Environmental conservation: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Norway minister participates in Mithi river clean-up drive

Recently, Norway’s Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein, during his three-day visit to India participated in Mithi river clean-up with the environmental activist Afroz Shah. Afroz Shah is an environmental activist from Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is known for organising the largest beach clean-up drive. He was also awarded the ‘UN Champions of the Earth’ award ..

IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum begins in Pakistan

The 7th International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Asia Regional Conservation Forum , one of Asia’s most important nature conservation events – Started on 14 Nov. Under the theme of “Greening Asia for Nature and People”, the forum will focus on themes related to nature-based solutions to address societal challenges. The Forum was inaugurated ..

Prakritik Kheti Khushshal Kissan Yojana launched by Himachal Pradesh government

The Prakritik Kheti Khushshal Kissan Yojana (PKKKY) was launched by the Himachal Pradesh government to promote organic / Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) system. It is in news recently because out of the total 3,226 panchayats in the state, 2,209 have been brought under the ambit of the scheme. Under the scheme, farmers has been ..

Preventing the death of wildlife from Electrocution

The standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) headed by the Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has made the following recommendations to prevent the death of elephants and other wildlife from electrocution: Developing a nationwide strategy for long-term planning of electricity grid networks. Burying transmission lines underground. Setting up reinforced ..

Uttarakhand government to form a Special Tiger Force (STF) for Corbett Tiger Reserve

The Uttarakhand government has decided to form a Special Tiger Force (STF) for Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR). The force will have 85 posts & will help serve as the much needed second layer of protection for the big cat at the CTR. The STPF will be effective in checking illegal human intrusion into the reserve ..