Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill

Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill Context: Members of the opposition party have criticised the provisions of the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 that is currently being reviewed by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC).   About the Act: The Biological Diversity Act of 2002 was enacted to […]

Indian Tent Turtles

Indian Tent Turtles Context: • Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply in Rajya Sabha gave the status of the Indian tent turtle which is listed in Schedule –I of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, […]

Sariska Tiger Reserve

Sariska Tiger Reserve Context: • Recently, there was a massive fire which broke out in the Sariska Tiger Reserve in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. • The Indian Airforce has come into rescue, two IAF helicopters have been putting efforts to control the blaze by […]

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park Context: • The population of the greater one-horned or Indian rhinoceros in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve has increased by 200 in four years, the latest census of the World Heritage Site’s flagship animal has revealed. About: • Kaziranga National […]

Soil Health Card

Soil Health Card Context: • The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Lok Sabha gave the details about the soil health card recently. What is Soil Health Card? • A Soil Health Card is used […]

Golden Langur

Golden Langur Context: • A recent report titled Future simulated landscape predicts that there is significant decline in the habitat of the golden langur. Background: • Golden Langurs are present in Bhutan and India, in India it is primarily found in few districts of Assam. […]

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Context: • Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is suffering widespread and severe coral bleaching due to high ocean temperatures two years after a mass bleaching event. • The report by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority, which manages the world’s largest coral reef […]

IPCC REPORT

IPCC REPORT Context: On February 27, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a major report that reviewed the scientific evidence on natural, ecological, social and economic spheres, concluding that climate change has already produced irreversible losses and damage to land, coastal and marine […]

Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022

Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022   Why in News? Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change announced the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022, which notified the instructions on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for plastic packaging. Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016has been amended to fast-track the elimination […]