All important Environment and Ecology Current Affairs in 2018

In this article, we have updated all-important Environment and Ecology Current Affairs in 2018  between January 2018 to December 2018 on monthly basis.  The events are compiled from newspapers (The Hindu, TOI, IE & ET), magazines, and various online resources.


December 2018

  • Climate talks kick off in Poland
  • India Water Impact Summit-2018
  • NOAA’s annual report on Arctic
  • Guidelines for Ground Water Extraction Notified
  • New proposals emerge in climate meet
  • Nations inch towards climate deal
  • Outcome of COP24
  • Asiatic Lion Conservation Project launched
  • India submits NR6 to the CBD

November 2018

  • Neutrino observatory project stay
  • Guideline for Operation Greens
  • BASIC meet in India
  • Global CO2 levels hit new record

October 2018

  • UN report on ‘mission impossible’ climate target
  • India’s first ever NES to kick off
  • UN-backed award for Sikkim
  • Early Warning System launched
  • First ever WHO’s global meet to tackle pollution
  • 3rd Decadal International year of Reefs-2018
  • How BS-VI norms will affect
  • India tops in deaths due to toxic air

September 2018

  • Successful Test of NAG
  • Cabinet approves the continuation of IDWH
  • Greenhouse gas emissions from Indian paddy fields very high: study
  • Severe storm occurrences caused Kerala floods: CWC
  • Monsoon weakening, withdrawal to begin after 17 Sep, says IMD
  • Pollution cools monsoon days
  • More river stretches critically polluted: CPCB
  • Monsoon into the below-normal zone
  • A new mechanism for Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Smuggling of frogs led to an increasing number of snake’s bites
  • An initiative to protect Hornbill

August 2018

  • Kanchenjunga BR in WNBR
  • World Biofuel day
  • India lost one-third of its coastline
  • Reasons behind Kerala floods
  • India’s first Humboldt penguin dies

July 2018

  • New materials for sustainable developed
  • State to imposes polythene ban
  • Monitoring committee for the clean Yamuna

June 2018

  • SoE 2018
  • World’s largest iceberg set to disappear
  • Composite Water Management Index
  • The plastic ban in Maharashtra
  • World bank report on Climate change

May 2018

  • WHO’s 20 most-polluted cities
  • Govt to set up marine observation system
  • Blockchain-based technology for water conservation
  • National Policy on Biofuels 2018 approved
  • ‘Green Good Deeds’
  • A dispute over the power plant in India

April 2018

  • How tiny sea creatures affect Earth’s climate
  • A new draft of CRZ
  • India’s forest cover grew

March 2018

  • Free conversion of PIO cards to OCI stopped. 82
  • 24 per cent of solid waste generated
  • Draft of NEP unveiled
  • Bio-medical Waste Management Rules Amended

February 2018

  • First-time microbes in space
  • 8 of every 10 cities breathe toxic air
  • Ammonia in Yamuna water
  • India to host World Environment Day

January 2018 

  • Submit an action plan on the use of fly ash
  • World environment award for KISS
  • India’s automated ocean pollution system.
  • EPI report 2018.
  • No single judge at NGT

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