Prelimsverse: Learn all about Himalayam Mushrooms called ‘Gucchi’
The mushrooms cannot be cultivated commercially and grow in conifer forests across temperate regions, and the foothills in Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, and Jammu and Kashmir.
Prelimsverse: WHO Air Quality Guidelines
The WHO Air quality guidelines recommend levels and interim targets for common air pollutants: PM2.5, PM10, O3, NO2, and SO2
Prelimsverse: What is Climate Action Tracker?
A collaboration of two organisations, Climate Analytics and NewClimate Institute (both are non-profit institutes), the CAT has been providing this independent analysis to policymakers since 2009.
Prelimsverse: What is Greenwashing?
Greenwashing involves making an unsubstantiated claim to deceive consumers into believing that a company’s products are environmentally friendly
Prelimsverse: Learn all about Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (Umbrella Act)
Bodies created under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 are: National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA), Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee, National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA), Central Ground Water Authority.
Prelimsverse: Learn All about Wildlife Protection Act 1972
The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 has been divided into six schedules. Each schedule gives a varied form of protection.
Prelimsverse: Learn all about Biorock Technology
Biorock materials are the only marine construction material that grow, get stronger with age, and are self-repairing.
Prelimsverse: Significance of Wetlands
They are referred to as the “Earth’s kidneys” as it filters the pollutants thus maintaining and improving the quality of the water.
Prelimsverse: Provisions of lending by the International monetary fund (IMF)
Standby Credit Facility, Stand-By Arrangement (SBA), Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI), Extended Fund Facility (EFF) and Rapid Credit Facility (RCF).