05.06.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Govt to provide potable water to all by 2022: pant   Uttarakhand Government is working on a plan to provide drinking water supply in every household till the year 2022, said the finance and drinking water Minster Prakash Pant while talking to the journalists at State party office on Wednesday. He accepted that … Read more

27.03.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Act to regulate pvt varsities soon: Minister   After receiving flak over the fee-hike issue by a private medical college, Uttarakhand  Minister of State for Higher Education (independent charge) Dhan Singh Rawat said the government would soon bring an umbrella act to regulate the private universities.  “We will not allow the private universities … Read more

24.02.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Fifth uttarakhand spring bird festival to be held at two locations in state from march 9 to 11   The fifth Uttarakhand Spring Bird Festival will be held at two locations in the State from March 9 to 11. Various events will be held as part of the programme at Thano reserved forest … Read more

21.02.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Char Dham project: CCEA approves nod to Rs 1,384cr tunnel in U’khand   The central government on Tuesday approved a 4.531-km tunnel project in Uttarakhand that would be part of the ‘Char Dham’ project to connect Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri.   Estimated to cost Rs 1,384 crore, Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel will be … Read more

04-05.02.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND     Uttarakhand bags gold in Khelo India School Games   Uttarakhand has bagged first gold medal in Khelo India School Games — a central government-initiated national programme for the development of sports — which started on Wednesday though the formal inauguration was done by the Prime Minister Modi in the evening. Anu Kumar … Read more

Development and environment

Environmental influences are important both at the prenatal and postnatal stages of human development. At the prenatal stage, when a fetus is in the mother’s womb,  internal or external harmful agents, such as certain legal or illegal drugs, alcohol, lead and pollutants can harm the unborn baby’s development. The mother’s nutrition, diseases and emotional stress … Read more

United Nations Environmental Conservation Programme (UNEP)

UNEP is the principal UN body in the field of the environment, assisting governments to address global,  regional  and  national  environmental  challenges.  Its  mandate  was  reinforced  at  the  United  Nations  Conference  on  Sustainable Development  (Rio+20)  and  through  the  Rio+20 outcome  document  “The  Future Want” . As a follow up to the Rio+20 Conference, UNEP has … Read more

Climate Change

Climate Change It is the long term change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time Though it has been happening naturally for millions of years, in recent years it has accelerated due to anthropogenic causes and has been causing global warming. UNFCCC defines climate change as – “a change of climate … Read more

Global Warming

Global warming is a term used for a gradual rise of atmospheric temperature and consequent changes in the radiation balance mainly due to human action leading to climatic change at different levels – local, regional and global. As per recent estimates, it has been found that  the surface air temperature over the past 100 years … Read more

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