Forestry Current Affairs, GK & News
The National Statistical Office recently released the first revised GDP estimates for the fiscal year 2021. According to the estimates, the GDP contracted by 6.6%. Earlier, the GDP had contracted by 7.3%. The contraction is mainly due to COVID pandemic and the lockdown imposed. What do the estimates say? The real GDP for 2020-21 is ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
Topics: Advanced estimates • Agriculture • Economic growth • Fiscal Year • Fishing • Forestry • GDP • gross asset value (GVA) • GVA • manufacturing sector • Mining • mining and quarrying sector • National Statistical Office (NSO) • Nominal GDP • NSO • oil and natural gas • Primary Sector • Real GDP • Secondary Sector • Water supply
The United Nations Global Compact conducted a study recently and found that female labour participation has decreased from 34% in 2006 to 24.8% in 2020. The study also says that out of the 153 countries surveyed, India is the only country where economic gender gap is greater than political gap. Key Findings The Study says ..
Category: International Current Affairs
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently released India State of Forest Report, 2019. The report predominantly talks about forest cover in the country. The report also mentions about forest fires in the country. Highlights of forest fire According to the report, 21.4% of Indian forests are prone to forest fires. The report ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
The Jabalpur-based Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI) has launched a mobile phone application containing details about insects and pests and their management. The app “INSECT PESTS” is a tool that provides information on insect and pests found in various forest areas and their management in tropical forests of central India. The app contains information in ..
Topics: Conservation in India • Environment of India • Forestry • India • Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education • Ministry of Environment and Forests • Pest • TFRI • Tropical Forest Research Institute
According to the latest date by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (Inpe), the Amazon Rainforest Forests in Brazil has recorded 74,155 fires since January 2019. Its satellite data showed an 84% increase as compared to the same period in 2018. The Amazon is the largest tropical forest in the world, which covers more than ..
Topics: Amazon biome • Amazon rainforest • Amazon rainforest wildfires • Americas • Climate forcing agents • deforestation • Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest • Forestry • Geography of South America • Rainforests
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched the RISAT-2B satellite. It is an earth observation satellite which adds to India’s capability to observe the earth in all weathers and all conditions. About the Launch The RISAT or Radar Imaging Satellite is equipped with a sensor known as ‘synthetic aperture radar’ to produce ‘radar images’. ..
Topics: Disaster Management • earth observation satellite • Forestry • Indian Space Research Organisation • ISRO • National security • PSLV-C46 • radar images • Radar Imaging Satellite • radio signals • RISAT-1 • RISAT-2 • RISAT-2B • Synthetic aperture radar