Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2019

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2019 What to study? For Prelims: About CCPI- features, criteria and performance of various countries. For Mains: Concerns for India, areas for improvement and the need for government’s active involvement in controlling climate change. Context: The latest edition of Climate …

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Conservation related issues. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Categorization of IUCN red list, features and criteria, recent additions from India to the list.   Context: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has added …

Heavy metals contaminating rivers

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Heavy metals contaminating rivers What to study? For Prelims: What are heavy metals? For Mains: Key findings, contamination and concerns. Context: Central Water Commission (CWC) has released a report on heavy metals contaminating Indian rivers. Background: The exercise was limited to surface water and did not cover groundwater contamination. Value …

Insights into Editorial: An Asian engine driven by India and China

Insights into Editorial: An Asian engine driven by India and China Introduction: The world today is undergoing a fundamental transformation and there are several facets to the emerging uncertainty. Today, the momentum in manufacturing activity has weakened to levels unseen since the global financial crises. Investor and business confidence even in emerging markets is at …