National Green Tribunal (NGT)

National Green Tribunal (NGT) Context: Supreme Court has held in a judgment recently that NGT is a “unique” institution established for enforcement of environmental rights protected under the Right to Life and the Parliament has not excessively delegate power to the Centre by authorising it to establish […]

Cyclone Asani

Cyclone Asani Context: • Severe cyclonic storm Asani packing gale-force winds up to 120 kmph which is moving towards the east coast bringing along heavy rain, is likely to recurve in a north-northeastward direction on reaching near the shore and weaken gradually into a cyclonic […]

Semicon India 2022

Semicon India 2022 Context: • The SemiconIndia 2022, a 3 day conference was held where multiple number of agreements/pacts have been announced to realise the vision to turn India into a thriving semiconductor hub. About: • Semiconductors are materials which have a conductivity between conductors […]

Melting of Himalayan Glaciers

Melting of Himalayan Glaciers   Context: The government has carried out studies and maintains data regarding melting of glaciers in the Indian Himalayan region. Several Indian institutes/universities/organizations (Geological Survey of India (GSI), Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology(WIHG), National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), […]

Seagrasses

Seagrasses Context: • Based on field surveys and satellite data, the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management has estimated the total extent of seagrass ecosystem in India to be 516.59 km2. • The CO2 sequestration rate of seagrass ecosystem is estimated to be up to […]

Microplastics in Human Blood

Microplastics in Human Blood Context: • A study by researchers from The Netherlands has examined blood samples of 22 persons, all anonymous donors and healthy adults, and found plastic particles in 17 of them. What are micro plastics? • Microplastics are fragments of any type […]

Estimating India’s space sector

Estimating India’s space sector Context: Two premier institutes in the country HR Centre for development studies under Indian Institute of space science and technology have attempted at measuring the size of India’s space economy. About: • The reports have arrived at a figure of ₹36,794 […]

State of the Textile Industry

State of the Textile Industry   Context: • South Asia has been the leading player in the global textile industry in the recent past, with lower production costs it has made the production of the textiles very cost competitive. Background: • As mentioned above South […]