Ministry of Environment Current Affairs - 2020

Tiger population in India increased 6% per annum: Tigers Report 2018

As per the Tigers Report 2018, an increasing rate of 6% per annum of Tiger population in India from the year 2006 to 2018 was observed. Key Highlights The Tigers Report 2018 was released by Prakash Javadekar (Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change) and Babul Supriyo (Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Read More…

States miss deadline for submitting Action Plan on Waste Disposal

Over 25 State governments missed the deadline for submitting their action plans on systematic disposal of plastic waste to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The April 30 deadline set by National Green Tribunal has expired and thus states may have to pay a fine as environment compensation of ₹1 crore each. Key Highlights Background: In Read More…

‘Not all animals migrate by choice’ campaign launched

Ahead of International Day of Biological Diversity (celebrated on 22 May), an awareness campaign was launched by the name of ‘Not all animals migrate by choice’ to be displayed at major airports across India. Key Highlights about Campaign Objective: To raise awareness on illegal wildlife trade To garner public support for conservation and protection of Read More…

Bulletin: Joint meetings of Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions held in Geneva

The joint meetings of three conventions on chemicals and waste namely Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Key Highlights About: The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to Basel Convention (COP 14) was held along with the 9th meeting of the COP to Rotterdam Convention and the 9th Read More…

Environment Ministry Releases ‘India – Spearheading Climate Solutions’

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released a publication titled  “India – Spearheading Climate Solutions” on 12 February, 2019. This document mentions India’s key actions taken towards combating and adapting to climate change. India’s Key Actions Towards Combating and Adapting Climate Change India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) that has Read More…