Ministry of Environment Current Affairs, GK & News

National Conference of Environment Ministers

Prime Minister Modi virtually inaugurated the National Conference of Environment Ministers held in Gujarat. Key facts National Conference of Environment Ministers of all States is a two-day event held at Ekta Nagar in Gujarat on September 23 and 24 this year. The objective of this conference is to promote cooperative federalism through the promotion of ..

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MEE-ZOO Report 2022

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had recently released the Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE-ZOO) report 2022, which was created based on the survey of zoos across India. Key highlights India currently has 147 recognized zoos, which are categorized as large (17), medium (23), small (33), mini-zoos (60) and rescue centres (14). The recent ..

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Hariyali Mahotsav 2022

Hariyali Mahotsav is set to be organised on July 8, 2022. Event will be held by “Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change” at Talkatora Stadium, in New Delhi. Key Facts Hariyali Mahotsav will be organised under “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. It will be organised with the objective of raising awareness on significance of trees ..

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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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Guidelines on EPR for Plastic Packaging

Under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has issued guidelines on Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) on plastic packaging. Overview With effect from July 1, 2022, the rules on extended producer responsibility, as well as the prohibition of selected single-use plastic items with low usefulness and high littering ..

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Environment Ministry Star Rating System

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently launched “Star Rating System”. The system provides environmental clearance in short duration. About the Star Rating System The Environment Ministry is to rank and incentivize the states with this new system. The ministry will find out states that provide environmental clearances efficiently in short duration of ..

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