Behler Turtle Conservation Award: Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA)

Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA): Indian biologist Shailendra Singh has been awarded the Behler Turtle Conservation Award for bringing three critically endangered turtle conservation species back from the brink of extinction- Red-crowned Roofed Turtle (Batagur kachuga), Northern River Terrapin (Batagur baska), and Black Softshell Turtle (Nilssonia nigricans) This award is bestowed by several global bodies involved […]

Anti-trust Case Filed Against Apple Inc

An anti-trust Case Filed Against Apple Inc: An anti-trust case filed against Apple Inc for allegedly abusing its market position in the Indian economy. Apple is instituting policies that forces developers to use its proprietary in-app purchase system This allegation is similar to what Apple faced in the EU where regulators last year started an […]

State Of The World’s Trees Report: BGCI

State Of The World’s Trees Report Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) launched the State of the World’s Trees Report. The report warns that almost a third of the world’s tree species are at risk of extinction, while hundreds are on the brink of being wiped out. BGCI is a membership organisation, representing botanic gardens in […]

Report On Weather Disasters: WMO

Report On Weather Disasters: WMO: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), has released a report, which stated that weather disasters killed 2 million in the last 50 years. WMO has published ‘Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes, from 1970 to 2019’. WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. […]

Rural Local Bodies : Finance Commission (FC) Grants

Rural Local Bodies. The Ministry of Finance has released an amount of Rs. 13,385.70 crore to 25 States for providing grants to the Rural Local Bodies. This Grant-in-aid is the 1st installment of Tied grants of the year 2021-22. The grants have been released as per the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission. Finance Commission […]

ILO Report on Social Protection During The COVID-19 Crisis

International Labour Organization (ILO) Report: Despite the unprecedented worldwide expansion of social protection during the COVID-19 crisis, more than 4 billion people around the world remain entirely unprotected, a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report says. Social protection includes access to health care and income security, particularly in relation to old age, unemployment, sickness, disability, […]