Forest Fires Current Affairs, GK & News

Report: India at top in Emissions related to Crop Burning

Climate tech start-up, Blue Sky Analytics, published its report on emissions related to crop burning. In the report, India has been ranked at the top position. Key Points As per report, India accounted for 13 per cent of total global emissions in the period of 2015-2020. Report notes a 12.2 percent contribution by India towards ..

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Wildfires in Algeria: Highlights

Wildfires in Algeria have killed 42 people including 25 soldiers. Highlights President of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, expressed condolences for 25 soldiers. They lost their life while rescuing people at the epicentre of the blazes. Areas of Bejaiea and Tizi Ouzou are epicentre of the blazes. Dozens of fires started in Kabyle region also. The Kabyle ..

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Forest Fire in Mizoram

The Indian Air Force recently deployed two Mi-17V5 helicopters equipped with Bambi Bucket to control the forest fires. The forest fires have been raging in the hills of south Mizoram. Most Fire Prone Zones The Lunglei and Aizwal of Mizoram where the forest fires are currently raging is the most fire-prone zone in India according ..

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What is Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) alert?

The Global Forest Watch recently reported that India recorded 82,170 forest fire alerts between April 1, 2021 and April 14, 2021. This is nearly double the number reported during the same period in 2020. The alert was based on the data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). What is VIIRS? VIIRS is a ..

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What is Forest fire Season?

In April 2021, Uttarakhand recorded 361 forest fire incidents in just five days. During this period, over 567 hectares of forests have been destroyed. This includes 380 hectares of reserve forest areas. Though forest fire seasons occur every year, the damaged caused this year is high. What is a forest fire season? Every year forest ..

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