national park Current Affairs, GK & News
Lok Sabha passed the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021 on August 2, 2022. It was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 17, 2021. It will amend the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. Key provisions of the Bill include; Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill is aimed at implementing “Convention on International Trade in Endangered ..
Category: Legal & Constitution Current Affairs
The Kaziranga National Park is a Tiger Reserve and a World Heritage site. The park recently conducted its water fowl census. About the census The census is conducted in the 52 wetlands in the parks. In 2021, the bird count increased to 93,491. It was 34,284 in 2020. The bird count has increased by 175% ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Kosovar Biologist Halil Ibrahimi has named a newly discovered insect after COVID-19 virus. About the insect Ibrahimi spent years working on a different type of Caddisfly species. The species was found in Accursed Mountains (Kosovo’s Western Bjeshket e Nemuna National Park). It has now been named as “Potamophylax coronavirus”. The species is endemic to the ..
The Table Mountain National Park is located in Cape Town of South Africa. Recently, a fire caught in the park and is burning it rapidly. More than two hundred fire fighters have been deployed in the region to quench the fire. A vacated vagrant fire may have caused the fire. Vagrant is a person without ..
The Union environment Minister shri Prakash Javadekar recently released Management Effectiveness Evaluation report of 146 National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The report is first of its kind in the country What are the Key findings of the report? Around 60% of leopard population, 70% of Asiatic lions and 70% of global tiger population are the ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
The Wildlife Institute of India recently released a survey on the Ganges river. According to the survey, 49% of the river is high on biodiversity. These are results of phase I of the survey. The second survey is to be conducted shortly. Key Highlights The Gangetic Dolphins and Otters in the river have increased in ..