Biodiversity Loss: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

GoI launches 5 initiatives towards Conservation of Biodiversity

Published: May 23, 2020

On May 22, 2020, to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity, 2020, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change launched five initiatives on conservation of biodiversity. Highlights The five initiatives include the following The “Biodiversity Samrakshan Internship Programme” was launched. It aims at engaging 20 students in post graduate programme for a period ..

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Cabinet approves Pesticide Management Bill 2020

Published: February 13, 2020

On February 12, 2020 the Union Cabinet approved to table the Pesticide Management Bill, 2020 in Parliament. The bill aims at making safe and effective pesticides for farmers. The main aim of the bill is to replace the Insecticides Act, 1968. Key Features The bill includes provisions to provide compensation when there is farm loss ..

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WEF: Global Risks Report, 2020

Published: January 16, 2020

On January 15, 2020, the World Economic Forum released its Global Risks Report. Under the report, the Forum has identified the global risks. Top Risks The top 5 Global risks according to the report are as follows The Forum reported that Climate-related risks had the greatest likelihood of severe impacts. The other threats include geopolitical ..

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Tropical forest size of England destroyed in 2018: WRI report

Published: April 27, 2019

As per recently published US-based World Resources Institute (WRI) report, world lost 12 million hectares (30 million acres) of tropical tree cover in 2018. It is fourth largest annual decline since global satellite data become available in 2001. According to report, with such decline world’s forests entered in ‘emergency room’ implying that planet’s health is ..

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