Jan 29 th, 2016
Misc CANo Comments

15 ENVIRONMENT Related Short-Hand Notes (2 Mins) Revision Current Affairs – Part IV


• UN Asia-Pacific Disaster Report > Asia pacific most disaster prone part of world > 40% of global total loss, half a million lives lost etc.

• Punjab > bio-ethanol refinery > stop air pollution > degrading fertility of soil > burning of wheat and paddy straws

• Odisha > 7 month ban on fishing > protect olive ridley sea turtles > mass nesting every year > rushikulya river and gahirmatha marine sanctuary > another such place is in costa rica

• 5 day long > int. indigenous Terra Madre-2015 function > shillong > terra madre > network > indigeneous food communities > promotion indigenous culture and conservation of bio-diversity

• Tropical cyclone > Chapala >hits Yemen > floods and damage province of Hadramawt and Shabwa, yemen > former over arabian sea >warm water associated with El-Nino and low vertical wind shear

• NGt banned > straw burning > Delhi, P, H, Raj and Up > done bi-annually clear land of residue > sow next > helps saving time under rice-wheat crop rotation > makes land more fertile and kills pests > leads to global warming and environmental pollution

• Hundred drums > wangala fest > meghalaya > of garo tribes > thanksgiving ceremony to the great giver for rick harvest

• India’s first exclusive hospital > elephants > estd Kaziranga National Park > Assam > KNP > UNESCO world heritage site since 1985 > 2/3rd of world’s largest one-horned rhinoceroses

• Sierra Leone ebola free >no cases two incubation periods i.e. 42 day > New guinea remained > SL half of total death around 28,600 > fruit bat carrier > spread due to contact with blood or bodily fluid

• China and US > 3-D printing method > produce uniform blocks of embryonic stem cells >3-D printing making 3-D solid objects from a digital file with extreme precision > also called additive manufacturing

• Russia > defence satellite launched i.e. Kosmos-2510 > using lv russia soyuz-2.1 from Plesetsk cosmodrome > place in Arkhangelsk region

• Nov. 19 > world toilet day > awareness culture of sanitation > human right like of having clean water > started by World Toilet Organisation, 2001

• 2ns world congress on disaster management > vizzag > presenting research work, presentations etc.

• Silchar-Lumding broad gauge line inaugurated in Assam > connecting barak valley to NE states like T, M and M

• Swachch Delhi Abhiyan > by Delhi govt. > to remove debris and garbage lying in various localities > mobile app to send pics of garbage lying here and there in Delhi

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