GS-III: Environment & DM

International Conference on Sustainable Water Management

December 10, 2018

India is all set to host the International conference on Sustainable water management. It is the first ever international conference on Sustainable water management under the aegis of National Hydrology Project, Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. The conference is being organised by Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) on 10th and

What are the steps taken by India to counter climate change?

December 4, 2018

India has always advocated the principle of the common burden, differential responsibility according to the respective capability to counter climate change. India has undertaken ambitious mitigation and adaptation projects to tackle climate change. Indian efforts to tackle climate change: India, even though not a part of the problem, has taken a leadership role in the

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What are the expectations of India from COP-24?

December 4, 2018

The 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is being held at Katowice, Poland from 2nd December 2018 to 14th December 2018. Expectations for India from COP-24: COP-24 is eagerly watched as it is expected to finalize guidelines for implementation of the Paris Agreement adopted in 2016.

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Why most Indian cities are failing to tackle Air Pollution?

October 30, 2018

The Indian cities which are the nucleus of economic development are choking due to the worsening air quality. This deteriorating quality of air has led to Supreme Court to refer Delhi as Gas Chamber. But the menace of air pollution is not just limited to Delhi. Almost all the urban centres are facing this daunting

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How the Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) in Odisha can aid in averting the harmful impacts of the cyclones?

October 30, 2018

Odisha being the coastal state is prone to cyclones that cause huge loss of life and property. The Odisha government has launched the Early Warning Dissemination System which is a first-of-its-kind technology in India. The system can simultaneously warn coastal communities and fisherfolk about impending cyclone and tsunami through siren towers. The Early Warning Dissemination System

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