Forests Current Affairs, GK & News

Kyasanur Forest Disease

A 48 year old woman in Wayanad, Kerala, recently died from Kyasanur Forest Disease. Several other are being treated for the disease. About the Disease The Kyasanur Forest Disease, also called as the Monkey Fever, was first reported in 1957 from the Kyasanur Forest region of Karnataka. It is was initially an epizootic disease and ..

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New panel to review findings in Goa’s Private forest lands

The Government of Goa has decided to establish a 3-member committee to review the findings of earlier high-level panels which had been formed to verify the identity of private forest lands in the state. What has happened? This recent move of the Goa Government comes on the heels of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order ..

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Anthropologic effects on Himalayan Forests

The rapidly changing climate is just one of the many byproducts of increasing insensitive eco-activities of humans. The Himalayan forests are one of the most crucial biomes of the country and support a large amount of biomass and organisms in their range. What has happened? Human activity in Himalayan forests ranges from trekking, camping, slash ..

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Draft Forest Policy, 2018

The ministry of environment, forest and climate change has framed a new draft National Forest Policy 2018 in March, 2018. The new forest policy aims to address the new realities – climate change, human-animal conflict and declining green cover. The features of the draft forest policy 2018 include: It aims to bring a minimum one-third ..

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The first-ever joint Army exercise “Harimau Shakti 2018” started between India and Malaysia

The first-ever joint Army exercise “Harimau Shakti 2018” has started between the troops of the Indian and Malaysian armies at Wardieburn Camp in Kuala Lumpur on April 30. The focus will remain on tactical operations in jungle warfare.The aim of the two-week long exercise is to bolster cooperation and coordination between armed forces of both ..

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