Geography, Environment, & Science Current Affairs for UPSC/IAS CSE

Must Read Current Affairs Topics

Below is the list of must-read current affairs and contemporary issues related to Geography GS, Environment GS, General Science, Science and Technology and Indian Agriculture.

The complete coverage (from May 2019) can be download in PDF and DOC formats from PMF STORE

Geography GS

  • {EG – Marine Resources – 19/08/04} India’s Deep Ocean Mission (Very Important for Mains)
  • {EG – Renewable Energy – 19/08/19} Renewable hybrid energy systems
  • {Geo – Climatology – 19/05/09} Madden-Julian Oscillation
  • {Geo – EG – 19/05/02} Clean Energy sources: CNG, LNG, LPG and Hydrogen
  • {Geo – EG – 19/05/08} Clean Fuels (Alternate Fuels)
  • {Geo – EG – 19/06/24} Clean Fuels: National Policy on Bio-Fuel 2018
  • {Geo – EG – 19/08/09} Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil

General Science and Science and Technology

  • {Bio – Diseases – 19/07/20} Antimicrobial resistance (AR)
  • {Bio – Diseases – 19/08/16} New Tuberculosis Drug Pretomanid
  • {S&T – 19/08/10} Lithium-ion battery, Lithium, Cobalt, EVs vs. ICEVs (Very Important)
  • {S&T – ICT – 19/06/22} 5G
  • {S&T – ICT – 19/07/09} 5G Spectrum Pricing is Against National Interest
  • {S&T – Space – 10/07/14} Chandrayaan-2: India’s second lunar mission
  • {S&T – Space – 19/08/14} Why it took Chandrayaan-2 29 days to reach moon’s orbit?
  • {S&T – Technologies – 19/05/25} Superconductors

Indian Agriculture

  • {Agri – Food Security – 19/07/02} Alternative crops for food security
  • {Agri – GM Crops – 19/06/11} Genetically Modified Organism (Transgenic Organism)
  • {Agri – Reforms – 19/07/05} Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF)
  • {Agri – Schemes – 19/06/28} Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI)
  • {Agri – Schemes – 19/06/28} Framework for Doubling Farmers’ Income
  • {Agri – Schemes – 19/06/28} Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana
  • {Agri – Sustainable Agriculture – 19/08/05} Protected Cultivation of Horticulture Crops (Hydroponics, Aeroponics & Aquaponics)
  • {Agri – Tech – 19/08/19} Precision Farming

Environment GS

  • {Envi – Air Pollution – 19/07/28} Bharat Stage VI from April 1, 2020
  • {Envi – Air Pollution – 19/07} Electric Mobility
  • {Envi – Air Pollution – 19/08/20} Household Air Pollution (HAP)
  • {Envi – Air Pollution – 19/08/20} India is the biggest emitter of sulphur dioxide
  • {Envi – Biodiversity Loss – 19/08/20} Why India is vulnerable to attacks by alien species
  • {Envi – CC – 19/05/02} Cryosphere: Glaciers from heritage sites may disappear by 2100
  • {Envi – CC – 19/05/31} Geoengineering to fight climate change?
  • {Envi – CC – 19/06/14} Heatwave, a silent disaster
  • {Envi – CC – 19/06/14} Urban Heat Island
  • {Envi – Conservation – 19/08/01} Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)
  • {Envi – Pollution – 19/05/01} HC seeks report on Red Category industries
  • {Envi – Pollution – 19/05/14} Electric Mobility
  • {Envi – Pollution – 19/07/16} NGT sets 3-month deadline to shut polluting industries
  • {Envi – Tiger – 19/07/31} Tiger Census
  • {Envi – Water Pollution – 19/06/23} Dead zones

Current Affairs by Pmfias.com Content List

Below is the entire list of current affairs and contemporary issues related to Geography GS, Environment GS, General Science, Science and Technology and Indian Agriculture.

The complete coverage (from May 2019) can be download in PDF and DOC formats from PMF STORE

Environment Current Affairs – May 2019

  • {Envi – Air Pollution – 19/05/01} Noise Pollution
  • {Envi – Air Pollution – 19/05/02} Replacing household dirty fuels with cleaner fuel
  • {Envi – Air Pollution – 19/05/13} UNEP report
  • {Envi – Biodiversity – 19/05/10} 1 million species at risk of extinction
  • {Envi – CC – 19/04/01} India’s growing carbon emissions
  • {Envi – CC – 19/05/02} Cryosphere: Glaciers from heritage sites may disappear by 2100
  • {Envi – CC – 19/05/15} Atmospheric concentration of CO2 has breached 415 ppm
  • {Envi – CC – 19/05/22} Coral bleaching observed in Palk Bay
  • {Envi – CC – 19/05/24} Ozone-depleting gas CFC-11
  • {Envi – CC – 19/05/31} Anthropocene epoch
  • {Envi – CC – 19/05/31} Geoengineering to fight climate change?
  • {Envi – CC Laws – 19/05/18} U.N. climate risk protocol
  • {Envi – Ecosystem – 19/05/06} Ecosystem Services by Seagrass
  • {Envi – Hazardous Waste – 19/05/11} UN accord to curb export of plastic waste
  • {Envi – Hazardous Waste – 19/05/20} Joint meetings of Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions held in Geneva
  • {Envi – In News – 19/05/15}
  • {Envi – International Conventions – 19/05/14} Global Deal for Nature
  • {Envi – International Groups – 19/05/13} Meeting of Arctic Council
  • {Envi – IUCN – 19/05/01} Himalayan black and brown bears
  • {Envi – IUCN – 19/05/04} Grizzled giant squirrel
  • {Envi – IUCN – 19/05/04} Purple frog to be crowned Kerala’s state amphibian
  • {Envi – IUCN – 19/05/15} Kharai Camel – India’s swimming camels
  • {Envi – IUCN – 19/05/19} ‘Not all animals migrate by choice’ campaign
  • {Envi – IUCN – 19/05/28} Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino dies in captivity
  • {Envi – Law – 19/05/09} Coastal Regulation Zone rules
  • {Envi – Laws – 19/05/04} Advisory Boards for protecting wildlife
  • {Envi – Laws – 19/05/11} Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) in Western Ghats region
  • {Envi – Marine Pollution – 19/05/15} Marine plastic pollution
  • {Envi – Pollution – 19/05/01} HC seeks report on Red Category industries
  • {Envi – Pollution – 19/05/14} Electric Mobility
  • {Envi – Tiger – 19/05/08} Tiger Census
  • {Envi – UNFCCC – 19/05/10} Most EU countries cut CO2 emissions last year
  • {Envi – Water Pollution – 19/05/11} Arsenic bioremediation using two soil bacteria
  • {LOC – NP – 19/05/04} Sanjay Gandhi National Park: Last white tiger in SGNP dies
  • {LOC – NP – 19/05/07} Rajaji Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand

Environment Current Affairs – June 2019

  • {Envi – Air Pollution – 19/06/21} Air Pollution Control Measures
  • {Envi – CC – 19/06/11} Climate Change Impact: Climate migrants
  • {Envi – CC – 19/06/12} UK on track to legislate for net zero emissions by 2050
  • {Envi – CC – 19/06/14} Heatwave, a silent disaster
  • {Envi – CC – 19/06/14} Urban Heat Island
  • {Envi – International Conventions – 19/06/26} Kigali Amendment
  • {Envi – IUCN – 19/05/13} In Arunachal, the golden cat wears new colours
  • {Envi – IUCN – 19/06/12} Black softshell turtle
  • {Envi – Land Degradation – 19/06/17} UNCCD COP-14, Desertification in India
  • {Envi – UNFCCC – 19/06/26} 50th United Nations Bonn Climate Change Conference
  • {Envi – Water Pollution – 19/06/23} Dead zones

Environment Current Affairs – July 2019

  • {Envi – Air Pollution – 19/07/28} Bharat Stage VI from April 1, 2020
  • {Envi – Air Pollution – 19/07} Electric Mobility
  • {Envi – CC – 19/07/04} Impact of cosmic rays on earth’s climate
  • {Envi – CC – 19/07/18} Geoengineering to fight climate change
  • {Envi – Conservation – 19/07/19} Order to cull Himachal Pradesh’s ‘vermin’ monkeys
  • {Envi – Land Degradation – 19/07/08} UNCCD
  • {Envi – Pollution – 19/07/16} NGT sets 3-month deadline to shut polluting industries
  • {Envi – Sustainable development – 19/07/18} Development vs Conservation
  • {Envi – Tiger – 19/07/31} Tiger Census

Environment Current Affairs – August 2019

  • {Envi – Air Pollution – 19/08/06} Cost of coal plants complying with green norms is ₹73,000 crore
  • {Envi – Air Pollution – 19/08/20} Household Air Pollution (HAP)
  • {Envi – Air Pollution – 19/08/20} India is the biggest emitter of sulphur dioxide
  • {Envi – Biodiversity Loss – 19/08/20} Why India is vulnerable to attacks by alien species
  • {Envi – CC – 19/08/02} Food waste and climate change
  • {Envi – CC – 19/08/03} Harmful chemicals are melting out from Himalayas
  • {Envi – CC – 19/08/07} Ocean warming, overfishing increase methylmercury toxin in fish
  • {Envi – CC – 19/08/09} Land use patterns and climate change
  • {Envi – Conservation – 19/08/01} Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)
  • {Envi – Conservation – 19/08/07} Centre unveils plan for Integrated Coastal Zone Management
  • {Envi – Conservation – 19/08/21} More than 5,000 gharials born in Chambal sanctuary
  • {Envi – IUCN – 19/08/10} India to seek boost to protection status of 5 species at CITES
  • {Envi – Plastic Pollution – 19/08/20} Microplastics are now an atmospheric pollutant
  • {Envi – Tiger – 19/08/03} Tigers face threat from Canine Distemper Virus (CDV)
  • {Envi – UNFCC – 19/08/21} Climate finance commitments of developed countries

Geography Current Affairs – May 2019

  • {DM – 19/05/06} It’s time for a National Disaster Insurance Policy (Mains topic)
  • {DM – 19-05/01} National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC)
  • {Geo – Climatology – 19/05/09} El Nino occurrences of over 400 years
  • {Geo – Climatology – 19/05/09} Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO)
  • {Geo – Climatology – 19/05/09} Southern Annular Mode (SAM) or Antarctic Oscillation
  • {Geo – Climatology – 19/05/20} Western disturbances
  • {Geo – Cyclone – 19/05/01} Cyclone Fani (pronounced as FONI)
  • {Geo – Cyclones – 19/05/09} Impact of Global Warming on Tropical Cyclones
  • {Geo – EG – 19/05/01} Wind Energy: India to install 54.7 GW wind capacity by 2022: Fitch Solutions
  • {Geo – EG – 19/05/02} Clean Energy sources: CNG, LNG, LPG and Hydrogen
  • {Geo – EG – 19/05/08} Clean Fuels (Alternate Fuels)
  • {Geo – EG – 19/05/15} Graphite reserves in India
  • {Geo – HG – 19/05/15} Maldharis of Kutch

Geography Current Affairs – June & July 2019

  • {DM – 28/06/2019} Funding disaster management in India
  • {Geo – Climatology – 19/07/25} Lightning and Thunder
  • {Geo – Cyclones – 19/06/20} Changing Cyclone Patterns in the North Indian Ocean
  • {Geo – EG – 19/06/24} Clean Fuels: National Policy on Bio-Fuel 2018
  • {Geo – EG – 19/06/26} Nuclear Energy: Thorium-Based Nuclear Reactors
  • {Geo – EG – 19/06/28} Ground Water: Crop Diversification Programme
  • {Geo – IG – 19/06/04} Atlantic Ocean and Indian Summer Monsoon
  • {Geo – IG – 19/06/30} Indian Monsoon Prediction

Geography Current Affairs – August 2019

  • {EG – Marine Resources – 19/08/04} India’s Deep Ocean Mission
  • {EG – Minerals – 19/08/01} KABIL Set up to Ensure Supply of Critical Minerals
  • {EG – Renewable Energy – 19/08/09} PM-Kusum scheme
  • {EG – Renewable Energy – 19/08/19} Renewable hybrid energy systems
  • {EG – Renewable Energy – 19/08/22} In News
  • {EG – Renewable Energy – 19/08/22} MNRE issues phase-2 norms for rooftop solar
  • {EG – Resources – 19/08/22} Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy
  • {Geo – Climatology – 19/08/21} Grasslands
  • {Geo – Climatology – 19/08} Heat domes
  • {Geo – EG – 19/08/09} Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil
  • {Geo – IG – 19/08/10} Impact of irrigation on monsoon patterns

Indian Agriculture Current Affairs – May & June 2019

  • {Agri – GM Crops – 19/06/11} Genetically Modified Organism (Transgenic Organism)
  • {Agri – IPR – 19/05/01} Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001
  • {Agri – Policy – 19/05/06} National Academy of Agricultural Research Management
  • {Agri – Schemes – 19/05/31} Recent Schemes
  • {Agri – Schemes – 19/06/24} Agriculture Credit to Farmers
  • {Agri – Schemes – 19/06/25} e-NAM scheme
  • {Agri – Schemes – 19/06/27} Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA)
  • {Agri – Schemes – 19/06/28} Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI)
  • {Agri – Schemes – 19/06/28} Framework for Doubling Farmers’ Income
  • {Agri – Schemes – 19/06/28} Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana
  • {Agri – Schemes – 19/06/28} Technology interventions
  • {Cattle Rearing – Schemes – 19/05/22} Dairy Development Schemes
  • {Cattle Rearing – Schemes – 19/05/22} National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development (NPBBDD)
  • {Food Processing – 19/06/17} World Food India 2019 to be held in New Delhi
  • {Food Processing – Schemes – 19/06/21} Schemes and Measures

Indian Agriculture Current Affairs – July & August 2019

  • {Agri – Animal Rearing – 19/07/04} Fisheries
  • {Agri – Animal Rearing – 19/07/04} Small ruminants
  • {Agri – Crops – 19/07/19} Jute Crop and Jute Industry
  • {Agri – Food Security – 19/07/02} Alternative crops for food security
  • {Agri – Issues – 19/07/16} Farmers group wants drought norms revised
  • {Agri – Law – 19/08/11} Certification of seeds to be made mandatory
  • {Agri – Reforms – 19/07/04} Addressing Agrarian Crisis
  • {Agri – Reforms – 19/07/05} Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF)
  • {Agri – Reforms – 19/07/17} FPOs
  • {Agri – Reforms – 19/07/17} Setting Up of Industries on Agricultural Land
  • {Agri – Reforms – 19/07} Economic Survey
  • {Agri – Schemes – 19/07/17} Agriculture Export
  • {Agri – Sustainable Agriculture – 19/08/05} Protected Cultivation of Horticulture Crops (Hydroponics, Aeroponics, Aquaponics)
  • {Agri – Tech – 19/08/12} App to aid farmers hire equipment
  • {Agri – Tech – 19/08/19} Precision Farming

General Science & Science & Tech Current Affairs – May & June 2019

  • {Bio – 19/06/02} CRISPR-Cas9
  • {Bio – Diseases – 19/06/04} Nipah virus
  • {Bio – Diseases – 19/06/22} Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES)
  • {Che – 19/05/15} Fuel Cells: Selenium-graphene catalyst for fuel cells
  • {S&T – Health – 19/05/31} Coloured wheat
  • {S&T – ICT – 19/06/22} 5G
  • {S&T – Space – 19/05/01} Chandrayaan-2: India’s second lunar mission
  • {S&T – Space – 19/05/22} RISAT-2B radar imaging satellite launched
  • {S&T – Space – 19/05} Terms and Concepts related to Satellite Launches and Satellite Orbits
  • {S&T – Technologies – 19/05/25} Superconductor
  • {Sci – Astronomy – 19/05/01} Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)
  • {Sci – Defence Tech – 19/05/14} DRDO Successfully Conducts Flight Test of ABHYAS
  • {Sci – Physics – 19/05/20} SI units defined in terms of natural constants

General Science & Science & Tech Current Affairs – July & August 2019

  • {Bio – Disease – 19/08/16} Ebola outbreak in Congo
  • {Bio – Diseases – 19/07/19} Ebola outbreak in Congo
  • {Bio – Diseases – 19/07/19} Rotavirus vaccine in UIP nationwide from September
  • {Bio – Diseases – 19/07/19} UIP: Karnataka to introduce Rotavirus vaccine in UIP
  • {Bio – Diseases – 19/07/19} Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP)
  • {Bio – Diseases – 19/07/20} Antimicrobial resistance (AR)
  • {Bio – Diseases – 19/08/01} Trial of new tuberculosis vaccines
  • {Bio – Diseases – 19/08/06} HIV treatment drug recommended by WHO
  • {Bio – Diseases – 19/08/16} New Tuberculosis Drug Pretomanid
  • {S&T – 19/08/10} Lithium-ion battery, Lithium, Cobalt, EVs vs. ICEVs
  • {S&T – ICT – 19/07/09} 5G Spectrum Pricing is Against National Interest
  • {S&T – Indigenization – 19/07/19} Ballistic Missile vs. Cruise Missile
  • {S&T – Indigenization – 19/07/19} India’s Missiles
  • {S&T – Indigenization – 19/07/19} Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP)
  • {S&T – Space – 10/07/14} Chandrayaan-2: India’s second lunar mission
  • {S&T – Space – 19/08/14} Why it took Chandrayaan-2 29 days to reach moon’s orbit?
  • {Sci – Bio – 19/08/22} In News
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