Pope Benedict XVI to renounce as the head of the Catholic Church

image Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he would resign at the end of this month after as the head of the Catholic Church citing old age and poor health to continue.

It is the first papal resignation in nearly 600 years. The new pope is expected to be elected before Easter. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope in 2005 after John Paul II’s death.

The last Pope who resigned was Pope Gregory XII, who stepped aside in 1415 amid a schism within the Church.

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MoEF sets up committee to study legal cover for elephant habitats

A panel has been set up by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) with the objective to review how elephant reserves and corridors across the country can get a higher level of legal protection under existing green laws. 

Objective: The step has been taken comes after the National Board for Wildlife raised concerns about lack of legal cover for elephant reserves and corridors against changes in the vast landscapes that pachyderms occupy in the country.

What are the problems faced by environment ministry to bring legal safeguards for Elephant habitats? What is the job assigned to the committee?

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