Global Organisation: International Whaling Commission (IWC)

Why in News: 1. Recently Japan is considering pulling out of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) after commission rejected its bid to return to commercial whaling in Brazil. 2. Ant-whaling nations led by Australia, the European Union and the US defeated Japans "Way Forward proposal" in a 41-to-27 vote Background: 1. IWC was established in … Continue reading Global Organisation: International Whaling Commission (IWC)

Current Affairs for OAS Prelims 2018: Environment & Ecology- September 2018

1. Snow Leopard Spotted in Himachal Pradesh Sanctuary: A snow leopard was spotted at a height of about 4,000 metres in Lippa-Asra wildlife sanctuary in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. The rare sighting was captured by a camera-trap installed by the state wildlife department. The camera trap was installed in May this year, along with … Continue reading Current Affairs for OAS Prelims 2018: Environment & Ecology- September 2018

Current Affairs for OAS Prelims 2018: Environment & Ecology- August 2018

1. Khangchenzonga Biosphere Reserve enters UNESCO List: The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve (KBR) of Sikkim, the highest biosphere reserve in the country that includes the third highest mountain peak in the world, Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), has been included in the UNESCO‚Äôs World Network of Biosphere Reserve (WHBR). The decision was taken at the International Coordinating Council … Continue reading Current Affairs for OAS Prelims 2018: Environment & Ecology- August 2018

Current Affairs for OAS Prelims 2018: Environment & Ecology- July 2018

1. Area around Mudumali to be declared an eco-sensitive Zone: In a move that would prohibit construction and commercial mining activities and restrict hotels and resorts near the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in the Nilgiris, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on Thursday issued a draft notification declaring 438 sq. km. of area … Continue reading Current Affairs for OAS Prelims 2018: Environment & Ecology- July 2018