Kasturirangan Committee Current Affairs - 2020

Western Ghats to be declared Ecologically Sensitive Area soon

On May 21, 2020, the Union Minister Prakash Javadekar interacted with the Chief Ministers of the State Governments through video conference. The meeting held discussions relating to notification of declaring Western Ghats as Ecologically Sensitive Area. Highlights The states that participated in the video conference include Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. The Read More…

NCERT: 14-year-old curriculum to be revised

The National Council of Educational Research and Training is planning to revise the 14-year-old National Curriculum Framework in accordance with a new National Education Policy. The Council will set up a new committee to frame the curriculum. The National Curriculum Framework has been revised four times so far in 1975, 1988, 2000 and 2005. The Read More…

Parliamentary Panel Report on Western Ghats

The Western Ghats has an exceptionally high level of biological diversity and endemism and is recognized as one of the world’s eight ‘hottest hotspots’ of biological diversity. The Western Ghats represents geomorphic features of immense importance with unique biophysical and ecological processes. The Rajya Sabha Committee on Government Assurances has examined issues related to the categorisation Read More…