Road Safety and Environment

Safer roads for a greener, more sustainable environment  #GS-03 Environment  For Mains Road accidents vs Environment: In 2021, India reported 4,03,116 crashes, each of which adversely impacted the environment in various ways and in different degrees. Most vehicles contain toxic metals such as lead, mercury, […]

India’s net zero plan

India’s net zero plan #GS-03 Environment, Science and Technology For Prelims: What is Carbon Neutrality: Carbon neutrality is a state of net-zero carbon dioxide emissions. This however does not mean that a country does not emit carbon dioxide, it just means that the amount of […]

Saving the precious

Saving the precious #GS-03 Environment, #GS-01 Geography For Mains: Condition of India’s Ground water: The Total Annual Groundwater Recharge for the entire country is 437.60 billion cubic metres (bcm) out of which the quantity extracted was 239.16 bcm. A similar assessment in 2020 found that […]

Delhi’s air pollution

Delhi’s air pollution #GS-03 Environment and Ecology, Pollution Control For Prelims: About Graded Response Action Plan: Supreme Court’s in M. C. Mehta vs. Union of India (2016) expressed concerns regarding air quality in the National Capital Region of Delhi. The action plan was formulated in […]

Biomass Co-firing

Biomass Co-firing #GS-03 Environment  For Prelims: About Biomass Co-Firing: Biomass co-firing is the practice of substituting a part of the fuel with biomass at coal thermal plants. About Biomass: Biomass is plant or animal material used as fuel to produce electricity or heat. Examples include […]

Arth Ganga

Arth Ganga Context: Asok Kumar, the Director General of the National Mission for Clean Ganga, spoke about the Arth Ganga model during his virtual keynote address to the Stockholm World Water Week 2022 recently. Background: During the first National Ganga Council meeting in Kanpur in […]