Monthly Archives: November 2023

ASEAN

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established in 1967 with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The motto of ASEAN is “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”. Its secretariat is situated in Jakarta, Indonesia. Member Nations Indonesia Malaysia …

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Earth Summit

The Earth Summit, often referred to as the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 3–14, 1992. This international conference brought together political leaders, diplomats, scientists, media representatives, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from 179 countries in an attempt to focus …

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Project Elephant

Within Asia, although elephants occur in 13 countries, India holds more than 60% wild elephant populations of the globe. In India, 10 landscapes have been identified by Elephant Tasks Force as regions on the principles of elephant habitat contiguity and have distinct populations with occasional genetic exchange. Elephant is a …

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Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups

PVTGs are subsection among tribals who are more vulnerable than others. There is a requirement to identify them as a major part of the tribal development funds are taken by more developed and assertive tribal groups. Criteria for identification The criteria for identifying Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups are Pre-agricultural level …

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Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation System (KLIS)

Why in NEWS The controversy began when the Congress and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) accused the state government of corruption. The Congress party demanded a CBI probe into the alleged irregularities in the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation System (KLIS) project. Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation System (KLIS) Located in Kaleshwaram, Telangana, the Kaleshwaram …

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Stubble burning in Punjab

  Stubble burning in Punjab is a major contributor to air pollution in Delhi. The smoke from the burning stubble travels hundreds of kilometres to Delhi, where it mixes with other pollutants to create severe air quality episodes. The burning of crop stubble releases harmful pollutants into the air, including …

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Jal Diwali -“Women for Water, Water for Women Campaign

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has introduced the “Women for Water, Water for Women Campaign” under its flagship schemes, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM). It aims to inculcate women in water governance by providing first-hand knowledge about water …

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