Environmental Sustainability Current Affairs, GK & News

PM Modi launches Mission LiFE

Prime Minister Modi launched Mission LiFE movement at the Statue of Unity in Gujarat. Who conceptualized the idea of Mission LiFE? NITI Aayog conceptualized the idea of Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment). What is Mission LiFE? Mission LiFE was introduced by Prime Minister Modi at the COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021. It is an ..

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SEBI Advisory Committee on ESG-related Matters

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) recently set up an advisory committee for advising on Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) related matters in India’s securities market. Who will be the head of the advisory committee? The advisory committee on ESG-related matters will be headed by Navneet Munot, CEO of HDFC Mutual Fund. How ..

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Global Energy Transition Index: India ranks 74th

On May 13, 2020, the World Economic Forum released Global Energy Transition Index (GET Index). India has moved up to 74th rank showing improvements in key parameters such as energy security, growth and environmental sustainability. About the index The World Economic Forum has ranked 115 countries based on GET Index in its report “WEF Fostering ..

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Environmental Impact Assessment amended by Environment Ministry

The Ministry of Environment has recategorized all the bulk drugs manufacturers under category ‘A’ to category ‘B2’. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2006 was amended in order to achieve this. Highlights The projects that are falling under Category A require mandatory EIA. On the other hand, the projects under Category B2 are exempted from ..

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Meghalaya becomes 1st state to ensure Water Conservation

Meghalaya became 1st state in India to ensure conservation of water and have its own State Water Policy. This move comes following a nod given by State Cabinet for the purpose. Key Highlights The draft policy was approved by Meghalaya’s State Cabinet in a meeting chaired by state’s Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma. Amid water ..

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