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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 10, Jan 2022
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Cheetah reintroduction project

Reference News:-The Government is preparing to translocate the first batch of eight from South Africa and Namibia to Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh soon after the situation linked to the current third wave of Covid-19 becomes normal, and total 50 in various parks ove

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 31, Dec 2021
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Ken-Betwa interlinking project

Context:The Ken-Betwa river interlinking project will lead to the submergence of a major portion of the core area of the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, triggering a major loss of the tiger and its major prey species such as chital and sambar, accordi

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  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 28, Dec 2021
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Rejection of UNSC Draft on Climate Change

Why in News?Recently, India joined Russia in opposing a draft proposal at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to bring climate change into its purview.What is the draft resolution?The draft resolution allows UNSC to enforce and hold countries accountable for their promi

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 27, Dec 2021
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Garbage Free Cities

Reference News-Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), launched the ‘Azadi@75 Star Rating Protocol of Garbage Free Cities- Toolkit 2022′.It is the most important governance tool of waste management – the Star Rating Protocol for Garbage Free Cities.

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  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 27, Dec 2021
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What are Flex Fuel Vehicles?

Reference News:-Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has for long been advocating the use of flex-fuel to power cars and motorcycles sold in India.Recently, at an industry event, the transport minister revealed that he has issued an advisory to all carma

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  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 24, Dec 2021
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Ethanol

Why in News?Department of Food & Public Distribution notified modified scheme to enhance ethanol distillation capacity in the country for producing 1st Generation (1G) ethanol from feed stocks such as cereals (rice, wheat, barley, corn & sorghum), sugarcane, suga

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  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 23, Dec 2021
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Olive Ridley Turtle

Why in News?The Zoological Survey of India has recently started tagging  endangered Olive Ridley Turtles in Odisha.The scientists have recently tagged some turtles in Bay of Bengal.These tags are made of aluminum.Key Facts:According to ZSI, it will

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  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 22, Dec 2021
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NIRA

Why in News?The Central government is working on the establishment of an exclusive body to implement projects for linking rivers- To be called the National Interlinking of Rivers Authority (NIRA). Functions of NIRA:It is expected to take up both inter-State and intra

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  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 22, Dec 2021
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Black Carbon level at Himalayan glacier

Why in News?A recent study by scientists at the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) states that the black carbon concentrations near the Gangotri glacier rose 400 times in summer.What is Black carbon?It is a potent climate-warming component of particu

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  • RAOS, Jaipur
  • 22, Dec 2021
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Biological Diversity Act, 2002

Environmentalists have expressed concern over amendments to the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 on the grounds that it prioritises intellectual property and commercial trade at the expense of the Act’s key aim of conserving biological resources.The amended Bill was drafted in r

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