Climate Financing in India

Climate Finance In India

A meeting was held between the finance ministers of India and the US recently as part of the eighth ministerial meeting of the U.S.-India Economic and Financial partnership. One of the major highlights was climate finance under Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD). Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD) It is one of … Read more

60 Point Plan of PM Modi

Pm Modi 60 Point Plan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a 60 point action plan that spread across various ministers for the development of the country. The 60 point plan belongs to three main categories even though it targets multiple departments. They are using IT and technology for governance, improving the business climate, and upgrading civil services. The 60 … Read more

Green Crackers

India Green Crackers

Due to pollution caused by firecrackers, many states have imposed a ban on the use of firecrackers during festival seasons. Instead of conventional firecrackers, the States which banned firecrackers have allowed the use of green crackers. Green crackers contain fewer chemicals and are less harmful than traditional ones. Major Hazards Of Firecrackers to the Environment … Read more

One Health Consortium

One Health Consortium

The One Health Consortium was launched by the Department of Biotechnology on 14 October 2021. It was launched by Dr. Renu Swarup, who is the secretary of the Department of Biotechnology. One Health Consortium undertakes the surveillance of significant viral, bacterial and parasitic infections of zoonotic and transboundary pathogens in India. Background Rudolf Virchow, the … Read more

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction – October 13

Uddr

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is observed worldwide on 13th October every year. The day celebrates the need to raise awareness about the importance of examining the risks faced by people and reducing their exposure to disasters. UNESCO helps countries build their abilities in managing disasters and climate risks and is engaged with … Read more

Amendment to Forest Conservation Act (FCA) 1980

Forest Conservation Act 1980

The Ministry for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has released the amendments of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980. The parliament introduced the Forest Conservation Act (FCA) to conserve and protect forests and their resources. The Act was introduced to preserve forests from rapid deforestation. The purpose of the FCA is to promote forest as … Read more

Heli Borne Survey Technology

Heli-Borne Survey

The Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh, launched the Heliborne water survey technology on 7 October 2021. It was developed by CSIR- NGRI, Hyderabad, for groundwater management. The state-of-the-art technology, Heli Survey Technology, is used to map groundwater sources in arid regions of the country. The survey will help in using groundwater for drinking purposes. This … Read more

Vision Plan (2021-2031) for Indian Zoos

Vision For Indian Zoos

The Vision Plan for Indian Zoos was released during the two-day conference held in Gujarat by the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change. The two-day national conference was organized for zoo directors and veterinarians by the Central Zoo Authority and hosted by Sardar Patel Zoological Park, Kevadia, Gujarat. The primary aim of this national conference was … Read more

PM Modi Launches Indian Space Association (ISpA)

Indian Space Association (Ispa)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Indian Space Association (ISpA), an association of space and satellite companies, on 11 October 2021. ISpA contributes to the vision of making India Atma Nirbhar and be a global leader in the space sector. It contains  stakeholders from both the private and public sectors. The founding members … Read more

NASA to Launch Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission

Double Asteroid Redirection Test (Dart) Mission

The US space association NASA plans to launch a Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) on 24 November 2021 from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. The spacecraft will be launched from the SpaceX Falcon9 rocket. Through this mission, NASA is planning to build advanced technologies to protect Earth from hazardous asteroid collisions. The idea of the … Read more

India Joins High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People (HAC)

India Joins High Ambition Coalition For Nature And People (Hac)

India officially joined the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People (HAC) on 7 October 2021 at a ceremony held between France and India in New Delhi. The High Ambition Coalition aims to protect at least 30% of the world’s land and ocean by 2030. India is the first country from the BRICS bloc to … Read more