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  • Dubai Flood, Factors and Climate Change Implications

    The recent heavy rainfall event in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), particularly in Dubai, marked a significant departure from the region's typical arid climate. On April 15, 2024, a severe thunderstorm brought unprecedented levels of rainfall, causing widespread disruption and...

    Published On April 18th, 2024
  • World Heritage Day 2024, Theme, Objective and Significance

    World Heritage Day is celebrated on the 18th of April every year to promote the significance and preservation of entire heritage sites across the World.  This day is urged to celebrate all of the world's cultures on World Heritage Day,...

    Published On April 18th, 2024
  • Aviation Emissions, Metrics, Historical Changes

    Context: Despite being highly carbon-intensive, aviation contributes to only 2.5% of global CO2 emissions. Drivers of Change in Aviation Emissions The "Kaya identity" framework, which considers population, income, energy efficiency, and carbon intensity, is used to understand aviation emissions. Factors...

    Published On April 17th, 2024
  • CAR -T Cell Therapy, Clinical Trial and Approval for NexCAR19

    Context: In India, researchers collaborated to develop NexCAR19, an affordable CAR-T cell therapy. About Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T Cell Therapy CAR T-cell therapy is a form of cancer treatment that modifies T cells, a critical component of the immune...

    Published On April 15th, 2024
  • Microplastics, Types, Efforts to Combat Microplastics

    Context: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have designed a sustainable hydrogel to remove microplastics from water. What is a Hydrogel? Hydrogels are three-dimensional, hydrophilic polymer networks that can retain a large amount of water while maintaining structure...

    Published On April 15th, 2024
  • Right Against Adverse Effects Of Climate Change

    Context: The Supreme Court has expanded the scope of Articles 14 and 21 to include the “right against the adverse effects of climate change”. In a landmark judgement passed on April 6, 2024, the Supreme Court of India recognized the...

    Published On April 10th, 2024
  • WMO Confirms 2023 as Warmest Year on Record

    Context: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) declared 2023 as the warmest year on record, with the years from 2014 to 2023 being the warmest decade. WMO Annual State Of Climate Report Highlights Global mean surface temperatures in 2023 were 45...

    Published On March 22nd, 2024
  • World Water Day 2024, Date, Theme, History, Significance

    March 22nd marks World Water Day, an annual event dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of freshwater resources. This year, the event holds brought importance amidst the continuing water crisis in Bengaluru. The city, famed as India's tech hub,...

    Published On March 22nd, 2024
  • Biomedical Waste Management, Types Of Biomedical Waste

    Biomedical waste management refers to the proper handling, collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of waste generated during healthcare activities. This type of waste, also known as medical waste or healthcare waste, poses potential hazards to human health and the environment...

    Published On March 18th, 2024
  • Tourism in Wildlife Parks and Supreme Court Ruling on Tiger Safaris

    Context: The Supreme Court criticised the Uttarakhand government for allowing around 6,000 trees to be cut down in Jim Corbett National Park, highlighting a misuse of authority that resulted in significant environmental damage. Supreme Court Ruling on Tiger Safaris Establishment...

    Published On March 9th, 2024