Ministry of Environment and Forests Current Affairs, GK & News
The Jammu and Kashmir government has set up a ten-member committee to declare Srinagar’s famous Dal Lake and its surrounding areas as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ), following concerns over its shrinking size. Pollution and encroachments have resulted in the Dal Lake shrinking from its original area of 22 square kilometers to about 10 square ..
Topics: Biodiversity • Conservation in India • Dal Lake • Dredging Corporation of India • Eco-Sensitive Zone • Environment of India • Jammu and Kashmir • Jammu Division • Ministry of Environment and Forests • Natural environment • Suvini Zerboni
India’s first e-waste clinic is being set up in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. For this noble cause, the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) have signed pact that would enable segregation, processing and disposal of waste from both household and commercial units. Initially, it will be 3-month pilot project and being ..
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
The Centre has created a new Ministry called ‘Jal Shakti’ by merger of Ministries of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation along with Drinking Water and Sanitation. The move will bring all aspects of water management and regulation under one department. About Jal Ministry Background: In first Modi government (2014-2019) the project to clean ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2019
Topics: 17th Lok Sabha • Gajendra Singh Shekhawat • Jal Jivan Mission • Jal Shakti Ministry • Ministries of Water Resources • Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation • Ministry of Environment and Forests • Ministry of River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation • Nal se Jal scheme • Namami Gange Project • New Ministry • Ram Lal Kataria • River Ganga
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to prepare a noise pollution map and remedial action plan to solve the issue across the country. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the CPCB to identify noise pollution hotspots and categorise cities with specified hotspots and ..
Topics: Adarsh Kumar Goel • Central Pollution Control Board • Contents • Government of India • Judiciary of India • Ministry of Environment and Forests • National Green Tribunal Act • Noise pollution • Pollution • Pollution in India • Remedial action
On January 10, Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched the much-awaited National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) to combat air pollution. The NCAP is a pollution control initiative that was launched with the intention to cut the concentration of coarse (PM10) and fine particles (PM2.5) by at least 20% in the next five years, with ..