Environmental Conservation-in situ and ex situ conservation

In-situ conservation means maintenance of biodiversity in natural habitat whereas Ex-situ conservation emphasises the conservation of biodiversity outside natural habitat.The Indian Constitution entails the subject of forests and wildlife in the Concurrent list. The Federal Ministry acts as a guiding torch dealing with the policies and planning on wildlife conservation and Environmental Conservation, while the … Read more

The Water Prevention and Control of Pollution Act

The Water Prevention and Control of Pollution Act was enacted in 1974 to provide for the prevention and control of water pollution, and for the maintaining or restoring of wholesomeness of water in the country. The Act was amended in 1988. The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act was enacted in 1977, to … Read more

The Air Prevention & Control of Pollution

The Air Prevention & Control of Pollution Act is an Act by Parliament to provide for the prevention, control and abatement of air pollution, for the establishment, with a view to carrying out the aforesaid purposes, of Boards, for conferring on and assigning to such Boards powers and functions relating thereto and for matters connected … Read more

27.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Amit Shah launches ‘Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana’ in Jharkhand   BJP president Amit Shah launched the ‘Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana’ during a programme at Ulihatu in Khunti district of Jharkhand.   Ulihatu is the birthplace of Jharkhand’s tribal icon Birsa Munda.   The programme launched by Shah would provide 136 pucca houses to the … Read more

26.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Dengue Now Notified disease in Jharkhand   After Kala Azar , dengue is second vector-borne disease that the state government has placed in list of notified diseases.   The health department would get record of both government and private hospitals.   The government has also directed private CLINICS AND NURSING HOMES TO GET … Read more

25.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND     Now govt buildings in Jharkhand go for solar energy to improve power situation   Govt has planned for 100 govt buildings had been provided with grid connected roof top solar plants with total capacity of 5 MW.   Apart from it, people willing to take benefits of the scheme would get 50 … Read more

23 & 24.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Tiger census to be soon in state.   State government all set for tiger census in Palamau Tiger Reserve from October this year and the census will continue till December 2018.   It will be physical evidence based to the National Tiger Conservation Authority.     The forest department is also drafting for … Read more

21 &22.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Jharkhand Government to organised Garib Kalyan Mela on September 16   The State govt was celebrating Year 2017-18 as Garib Kalyan Varsh.   Chief Minister will distribute assets worth crores on the occasion. Approx 44,000 benefeciares from 10 villages of Ranchi, Hazaribag,Ramgarh and Kolhan are expected to participate in the event.     … Read more

Global warming

Global warming is a term used for a gradual rise of atmospheric temperature and consequent changes in the radiation balance mainly due to human action leading to climatic change at different levels – local, regional and global. As per recent estimates, it has been found that  the surface air temperature over the past 100 years … Read more

Forest Conservation Act

In order to check rapid deforestation due to forestlands being released by state governments for agriculture, industry and other development projects (allowed under the Indian Forest Act) the federal government enacted the Forest Conservation Act in 1980 with an amendment in 1988. The Act made the prior approval of the federal government necessary for de-reservation … Read more

Environmental Laws-The Environment Protection Act

The Environment Protection Act is an important legislation that provides for coordination of activities of the various regulatory agencies, creation of authorities with adequate powers for environmental protection, regulation of the discharge of environmental pollutants, handling of hazardous substances, etc. The Act provided an opportunity to extend legal protection to non-forest habitats (‘Ecologically Sensitive Areas’) … Read more

Ozone layer depletion

Ozone (O3) is a molecule made up of three atoms of oxygen (O), and is mostly found in the strato- sphere, where it protects us from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Although it represents only a tiny fraction of the atmosphere, ozone is crucial for life on Earth. The stratospheric ozone layer forms a … Read more

Acid rain

The pH of natural rain is found to be in the range from 5 to 7. The term acid rain is customarily applied to precipitation with a pH below 5. Such low pH values are generally possible only in the presence of large amounts of anthropogenic pollution. Sulphuric acid and nitric acid is considered as … Read more

Global Environmental Issues: Climate change

Climate Change It is the long term change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time Though it has been happening naturally for millions of years, in recent years it has accelerated due to anthropogenic causes and has been causing global warming. UNFCCC defines climate change as – “a change of climate … Read more

Biodiversity: concept, hotspots, threats to biodiversity

Biodiversity is defined as the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are a part; this includes diversity within species, between species, and of ecosystems. Basically biodiversity is the total number of genes, species and ecosystems of a region. It includes … Read more

Concept of Ecosystem, Structure and Function of Ecosystem

Eco-System-An ecosystem is defined as a structural and functional unit of biosphere consisting of community of living beings and the physical environment, both interacting and exchanging materials between them. It includes plants, trees, animals, fish, birds, micro-organisms, water, soil, and  people. When an ecosystem is healthy (i.e. sustainable) it means that all the elements live … Read more

19 & 20.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

Jharkhand   Underground dark matter laboratory inaugurated in uranium mine   An underground dark matter laboratory for conducting experiments in fundamental physics involving rare event searches was today inaugurated in the oldest uranium mine at Jaduguda in Jharkhand.   This new physics laboratory at UCIL will be the first of its kind in the country after closure of … Read more

17 & 18.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

Jharkhand   Underground dark matter laboratory inaugurated in uranium mine   An underground dark matter laboratory for conducting experiments in fundamental physics involving rare event searches was today inaugurated in the oldest uranium mine at Jaduguda in Jharkhand.   This new physics laboratory at UCIL will be the first of its kind in the country after closure of … Read more

15 & 16.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Sanitary napkin vending machine installed in Jharkhand college   A sanitary napkin vending machine was installed at a college in Baharagora, a semi-urban area in Ghatsila sub-division. The machine was installed at women’s wash room in Baharagora College as a part of an awareness and support campaign about menstrual health and hygiene of the Women Empowerment … Read more

13 & 14.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   CBI to probe Rs 25,000cr Jharkhand chit fund scam   The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over the investigation into 20 cases pertaining to a chit fund scam involving funds worth Rs 25,000 crore in Jharkhand on the directions of the state high court. The agency has re-registered 20 FIRs pertaining to 193 accused (including … Read more

11 & 12.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Jharkhand CM urges judiciary to pass judgements in Hindi.   Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today appealed to the judiciary to pass court judgements in Hindi and also urged that arguments in courts take place in Hindi. The chief minister called for such small beginnings to protect and promote Hindi in order to keep Indian culture intact and … Read more

09 & 10.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Denied ‘levy’, Maoists indulging in robberies in Jharkhand   Maoist guerrillas have “compromised with their ethics” and of late have started committing robberies as these days they are not getting adequate “levy” from people.   According to the state police, five Maoist guerrillas from the outlawed People’s Liberation Front of India were arrested … Read more

Union Administration : Central Secretariat,Cabinet Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office

The Cabinet Secretariat is responsible for the Union administration of the Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules, 1961 and the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules 1961, facilitating smooth transaction of business in Ministries/ Departments of the Government by ensuring adherence to these rules. The Secretariat assists in decision-making in Government by ensuring … Read more

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08.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   The work for Rs 522-crore road project approved by Jharkhand Govt.   The state cabinet sanctioned Rs 522 crore for road construction projects in 13 districts. The 11-member cabinet headed by chief minister Raghubar Das sanctioned Rs 173 crore for a 44-km road between Jagannathpur and Barkela in West Singbhum district.   A sum of … Read more

07.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Leave superstition and donate eyes: Jharkhand Governor   Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu on Saturday appealed to the people of the state to leave superstitions beliefs and donate eyes.   Murmu lauded the awareness programme organised to create awareness about eye donation. “There are about 75,000 primitive tribes whose children are suffering from malnutrition which causes eyesight-related … Read more

06.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Jharkhand Governor gives assent to Religious Freedom Bill, 2017.   Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu gave her assent to the Jharkhand Religious Freedom Bill, 2017. The state government will now issue notification on the Religious Freedom Bill, after which it will become an Act. With this Jharkhand, become seventh state in the country to … Read more

05.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Government connects rural youth with bus service.   To provide employment resources to the rural youth, the state government is connecting them with the rural bus service. Bus service will be started in almost all rural areas of the state. Permits will be issued at the level of the transport department for this … Read more

03 & 04.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   ·               Underground dark matter laboratory inaugurated in uranium mine.   ð An underground dark matter laboratory for conducting experiments in fundamental physics involving rare event searches was inaugurated in the oldest uranium mine at Jaduguda in Jharkhand.   ð The facility at a depth of 555 metre in the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) mine at Jadugoda, 30 … Read more

02.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

Jharkhand   TB drive to be launched in Jharkhand by IMA   To trace and treat Tuberculosis cases, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) would launch a statewide programme in the first week of september.   Under the programme , IMA members would find the patient,diagnose and treat them for free.   The doctors would not … Read more

01.09.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

Jharkhand   Over 800 children have died in Jharkhand hospitals this year   More than 800 children have died in two hospitals in Jharkhand this year, with most deaths blamed on encephalitis, officials and sources said.   A total of 660 children have died at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi.   Another 164 deaths have been … Read more

31.08.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

Jharkhand   Niti Aayog felicitates Jharkhand Green woman ‘Lady Tarzan’.   Jharkhand’s Jamuna Tuddu, popular known as ‘Lady Tarzen’ for her endeavours to protect trees and forests in tribal state, was among the six womanachievers felicitated by the Niti Aayog i New Delhi.   In 2013, She was felicitated by then rural development minister Jairam … Read more

30.08.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

Jharkhand   Malnutrition major problem in Jharkhand: Governor   Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmutoday said malnutrition was a major problem of the state and lack of proper food to mothers affecting the health of new born children as well.   Murmu said conducive educational environment, quality and balanced food attract students to attend school.   Balanced food being supplied in … Read more

Strategy and Booklist for JPSC 2018 Prelims

Strategy and Booklist for JPSC 2018 Prelims There have been many changes in JPSC pattern for last 2 exams, its syllabus has been changed alot. There is no optional in syllabus. Whereas It is a ocean of general studies and covered many subjects and a separate Jharkhand Specific Paper 2 is . Hard work with … Read more

29.08.17 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

Jharkhand   Jharkhand to target major fish production   Jharkhand is all set to to join the club of surplus fish production states of the country this year with the target of 2 lakh metric ton.   The fisheries department has directed its agencies to prepare stock of different varieties od fish seeds to cater … Read more

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