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Jan 28 th, 2016
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15 ENVIRONMENT Related Short-Hand Notes (2 Mins) Revision Current Affairs OF Sept. – Part III

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• Potassium with graphite > replace potassium-ion battery > replace Lithium-ion batteries in future

• Repeating aloud something > boosts verbal memory

• US > second largest emitter globally > not doing enough but > by 2030 US will eat upto 17% of global carbon budget

• India’s 1st dolphin reserve > WB Hooghly > b/w river Malda and Sundarbans > per WPA, 1972

• Green India mission > one of 8 under NAPCC > in four states viz. Kerala, karnatka, Maniur and Jharkhand > for protection, enhancing and restoring forest areas

• TN banned > Ketoprofen drug > save critically endangered vulture population in state > substitute to declofencac > same effect causing renal or kidney failure

• China’s Zam Hydropower station built > Brahmaputra river > concerns disrupting water supplies of river

• Govt. > Climate Special Science Express > awareness among various sections of society about climate change

• Oct. 16 > World Food Day > since 1979 > raise awareness about hunger challenges > and fight against hunger

• Oct. 17 > International Day for Eradication of Poverty > eradicate poverty and destitution

• Typhoon Koppu > northern Philippines > each year 20 storms on an average > its NE coast is most cyclone-prone coastlines on Earth

• AMRUT first batch cleared > ensure adequate robust sewerage networks and water supply

• Hurricane Patricia > Mexico west coast i.e. pacific ocean side > origin near gulf of Tehuantepec

• Oct. 24 > world polio day > estd by Rotary Int. > birth of Jonas Stalk > viral disease > faecal-oral route > GPEI > eradication of polio > currently, Pak and Afghan suffering from it

• 7.5 mag earthquake > Hindukush region > western himalayas NE afghan and Pak > Indian tectonic plate subducted under Eurasia plate at Pamir Mountains > rate 4-5 cm/yr

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