PMUY

Topics Covered: Schemes for the vulnerable sections of the society.   PMUY   What to study? For Prelims: PMU- key features. For Mains: PMUY- objectives, features, significance and measures needed to sustain the momentum.   Context: The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is hailed as a timely intervention to rectify the harm caused by Household Air …

India largest emitter of SO2 in world

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   India largest emitter of SO2 in world   Context: India is the largest emitter of anthropogenic sulphur dioxide in the world, as per the data released by environmental NGO Greenpeace on August 19, 2019. Anthropogenic sulphur dioxide is produced from burning of coal and …

Interplanetary pollution

Topics covered: Awareness in space. Interplanetary pollution   What to study? For prelims: Beresheet mission- objectives and key features. For mains: Interplanetary pollution- concerns, effects and solutions.   Context: On April 11, the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet attempted to land on the Moon, but crashed on the surface. It was carrying a number of items — …

Information Fusion Centre (IFC) for the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   Information Fusion Centre (IFC) for the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)   What to study? For Prelims: Key facts on IOR. For Mains: IOR- significance, potential, challenges to its security …

DRAFT NATIONAL RESOURCE EFFICIENCY POLICY

Topics covered: Conservation related issues.   DRAFT NATIONAL RESOURCE EFFICIENCY POLICY   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the policy. For Mains: Resource efficiency- need, significance, challenges and means to achieve it, NITI Aayog’s strategy on resource efficiency.   Context: Driven by serious sustainability concern, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change had proposed …