Key Amendments Proposed In The Environment Protection Act

Key Amendments Proposed In The Environment Protection Act: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change proposed amendments in the Environment Protection Act, 1986. Incidentally, the Environment Protection Act provisions will be in force for penal provisions of the single use plastic ban which has come into force recently. The Ministry has proposed the decriminalisation […]

Niti Aayog Report On Alternatives To Plastics

Niti Aayog Report On Alternatives To Plastics: A Niti Ayog report has suggested on plastic alternatives or technologies making plastic degradable According To Report: India produces 3.47 mn tn of plastic waste/year, out of which 60% is collected for recycling. Goa, Delhi & Kerala have reported the highest per capita plastic waste generation, while Nagaland, […]

Chenkurinji

Chenkurinji: Saving Chenkurinji from climate change The Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary derives its name from Gluta travancorica, a species endemic to the Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve known as ‘Chenkurinji’ in local parlance. Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in the Western Ghats, India, located in Kollam district of Kerala and comes under the control of Agasthyamalai […]

India’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project

India’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project: India’s largest floating Solar Power Project is now fully operational. NTPC declared Commercial Operation of the final part capacity of 20 MW out of 100 MW Ramagundam Floating Solar PV Project at Ramagundam, Telangana with effect from July 01, 2022. With the operationalisation of 100-MW Solar PV Project at […]

Treeshrew Spotted In Jammu and Kashmir

Treeshrew Spotted In Jammu and Kashmir: Scientists have spotted fossils of a small mammal resembling squirrels called treeshrew (known as Sivatupaia ramnagarensis) belonging to a new genus and species from Jammu and Kashmir. This treeshrew currently represents the oldest record of fossil tupaiids in the Siwaliks, extending their time range by 2.5-4.0 Million Years in […]

Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2022

Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2022: MoEFCC has notified Forest (conservation) Rules 2022, under the Forest (conservation) Act, 1980. New Rules: Constitute an advisory committee, a regional empowered committee and a screening committee at the State/UT It will examine all the linear projects (e.g. roads, highways, etc) involving land up to 40 hectares and the use of […]

Coalition For Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)

Coalition For Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI): The Union Cabinet approves categorizing the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) as an “International Organization”. It also approved the signing of the Headquarters Agreement further granting it the exemptions, immunities, and privileges contemplated by the United Nations (Privileges and Immunities) Act, 1947, which means that member’s property and […]

Living Lands Charter

Living Lands Charter: The Commonwealth members have agreed to voluntarily dedicate ‘living land’ in their respective countries to future generations, in line with the strategy set for the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The ‘Living land’ charter was announced at the conclusion of the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali (Rwanda). […]