Plastic Overshoot Days

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Pollution, Environment Conservation   Source: Ground Report, DTE Context: In 2023, India experienced 157 days of plastic overshoot, which means that the country generated and accumulated a significant amount of plastic waste that exceeded its waste management capacity.   Also, in another news, a recent report highlights that India is one …

Microplastics

Facts For Prelims  Source: DTE Context: A report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) highlights the significant impact of microplastics and nano plastics on human and animal gut microbiomes and the environment. Findings: Exposure to plastic has been observed to cause intestinal inflammation and gut dysbiosis, altering the gut microbiome and microbiota. Microplastics and …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 17 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Intergovernmental meeting to end plastic pollution concludes

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Environment Conservation   Source: DTE  Direction: The article highlights some of the effective ways to limit plastic pollution and India’s efforts in this direction.   Context: The first session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-1) concluded in Uruguay.   Background: The INC-1 was convened and managed by the United Nations Environment …

SANSAD TV: NATURE AND YOU- PLASTIC IN BLOOD

  Introduction: Tiny particles of plastics, called Microplastics, were detected in human blood for the first time, according to a study by a group of researchers in the Netherlands. The researchers adapted existing techniques to detect and analyze particles that were as small as 700 nanometers in size. They targeted five common plastics, including Polyethylene …

Enumerate the steps taken by India to tackle plastic pollution in the country. Do you think a legally binding global treaty on plastics and plastic pollution is the way forward? Critically examine.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. Enumerate the steps taken by India to tackle plastic pollution in the country. Do you think a legally binding global treaty on plastics and plastic pollution is the way forward? Critically examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Down to Earth Why the question: The …

Plastic waste is filling up our oceans and destroying marine life and even invading our food chain to get into our bodies. Examine the various measures to tackle plastic pollution in India.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. Plastic waste is filling up our oceans and destroying marine life and even invading our food chain to get into our bodies. Examine the various measures to tackle plastic pollution in India. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The …

We need to slow the flow of plastic at its source, but we also need to improve the way we manage our plastic waste. Examine.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. We need to slow the flow of plastic at its source, but we also need to improve the way we manage our plastic waste. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The Environment Ministry has issued draft rules that mandate …

India faces numerous challenges in its bid to ban single-use plastics

  Topics Covered:  Conservation related issues.    India faces numerous challenges in its bid to ban single-use plastics Context:  The Indian government is planning to phase out single-use plastics leading to complete elimination. But concerns revolve around the availability of alternatives and plastic waste management systems.    Background:  In 2019, the Union government in a …