Climate change: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
Global Himalayan Expedition won the UN Global Climate Action Award
Published: October 28, 2020
Indian organisation named Global Himalayan Expedition wins UN Global Climate Action Award for combating climate change amid COVID-19 pandemic. About GHE is a corporation that manages ‘Impacts Expeditions’ to the Himalayan villages in native areas. These expeditions will have a valid cause. For instance, to set up solar energy in remote villages. Significance of GHE ..
Category: Awards, Persons & Places in News
State of Climate Services Report of WMO: Key Facts
Published: October 15, 2020
The World Meteorological Organization of United Nations recently released the “State of Climate Report”. Key Findings of the Report One on three individuals are not covered by disaster warning systems Frequency, severity and intensity of extreme climate events and weather have increased More than 108 million were affected by disasters such as floods, storms, droughts ..
Zoological Survey of India: Climate Change has driven butterflies and moths to higher Himalayas
Published: October 12, 2020
The Study conducted by the Zoological Survey of India says that climate Change has driven Lepidoptera species to higher habitats of Himalayas. Himalayas is home to 35% of Lepidoptera species that are found in India. Lepidoptera species include butterflies, skippers and moths. Skippers are intermediate groups between moths and butterflies. The study was funded by ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Iodic Acid drives Arctic Amplification: Key Facts, Reasons, Impacts, Causes
Published: October 9, 2020
An International team of scientists from the Stockholm University have identified that the iodic acid is the key driver of aerosol particle formation in The Arctic. These aerosols are responsible for the Arctic amplification. Their presence in the region has increased lately. What is Arctic amplification? In the past 30 years the Arctic region has ..
World Bank: Biennial Poverty and Shared Prosperity report
Published: October 8, 2020
On October 7, 2020, the World bank released the biennial poverty and shared prosperity report. According to the report, around 150 million people are likely to enter extreme poverty due to covid-19 pandemic in different countries. To counter this, countries should prepare for a different economy by allowing labour capital skills and innovation to move ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs