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SECURE Himalaya Project

Context- The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in association with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is implementing a unique model in Ladakh to conserve the habitats of Snow Leopards. About SECURE Himalaya Project- The SECURE Himalaya project is part of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded “Global Partnership on Wildlife Conservation and Crime Prevention …

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Eco-Sensitive Zone

Context- Recently, the Supreme Court directed that every protected forest, national park and wildlife sanctuary across the country should have a compulsory eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) of a minimum one km starting from their demarcated boundaries. About Eco Sensitive Zone (ESZ)- Under the Environmental (Protection) Act, 1986,The National Wildlife Action Plan (2002-2016) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change specified that state governments …

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Coal Mines in India Under-Utilised: GEM Report

Why in News? As per the Global Energy Monitor Report, India’s Coal Mines are severely under-utilized amid push for new ones. GEM is a firm that tracks fuel-source utilization worldwide. It studies the evolving international energy landscape, creating databases, reports, and interactive tools that improve understanding. Key Findings of report- New Coal Mines Increasing Risk of Displacement- …

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Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2022

Why in News? Recently, the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2022 was published by the United Nations Development Programme and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). About Global Multidimensional Poverty Index- The index is a major international resource that measures acute multidimensional poverty across over 100 developing countries. The first index was launched in 2010 by the OPHI and the Human …

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Legal Rights to Non-humans

Why in news? Recently, A report titled ‘Law in the Emerging Bio Age’ have proposed giving legal rights Non-humans like to plants, animals, and non-living entities for building meaningful human-environment relationships. Need for awarding legal rights to non-humans- Use of modern tech- Presently, Integration of life sciences with modern technology through genetically modified organisms (GMOs), …

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Global Hunger Index 2022

Why in News? The Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2022 has ranked India at 107th out of 121 countries and a score of 29.1 puts India in the “serious” category. Previously, India ranked 101 out of 116 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021. What is it? Global Hunger Index (GHI) is published jointly by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe every …

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Importance of Human rights

Context- The Vice President emphasized that human rights are quintessential for the flourishing of democracy and urged every citizen to work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of others at 30th Foundation Day celebration of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Human rights are moral principles or norms for certain standards of human behaviour and …

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Multi-State Cooperatives

Why in News? The Union Cabinet has approved the Multi-State Cooperative Societies Amendment Bill, 2022, which aims to amend the Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act, 2002. A new Ministry of Cooperation was created in July 2021 with an objective to provide renewed push to the growth of Cooperative Sector. Changes Proposed in the Bill- The amendments …

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