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FAO Report: Global Forest Resources Assessment, 2020

FAO Report: Global Forest Resources Assessment, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization released the Global Forest Resources Assessment Report, 2020. According to the report, around 178 million hectares of forests is lost in the last 30 years. However, the rate at which the forests are being destroyed has reduced. Key Findings The report says that between 2015 and…

Jal Jeevan Mission: J&K, Haryana to provide Tap Connections to all by 2022

Jal Jeevan Mission: J&K, Haryana to provide Tap Connections to all by 2022

The Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide drinking water to every household. It aims to provide tap connections to every rural household. With the COVID-19 crisis at its peak, the central government is to implement the mission based on priority basis. Highlights The Central Government has advised the state governments to take up the mission…

Lock Down improves water quality of Ganges

Lock Down improves water quality of Ganges

The Lock Down imposed in the country on March 22, 2020 has improved air quality and water quality. According to CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board), 40 million litres of waste water enters water bodies. The Ganges The water pollution of a river is measured based on Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD). The Ganga has become dump…

IISD: India’s Renewable Subsidies decline by 35%

IISD: India’s Renewable Subsidies decline by 35%

The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CCEW) and International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) recently released a report called “Mapping India’s Energy Subsidies, 2020”. Highlights The report says that India’s energy subsidies have declined by 35% in 2019 as compared to 2017. On the other hand, the oil and gas subsidies have increase by…

Global Warming Impacts Marine Ecosystem Most: Study – GK Dose

Global Warming Impacts Marine Ecosystem Most: Study – GK Dose

According to research study conducted by Rutgers University in US and published in Journal of Nature, marine ecosystem and sea creatures are most affected by global warming. It is first research which compares cold-blooded marine and land species sensitivity to global warming and their ability of finding refuge from heat even while staying in their normal…

Face of Disasters 2019 Report – GK Dose

Face of Disasters 2019 Report – GK Dose

The Face of Disasters 2019 report was released by the Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS). The report is aimed at bringing about a conversation on building a sustainable future, which is beyond response to disasters. Findings of the Report India is staring at extremes of too little and too much rainfall in 2019.…

Central Monitoring Committee to Prepare National Plan for Polluted Rivers – GK Dose

Central Monitoring Committee to Prepare National Plan for Polluted Rivers – GK Dose

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has formed a Central Monitoring Committee to prepare and enforce a national plan to make over 350 river stretches pollution free across the country. River pollution has caused a serious threat to the safety of water and environment. Order of NGT The committee would comprise representatives of NITI Aayog; secretaries of Ministry…

Seychelles President’s Underwater Speech – GK Dose

Seychelles President’s Underwater Speech – GK Dose

Seychelles President Danny Faure delivered a speech from deep below the ocean’s surface. Seychelles President made a global plea for stronger protection of the Oceans which are beating blue heart of our planet. The underwater speech comes at a time when many island nations including Seychelles threatened by global warming. Seychelles is an archipelago of…