National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF)

Topics Covered: Disaster and disaster management.   National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF)   What to study? For Prelims: Overview of NDRF. For Mains: It’s significance and usage.   Context: Centre approves additional financial assistance of Rs.1813.75 crore from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to the State of Karnataka and Bihar.   Background: The States of …

Indian Forest Act amendment

Topics covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.   Indian Forest Act amendment   What to study? For Prelims: Key features of the Indian Forest Act and amendments. For Mains: Need for review and the expected outcomes.   Context: The Mizoram government has rejected the Centre’s proposed amendment to Indian Forests Act, 1927, …

World Cotton Day

Topics Covered: Major crops and cropping patterns.   World Cotton Day   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Significance of the day, key facts related to Cotton.   Context: World Cotton Day being observed from 7th October to 11th October 2019 in Geneva.   About the World Cotton Day: Organised by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) …

Transfats

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. Transfats   What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Transfats- what are they, uses, concerns and the need for reduction in their usage.   Context: FSSAI launches ‘Trans-Fat Free’ logo. This marked an important milestone in the movement against Trans-Fats and also provided a momentum to accelerate the ‘Eat …