Environment and Ecology Current Affairs For UPSC Prelims and Mains 2018

This article will help in covering the following topics of the syllabus

Prelims   General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change

General Studies -III (Mains) – Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, environmental impact assessment

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2018 will be conducted on 3rd June 2018, and mains will be starting from 1st October 2018 in which current affairs will play a crucial role.

In this article, we will be updating all important Environment and Ecology related Current events between January 2017 to September 2018 on monthly basis. Bookmark this page in your browser so that you don’t miss any important event. The events are compiled from newspapers (The Hindu, TOI, IE & ET), magazines, and various online resources.

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December 2017

  • First green bond on LSE
  • Cyclone Ockhi
  • Looming soil crisis
  • International conference on Ground water
  • National Energy Conservation Day to be celebrated

November 2017

  • UN report on Greenhouse gas emissions
  • UN climate conference begins
  • India’s stand on fumigation agent
  • CRI 2017
  • Smog affect mental health: IFPRI
  • Global Carbon Project finding
  • India, World Bank ink pact for clean energy
  • Two Indians honoured with Ozone Award
  • First edition of INSPIRE 2017
  • New measures for air pollution

October 2017

  • Secure Himalaya project
  • India water Week-2017 inaugurated
  • Iconic ‘Rainbow Warrior’
  • Plastic in seas comes from Rivers
  • India tops list of pollution-linked deaths
  • SC bans use of Coal alternative


From time to time the current affairs magazines section containing full coverage of events will also get updated, which you can download in PDF format.

The magazines given below are updated  with full coverage of events from January 2017 to December 2017

Yearly current affairs 2018         

September 2017

  • Hurricane Irma
  • Phase out polluting chemicals
  • 30th Anniversary of Montreal protocol
  • Climate change aggravates global hunger: UN
  • UN Equator Prize 2017
  • A report of BGC


August 2017

  • 2nd commitment of Kyoto Protocol
  • BARC implements SWAN
  • ESZ for the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary

July 2017

  • SC stays declaring Ganga, Yamuna as living
  • System to remove oil spills from sea
  • Iceberg breaks off Antarctica
  • Indian scientists discover Saraswati

June 2017

  • Action to protect oceans

May 2017

  • UN climate talks begin
  • UN climate talks wrap up
  • IDB 2017 Celebrated
  • “Ozone2Climate” Technology

April 2017

  1. New tree-living crab species found
  2. New plant species found in the Eastern Ghats

March 2017

  1. Second stage of HCFCs
  2. Early signs of El Nino this year

February 2017

  1. Hydrofluorocarbons in 2028
  2. ‘State of Global Air 2017’ report
  3. 2 Indians die every minute due to air pollution

January 2017

  1. New wasp species discovered
  2. Climate change plan to get new missions


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