Environment of India Current Affairs, GK & News

Panel to declare Dal Lake as eco-sensitive zone

The Jammu and Kashmir   government has set up a ten-member committee to declare Srinagar’s famous Dal Lake and its surrounding areas as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ), following concerns over its shrinking size. Pollution and encroachments have resulted in the Dal Lake shrinking from its original area of 22 square kilometers to about 10 square ..


Indian Government seeks Army’s help to save the Great Indian Bustard

The Indian Government has decided to take the help of the Indian Army to help conserve a part of the population of the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard bird who’s current range current extends into the Pokhran firing range of Rajasthan. What has happened? The Indian Government has decided to enlist the help of the ..


TFRI launchs app ‘INSECT PESTS’

The Jabalpur-based Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI) has launched a mobile phone application containing details about insects and pests and their management. The app “INSECT PESTS” is a tool that provides information on insect and pests found in various forest areas and their management in tropical forests of central India. The app contains information in ..


Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) signs MOU with TIFAC for supporting forest based communities

The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) has signed MOU with Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC) to provide livelihood opportunities and augment income of the forest based communities. Through this collaboration, TIFAC will help ICFRE to refine and up-scale the technologies developed, take technologies to the end users including farmers, State ..


Government to set up single tribunal to decide inter-state water disputes

The government has decided to establish a single, permanent Tribunal to adjudicate all inter-state river water disputes. It is set to be headed by a retired Supreme Court judge. In order to make the Tribunal’s award more effective, it is proposed that verdict awarded by the Tribunal will get notified automatically. As of now, the ..


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