Environmentalism: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

2019 edition of World Cities Day (WCD)

The World Cities Day (WCD) is observed every year on 31 October to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world. The 2019 theme “Changing the world: innovations and a better life for ..

Land Degradation Neutrality

The three important components of land are soil, water and biodiversity. These three components working together create goods and services which provide a foundation for sustainable livelihoods and peaceful co-existence between peoples. What is Land Degradation? Land Degradation refers to reduction or loss in the quality of land especially its topsoil, vegetation, and/or water resources, due to excessive ..

Japan resumes commercial whaling

On 1st July 2019, Japan officially resumed commercial whaling after more than 30 years of limiting whale hunts to scientific purposes — a policy that still resulted in the deaths of hundreds of whales every year. The hunts come after Japan’s withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC). The move is slammed by anti-whaling activists ..

2nd edition of World Bicycle Day (WBD-2019)

The 2nd edition of World Bicycle Day (WBD-2019) is observed by United Nations (UN) on 3rd June to encourage a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation. The day is now being associated with promoting a healthy lifestyle for those with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The bicycle is a ..

2019 World Earth Day(WED)

The World Earth Day (WED) is observed every year on 22nd of April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This is a day which is meant to emphasise the need to protect the planet and preserve its environment. The day also marks the anniversary of the Modern Environmental Movement, started in 1970. The 2019 theme ..