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[T25] UPSC Mock Round#43: Environment & Geography Practice Questions- Global Climate Risk Index 2020, Bog wetland and More

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Prologue Climate Change Pollution: Air Pollution: Water Biodiversity Flora Fauna Energy Agriculture Geography of India Prologue Time Limit: 30 minutes. 2 Marks for correct answer; -0.66 marks for wrong answers. Mitron, my [T25] series contains 25 Mock MCQ sets primarily aimed at UPSC IAS/IPS Civil Service exam aspirants. I usually don’t give direct answers below the MCQs but indirect hints. …

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[Current] Sept-2016: Environment, Agriculture, Space, Public Healthcare, ICT: Scramjet, SCATSAT, 3DR; Kibali Summit & More

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Prologue Environment & Agriculture: Sept-2016 Ratification of Paris Summit Kigali summit and HFCs Env: Disasters and Typhoons Env: Pollution & Energy Env: Flora-Fauna Agriculture Public Healthcare: Sept-2016 Mosquito & Fever related Genetics related Innovation and Research Yearbook type Space-Tech: Sept-2016 Mobile & IT: Sept-2016 Prologue September 2016: Current affairs development in environment, medicine, IT and space tech. (Defense I’ll combine …

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[Environment] Solar Cooperative Farms, Occupational Diseases, Earth Wobbling, Bangladeshi Wheat Blast & More

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Clean Energy related Energy: Solar cooperative farms Energy: Hydel Agriculture and Food Bread Carcinogens Wheat Blast Flora Fauna Marine Biodiversity Earth, Climate Change, Disasters Mains GS3: Pollution Salt Pan workers &Law commission Silicosis and Supreme Court Science Technology Resuable space shuttle Atomic Force Microscope  Prologue In the previous part, we saw polity related current affairs from May-2016. This part contains …

[Energy] DeenDayal GramJyoti, National LED-Program, Synthetic Gas, Floating Solar plants, Agnisumukh LPG

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Deendayal Upadhyaya GramJyoti Yojana LED Schemes under Modi-raj Theory CFL vs LED vs Bulb lights? #1: National Program for LED streetlights & home lights #2: DELP: Delhi-wallo LED lelo Yojana Floating solar powerplant Synthetic Gas & CNR Rao Agnisumukh LPG stove Direct sale of bio-diesel by manufacturers Misc. Developments Mock Questions Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDLJ DDUGJY) When? Cabinet …

[GS3] Environment: Pusa Hydrogel, Eco-Cooker, Microgrid Power, Net Metering, Earth Overshoot

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Pusa Hydrogel Eco-Cooker Micro-grid power generation Rajiv Gandhi Net-metering se Bill kum karlo Yojana Earth overshoot day Pusa Hydrogel Topic in news: Oct 2014, Hindu; Relevance: GS3- Science-Technology / conservation; Who? Indian Agricultural Research institute, New Delhi What? Pusa Hydrogel is a granular product. Made by cross-linking hydrophilic (water-loving) polymers. Mix the dry powder with seeds + 10 times soil …

[GS3] Pollution: National Air Quality Index, SAFAR Technology, Parafoil Drone, Pthalates

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#1: National Air quality index (AQI): WHY? Features of new AQI Criticism of new Air Quality Index #2: SAFAR #3: Smog sucker Chinese Parafoil drone #4: Pthalates, Airfresheners and Pollution Mock Questions National Air quality index (AQI): WHY? Mains Relevance: GS3: Environmental Pollution. Part of the Swatch Bharat Abhiyan, Modi wants to inform public about the pollution and its ill-effects. …

[Cropping] Agroforestry: Meaning, Benefits, National Agroforestry policy 2014- Salient features of

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Prologue What is Agroforestry? Direct Benefits of Agro-forestry Indirect Benefits of Agro-forestry National Agro-Forest policy 2014 Mock Questions Prologue Topic in news 2014, Feb: India becomes first country to have separate policy on agroforestry 2014, Oct: Hindu column listing benefits of Agroforestry. Relevance for Mains exam? GS2: Government policies for development of various sectors. GS3: (1) Environmental conversation  (2) Cropping …

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[Conservation] Preventing Elephant-Train collissions, Dehorning Rhinos to protect’em from Poaching

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Elephant Killer trains Dehorning Rhinos to ‘Protect’ them Elephant Killer trains Topic in news because W.Bengal Government cameup with a “Tughlakhi” idea- sterilization to control elephant population, to reduce train accidents!  Thankfully, Supreme Court has stopped them. Suggest reforms: Put danger signs near Elephant areas- so Locopilot proceeds carefully. Order locopilots to drive at 25 kmph speed through such areas. …

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[Yearbook] Environment Ministry’s fast-track approach, Green E-Clearance & Green Laws Panel

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Fast track initiatives: Environment ministry CAMPA Order, 2014 Pollution control Border roads Naxal areas Green E-Clearance Green Law panel Fast track environment = dangerous Fast track initiatives: Environment ministry Here is a brief summary of the fast track reforms taken by Modi government’s environment ministry, to address the issues of policy paralysis and environmental clearances. CAMPA Order, 2014 Will setup …

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[Forest Survey 2013] Types of Forest cover, ResourceSAT, Mangroves, Agroforestry, Urban forestry & more stupid rankings

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Prologue Forest Survey Report 2013 Limitations of ResourceSAT in forest survey [Act 1] Forest cover & Tree Cover How does India have 21% forest cover? Ranking: Forest covered area Ranking altitude wise Ranking: growth of Forest cover Forest cover: Misc. factoids Tree cover Ranking tree cover [Act 2] Mangroves and Bamboos Ranking: Mangrove States/UT [Act 3] Forest Growth factors [Act …

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[Economic Survey] Ch12: Sustainable Development, Millennium Development Goals, MDG, SDG, NAPCC, WTO Solar subsidies

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[Act 1] MDG, SDG, Kyoto Agreements #1: Millennium Development goals (MDG) MDG & India Budget 2014 on sustainable Development #2: Sustainable Development goals (SDG) #3: Kyoto and WARSAW #4: Fodder: Future agreements #5: Fodder: Emission cuts vs India [Act 2] Climate funding CF#1: Global environment facility (GEF) CF#2: National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) Fodder: Climate finance problems [Act 3] India …