Daily Archives: May 8, 2024

Lakshadweep coral reefs undergoing severe bleaching

GS Paper III – Environment & Ecology : Biodiversity: Coral reefs are hotspots of marine biodiversity. Coral bleaching disrupts these ecosystems, leading to species decline. Climate Change: Rising sea temperatures due to climate change are the primary cause of coral bleaching. Conservation: Understanding the threats to coral reefs and discussing …

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Green Credits

Concept : The Government of India launched the Green Credit program as part of its broader “Lifestyle for Environment” (LiFE) mission. It’s a market-based instrument designed to incentivize individuals, industries, and local bodies for undertaking voluntary environmental actions across various sectors. Key Features: Unit of Incentive: A “Green Credit” serves …

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Dongria Kondh

Concept : Inhabiting the Niyamgiri Hills of Odisha resides the Dongria Kondh tribe, also known as Dangaria Kandha. This hilly region, characterized by dense forests, cascading streams, and deep canyons, provides sustenance for the Dongria Kondh through hunting, gathering, and practicing a unique form of agriculture. Their name itself reflects …

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West Nile Fever

West Nile fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease that can infect humans, birds, horses, and other mammals. The virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Transmission The main way West Nile virus is transmitted is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Culex mosquitoes are the main …

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Scheme for Modernization and Reforms through Technology in Public Distribution System Objective: Launched by the Department of Food and Public Distribution in 2015 to revamp the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS). Aims to improve efficiency, transparency, and accountability in delivering subsidized food grains to beneficiaries, estimated to be over 800 …

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G7 Summit

    Concept : The G7 summits are annual meetings between the leaders of the members of the G7 countires. Member Countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, and the United States. The European Union also participates in the discussions. Presidency: The presidency rotates annually among the member countries. Italy …

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Model Code of Conduct

Concept : The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is a set of guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India to regulate the conduct of political parties and their candidates in the run-up to elections. These guidelines range from issues related to speeches, polling day, polling booths, portfolios, the content …

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Tiger Translocation to Sahyadri Reserve

The Maharashtra forest department is gearing up for a project to reintroduce tigers into the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve (STR) in the Western Ghats. Reasons for Translocation: Revive tiger population: The Sahyadri Reserve currently has no tigers. Reintroduction aims to establish a breeding population and restore the ecological balance. Strengthen connectivity: …

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India Employment Report 2024

The India Employment Report 2024, a joint publication by the Institute for Human Development and the International Labour Organization (ILO), focuses on youth employment challenges in the context of India’s evolving economic and labor market landscape. Overall Improvement: The report highlights an improvement in labor force participation rates. The report …

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