Environment Current Affairs

Water shortage in the Netherlands

The National Water levels in the Netherlands has declined to all-time low. As a result, country has been suffering from a water shortage. According to Water Shortage Management Team, continuous drought in country has led to ‘water shortage’. Water shortage suggest that, Rhine River Water is supplying 50% less water than normal. Highlights: Water shortage ..

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Indian Oil- NTCA MoU on ‘Project Cheetah’

Recently, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Oil Corporation to relocate cheetahs from Africa to India, under Project Cheetah. as a part of the MoU, the IOC will grant Rs 50.22 crore over four years period, for the project. Currently, the total cost of relocation project is ..

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New Ramsar Sites in India

According to union environment ministry, 6 new wetlands from Tamil Nadu, and 1 each from Karnataka, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha have received Ramsar recognition as “Wetlands of International Importance”. With the inclusion of 10, total number of Ramsar Sites stands at 64. Newly recognised sites are; Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary– It is a man-made wetland, ..

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UNFCCC: Cabinet approval of India’s updated NDC

The Union Cabinet recently gave approval to India’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). The updated NDC will be transferred to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). India’s Updated NDC: It aims to increase India’s contributions in strengthening global response towards climate change, in accordance with the Paris Agreement. It will help India ..

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UNGA Resolution: Healthy Environment declared as “Human Right”

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) recently passed a resolution that recognises the Healthy Environment as Human Right. India has voted in favour of this resolution. As per the resolution, right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment has become human right. Highlights: UN General Assembly passed the resolution on July 28, 2022. Out of 193-members, ..

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India lost 329 tigers in 3 years: Govt Data

Union Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey presented data on tigers in Lok Sabha recently. According to him, 329 tigers got lost in India in past 3 years. Poaching and other natural or unnatural causes were responsible for the loss. Highlights of the Ministry’s data on Tigers: In 2019, India had lost 96 ..

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