Governance & Social Justice
- Generic Only Model : Concepts and Concerns
- Consumer Protection Bill 2018 Passed By Lok Sabha
- Global Burden of Disease Report by Lancet
- Adivasis in Chhattisgarh & M.P.
- Menstrual Hygiene for Rural Women
- Global Nutrition Report 2018
- What Is Sextortion Law J&k
- Human Microbiome
- Tele-Robotic Surgery
- Prevention of Malaria’s Side Effects
- Opioid Overdose Crisis
- India To Give Bhutan Rs. 4500 Crore
- IMO’s New Rule for Oil
- G20 Summit 2018
- Geopolitical Importance of Island States
- Strengthening Of Boko Haram
- US China Trade War
- Why India Paying Iran with Rupees?
- Trans Regional Maritime Pact
- Trump’s Syria Withdrawal
- India will Give Maldives $1.4 Billion
- Australia Recognized West Jerusalem As Israeli Capital
- China Taiwan Relations Indepth analysis
- Shahpur Kandi Dam Project Get Approval
- Qatar Exit To OPEC
- Farm Loan Waivers Good or Bad?
- Issues with ultra mega power projects
- Importance of Soybean for Malwa Region
- What is Public Credit Registry ?
- Financial Literacy for Financial Inclusion, Jan Dhan Yojna
- Dharavi Redevelopment Project 2018
- Bogibeel Bridge
- Global Wage Report 2018
- RBI 5th Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy
- Direct Benefit Transfer for Electricity
- Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
- National Pension System
- Troubling Power Sector
- Train 18: Fastest Train in Nation
- Oxytocin Ban Removed
Defence & Security
Science & Technology
- Mission Gaganyaan Approved
- Ethanol Blending
- Project Dragon Fly
- Swaminathan Calls GM Crops A Failure
- China’s Change E-4 Mission
- 3D printing in Pharma sector
- Womb Transplant
- Supreme Court On Rafale Deal
- GSAT-7A Launched
- Saturn to Lose Its Rings
- ISRO’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle
- Bharat Net Project
- Indian Navy gets Submarine Rescue System
- Transgenic Rise with Reduced Arsenic
- Global Hackathon on Artificial Intelligence
- Cheap Hydrogen Production
- NASA’s Insight Spacecraft
- Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti
- Life on Titan (Saturn’s Moon)
- What is COP 24 ?
- What is rat-hole mining
- Structural Reform for Decarbonising India
- Marine Vegetation To Mitigate Ocean Acidification
- Impact of Ocean Warming On Great Southern Reef
- What is Bio-Diversity Offsetting
- Atmospheric Iodine Will Destroy bad Ozone
- UN’S WMO : 2018 4th Hottest Year On Record
- Effects of Drugs Discharge into Yamuna river
Spice of the Month
Prelims bits ||Reports & Indices
Highlights of the Report:
- 26% of global premature deaths and disease burden are due to air pollution.
- In India, 1/8th deaths happened because of ailments by air pollution. Air pollution infuses more risk of death than even smoking.
- Average life expectancy – Life expectancy depends on some factors e.g. birth year, current age of the individual, demographic factor etc.
- The reports highlights that average life expectancy would have been increased at least by 1.7 years higher if air pollution levels were less than the minimum level causing health loss.
- Average exposure norms – WHO recommends average exposure norms being at 10 micrograms per cubic meter for PM 2.5. In every state in India has way more than this recommendation.
- National Ambient Air Quality – recommends the limit in India of PM (Particulate Matters) being at 40 micrograms per cubic meter. In India, it is four times higher than that of WHO. It clearly states that air quality in India is deleterious.
- Agricultural Sector –
- Agriculture is in the State list of constitution of India. So, the central govt. and state govt. should work in coherence.
- Improper mechanism to handle the agricultural wastes seldom leads to stubble burning.
- Mechanism to collect the farm residues
- Happy seeder machines should be frugally used. There should be auction to get the Happy Seeder machines to the farmers.
- Rural Pollution – Intensive usage of biomass, biogas, solar cookers would reduce the pollution caused by solid fuels for cooking purposes, accounting mainly for indoor air pollution.
LPG connections under the UJWALA Yojna also don’t reduce the solid fuels usage because of higher charges of refilling the gas cylinders.
- Urban Pollution – By the use of cleaner fuels can alleviate the environment. Pollution caused by the traffic vehicles is one hornet’s nest in this scenario. Giving incentives on public transport can be a way.
- Global Experiences – By WHO, 14 out 15 cities which are facing pollution belong to India. This emphasizes also to use proper policies. Cities like Mexico and Beijing can be exemplary in this area to take lessons from these cities