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Jan 26 th, 2016
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21 ENVIRONMENT Related Short-Hand Notes (2 Mins) Revision Current Affairs OF Sept. – Part II

26-dec

• Swine flu > HiN1 virus

• Yettinahole issue > solution > providing 36 tmcft water from Linganamakki reservoir

• Water in Krishna river > touched rock bottom

• Sleep less than 6 hours > more chances of catching a cold when exposed to virus

• People spent > more time watching TV in 30s > to have greater BMI and bigger waist circumference

• Delhi Court order > Ola will run only CNG cabs in Delhi

• Large number of check dams on Godavari by Maharashtra > problem for Telangana

• Sheep of Australia > breaks world record > by producing 40.45 kg of wool

• Maharashtra beef ban > Still it is getting slaughtered in Telangana’s Adilabad dist.

• Ecologically Sensitive Area in Kerala, may be 9839 sq km > Kasturirangan com. Report – 13108 sq km > settlements and plantations excluded

• Krishnasagar > water level plummeting to 50% > total capacity 49 tmcft > worst in last 30 years

• Groundnut and cotton mainstay crops of Gujarat > precarious position > shadow of drought in Gujarat

• Storage > Cauvery basin> falling off the limit

• Parsis > dead eaten by birds> facing problems> due to decreasing bird population

• Indian men > low on sunshine vitamin > vitamin D > causes osteoporosis

• Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam > Kailash parvat yatra > from Lipulekh pass In UK > last year > china opened Nathu La pass in Sikkim

• Frankenvirus > 30000 years old emerges from Siberia’s frozen wasteland

• 50% notified forest area > Delhi > encroached upon

• Diabetes drugs > boosts bone fat and fracture risk > exercise can counter balance it

• Diet rich in cocoa flavanols > improved cardiovascular function and reduce stiffening of arteries

• Cashew apples > used for feni in goa

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