Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change Current Affairs, GK & News

Mandatory Eco-sensitive Zone (ESZ)

Recently, the Apex Court directed that every protected forest, national park and wildlife sanctuary across India should have a mandatory eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) of minimum 1 km, starting from demarcated boundaries. Highlights This direction came from a three-judge Bench comprising of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Aniruddha Bose and B.R. Gavai. It highlighted how India’s natural resources have been ..

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Environmental Impact of Jog Falls Project

The centre has asked whether any environmental impact study has been carried out before giving environmental clearance for a five-star hotel at the Jog Development Projects What proposal did Karnataka submit? Earlier, a proposal was submitted by Karnataka to seek diversions of 0.8536 hectares of forest land in the Nadavada Talakalale village, Sagar Taluk. The ..

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Indian Environment Service

On January 21, 2021, the Supreme Court asked the Centre whether it was planning a dedicated Indian Environment Service in India’s bureaucratic set-up. Highlights In 2014, a committee headed by former Cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian had recommended to set up Indian Environment Service. Petition was filed by a lawyer Samar Vijay Singh, for the creation ..

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Bhupendra Yadav launches PRANA Portal

Union environment minister, Bhupendra Yadav, launched a portal called PRANA on September 7, 2021. Key Points PRANA Portal will be used to track the progress of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) in order to comply with India’s commitment to ensure clean air and blue skies to everybody. This portal was launched on the occasion ..

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31.6% Rise in E-waste Generation Last Year

In the year 2020, India has generated a total of 10,14,961.2 tonnes of e-waste which is an increase of 31.6% when compared to the previous year. Highlights Ashwini Kumar Choubey , Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change relayed this information in the Rajya Sabha. The minister has also asked for state-wise data ..

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India-Bhutan: MOU inked to cooperate in areas of Environment

India and Bhutan have signed an MoU to develop cooperation between two countries in the area of environment. Key Points about MoU MoU was signed virtually by Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar. It will open new vistas of bilateral cooperation in the area of climate change, waste management etc. MoU will ..

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