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Environmental Pollution, Degradation & Climate Change :

Green Crackers

In order to tackle the menace of air pollution due to traditional fire crackers, the government has introduced eco-friendly Green crackers. Consider the following statements about the Green crackers:

  1. It is based on formulations developed by a consortium of eight laboratories under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) led by Nagpur-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute(NEERI).
  2. The green crackers do not have barium and strontium salts as constituents and so create less polluting particles.

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National Mission For Clean Ganga

Recently, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) issued a 15-point directive to prevent idol immersion into river Ganga and its tributaries and on their banks. Consider the following statements about the directives:

1. According to the directive, a fine of Rs. 100,000 would be imposed if immersion of idols took place in the Ganga or its tributaries during festivals, including Dussehra, Diwali, Chhath and Saraswati Puja.

2. These directives were issued by NMCG under Section-5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

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Coastal Regulation Zone - 2018

Recently, residents living along the VembanadLake in Maradu, Kerala protested against a recent Supreme Court order to raze down their homes, which were built there in gross violation of Coastal Regulation Zone(CRZ)-2018 guidelines. Consider the following statements about the CZR-2018:

  1. CRZ Notification 2018 is based on the recommendations of ShaileshNayakCommittee.
  2. CRZ-1: these are ecologically sensitive areas these are essential in maintaining the ecosystem of the coast. They lie between low and high tide line where exploration of natural gas and extraction of salt are permitted.
  3. CRZ-II: includes designated urban areas that are substantially built up. Construction activities are allowed on the landward side only.

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Certificates Of Origin

Recently the Ministry of Commerce & Industry launched a common digital platform for the issuance of electronic Certificates of Origin (CoO).Consider the following statements about CoO:

  1. Certificate of Origin is an instrument which establishes evidence on origin of goods imported into any country.
  2. There are two categories of Certificate of Origin, preferential and non-preferential.

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India’s First Garbage Café

India’s first Garbage Café has been launched in which of the following given states?


India’s First Garbage Café

India’s first Garbage Café has been launched in which of the following given states?


Air Pollution

Consider the following statements with regard to Air Pollution:

  1. The government has banned import of pet coke for purpose of trading in Delhi and its neighbouring states.
  2. Government launched a people’s campaign #SelfiewithSapling.
  3. National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) has set a target to reduce 10 per cent of the pollution in three years and 30 per cent in the next 5 years.

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UNNATEE

Consider the following statements with respect to UNNATEE.

  1. It is a scheme being implemented by the Ministry of Finance.
  2. The primary objective would be to reduce poverty in the country.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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