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

India-Finland sign MoU on biodiversity conservation

Published: November 26, 2020

On November 26, 2020, India and Finland signed Memorandum of Understanding in the field of biodiversity conservation and environment protection. The agreement was signed by the Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and his counterpart Krista Mikkonen of Finland. According to the Memorandum of Understanding, the countries will exchange their best practices in areas such as prevention ..

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Wildlife Institute of India: High Biodiversity in 49% of Ganges

Published: November 9, 2020

The Wildlife Institute of India recently released a survey on the Ganges river. According to the survey, 49% of the river is high on biodiversity. These are results of phase I of the survey. The second survey is to be conducted shortly. Key Highlights The Gangetic Dolphins and Otters in the river have increased in ..

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National Wildlife Week, 2020

Published: October 4, 2020

Every year National Wildlife Week is celebrated in India between October 2nd and October 8th. It is being celebrated since 1954. The main objective of celebrating the day is to save the lives of Indian animals by taking critical steps. The week is celebrated under the following theme Theme: RoaR (Roar and Revive) – Exploring ..

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India attends Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity

Published: September 25, 2020

On September 24, 2020, the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change represented India at the Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity that was held virtually. The dialogue was hosted by China. Highlights The dialogue was conducted on Biodiversity Beyond 2020: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth. The dialogue was held a ..

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J&K Biodiversity Council

Published: September 4, 2020

The Jammu and Kashmir government recently set up a 10-member biodiversity council. It will document the biodiversity of the union territory. Key Points The council will maintain a Peoples Biodiversity Register (PBR) with the help of representatives from local governance bodies. The biodiversity council will function in consultation with National Biodiversity Authority, as per an order issued ..

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