Environment, Ecology and Climate Change Important Topics for Prelims-2020

  1. Parivesh
  2. India can’t handle more tigers, say experts
  3. Study says cow urine may be a reason for global warming
  4. BioBlitz
  5. Chilika Lake
  6. Green – Ag
  7. National Clean Air Programme
  8. Waterbird survey
  9. In biology, what is Primordial Soup?
  10. In Biology, what is Extreme Male Brain?
  11. What is Biological Immortality?
  12. Exotic trees
  13. What exactly is a polar vortex?
  14. Formalin in Fish
  15. India demands removal of rosewood from CITES
  16. National Bamboo Mission (NBM)
  17. Trishna Gas Project
  18. Global Risks Report 2019
  19. Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)
  20. Crocodile conservation programmes in India
  21. Global assessment of environmental laws
  22. Magnetic North Pole
  23. GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP):
  24. 13th Conference of Parties (COP)
  25. Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) 
  26. Asiatic Lion Conservation Project.
  27. ‘India – Spearheading Climate Solutions’ 
  28. National Board for Wildlife:
  29. World Sustainable Development Summit 
  30. District cooling system
  31. Super-Efficient Air Conditioning Programme 
  32. Repurpose Cooking Oil (RUCO)
  33. SATAT scheme
  34. Rainfed Agriculture Atlas
  35. Sundarban Reserve Forest
  36. Five coffee varieties get GI tag
  37. India’s carbon dioxide emissions up 5%
  38. The hump-backed mahseer
  39. Global Environment Outlook report
  40. Global Chemicals Outlook II
  41. Starry dwarf frog
  42. The Frontiers Report 2019
  43. World Air Quality Report 2018
  44. The New Delhi Declaration on Asian Rhinos 2019
  45. Red sanders is now free of export restrictions
  46. Pradhan Mantri Jl-VAN yojana
  47. IEA Bioenergy TCP
  48. India’s newest frog evolved 60 million years ago
  49. Certification Standard for Sustainable Forest Management
  50. Global Energy & CO2 Status Report
  51. Island Protection Zone (IPZ) 2019
  52. Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES)
  53. Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA)
  54. El Nino
  55. Eurasian Lynx
  56. Euro-VI grade fuels (BS-VI fuels)
  57. State of Global Air-2019 Report
  58. Global Cooling Coalition
  59. Bejjur vultures
  60. Green Urban Areas
  61. Bamboo rice
  62. Homo luzonensis
  63. Great Indian Bustards (GIB)
  64. Western Disturbance
  65. Indian bullfrogs
  66. The East Asia – Australasian Flyway (EAAF)
  67. Peatlands
  68. UNESCO Global Geopark Network
  69. Sustainable India Finance Facility (SIFF)
  70. Coastal Regulation Zone
  71. Stubble burning 
  72. Trichlorofluoromethane or CFC-11
  73. Coral bleaching 
  74. Hangul’s future
  75. Purple Frog
  76. Grizzled giant squirrel
  77. ‘Not all animals migrate by choice’ 
  78. Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions
  79. India Cooling Action Plan
  80. Herbivore census
  81. Anthropocene
  82. Naming of Cyclones
  83. Pacific decadal oscillation (PDO) 
  84. Yeti , a mythical creature 
  85. PepsiCo vs potato farmers
  86. Fall armyworm
  87. Óngole cattle breed
  88. Poly (Diketoenamine)
  89. El Niños
  90. One million species risk extinction
  91. Sand, a global sustainability challenge
  92. New species of wasp
  93. Exotic Kappaphycus seaweed
  94. Beluga Whales
  95. White Throated Rails
  96. ‘Jal shakti’ ministry
  97. india’s first emissions trading scheme
  98. Traffic index-2018
  99. Clean Drinking water to all by 2024
  100. Cyclone vayu
  101. pollinators & pollination
  102. Asiatic golden cat
  103. Juanga tribe
  104. Dead zone
  105. Lantana camara
  106. Earth-like planets 
  107. Ranganathittu bird sanctuary
  108. Arogya pacha (trichopus zeylanicus)
  109. Normalized difference vegetation index (ndvi) 
  110. Impressed tortoise
  111. Spotted deer
  112. Coringa wildlife sanctuary
  113. Dhanauri as ramsar site
  114. Fast Radio Bursts
  115. Working on a warmer planet
  116. Miyawaki method
  117. Desalination Technology
  118. Jacobin Cuckoos
  119. Ploonet
  120. Why Assam is prone to floods
  121. Gharial
  122. Dracaena cambodiana
  123. Species gone extinct in India
  124. Tiger Census
  125. Robo bee X Wing
  126. Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA)
  127. Tarantula
  128. Nematodes
  129. IPCC Report
  130. Komodo Dragon
  131. Canine Distemper Virus (CDV)
  132. Deep Sea Mining
  133. Aquaponics
  134. Environmental and Social Management Framework
  135. CITES
  136. Mercury Accumulation in Fish
  137. Biodiesel plants
  138. Perseids Meteor Shower
  139. New Species of Freshwater Fish
  140. New Species of Semi Acquatic Insects
  141. UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  142. Star tortoises and Small-clawed otters
  143. “Special Report” on oceans and Earth’s frozen zones
  144. PM Kusum Scheme
  145. Gogabeel
  146. Nilgiri Tahr
  147. National Board for Wildlife
  148. Great Indian Bustard
  149. Sentinelese Tribe
  150. Particulate matter emission trading
  151. Climate Action Summit 
  152. Delhi Declaration
  153. Equatorial Indian Ocean Oscillation (EQUINOO) 
  154. REPLAN (REducing PLAstic in Nature)
  155. 1995 Basel Ban Amendment
  156. National Monsoon Mission & Coupled Forecast      Model (CFS)
  157. Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP)
  158. Great Nicobar Island
  159. Ozone hole
  160. Elnino
  161. CCAMLR
  162. Nelloptodes gretae
  163. White Bellbird
  164. 20th Livestock Census report
  165. Invasive Weeds
  166. Poison Fire Coral
  167. Definition of Forests
  168. Colombo Declaration on Sustainable Nitrogen Management
  169. Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority
  170. Reverse Osmosis
  171. Ethanol Production
  172. Tropical Rain Forest
  173. Importance of Mangroves
  174. Conversion of wasteland
  175. Avian botulism
  176. India’s ‘core cold wave’ zone
  177. ‘Emissions Gap Report’
  178. Atapaka Bird Sanctuary
  179. Smog Tower in Delhi
  180. Assam Roofed Turtle
  181. Sumatran Rhinoceros
  182. Golden Rice
  183. Living Root Bridges
  184. Winter Grade Fuel in Ladakh
  185. International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  186. Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
  187. Tort Law and Polluter Pays Principle
  188. Danakil Depression
  189. Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)
  190. India State of Forest Report (ISFR), 2019
  191. Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Authority (PPV&FRA)
  192. Oxygen Bars
  193. Aerial Seeding and Dart Seeding
  194. State of Global Climate report 
  195. Tyre Pyrolysis
  196. The Climate Change Per­formance Index (CCPI)
  197. Heavy Metals contaminating Indian Rivers
  198. UNFCCC COP 25
  199.  National Ganga Council
  200. Mahanadi bird population took a hit 
  201. Photocatalytic paints
  202. Houbara Bustard
  203. European Green Deal
  204. Locust Invasion
  205. Red Sand Boa Snake
  206. Hoolock Gibbon
  207. ‘Ecoclub’ programme 
  208.  The 2019 Pollution and Health Metrics
  209. Head on Generation (HOG)
  210. Biomass Torrefaction technology
  211. Chinese paddlefish (Psephurus gladius)
  212. Study on Endemic Plant Habitats in Eastern Ghats
  213. Increase in the Carbon Stock
  214. Forest Fires
  215. Invasive Species
  216. Miyawaki Forests
  217. State of Forest Report
  218. Green Credit Scheme
  219. Satopanth glacier220.    Taal Volcano
  220. Environment Clearance for Exploratory Drilling
  221. 10 more wetlands
  222. African Cheetahs
  223. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
  224. Ophichthus Kailashchandrai: Snake Eel
  225. Koalas and Australia
  226. On-shore and Offshore drilling explorations
  227. Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b
  228. Wollemi Pine grove
  229. Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)
  230. White Rhino
  231. Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules
  232. Giant Tortoise
  233. Mugger Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris)
  234. Indian Skimmer
  235. Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
  236. Reverse Osmosis
  237. Scientific Study on Leopards
  238. Melting Antarctic Glaciers
  239. Global Conservation List
  240. Future of Earth 2020
  241. Indian Pangolin
  242. Urban heat islands in India
  243. State of India’s Birds 2020
  244. Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)
  245. World Air Quality Report 2019
  246. Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary
  247. Appendix I of UNCMS
  248. Flame-Throated Bulbul
  249. Mineral Accretion Technology
  250. Earth Hour
  251. COVID-19 and Kaveri river 
  252. Himalayan Ibex
  253. World Happiness Report 2020
  254. National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI
  255. National Aquifer Mapping and Management Programme
  256. GreenCo Rating System
  257. National Biopharma Mission (NBM)
  258. Sahyadri Megha: New Paddy Variety
  259. CMS- COP 13
  260. Three flagship marshland species found in Odisha’s Chilika lake
  261. Global Coalition for Biodiversity
  262. State Disaster Response Fund
  263. Carissa carandas (the Great Hedge of India)
  264. What is hantavirus?