Prakash Javadekar Current Affairs - 2020

G20: Global Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef Programme launched

On September 16, 2020, the G20 Environment Ministers Meet was held virtually. India was represented by the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at the meet. The meeting was held as a part of Sherpa Track for the G20 Leaders Summit, 2020. Key Highlights The Global Initiative on reducing land degradation was launched at the meet. Read More…

GoI: Currently working on rejuvenation of 13 rivers

On September 3, 2020, the Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the centre is working rejuvenation of 13 rivers. The minister announced this on the occasion of celebration of “Cauvery Calling” movement. Highlights The 13 rivers that are under rejuvenation are Beas, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, Yamuna, Luni, Narmada, Godavari, Cauvery, Krishna, Mahanadi, and Brahmaputra. Read More…

GoI hails KURMA mobile app to conserve Indian turtles

On July 19, 2020, the Union Environment and Information Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar hailed “KURMA” application to track and report Indian turtles. Highlights The KURMA app was launched in May 2020 on World Turtle Day. The application was developed by Indian Turtle Conservation Action Network (ITCAN), The ITCAN was joined by Wildlife Conservation Society-India. The Read More…

Unique Urban Forest inaugurated at the Office of CAG in New Delhi

Keeping in mind its community responsibilities towards the increasing cause of concern from the degrading Air Quality Index (AQI) in the National Capital over the years, an Urban Forest will be established in the Office Park of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) for India at New Delhi. The Urban Park was inaugurated on 2nd Read More…

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…