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

September 19: International Coastal Clean-Up Day

Every year, the International Coastal Clean-Up Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of the month of September. This year, the day is celebrated on September 19 under the theme Theme: Achieving a Trash free coastline Highlights The International Coastal Clean-Up Day encourages people to clean beaches and remove garbage plaguing the beach. The day ..

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Mizoram launches Green-Ag project

Mizoram government has launched Green-Ag project, funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF), aimed at catalyzing sustainable transformation of Indian agriculture without compromising the food security and income safety for the farmers. Highlights Mizoram is one of the five states where the said project is being implemented apart from Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Mizoram ..

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Zonal Master Plan of Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone Approved

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has approved the Zonal Master Plan (ZMP) prepared by the Uttarakhand Government and appraised by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, for the Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone. Background:                                            ..

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Nagar Van Scheme

On June 5, 2020, the Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the “Nagar Van” scheme. The scheme was launched to mark the Environment Day. Key Features The scheme emphasizes on urban forestry. Under the scheme, around 200 urban forests are to be developed all over the country in next five years. Also, a film was played ..

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Himalayan Ibex proven to be a distinct species

Scientists recently proved that the Himalayan Ibex, a wild goat species, is a distinct species from the Siberian Ibex. Himalayan Ibex The Himalayan Ibex is a wild goat species found in India and Pakistan in the Western Himalayan region. They are mainly found in high elevation habitats (3,800m and above) such as those in Jammu ..

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