Environment: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

India Energy Modelling Forum to Exchange Important Ideas on Energy and Environment: NITI Ayog

The government think-tank, NITI Ayog, stated that ‘The India Energy Modelling Forum’ would deliberate on ideas pertaining to important energy and environment issues. The India Energy Modelling Forum was launched on July 02, 2020, during the joint working group meeting of the Sustainable Growth Pillar. The Sustainable Growth Pillar is a very important part of ..

Tunga Dam construction: Number of Migratory birds decreases

The number of migratory birds arriving to Mandagadde bird sanctuary has reduced due to the construction of Tunga dam. Highlights Earlier around 10,000 migratory birds would arrive at the Mandagadde bird sanctuary in July 2020 and go back in December after hatching of eggs. Today, their numbers have reduced to 500-600. The decline in the ..

“Sankalp Parva” begins

On June 28, 2020, the initiative to plant trees called “Sankalp Parva” began, The initiative is to run between June 28, 2020 and July 12, 2020. Highlights The initiative was launched by Ministry of Culture. Under the initiative at least five trees are to be planted either in office campus or where ever possible in ..

SANDRP: “Draft EIA Notification of GoI encourages environment violations”

The South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) says that the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification that was recently issued by the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change dilutes the EIA process. It also says that the draft encourages environment violations in case of big irrigation projects. Background The Ministry of ..

June 20: International Horseshoe Crab Day

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) observed the first International Horseshoe Crab Day on June 20, 2020. Highlights The aim of the observance was to create awareness about the ancient creatures and also help in their conservation. Why the Observance? The Horseshoe crabs have existed since the times of dinosaurs. They are important ..