Category: III. Environ,Bio-Diversity and Disaster


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 30 total views   Noise Pollution   Noise Pollution In March 2011, MoEF set up real time monitoring centres in seven Indian cities The results indicate that the ambient noise in residential and commercial areas is far in excess not just Read more…

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 30 total views   Indian Geography   Location Q: Why is India’s north-south distance (3214 km) more than the east-west distance (2933), though both latitudinal and longitudinal extent of India is about 30 degree? A: This is because the distance between Read more…

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 21 total views   GMO – Genetically Modified Organisms   BT Brinjal In 2006, Maharashtra Hybird Seeds Company submitted biosafety and efficacy data to the GEAC and applied for permission to conduct large-scale trials At the same time SC imposed a Read more…

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 33 total views   Environment and Sustainable Development   Convention on Biodiversity Opened for signature at the Earth Summit in 1992 and entered into force on December 29, 1993 There are 193 parties. Its secretariat is based in Montreal, Canada. US Read more…

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 21 total views     Disaster Nuclear Catastrophes: International Nuclear Event Scale Introduced in 1990 by IAEA Enables prompt communication of safety significance in case of nuclear accidents Logarithmic There are 7 levels: 3 incident levels and 4 accident levels Level Read more…

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 12 total views     Action on Climate Change   Climate Change It is the long term change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time Though it has been happening naturally for millions of years, in recent Read more…

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 21 total views   Climate Change – Environment   July 2011 National Environmental Appraisal and Monitoring Authority would soon be setup   India UK UK-India Business Climate Leaders Group has been constituted. Comprising of leading CEOs the group will work on Read more…

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 14 total views   Forest and its Importance   Forests are an important component of our environment and are dominated by microorganisms, flowering plants, shrubs, climbers, dense trees and provide a vast habitat for wild animals. Forests also contribute to the Read more…

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 18 total views   Wildlife and its Conservation   Wild life refers to the undomesticated animals living in their natural habitats (forests, grasslands and deserts) an area without human habitation. They are needed for maintaining biological diversity. It also helps in Read more…

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 18 total views   Rainwater Harvesting   Rainwater harvesting is a technique of collecting and storing rainwater for future use. It is a traditional method of storing rain water in underground tanks, ponds, lakes, check dams and used in future. The Read more…

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