in Uttara Kannada, Magadi-Shettikeri tanks in Gadag and Ankasamudra in Ballari.

  • PLASTICS PACT

    India has become the first Asian Country to launch a Plastics pact

  • KOKKARE BELLUR

    Scientists of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, will geotag the spot-billed pelicans at Kokkrebellur in Mandya district to track their flight path and study their migratory patterns

  • LEADED PETROL

    According to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), use of leaded petrol has been eradicated from the globe

  • WORLD’S HIGHEST MOTORABLE ROAD

    Ladakh MP inaugurated the world’s highest motorable road at 18,600 ft connecting Leh to the Pangong Lake. The road stretches through the Kela Pass.

  • LADAKH STATE SYMBOLS

    Ladakh  adopted two endangered species, snow leopard and black-necked crane, as the State animal and the State bird

  • LATHAM’S SNIPE

    Migrations of Latham’s Snipe shorebirds, those fly non-stop from Japan to Australia twice in a year, started . The bird takes five days to cover the distance of thousands of kilometres of ocean for their survival

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - August 2021

  • PASHMINA SHWALS

    A new initiative to revive pashmina shawls has been revived

  • HURRICANE IDA

    Hurricane Ida struck the coast of Louisiana, South USA as a powerful Category 4 storm

  • FORUM FOR DECARBONISING TRANSPORT

    NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute (WRI) of India together launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India

  • DEEPAR BEEL

    Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notified the eco-sensitive zone of Deepar Beel Wildlife Sanctuary

  • SUJALAM

    The Ministry of Jal Shakti began ‘SUJALAM’, a ‘100 days campaign’  to create more and more ODF Plus villages by undertaking waste water management at village level particularly through creation of 1 million Soak-pits and also other Grey water management activities

  • MAHITI FOR MAINS – CYCLONES IN INDIA

    A cyclone is defined as a powerful storm containing strong winds and rains.

  • INDIA’S FIRST SMOG TOWER

    Chief Minister of Delhi, will inaugurate India’s first smog tower at Baba Kharak Singh Marg in Connaught Place (CP), Delhi.

  • INDIA’S HIGHEST HERBAL PARK

    India’s highest herbal park, at a height of 11,000 feet, was inaugurated near Indo-China border at Mana village in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

  • GREENLAND

    for the first time on record, the summit of Greenland received rain and not snow, just as temperatures at the spot went above freezing for the third time in less than ten years.

  • GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA

    GSI launched upgraded GSI Mobile App (Beta Version)

  • GEO-TOURISM

    The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has identified certain geological sites across the Northeast for promotion of geo-tourism as some States in the region prepare to ‘unlock’ from September.

  • KIAGALI AGREEMENT

    The Union Cabinet has given its approval for ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer for phase down of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by India, adopted by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on October, 2016 at 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol held at Kigali, Rwanda.

  • AAROGYA DHARA- 2.0

    Recently launched initiative which commemorated the completion of two crore treatment under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY). It was organized to raise awareness about the program (AB-PMJAY) among poor households.

  • VRIKSHAROPAN ABHIYAN

    VRIKSHAROPAN ABHIYAN has been launched by Union Ministry of Coal & Mines.In this year, coal PSUs of the Ministry of Coal have set an ambitious target to cover 2385 hectares of area under “Go Greening” drive. Areas will be covered under bio-reclamation or plantation.

  • HIRAKUD RESERVOIR

    The Odisha Forest and Environment Department is all set to begin ‘Island Odyssey’ and ‘Hirakud Cruise’ ecotourism packages for tourists to islands inside the reservoir when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. ‘Cattle island’, one of three islands in the Hirakud reservoir, has been selected as a sight-seeing destination.Hirakud Dam is built across the Mahanadi River, close to Sambalpur city in Odisha in India.

  • DRAFT ELECTRICITY (PROMOTING RENEWABLE ENERGY THROUGH GREEN ENERGY OPEN ACCESS) RULES, 2021

    The Ministry of Power has circulated the “Draft Electricity (promoting renewable energy through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2021”.

  • GREATER ADJUTANT STORKS (GARUDA)

    Recently, Bihar has decided to tag greater adjutant storks locally known as ‘Garuda’ with GPS trackers to monitor their movement as part of efforts to conserve them.

  • PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT AMENDMENT RULES, 2021

    Environment Ministry notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021

  • RAMSAR WETLANDS

    Four more wetlands from India have been added to the Ramsar list and have been recognized as wetlands of global importance in accordance with the Ramsar Convention.

  • MAHITI FOR MAINS : IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON FISHES

    IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON FISHES

  • ODISHA COAST MAPPING

    The Odisha government has directed engineers of its Water Resources Department to prepare an action plan for the coastal stretches of the State, which are highly vulnerable to storm surges, within a month along with a map.

  • MERGER OF ELEPHANT AND TIGER CENSUS

    From December, India will move to a system that will count tigers and elephants as part of a common survey.

  • GREY MULLET

    Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has developed breeding and seed production technology of Grey Mullet (Madavai) under controlled conditions.

  • DOODH DURONTO

    Transportation of Milk through “Doodh Duronto” special trains from Renigunta of Andhra Pradesh to the National Capital has crossed ten crore litres mark.

  • WILDFIRES

    Thousands of people have fled parts of Greece due to raging uncontrolled wildfires.

  • ATLANTIC MERIDIONAL OVERTURNING CIRCULATION (AMOC)

    AMOC is getting weaker due to increase in global temperature

  • GRADED RESPONSE ACTION PLAN

    The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) issued an order to implement the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to effectively manage the COVID-19 in Delhi.

  • EXTREME WEATHER IN INDIAN OCEAN

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts extreme weather events in Indian ocean due to global warming

  • MULLAPERIYAR DAM

    Kerala seeks consent of Tamilnadu to construct new dam at Mullaperiyar

  • SATAT SCHEME

    Government has informed Parliament that  13 plants under SATAT have initiated supply of Compressed Bio Gas

  • COMMISSION FOR AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT FOR NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION

    The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Bill to formalise the Commission for Air Quality Management For National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas.

  • ASHWAGANDHA

    The Ministry of Ayush has collaborated with the U.K.’s London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to conduct a study on ‘Ashwagandha’ for promoting recovery from COVID-19.

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  • SUTLEJ RIVER POLLUTION

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Punjab and Rajasthan governments to submit quarterly compliance reports to Jal Shakti ministry about remedial action being taken to curb the inflow of effluent discharge into the Satluj and Beas.

  • LAND-SLIDES

    Nine tourists were killed after heavy boulders fell on their van following a landslip near Basteri in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh

  • GLOBAL CONSERVATION ASSURED TIGER STANDARDS

    14 Tiger reserves of India received the accreditation of the Global Conservation Assured|Tiger Standards (CA|TS)

  • G20 ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY MINISTERS MEET

    G20 environment and energy ministers meet recently concluded. India recently upheld its priority for climate protection at the  meet.

  • CLOUD-BURST

    At least seven people were killed, 17 injured and over 35 missing after a cloudburst hit a remote village of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • AVICENNIA MARINA

    Scientists of Department of Biotechnology (DBT)-Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar for the first time have decoded the reference-grade whole genome sequence of a highly salt-tolerant and salt-secreting mangrove species, Avicennia marina.

  • INDIA’S FIRST GREEN HYDROGEN PLANT

    IOC, India’s largest oil firm will build the country’s first ‘green hydrogen’ plant at its refinery in Mathura. This decision has been undertaken with the view of preparing for a future to cater to the growing demands cleaner forms of energy.

  • EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATE CHANGE

    World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has recently released a report citing the relations between extreme weather events and climate change

  • GREAT INDIAN BUSTARD

    Central government informed the Rajya Sabha that there were no Great Indian Bustards (GIB) in Kutch Bustard Sanctuary (KBS)

  • ARUN HYDRO-POWER PROJECT

    Nepal has inked a USD 1.3 billion deal with Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) of India to develop a 679-megawatt hydropower project in eastern Nepal.

  • BHARTIYA PRAKRITIK KRISHI PADHATI

    Government is implementing Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP) as a sub scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2020-21 for the promotion of traditional indigenous practices.

  • GECKO SPECIES

    Odisha’s forest officials have announced measures to preserve the newly discovered tiny gecko species of the genus Hemiphyllodactylus.

  • DEATH’S BY LIGHTNING

    At least 30 people were killed in separate incidents of lightning in various parts of the country in the past 24 hours.

  • MONK FRUIT

    The ‘monk fruit’ from China, which is known for its properties as non-caloric natural sweetener, was Monday introduced for field trials in Himachal Pradesh by the Palampur-based Council of Scientific Research and Industrial Technology-Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology (CSIR-IHBT) in Kullu.

  • FOREST DWELLERS ACT

    Union government directs States to expeditiously implement Forest Rights Act.

  • RE-WILDING OF TIGERS

    National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) under Section 38(O) of The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 specifies 3 ways about this

  • AYUSH MISSION

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the continuation of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme from 01-04-2021 to 31-03-2026

  • ANIMAL CORRIDOR

    The Rajasthan government will develop a tiger corridor connecting the newly proposed ‘Ramgarh Tiger Reserve’, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve.

  • CRYPTOGAMS

    India’s first cryptogamic garden was inaugurated in the Chakrata town of Dehradun, Uttarakhand

  • FLASH FLOODS

    Manjhi river in dharmasala, Himachal has created damage to the city due to overflow caused by a flashflood

  • LEMRU ELEPHANT RESERVE

    Chhattisgarh government has proposed to reduce the area of Lemru Elephant Reserve from 1,995 sq km to 450 sq km.

  • MARINE PLASTIC

    According to the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) Annual Report on Implementing the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, the plastic waste generated in 2018-19 was 3.3 million tonnes per year

  • ZIKA VIRUS

    Kerala is on alert of the Zika virus.

  • HIMALAYAN YAK

    The National Research Centre on Yak (NRCY) at Dirang in West Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh, has tied up with the National Insurance Company Ltd. for insuring High-altitude Yak.

  • MATSYA SETU APP

    Online course app that aims to disseminate the latest freshwater aquaculture technologies to the aqua farmers of the country.

  • FLY ASH

    National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) for sale of fly ash, in its endeavour to achieve 100% utilization of fly ash, from the designated plants of the Middle East and other regions.

  • LAST ICE AREA

    A part of the Arctic’s ice called “Last Ice Area”, located north of Greenland, has melted before expected. Scientists had believed this area was strong enough to withstand global warming.

  • GREEN FREIGHT CORRIDOR-2

    Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways  inaugurated the loading operation for the maiden voyage of coastal shipping service Green Freight Corridor-2 from Kochi to Beypore and Azhikkal ports

  • NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

    SC directs NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority) to issue norms for financial help to kin of Covid victims

  • GREEN FREIGHT CORRIDOR-2

    Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways  inaugurated the loading operation for the maiden voyage of coastal shipping service Green Freight Corridor-2 from Kochi to Beypore and Azhikkal ports.

  • BREAK IN MONSOON

    The progress of the monsoon has stalled since June 19, leaving many parts of the country experiencing deficient rainfall. This monsoon “break” is likely to continue till the second week of July, as is the heatwave currently affecting parts of north western and central India, according to IMD

  • SATAT SCHEME

    Petroleum ministry pushed for more steps to provide more fillip  to Satat scheme.

  • LEAF COALITION

    LEAF (Lowering Emissions by Accelerating Forest Finance) Coalition was announced at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate, 2021.

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - June 2021

  • BLUE FINNED MASHEER

    THE BLUE-FINNED Mahseer, which was on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) red list of endangered species, has now moved to the ‘least concern’ status

  • WORLD BANK STUDY ON BLACK CARBON

    World bank recently conducted a research on impact of Black Carbon on Glaciers of Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindu Kush (HKHK) mountain ranges.

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