Animal Welfare Board of India Current Affairs, GK & News

The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) is a statutory advisory body that was established under the Section 4 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. It provides advisory service to the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandries and Dairying. It conferred 14 Prani Mitra awards and JeevDaya awards 2021 to individuals, corporates and organisations for their contribution to the animal welfare. These awards are conferred during the Vasant Panchami, which is celebrated as “Jiv Jantu Kalyan Divas” by AWBI.

Survey of Elephants in Captivity

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has submitted the affidavit with the findings of the first Survey of Elephants in Captivity to the Supreme Court. Findings of the Survey The Survey was undertaken after the order of the Supreme Court which had asked the Union Government to identify elephants in captivity and whether ..

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The headquarters of AWBI shifted to Ballabhgarh

The headquarters of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has been shifted from Chennai to Ballabhgarh in Faridabad District of Haryana for better coordination between the environment ministry and the AWBI for carrying out the animal welfare activities. It was informed by Mahesh Sharma, the Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate ..

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Animal Welfare Board of India headquarters shifted from Chennai to Ballabhgarh

Government has shifted headquarters of Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) to Ballabhgarh in Faridabad District of Haryana from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It was shifted after consultation with AWBI for better coordination between the Environment Ministry and AWBI for carrying out the animal welfare activities. The Rule 3 of the Animal Welfare Board (Administrative) Rules, ..

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Environment Ministry official to chair Animal Welfare Board of India

Government has notified that Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), a statutory advisory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF) will now be permanently chaired by a senior MoEF official. Recently, new Board of 18 members, chaired by Sharad Singh Negi, Special Secretary and Director-General (Forests), MoEF came into effect for ..

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