Air pollution: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Global Smart City Index: Indian cities slip; Singapore tops

On September 17, 2020, the Institute for Management Development along with Singapore University released the Smart City index for the year 2020. The report says that the Indian cities declined in their technological updates. Key ..

Air Pollution Reduces Life Expectancy by Five Years in India: AQLI

The Air Quality Life Index, developed by the Energy Policy Institute of The University of Chicago, has reported that pollution is the greatest risk to human life, especially in India, more than any other country ..

Delhi Government launches “Paudhe Lagao Paryavaran Bachao”

On July 2, 2020, the Delhi Government launched “Paudhe Lagao Paryavaran Bachao”. It means “Plant Trees, Save Environment”. Highlights The campaign is to run for 17 days. Around 31 lakh saplings are to be planted ..

GoI launches “Urban Forest” system

On July 2, 2020, the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar inaugurate urban forest at Comptroller Auditor General Office in Delhi. Highlights Around 1200 saplings of 59 indigenous species were planted. ..

Black Carbon & Glaciers

A recent study found that the concentration of black carbon in the Gangotri Glacier increased by 400 times in summer and had triggered the glacial melt. Sources of Black Carbon Black carbon is a fine ..