Tiger Reserves: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve receives first TX2 International Award for doubling its population

Published: November 24, 2020

The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve and the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department bagged the first international award TX2. The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve was awarded for doubling its number of tigers in four years. The target set was to double the numbers in ten years. The target was set by the partners of the award in 2010. The ..

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AIIB sanctions 145 million USD loan for Major Irrigation Project of West Bengal

Published: May 16, 2020

On May 15, 2020, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank approves a loan of 145 million USD to improve irrigation facilities and flood management West Bengal Highlights The project is to focus on the Damodar Valley of West Bengal. It will benefit more than 2.7 million farmers spread across five districts of West Bengal. The total ..

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CAG Report: 40% of Environment Related Crimes in India are from Rajasthan

Published: March 7, 2020

On March 6, 2020, the Comptroller and Auditor General tabled the report for the year that ended on 31st March 2018 (2017-18). The report was tabled in the assembly. According to the report, between 2014 and 2016, 40% of environmental crimes in India were from Rajasthan. Key Findings of the Report The report pointed out ..

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GoI maps Tiger Corridors in the country

Published: December 3, 2019

On December 2, 2019, the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change provided the details of tiger corridor mapping in Rajya Sabha. The corridors were mapped by the National Tiger Conservation Authority and Wildlife Institute of India. The institutes have mapped 32 corridors in all. Tiger Corridors The Corridors grouped under 4 major categories were ..

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Uttarakhand to set up Special Tiger Force for Corbett Tiger Reserve

Published: August 30, 2019

Uttarakhand Government has decided to for Special Tiger Force for Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR). This decision was taken by State Cabinet meeting. The force will have 85 posts and will help serve as the much needed second layer of protection for the big cat. About Special Tiger Force (STPF) It will be effective in checking ..

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