www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs – Oct.21, 2016 (21/10/2016)
Topic : Science and Technology
China’s World’s Largest outdoor Air Purifier
China is ready to open the World’s Largest “Smog Free Tower” outdoor air purifier in Beijing which is designed by a Dutch Engineer.
About this tower :
The 7 metre tall tower can capture about 75% of PM 2.5 and PM 10 tiny particles in its vicinity and then release purified air to create a “bubble” of fresh air around it.
This tower can clean 30000 cubic metres of air per hour through its ozone-free ion technology.
Topic : Environment and Ecology
Kashmir’s Red Stag entered critically endangered
The International Union for conservation of Nature (IUCN), listed the Red Stag in the critically endangered species list.
In order to get more attention and protection and also enhance the conservation efforts to increase its declining populated Red Stag listed in this list.
It is listed under Schedule-I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 and J&K Wildlife (Protection) Act 1978 and has also been listed among the top 15 species of high conservation priority by the Government of India.
Reason for its decline its population :
Habitat destruction, over-grazing by domestic livestock and poaching.