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Governance Bytes: Environment Ministry reconstitutes Central Zoo Authority

Environment Ministry reconstitutes Central Zoo Authority Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The Environment Ministry has reconstituted the Central Zoo Authority (CZA). CZA now includes an expert from the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, and a molecular biologist. In May, the CZA issued an advisory for enhanced surveillance and closing of zoos amidst the …

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National Concerns: Assam floods

Assam floods Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: Assam floods Brahmaputra and three of its tributaries are flowing above the danger level at a few stretches in Assam. The deluge was triggered by heavy rainfall in the region. The total death toll due to floods in Assam reached higher than 50. Potential Impact of …

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IFLOWS-Mumbai: How it works, and how it will benefit the Maximum City

IFLOWS in Mumbai Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  In News: Mumbai got its own Integrated Flood Warning Systems (IFLOWS) – a flood monitoring and warning system for the city. About: IFLOWS It is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). It will be able to relay alerts of possible flood-prone …

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Environmental Concerns: Govt report says India avg temp may rise by 4.4°C by 2100

Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region – report briefings Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  In News: Ministry of Earth Sciences has released the first ever national scale climate change assessment for India. The report titled, “Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region” will be launched on 16th June by the Minister of Earth …

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The pangolin: can the protection upgrade by China curb its trafficking?

Pangolin Conservation Efforts Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: China has recently accorded the pangolin the highest level of protection and banned its commercial trade. It also removed its scales from the Chinese list of approved traditional medicines. In February 2020, China banned pangolin meat amid links between wild meat and the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. About: Pangolin …

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