11.05.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Restrictions near eco zone eased     The government has eased infrastructure-development restrictions in the Bhagirathi river eco-sensitive zone, a 100-kilometre stretch between Gaumukh and Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand.   The notification makes way for development projects for the marquee Char Dham project. In 2012, the government had severely restricted development works in an … Read more 11.05.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

03.05.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   DMs to head Urban Local Bodies   The District Magistrates will take over as administrators from May 4 as the term of the various elected representatives of the urban local bodies has come to an end on Thursday.   As the matter regarding the date for holding the elections to the urban local … Read more 03.05.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

19.04.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Char dham yatra starts with fervour   The Char Dham Yatra started formally in Uttarakhand on Wednesday with the reopening of the portals of Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya. A large number of devotees were present at the two shrines in Uttarkashi district on the occasion. After a … Read more 19.04.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

03.04.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   State govt won’t allow fee hike: Min   The Minister of State for higher education Dhan Singh Rawat has categorically said that the private medical universities of the state would have to adopt the fees decided by the fees fixation committee. In an attempt to clear confusion over the fees hike introduced by … Read more 03.04.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

23.01.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   India, Uttarakhand and the World Bank sign $120 million Loan Agreement   The Government of India, the Government of Uttarakhand and the World Bank Board signed a $120 million Loan Agreement which will help increase access to improved water supply services in peri-urban areas in the State of Uttarakhand.   The Uttarakhand Water Supply Program … Read more 23.01.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

Human role in pollution control, Environment and human health; Effects of pollutants on animals and plants; urbanisation and industrial development.

Human role in pollution control The enhanced pace of developmental activities and rapid urbanization have resulted in stress on natural resources and quality of life. The trend of increasing pollution in various environmental media is evident from the deteriorating air and water quality, higher noise levels, increasing vehicular emission etc. Realising the urgent need for … Read more Human role in pollution control, Environment and human health; Effects of pollutants on animals and plants; urbanisation and industrial development.

Types of pollution and their management; air, water, soil, sound/noise, radioactive and e-waste. Industrial waste and its management. Impact of Solid Waste Management, recycling and reuse,

ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION defined as ‘an addition or excessive addition of certain materials to the physical environment (water, air and lands), making it less fit or unfit for life’. Pollutants are the materials or factors, which cause adverse effect on the natural quality of any component of the environment. Classifications 1. According to the form in … Read more Types of pollution and their management; air, water, soil, sound/noise, radioactive and e-waste. Industrial waste and its management. Impact of Solid Waste Management, recycling and reuse,

ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION

  defined as ‘an addition or excessive addition of certain materials to the physical environment (water, air and lands), making it less fit or unfit for life’. Pollutants are the materials or factors, which cause adverse effect on the natural quality of any component of the environment. Classifications According to the form in which they … Read more ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION

Environment and Ecological Issues

ECOLOGY   Ecology is  defined “as a scientific study of the relationship of the living organisms with each other and with their environment.” The classical texts of the Vedic period such as the Vedas, the Samhitas, the Brahmanas and the Aranyakas-Upanishads contain many references to ecological concepts .The Indian treatise on medicine, the Caraka- Samhita … Read more Environment and Ecological Issues

Population, environment and development

  The rapid pace of population growth has led to the excessive utilization of natural resources. Huge population also leads to huge production of wastes. The resultant outcomes are loss of biodiversity, pollution of air, water and soil and increased pressure on arable land. All these have been putting great stress on the environment. If … Read more Population, environment and development

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