Himachal suffers a loss of 1217.29 crores due to Rains

While presiding over a meeting to review monsoon related damages and losses in the State from July 1 to September 17, the Chief Minister said that 33 cloudburst and 391 landslides in the State resulted in the death of 264 persons and a loss of Rs 1,217.29 crores. He further added that the Public Works Department suffered a maximum loss of Rs 735 crore while the loss suffered by theRead More

Himachal Forests Current Affairs

Waste-to-Taste Cafe Scheme

The Himachal Pradesh Minister of Forest, Govind Simgh Thakur, launched the Waste -to – taste cafe scheme in Kullu. The cafe will be managed by Kullu Municipal Corporation and would be open to public. Residents can give glass l, e- waste or plastic to authority at a particular place and get a coupon in return to buy a meal. Residents can have coffee, ice- cream, pizza and burger. The ministerRead More

Earth Overshoot Day 2018 falls on August 1

UPSC Mains General Studies Paper III Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Earth Overshoot Day 2018 to fall on 1st August Earth Overshoot Day will fall on August 1 this year This is the earliest date since ecological overshoot began in early 1970s. This year the overshoot day falls a day earlier than the last year’s. What is Earth Overshoot Day? It’s the date on which annual demand of humanityRead More

National Moth Week to be observed from July 21 to July 29

India is observing National Moth Week from July 21 to July 29 The National Moth Week encourages people to observe and document moths in backyards and neighbourhoods. India is among the 40 countries in which citizen scientists and enthusiasts will be documenting insects What is the main aim of National moth Week? To increase the awareness about the insects When and Where was the National Moth Week started? Scientists ofRead More

Daily Current Affairs for UPSC – 25th Feb 2016

Daily Current Affairs For UPSC Civil Services. News analysis – 25 February 2016   India is the world’s largest arms importer for 2011-2015 India accounted for 14% of the global arms imports in the 2011-2015 time-frame, as revealed by a report on international arms transfers released by a global think-tank, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). What is SIPRI?:Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is an independent international institute dedicated to researchRead More

Environment/Ecology topics for UPSC 2015

Environment/Ecology topics for UPSC 2015: RhoDIS: RhoDIS (Rhino DNA Indexing System). This system is developed in South Africa and is in use in various african nations. Assam government is considering introducing RhoDIS (Rhino DNA Indexing System), a DNA-based forensic tool to probe and prosecute suspects involved cases of rhino poaching. The tool will be used in the collection of each individual rhino’s unique DNA profile and developing a database whichRead More

Tiger Reserves in India – Environment/Ecology notes

Tiger Reserves in India- Environment/Ecology notes for UPSC,SSC etc. (As on 1st January 2015): Assam Kaziranga Tiger Reserve Manas Tiger Reserve Nameri Tiger Reserve Arunachal Pradesh Namdapha Tiger Reserve Pakhui Tiger Reserve Andhra Pradesh Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve Bihar Valmiki Tiger Reserve Chhattisgarh Achanakmar Tiger Reserve Indravati Tiger Reserves Udanti & Sitanadi Tiger Reserve Jharkhand Palamau Tiger Reserve Karnataka Bandipur Tiger Reserve Nagarhole (extension) Tiger Reserve Bhadra Tiger Reserve Anshi DandeliRead More