Environment Current Affairs

Latest Environment Current Affairs 2020 for UPSC Exams, Bank Exams, Civil Services, SSC and other Competitive Exams. Latest developments in Environment and Climate Change 2020 all important national updates in Environment events for the year 2020.

Centre approves disaster relief fund to seven states

The Government of India approved Rs 5,908 crores of disaster relief fund to seven states. It includes Karnataka, UP, Assam, MP, Tripura Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh. The states were badly affected due to floods and landslides caused by South West Monsoon rains. Highlights A high-level committee operating under Home Ministry on January 6, 2020 approved Read More…

MECOS-3, 2020: Global Marine Ecosystem Meet in Kochi

The Marine Ecosystems-Challenges and Opportunities (MECOS), the third international symposium is to be held in Kochi. The symposium is conducted by the Marine Biological association of India between January 7, 2020 and January 10, 2020. Highlights Scientists, Fisheries researchers, Marine biotechnologists and oceanographers from all over the world are to participate in the meet. The Read More…

Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park Census: Increase in Salt Water Crocodiles

According to the recent census at the Bhitarkanika National Park, the population of salt water (or estuarine) crocodiles have increased to 1,757 as compared to 1,742 in 2018. Highlights The peak winter is the ideal time to carry out the census as it exposes more than 50% of mud banks. Around 22 teams were formed Read More…

Turtle Rehab Centre in Bihar-First of its kind

In January 2020, a turtle rehabilitation Centre is to be set up in Bihar’s Bhagalpur forest. The centre will shelter more than 500 turtles and is to be spread over half a hectare. Highlights The rehab centre will act as home to sick and severely injured turtles that are being rescued from smugglers. Prior to Read More…

FSI: 21.4% of forest cover prone to forest fires

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently released India State of Forest Report, 2019. The report predominantly talks about forest cover in the country. The report also mentions about forest fires in the country. Highlights of forest fire According to the report, 21.4% of Indian forests are prone to forest fires. The report Read More…