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Jan 25 th, 2016
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21 ENVIRONMENT Related Short-Hand Notes (2 Mins) Revision Current Affairs OF Aug-Sept

25-DEC

• Farmers rampage > Mahadayi river issue > b/w Goa and MH

• Jal Satyagraha > narmada Bachao Andolan > Khargone District MP > to release water from upper veda dam

• Yettinahole project > issue a check dam on yettinahole river > stream that joins Kempuhole a tributary of Nethravathi

• NIOT > measures to stop beach erosion > vizag

• Sachin Tendulkar > captain green army > MH > to promote environment conservation

• Telangana > river water sharing issue b/w Karnatka, AP, MH and Telangana

• Silage > Potential fodder for livestock > rain shadow area such as karur > alternative for animals during dry period >

• Kabini river > flows> Mysore

• Rapid action groups > tackle man-animal conflicts > TN

• Fishing boats > sword like design > to venture into high seas after cutting into strong waves > impedes
drivers view

• IMD forecast for 2015 > deficit rainfall chances

• Co 51 > short duration paddy variety >developed by Paddy-Breeding Centre in Coimbatore

• Hubbali > Kalasa-Banduri Nala project

• Certain proteins in meat and plant > lower BP and arterial stiffness hence good for heart health

• Algae uses > in formation of agar-agar, alginic acid

• Alzheimer’s disease > progressive dementia > short term memory loss > slowness of thought > caused by amyloid beta molecule

• Declofenac > will become more expensive and less accessible > to save vultures

• L-Dopa > used > treatment > Parkinson’s disease

• Napping in b/w > increases productivity and reduces BP

• Pith portion > nara kalabanda or kittha naara > high starch content > used to prepare ethanol > agava americana > grown in mexico > used to make tequila > in naara > starch gets deposited in its collar zone > trunk portion between roots and leaves > grows wildly in rayalseema region > w/o much water or fertilizer

• Ephedrine in methamphetamine > substitute for cocaine, heroine etc. >wide scale smuggling to South Africa from Kerala

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