Are drugs discharged into the Yamuna toxic to aquatic life?

By studying nine different pharmaceutical active compounds in Yamuna river, researchers  pointed out that it can “possibly cause chronic toxicity” to aquatic life and to humans who use this water for drinking purposes. About the study ▪ As our body does not use the entire quantity of the drug we take, most of it is […]

Components and Functioning of the Ecosystem

An ecological system or ecosystem is a set of interacting interdependent living (organic or biotic) and non-living (inorganic or abiotic) component or subsystem. It conveys the idea of a group of organisms and the place or habitat they occupy, and the way the two are linked together to form a working or functioning unit. Ecosystem […]

Know about the Waste Management Alternatives

Know about the Waste Management Alternatives

In our daily life, we can see several type of wastes around us like urban waste, industrial waste, biomass waste and biomedical waste. We will discuss about some of the alternatives for the waste management. What is the issue? The high volumes of waste generated calls for a sustainable method of waste management. What is the concern? […]

[Guess Questions] Environment and Biodiversity (EnB) for UPSC

[Guess Questions] Environment and Biodiversity (EnB) for UPSC

I have prepared a list important questions on Environment and Biodiversity (EnB) for your UPSC 2016 Prelims and Mains Exam. These questions cover the 2015 -2016 period. You can download its PDF from the bottom of the article. UPSC often asks questions from current affairs but IAS/civil services candidates/aspirants become confused whether the questions are from current […]

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