Environment Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: Dragonfly Festival

The World Wide Fund along with the Bombay Natural History Society launched the third edition of Dragonfly festival, 2020. The festival aims to create conservation of these insects. Highlights For the first time, the festival is to be organised in Kerala as “Thumbi Mahostsavam 2020”. This is a part of the National Dragonfly Festival. Along Read More…

6th BRICS Environment meeting held in Russia

On 30th July 2020, the Environment Ministers of 6th BRICS countries took part in the 6th BRICS Environment meeting. It was held online via video conferencing under the presidency of Russia. The meeting was preceded by the BRICS Working Group meeting. Key findings: Representing India at the meeting Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar emphasized India’s Read More…

M B Lal Committee

The recent massive fire at the Baghjan Oil field, Assam had caused serious environmental damages and led to migration of 1000s of people in the region. More than 1,610 families are now lodged in 4 relief camps. The Government of India has taken several measures to address the issues of such oil field fires. In Read More…

Annual Report of Environment Ministry

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released the Annual Report 2019-20. Highlights The report says that around 11,467 hectares of forest lands have been diverted in 22 states in 2019. The diversion has been made under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980. The diversion was made for 932 non-forestry projects. Of all the diversions Read More…

India’s first Online Waste Exchange launched

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the first online waste exchange programme. The programme was launched for safe disposal of toxic wastes and promote recycling and reuse of toxic wastes. Highlights The online waste exchange programme was launched on the occasion of World Environment day. The platform is to track, audit, scrutinize Read More…