Environment Protection: 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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France to ban Café Terrace Heaters from Next Year

Published: July 27, 2020

France plans to ban heaters used by the restaurants and cafes on the outdoor terraces from the next year onwards as the country is planning to shift to a low carbon economy very soon. This is part of the resolve of the country to end ecologically destructive practices that have totally unjustified energy consumption records. ..

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Nepal approves new Map: Includes Kalapani

Published: May 20, 2020

On May 19, 2020, Nepap approved a new map that included the territories of Kalapani, Lipuleh and Limpiyadhura. However, the territories have been claimed by India as well. In October 2019, India issued a new political map that included Lipulekh and Kalapani on its side of border. What is the issue? In 1816, the kingdom ..

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GoI plans to reduce dependency for drug intermediates and APIs

Published: April 27, 2020

The Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) has collaborated with LAXAI Life Sciences to produce Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients inside India. This will help to reduce dependence of pharmaceutical sector on Chinese imports. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients are also known as bulk drugs. They are the main part of the drugs that produce ..

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April 22: World Earth Day

Published: April 21, 2020

Every year World Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. The day is celebrated to demonstrate environmental protection. It is being celebrated since 1970. This year the World Earth Day is celebrated under the theme Theme: Climate Action Highlights On the World Earth Day, 2016, the famous Paris Agreement was signed by more than 120 ..

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