22 July, 2014

Resources & Study Material for The Green Olympiad

 

 

For Sample question paper:

  • http://www.teriin.org/olympiad/pdf/green-olympiad.pdf

 

Links to important websites:

  • http://www.enviropaedia.com/
  • http://www.unep.org
  • http://www.pitara.com/activities/quiz/online.asp?qname=environment
  • http://www.unep.org/iyb
  • http://www.cbd.int
  • http://www.iucnredlist.org

 

Q1. What is the GREEN Olympiad?
Ans: The GREEN Olympiad is India's first annual examination on environmental issues for middle and senior school students. The examination is designed innovatively to test the knowledge of students and also educate and sensitize them in the process. One of its kind in India, the GREEN Olympiad asks questions on air and water pollution, environment-friendly initiatives and practices, land and water resources, forests, wildlife, oceans, socio-economic aspects of natural resources, global climate change, and the roles of society to improve our environment.

 

Q2. How do I prepare for the examination?
Ans: There are various ways to brush up your knowledge. Read as many articles as you can on environmental issues in magazines, newspapers, books, journals, encyclopedias. You can watch channels such as Discovery, Animal Planet, National Geographic, etc., on television. Besides this, you could also order a copy of 'Enviro-Challenge': a well-researched question bank containing over 500 questions on diverse topics on environment or you can visit on the websites (link given above).

 

With Best Wishes

13 June, 2014

Huge solar storm may hit earth today, Friday the 13th June 2014

If your mobile networks are affected today, Friday the 13th, blame it on solar flares. Three extremely powerful solar flares that the sun has emitted could send shockwaves through earth on Friday, scientists fear, news.com.au reports. The solar flares may disrupt the communication lines, causing blackouts. The three solar flares were all 'X-class' flares, which are almost 10,000 times as powerful as normal background flares from the sun. Solar flares, according to Live Science, are 'powerful bursts of radiation that are unleashed from the sun and speed out into space. They can sometimes produce waves of plasma and charged particles, called coronal mass ejections (CMEs). When aimed directly at Earth, CMEs can trigger geomagnetic storms and knock out communications and power grids on Earth.'

 

07 June, 2014

Monsoon arrives in Kerala

After a week-long wait, the South West Monsoon arrived in Kerala on Friday bringing widespread rains in most parts of the state. It was late by six days.

In 2014, India is likely to have below-average monsoon rainfall.

02 June, 2014

29th State of India "Telangana"

Telangana, India's newest and the 29th state is born (02 June 2014). Kalavakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) has taken oath as the first Chief Minister of Telangana on 02 June 2014.

Nara Chandrababu Naidu will swear-in as the first Chief Minister of Seemandhra or residual Andhra Pradesh on 08 June 2014.

Hyderabad will serve as a joint capital for both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for 10 years.

 

 

 

 

 

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