The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has recently imposed a 5-year ban on BBC. NTCA is the statutory body of which union ministry?
[A] Ministry of New and Renewable Energy [B] Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation [C] Ministry of External Affairs [D] Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
Correct Answer: D [Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change]
Notes: Recently, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has imposed a 5-year ban on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and its journalists from filming in all Indian tiger reserves for allegedly misrepresenting facts in a documentary on poaching in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. The BBC documentary “Killing for Conservation” by its journalist Justin Rowlatt, talks about Kaziranga’s rhino conservation which claims that forest guards have the power to ‘shoot and kill’ poachers. The documentary also criticizes anti-poaching policies in wildlife reserves as affecting the life of tribal people living in the vicinity of the park. The NTCA is a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) constituted under enabling provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, as amended in 2006, for strengthening tiger conservation.