Widespread Heatwave

Widespread Heatwave Context: India is facing an unusually long series of heatwaves that began in the end of March and scorched north India for most of April. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said April was the hottest in northwest India in 122 years. It has […]

Drying Up of Rivers

Drying Up of Rivers   Context: • Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri Bishweswar Tudu in a written reply in Lok Sabha stated that the per capita annual water availability in the country has progressively reduced due to increase in population, urbanization, improved lifestyle […]

Olive Ridley Turtles

Olive Ridley Turtles Context: • There has been a decline of the population of the Olive Ridley Turtles on India’s east coast especially in the Godavari mangrove region. Background: • This region also includes Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary which also nests the olive ridley turtles. • […]

World Water Day

World Water Day   Context: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has urged people to take the pledge to save every drop of water on World Water Day. On this occasion, he has also appreciated all those individuals and organisations who are working towards saving […]

Transition Towards a Circular Economy

Transition Towards a Circular Economy Context: • In the Budget speech this year, the Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, emphasized the role of cleaner technologies such as solar energy and batteries in India’s future economic growth. • In addition, she mentioned the importance of transitioning to […]

Mumbai Climate Action Plan

Mumbai Climate Action Plan Context: • On 13th March, Mumbai Climate Action Plan (MCAP) was released, which was prepared by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Background: • Amid warnings of climate change leading to extreme weather events in the city, the civic body has started preparing […]