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

National Action Plan for Vulture Conservation, 2020-2025

Published: November 18, 2020

The National Action Plan for Vulture Conservation, 2020-25 was recently approved by National Board for Wild life. The plan has suggested that new veterinary non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs be tested on vultures before they are commercially released. Key Highlights of the Plan The new plan automatically removes veterinary use of a drug if it is found ..

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PM Modi to launch three projects in Gujarat

Published: October 24, 2020

On October 24, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate three projects in Gujarat. The projects are to be virtually inaugurated by the PM from New Delhi. Highlights The three projects that are to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister are as follows The United Nations Mehta heart Research Institute located in Ahmedabad. The Girnar ..

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Vulture Population in India

Published: July 19, 2019

As per the Union Environment Minister, the population of three species of endangered resident Gyps vultures in India has fallen to just 19000 in the entire country. What are the Gyps vultures? The Indian vulture ( also referred to as the Gyps indicus) is a vulture which is native to India, Pakistan and Nepal. Due ..

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Tamil Nadu Government bans Ketoprofen drug to save vultures

Published: October 13, 2015

Tamil Nadu state government has banned Ketoprofen, a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to save critically endangered vulture population in the state. This drug has been banned in the three western districts of state viz in Erode, Coimbatore and Nilgiris where the vulture population is in danger. Ketoprofen is extensively used for veterinary purposes and as ..

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Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare bans sale of Diclofenac in multidose vial

Published: September 19, 2015

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has banned the sale of Diclofenac in multidose vial. Henceforth, it will be sold only in single-dose vial packaging for human use. This ban was imposed on recommendation of Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in order to save and protect vultures from brink of ..

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