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Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention to Combat Desertification, Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Convention on Biological Diversity
Also known as Biodiversity Convention

  • It is a multilateral treaty
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Brundtland Report  & Capacity-Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) Fund Brundtland Report
Formally called:  Our Common Future: Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development
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Agenda 21 & Basel Convention Agenda 21
1. Non-binding
2. Voluntary

  • It is an action plan of United Nations
  • Related with sustainable development
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Treaties and Agreements Treaties and Agreements

1971: Convention on Wetlands of International Importance ("Ramsar Convention")

1972: Stockholm Declaration

1973: Convention on International Trade in Endangered species More...
UPSC prelims 2018 Test Series Paper - 5 1. With reference to Modern History of India, consider the following statements regarding the Viceroy Lord Ripon:
1. During his tenure the first Factory Act was passed.
2. He enacted the Royal Titles Act.
3. He appointed the Hunt More...
UPSC prelims 2018 Test Series Paper - 4 1. Consider the following statements and choose the correct one/s
1. Development of Hindi language started at the end of the 18th century
2. Swami Dayanand wrote in order to reform the Hindu society and rid it of false beliefs and socia More...
UPSC prelims 2018 Test Series Paper - 3 1.    Which of the following statements are correct regarding the Subsidiary Alliance System introduced by Lord Wellesley?
1.     The system was invented by Lord Wellesley.
2.     Permanent s More...
UPSC prelims 2018 Test Series Paper - 2 1.  The India Peninsula mostly consists of relict and residual mountains like
1.  The Nallamala hills
2.  The Veliconda hills
3.  Palkonda range
(a)  1 and 2  (b)  2 and 3More...
UPSC prelims 2018 Test Series Paper - 1 1.    Silappadikaram and Manimekalai are
(a)    Buddhist epics
(b)    Tamil epics
(c)    Sanskrit epics
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India needs a law against genetic discrimination
Reducing the carbon footprint
  • With hot summers, warm winters, increasing diseases, famines and droughts, and violent acts of nature, we can see how climate change is affecting our daily lives. India, which aims More...
‘Beast from The East’ – the science behind Europe’s Siberian chill

The so-called “Beast from the East” has arrived in the UK, bringing unusually cold weather – about 7°C colder than the historical average for this time of year. Wind chill is mak More...

GENERAL STUDIES (Prelims) TEST – 3 1. As per the Consolidated FDI Policy (Effective from August 28, 2017) recently published by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
1. Erstwhile Overseas Corporate Bodies (OCBs) have been recognized as More...
Indian Painting Painting

The origin of Indian painting goes back to 8000 years and an account of its development is inextricably meshed with the development of Indian civilization.

Prehi More...
Puppet Forms of India Puppets

The puppets are believed to be around since the time of Harappa and Mohenjodaro civilisation dating back to 2300 BC. Several dolls with strings are found in some of the harappan cities.More...