UNGA Resolution: Healthy Environment declared as “Human Right”.

29 July 2022. Introduction: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) recently passed a resolution that recognises the Healthy Environment as Human Right. India has voted in favour of this resolution. As per the resolution, right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment has become human right. Highlights: UN General Assembly passed the resolution on July 28, […]

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India lost 329 tigers in 3 years: Govt Data.

27 July 2022. Introduction: Union Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey presented data on tigers in Lok Sabha recently. According to him, 329 tigers got lost in India in past 3 years. Poaching and other natural or unnatural causes were responsible for the loss. Highlights of the Ministry’s data on Tigers: In 2019, […]

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California Oak Fire

 27 July 2022. Introduction: Oak Fire recently broke out in Mariposa, California. It is the largest fire so far in 2022, overtaking 17,242 acres area. US firefighters (3000 in numbers) are trying to control the wildfire and stop its eastward expansion towards Yosemite National Park. Highlights: The oak fire is expanding amidst heatwaves in several […]

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Five new Ramsar Sites designated by India.

25 July 2022. Introductiion: Three wetlands from Tamil Nadu and One each from Mizoram & Madhya Pradesh have been identified under the Ramsar Convention, which is also called as “Convention on Wetlands”. Thus, India has added Five new Ramsar Wetlands Sites of international importance.  With the latest addition, total number of Ramsar Sites in India […]

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Highlights of ZSI Study on Snow Leopard and its prey.

25 July 2022. Introduction: Recently, the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) conducted survey on Snow Leopard, throwing some interesting insights in Snow Leopard and and its prey species. Highlights of the study include; ZSI study highlights a strong link between habitat use by Snow Leopard and its prey species like blue sheep and Siberian ibex. […]

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