Page-21 of GS-III: Conservation Environmental Pollution Degradation

How the emission trading scheme can aid India in curbing the emissions?

India has an ambitious target of reducing the emission intensity of by 33-35% of GDP from 2005 levels. This requires a multi-dimensional approach from India. Emission trading scheme (ETS) provides a comprehensive approach in this direction. An ETS is a ..

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What are the recommendations of the Niti Aayog task force on Biomass management?

Niti Ayog had constituted a task force on Biomass management under the CII-NITI Aayog Cleaner Air-Better Life initiative. The CII-NITI Aayog Cleaner Air-Better Life initiative was started in November, 2016, when Delhi was badly hit by smog during Diwali. The ..

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What are the findings of the census conducted in the East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem (EGREE) region to record the presence of uncommon species?

The census conducted in the East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem (EGREE) region including the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary and parts of Mada forest and Papikondalu regions. Findings of the census: The number of water bird species has declined by half in ..

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How the Energy Management Centre (EMC) of Kerala has achieved a status of energy positive campus?

The Energy Management Centre (EMC), an autonomous institution under the Kerala government has achieved the status of energy-positive campus. The ‘Global Status Report 2017: Towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector,’ published by the United Nations Environment ..

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What is the current status of conservation of Asiatic Lion?

The endangered Asiatic lion ones extended over large areas of southwest Asia is now confined to Gir sanctuary in Gujarat has fought back from the verge of extinction. Its population has increased to more than 600. They are a major ..

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What are the objectives, features and significance of the recently announced GOBAR-Dhan initiative?

The government introduced new scheme Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) in the budget of 2018-19. The Scheme aims to manage and convert cattle dung and solid waste in farms to compost, bio-gas and bio-CNG. Objectives of the scheme: Keeping the ..

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