Forest and Climate Change Current Affairs, GK & News

Environment Ministry Star Rating System

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently launched “Star Rating System”. The system provides environmental clearance in short duration. About the Star Rating System The Environment Ministry is to rank and incentivize the states with this new system. The ministry will find out states that provide environmental clearances efficiently in short duration of ..

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Great Indian Bustard becomes mascot of the COP13 UN Convention of Conservation of Migratory Species

The Great Indian Bustard is the mascot of the UN Convention of Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) (COP 13). India has recently proposed to include three species- the Asian elephant, the Great Indian Bustard and the Bengal Florican in the list of ‘migratory species threatened with extinction’, under the CMS-COP 13. The Ministry of Environment, ..

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Budget 2020: Caring Society: Women and Child, Social Welfare, Culture & Tourism, Env & Climate Change

On February 1, 2020, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman presented the Budget 2020 on three main themes. The third theme of the budget is Caring Society. Under this theme, the GoI allocated budget to Women and Child, Social Welfare and Tourism, Environment and Climate Change. The Budget allocated for the above sections of the society ..

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‘Not all animals migrate by choice’ campaign launched

Ahead of International Day of Biological Diversity (celebrated on 22 May), an awareness campaign was launched by the name of ‘Not all animals migrate by choice’ to be displayed at major airports across India. Key Highlights about Campaign Objective: To raise awareness on illegal wildlife trade To garner public support for conservation and protection of ..

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Bulletin: Joint meetings of Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions held in Geneva

The joint meetings of three conventions on chemicals and waste namely Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Key Highlights About: The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to Basel Convention (COP 14) was held along with the 9th meeting of the COP to Rotterdam Convention and the 9th ..

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