Ecology: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Earth Overshoot Day: observed on August 22

“Earth Overshoot Day” was observed on 22nd August. The international research organization Global Footprint Network, which is also a partner organization of the New Economics Foundation observes the day every year. What is the significance of the day? Earth Overshoot Day is observed to indicate the human’s demand for resources in the earth exceeds the ..

Railways bans use of single-use plastic

The world is actually littered with plastics. The rapid pilferation of plastics has contaminated land spaces and takes up massive amounts of dump fill space. The pollution is even more critical as plastics take a long time to degrade. What are single-use plastics? The single-use plastics are the plastics which are most commonly used for ..

Jamnagar Refinery to produce only Jet Fuel and Petrochemicals

In light of the growing uncertainty over the future of gasoline-powered cars, one of the world’s largest oil refineries and India’s largest oil refinery, the Reliance Industries owned Jamnagar Refinery has decided to eliminate most of liquid fuels portfolio to produce only a specific variety of high-end fuels. What has happened? The RIL-board is concerned ..

Species Protection in India

India is home to diverse species of both flora and fauna which are found all across the nation. While the Indian Government is concerned about the protection of the biodiversity of India, a few species are under threat. For the protection of such species, the Indian government has instituted various norms for the protection. To ..

2019 edition of International Day of Tropics

The International Day of the Tropics is observed every year on June 29 to raise awareness to the specific challenges faced by tropical areas, the far-reaching implications of the issues affecting the world’s tropical zone and the need, at all levels, to raise awareness and to underline the important role that countries in the tropics ..