Forest Bill Goes To House Unchanged

Forest Bill Goes To House Unchanged Context :  The full amendment Bill has received the unanimous support of a parliamentary committee formed to look into the contentious suggested changes to the Forest (Conservation) Act, of 1980. What is Forest (Conservation) Act 1980? The act’s goals […]

Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill

Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill Context: Members of the opposition party have criticised the provisions of the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 that is currently being reviewed by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC).   About the Act: The Biological Diversity Act of 2002 was enacted to […]

National Green Tribunal (NGT)

National Green Tribunal (NGT) Context: Supreme Court has held in a judgment recently that NGT is a “unique” institution established for enforcement of environmental rights protected under the Right to Life and the Parliament has not excessively delegate power to the Centre by authorising it to establish […]

Microplastics in Human Blood

Microplastics in Human Blood Context: • A study by researchers from The Netherlands has examined blood samples of 22 persons, all anonymous donors and healthy adults, and found plastic particles in 17 of them. What are micro plastics? • Microplastics are fragments of any type […]

Spot Billed Pelicans

Spot Billed Pelicans   Context:   Andhra Pradesh State Forest Department has approached experts from Wildlife Institute of India (WII-Deharadun), Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and Zoological Survey of India (ZSI-Kolkata), for preventing mass mortality of spot-billed pelicans in Naupada swamp at Telineelapuram, Srikakulam district. […]