Pollution: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Andhra Environment Management Corporation launched

The Andhra Environment Management Corporation has been launched with the aim of collection, segregation and scientific disposal off industrial waste to mark the World Environment Day on June 5. With industrial waste emerging as a potent form of environmental pollution, the state government has pledged that the new corporation will ensure that industries follow all ..

Reintroduction of Burbot

The burbot, a freshwater predatory cod, is to be reintroduced into the freshwater habitats of UK after half a century. Burbot It is the only cod fish that lives in freshwater habitats. It resembles a tadpole and lives at the bottom of rivers. It is also known as the lingcod or the eelpout. Though it ..

Luxembourg abolishes fares for public transport systems

Luxembourg, a small European country has abolished fares for public transport systems including trains, trams and buses. All standard-class journeys on public transport in the country are now available for free of charge. This decision has been taken to tackle road congestion and pollution, and also to support low earners of the country. This will ..

Pollution in India: Short Essay

The problem of pollution has its roots in the problem of overpopulation. Humans have created too much trash and there is too little space on the planet to dump it in. Landfills are filling up faster than ever. Incinerators are creating more air pollution than the trash. With both population and pollution increasing at equal ..

Ripu Daman Bevli named Plogging Ambassador of India

The Fit India Plogging Run which commenced on October 2nd concluded in New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on December 5th. This is the first such plogging run in India and it covered 50 cities with the participation of over 36 lakh people. The Plog Run achieves the objectives of two major Indian campaigns: Fit India ..

Climate change is damaging health of children: Lancet report

According to the new report published in the Lancet, scientists and health experts warn that children across the world will suffer from infectious diseases, malnutrition and air pollution worsened by climate change. ‘The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is a comprehensive yearly analysis tracking progress across 41 key indicators. The annual project is ..

Debayan Saha invents PM 2.5 device to curb air pollution

Debayan Saha, a mechanical engineering graduate from IIT Kharagpur, has invented a device called “PM 2.5” which he claimed when fitted near the silencer pipe in vehicles will curb air pollution. The technology developed by him uses a combination of electric energy and wave energy to influence the pollutants like PM 2.5 such that they ..

Plastic Pollution In India

A Plastic is any material which consists of any of the several synthetic/semi-synthetic organic compounds which are linked together and form a malleable surface which can then be molded into solid objects. About plastics Due to the low cost, the comparative ease with which plastics can be manufactured and their versatility, plastics have found usage ..