Valorization of Dredged Sediments

Source: PIB  Context: The Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways (MoPSW) has approved a research proposal on the valorization of dredged sediments, led by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay). This three-year project aims to transform dredged sediments, often considered waste, into valuable construction aggregates. This initiative not only promotes sustainable development but …

Nitrous oxide

Source: Business Standard Context: A study by the Global Carbon Project found that nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions increased by 40% from 1980 to 2020, with China being the largest emitter, followed by India and the US. Nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, is primarily released from agricultural activities, specifically from nitrogen fertilizers and animal manure, …

Emissions Gap report

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Source: TH  Context: The United Nations’ annual Emissions Gap report reveals that current emissions pledges by countries to address climate change are insufficient, and the world is on track to warm by nearly 3 degrees Celsius this century.   Key Findings: The report emphasizes that present trends are leading to …

Carbon accounting framework

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH  Context: There is a rising need for a comprehensive carbon accounting system to address the interconnected and multifaceted challenges of climate change, referred to as the climate “polycrisis.” Instead of addressing climate issues sector by sector, they propose a profound transformation, akin to building a “carbon infrastructure.” This carbon …

UN Bonn summit

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: DTE    Context: Delegates at a UN conference in Bonn have adopted a new global framework aimed at reducing environmental risks associated with chemicals and waste. This framework, known as the Global Framework on Chemicals, includes 28 targets designed to enhance responsible management of chemicals and waste throughout their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 13 March 2023

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 04 March 2023

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 23 February 2023

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How much do industrial aerosols contribute to global cooling? New study offers clues

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Environment   Source: DTE  Context: A new study found that inactive volcanoes contributed 66 percent of preindustrial era sulphate emissions, which are known to have a cooling effect on the planet. This suggests that there are more inactive or non-eruptive volcanoes emitting sulphates than previously estimated, potentially leading to inaccuracies in …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 31 January 2023

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 21 January 2023

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 3 January 2023

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South Asian black carbon aerosols increase glacial mass loss over the Tibetan plateau

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Geography   Source: The Hindu  Context: A recent study has found that Black carbon aerosols have indirectly affected the mass gain of the Tibetan Plateau glaciers by changing long-range water vapour transport from the South Asian monsoon region. The South Asia region adjacent to the Tibetan Plateau has among the highest …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 16 December 2022

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U.N. Nature summit puts the industry on alert to disclose more

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Source: REUTERS  Direction: Also read related Links Niti Aayog proposes decarbonizing industrial emissions   Context: Sectors such as mining, agriculture, oil, and fashion are under scrutiny at the COP15 talks, due to their heavy impact on nature with activities that can contaminate …