Snowfall In Sahara Desert

Snowfall In Sahara Desert   Context: Snowfall in Sahara Desert was a rare event. Snow settled on the sand and ice covered the sand dunes, after temperatures dropped below freezing point. Temperatures as high as 58 degrees Celsius, have been recorded there.   Snowfall The […]

Environmental Governance

Environmental Governance   Context: The Supreme Court has asked the Government if it will create an Indian Environmental Service (IES) as recommended by a committee headed by former Cabinet secretary T.S.R Subramanian in 2014.   T.S.R Subramanian committee report on environment: The Subramanian committee was set up to review the […]

Environment Ministry Rankings

Environment Ministry Rankings Context: A proposal by the Union Environment Ministry to “rank” and “incentivize” States on how quickly they could give environmental clearances to proposed infrastructure projects has drawn fire from environmentalists on the grounds that it contravenes basic principles of environmental regulation. Background: […]

Eco Fragile Himalayas

Eco Fragile Himalayas Context: Environmental issues have failed to dominate the campaign in an eco-fragile Uttarakhand Background: The frequent disasters in Uttarakhand are not only caused by nature but also due to an indiscriminate increase in hydropower projects. Uttarakhand mountain ecosystem faces various threats such […]