NGT: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Stricter Norms for Commercial Use of Groundwater Set by NGT

Published: July 28, 2020

The National Green Tribunal has set very stringent guidelines for the commercial use of groundwater in the country and it has specifically directed the concerned authorities to be proactive while granting permits, initiating punitive actions in case of breaches and mandating third-party compliance audit of businesses every year. This comes as the NGT stuck down ..

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New panel to review findings in Goa’s Private forest lands

Published: August 26, 2019

The Government of Goa has decided to establish a 3-member committee to review the findings of earlier high-level panels which had been formed to verify the identity of private forest lands in the state. What has happened? This recent move of the Goa Government comes on the heels of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order ..

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Glass-coated ‘Manjha’ for Kites

Published: August 17, 2019

Manja (or manjha) is the abrasive (rough) connecting string which is used for fighter kites in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. It is gummed, colored and coated with powdered glass. While the tradition of kite-flying has got deep roots in India and kite-flying is an integral part of several festivals like Rakhsha Bandhan, Baishakhi ..

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Chardham highway project

Published: August 17, 2019

The Chardham highway project which aims to provide a road link to the four holy places in Uttarakhand via a 900-km all-weather road has been granted clearance by a bench of the Supreme Court. What has happened? A Bench of Supreme Court Justices has modified the initial National Green Tribunal (NGT) order on the Chardham ..

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Water for Cricket Fields Maintenance

Published: June 3, 2019

Hearing the petition filed by an NGO, Friends the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered an expert committee to submit a report on ways to save water. Petition of NGO The petition alleges that the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) of using RO-treated water for the upkeep of Feroz Shah Kotla ground. Also, it ..

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