Animal welfare Current Affairs, GK & News

UK Action Plan for Animal Welfare

The United Kingdom recently unveiled an Action Plan for Animal Welfare. Key Features of the Plan An Expert Committee on Animal Sentience will report on Government decisions. Sentience is the capacity to be aware of sensations and feelings. The plan will make sure that the animal welfare standards in the country are not compromised. It ..

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Guidelines for Import of Exotic Species

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently issued advisory to import of Exotic Live Species. What are Exotic Live Species? The Exotic Live Species are plant or animal species that move from the original range to a new one. Under the new guidelines, the Ministry has said that “Exotic Live Species” are to ..

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Campaign launched on Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways

On June 5, 2020, the Union minister of Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari launched the United Nations Development Programme campaign called “Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on highways”. Need India is witnessing 5 lakhs road accidents every year. Out of these 1.5 lakhs lose their lives. The campaign is launched to bring ..

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African Swine Flu in Assam

On May 3, 2020, the Assam Government confirmed that more than 2,500 pigs in 306 villages were killed due to African Swine Flu in Assam. There was no relevance brought with COVID-19. Highlights The reason of death of the pigs were confirmed as African Swine Flu by the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases ..

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Task Force to be set up to prevent Human and Animal transmission of COVID-19

The Indian Government is taking precautionary steps after it was learnt that COVID-19 infects animals as well. Recently a Malayan tiger in the zoo of New York was reported to have infected with COVID-19. Highlights India is taking precautionary step to prevent Animal and Human transmission of the virus in the country. The Central Government ..

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