Environment

13 May | UPSC Current Affairs: Panama, Hindon River, History Sheets, Sperm Whale, FLiRT & More

GS Paper 1 Panama News: The incoming president of Panama has vowed to make big changes to help alleviate the U.S. border crisis. Central American Position: Panama is situated on the Isthmus of Panama, serving as a narrow land bridge connecting North and South America. Borders and Surroundings: It shares borders with Costa Rica and […]

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Coral Reefs: Types, Formation, Threats and Significance | UPSC

Introduction Coral reefs are among the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on the planet, providing habitats for a vast array of marine life and offering numerous benefits to humans. However, these delicate ecosystems face a myriad of threats that endanger their existence. Understanding the types, formation, threats, and significance of coral reefs is crucial for

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19 APR | UPSC Current Affairs | GS 3: Environment & Economy Explained

Embodied Carbon News: Embodied carbon is the carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions associated with materials and construction processes throughout the whole lifecycle of a building or infrastructure. Examples: Any CO₂ created during the manufacturing of building materials (material extraction. CO₂ produced maintaining the building and eventually demolishing it, transporting the waste, and recycling it. Green Credit

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15 APR | UPSC Current Affairs | GS 3: Environment & International Relations

Sungrazing Comets News: A tiny sungrazer comet named SOHO-5008 was discovered, photographed, and then destroyed within a span of 24 hours during a recent total solar eclipse in North America. Comet: Comets are large objects made of dust and ice that orbit the Sun. These ancient objects are leftovers from the formation of the solar

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UPSC Current Affairs: Education, Economy, Environment, Health & More

GS Paper 1 Student Suicides in India News:  Several recent student suicides in premier institutes have pointed to an underlying problem of student suicide that requires attention.  Student Suicides in Higher Institutions:  Student Suicides at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs): In 2024, five student suicides have already been reported across various IIT campuses, including two

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UPSC Current Affairs: Must-Know Topics (Climate, Environment, Geography)

GS Paper 1 Arctic Amplification: Causes, Effects, Solutions News: While the Earth’s surface as a whole has warmed by around 1.2*C since the industrial revolution, temperatures are not rising at the same rate in all corners of the world. One difference is the faster pace that land areas are warming compared to the ocean. But

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UPSC Current Affairs: Bahais to WR Tech, CoViNet, UNESCO, IRENA, Wildlife & more

GS Paper 1 Bahais News: Human Rights Watch has released a report stating that the prolonged and systematic repression of Baha’is by Iranian authorities constitutes the crime against humanity of persecution. The Bahais : Origin and History:  Bahais are adherents of a religious movement that emerged in Iran during the 19th century. The movement was

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UPSC: Must-Know Facts (Geophysics, Economy, Current Affairs) – 22 Mar 2024

GS Paper 1 Battle of Okinawa News: The United States has returned twenty-two historic artifacts to Japan that were looted following the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. Battle of Okinawa:  The Battle of Okinawa, (April 1–June 21, 1945), World War II was a battle fought between U.S. and Japanese forces on Okinawa. The

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Planetary Boundaries Framework: Concept and Significance | UPSC

Planetary Boundaries Framework: Concept and Significance Context: The 2024 Tyler Prize for environmental achievement was awarded to Johan Rockstrom for his pioneering work in the development of the Planetary Boundaries Framework. He had led the team of international researchers who originated the planetary Boundary Framework in 2009. The prestigious Tyler Prize is often described as

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