Biodiversity and Environment

Amendment in International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement

Amendment in International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement Amendment in International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement  All members of the United Nations can join the International Solar Alliance under the recently amended International Solar Alliances (ISA) Framework Agreement. The said amendment comes into effect from July 15, 2020, after the necessary ratification / approval have been received …

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Neptune Balls

Neptune Balls Neptune Balls Recently researchers have found that seabed underwater in coastal areas creates plastic bundles, called Neptune balls, by clogging plastic pollution. According to a study reported in a journal called Scientific Reports, shallow seabed plants collect 900 million plastic objects per year in the shallow seaside plant in the Mediterranean alone without …

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Production of First Generation Ethanol

Production of First Generation Ethanol Production of First Generation Ethanol For the purpose of achieving the blending goals of ethanol with petrol (ethanol blending program), the Department of Food and Public Distribution has made some amendments to the plan previously implemented to provide financial assistance for first generation ethanol production. Ethanol blending program (First Generation …

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National Wildlife Board

National Wildlife Board National Wildlife Board (National Board of Wildlife – NBWL) It is a statutory body constituted under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 to promote the conservation and development of Wildlife and Forest. Recently, in its 60th meeting, the Standing Committee of ‘National Wildlife Board’ (National Board of Wildlife – NBWL) has approved consultation …

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Asian Waterbird/Waterfowl Census

Asian Waterbird (waterfowl) Census Asian Waterbird (waterfowl) Census  A two-day Asian Aquatic Bird Census (Asian Waterbird (waterfowl) Census: AWC) – 2020 has been launched in Andhra Pradesh. It was carried out under the aegis of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) experts.  Important facts about Asian Waterbird (waterfowl) Census The Asian Waterbird (Waterfowl) Census is an …

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Paddy Crop blast Infection (leaf and collar) Disease of Paddy Crop

Paddy Crop blast Infection (leaf and collar) Disease of Paddy Crop Blast (leaf and collar) Disease of Paddy Crop The concern of farmers has increased due to blast disease in paddy crops. These days, with the end of the rainy season, the temperature and humidity are increasing. Farmers have been advised not to use excess …

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