25.04.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   CM, Bali Guv sign pact on health, tourism   Uttarakhand and Bali arrived at an agreement to cooperate in the area of health, tourism, environment and culture.   A five-point letter of intent was signed by Governor of Bali Mangku Pastika and Uttarakhand Chief Minister TS Rawat. Governor of Bali, who is on … Read more 25.04.18 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

28.02.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Ban of polythnene in garhwal region from march 31   The ban on use of disposable items made from polythene and polystyrene (thermocol) will be strictly enforced in all the seven districts of Garhwal region from March 31 onward. The Garhwal commissioner further said that environmental damage has been exacerbated due to the … Read more 28.02.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

03.02.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Centre sanctions Rs 1,500 cr for organic farming in Uttarakhand   The Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,500 crore for three years to promote organic farming in Uttarakhand.   The amount was sanctioned by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh when Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat met him in New Delhi.   The Union … Read more 03.02.18 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,

Nuclear Energy

Introduction Global energy demand continues to climb as the industrialized world’s energy use rises, millions pull themselves out of poverty in developing countries, and the world population expands. Thus, the debate over the energy supply of the future intensifies. This debate is complicated by ongoing global climate destabilization as a result of green house gas … Read more Nuclear Energy

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

AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM

  Fresh water ecosystems- The salt content of fresh bodies is very low, always less than 5 ppt  (parts per thousand). E.g lakes, ponds, pools, springs, streams, and rivers Marine ecosystems – the water bodies containing salt concentration equal to or above that of sea water (i.e., 35 ppt or above). E.g shallow seas and … Read more AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM

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

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