Environment Ministry Current Affairs, GK & News

Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021

Environment Ministry notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021 on August 13, 2021. Highlights These new rules prohibit specific single-use plastic items with “low utility and high littering potential by the year 2022. Under it, manufacture of a range of plastic products will be banned. These plastic products comprise of ear buds with plastic ..

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Government releases Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy

Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) recently released Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy, 2019. It has invited comments and suggestions from stakeholders including public/private organizations, experts and concerned citizens on the draft policy. Features of Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy (NREP) It envisions future with environmentally sustainable and equitable economic growth, resource ..

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GM Cotton and Surrounding Controversy

In an event organized by Shetkari Sanghtana, a farmers union a group of more than 1,000 farmers gathered in a village in Akola of Maharashtra to sow seeds of an unapproved, genetically modified variety of cotton, defying government regulations. Current Provisions In India, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) under the Environment Ministry is responsible ..

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GM mustard DMH-11 trials may get nod for field-trials

Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) will soon convene special meeting of Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) to decide on field-trial approvals for transgenic mustard DMH-11 developed by University of Delhi’s Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants (CGMCP). Background CGMCP had earlier applied to grow transgenic mustard (DMH-11) in plots in ..

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Environment Ministry gives nod to Neutrino project

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF’s) has given environmental clearance to India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project to be set up in Bodi West hills in Tamil Nadu. The approval was given by MoEF’s Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) after taking up INO project issue as special case. Key Facts The project proponents during meeting with ..

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