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

Last White Giraffe of the world fitted with GPS tracking device

Published: November 19, 2020

In order to keep poachers at bay, the world’s only known White Giraffe was fitted with GPS tracking device in north east Kenya. The Giraffe is white in colour due to a rare genetic condition called Leucism. Leucism is loss of pigmentation. The tracking device will provide hourly update about the whereabouts of the Giraffe. ..

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GRID 2020 report: Over 5 million displaced in India in 2019

Published: April 29, 2020

The Global Report on Internal Displacement, GRID 2020 released by Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, IDMC said that over 5 million people have displaced in India in 2019. According to the report, this is the highest in the world. Highlights: World According to the report, around 33.4 million people faced displacements in the world due to ..

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Leather back Sea Turtles build largest nests in 20 years in deserted beaches

Published: April 20, 2020

The largest number of nests of the rare Leather back sea turtles were found in Thailand. This was mainly because, the beaches in Thailand were deserted due to COVID-19 lock down. Highlights Earlier news reported that wild boars were patrolling the Israeli city of Haifa. With more than 2,765 infections in Thailand, the country has ..

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The First United Nations Biodiversity Summit CMS COP-13 in India: 3 Migratory Mammals Targeted

Published: February 17, 2020

India is all set to host the fist Biodiversity Summit of the United Nations. It is to be inaugurated by PM Modi in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat on February 17, 2020. The CMS COP-13, Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Conference of Parties-13 is the only convention on migratory species. Highlights The Agenda of the ..

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The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 approved by Cabinet

Published: January 29, 2020

On January 29, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The bill aims to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy act, 1971. The bill is to be introduced in the coming session of Parliament Highlights According to the proposal, termination of pregnancy is to be extended to 24 weeks. It ..

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