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‘One Health’ panel set up to advise on Animal Disease Risks

World Health Organization along with three other international bodies have set up a team of experts who will help in developing a global plan on preventing the spread of diseases from animals to humans. One Health High-Level Expert Panel This initiative was launched by France and Germany in 2020, but held its first meeting in ..

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What is Ocean Rewilding?

Ocean Rewilding is expected to come up in COP26. A network of 68 European organisations are working together to find ways to reinvigorate the marine life of the earth. Rewilding is restoring to its natural uncultivated state. This is done by introducing animal or plant species that have been exterminated (destroyed completely) or driven out ..

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Food price index highest since 2014

The United Nations recently announced that the world food prices increased for the eleventh consecutive month in April 2021. It reached the highest level since May 2014. This announcement was made based on the Food Price Index released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation. Food Price Index The Food Price Index measures monthly changes of ..

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Ecocide Bill of France

The French National Assembly recently approved the bill that makes “Ecocide” an offence. Key Features Under the law, the transgressors are liable up to ten years in prison and a fine of 4.5 million Euros (that is 5.4 million USD). Transgressor is person who violates a rule or law or has done something unacceptable. The ..

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IMF: Solidarity Tax on Pandemic Winners

The International Monetary Fund recently announced Solidarity Tax on Pandemic Winners. That is, the companies that prospered during COVID-19 crisis should pay additional tax to show solidarity towards those hit hardest by the pandemic. About the Solidarity Tax suggested by IMF It is a temporary tax. It shall be imposed to reduce social inequalities that ..

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