What is Right of Passage❓
🔸It’s a NATIONAL ELEPHANT CORRIDORS PROJECT
🔸Partners: Project Elephant, IFAW, Elephant Family, World Land Trust, IUCN-NL.
E-Bird technology project❓
💢For tiger conservation 🐯
💢Unmanned Aerial Vehicles will be used for protection and conservation of tiger and its prey
💢Jointly implemented by National tiger conservation Authority and Wildlife Institute of India.
Foreign portfolio Investor(FPI)
💡They are permitted to hold up to 10% stake in a company
💡Portfolio investment by any single investor/investor group cannot exceed 10% equity of an Indian company, beyond which it will be treated as FDI
💡FPIs are permitted to invest in Government securities with a minimum residual maturity 1year
💡FPIs have been prohibited from investing in T-Bills.
Char Dham project ❓
💡The Union Cabinet approved a Rs 1,384 crore tunnel project in Uttarakhand as part of “Char Dham” project to connect Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri.
💡The tunnel will reduce the travel distance from Dharasu to Yamunotri by about 20 km and travel time by about an hour.
National Board for Wildlife💡
⭕️It is a “Statutory Organization” constituted under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
⭕️The board is “advisory” in nature and advises the Central Government on framing policies and measures for conservation of wildlife
⭕️It is Chaired by Prime Minister and its Vice chairman is Minister of Environment.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)❓
🚩It is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons.
🚩 It was established as an autonomous organization in 1957 through its own international treaty, the IAEA Statute.
🚩It is independent of the United Nations but reports to both the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and Security Council (UNSC).
🚩The IAEA has its headquarters in Vienna, Austria
🚩IAEAhas opened world’s first low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank in Oskemen in Kazakhstan.
Why it is important💡?
🌀Today’s Hindu article “Adopting a wait and watch approach” mentions about IAEA
🌀It also mentions about Farzad-B gas field which is in Iran.
🌀Recently, India told to Iran for early completion of all necessary procedures for its participation in the $5 billion Farzad-B gas field, located in Persian Gulf.
Chilika Lake 💡
⭕️ It is the largest coastal lagoon or brackish water lake in India and Asia and second largest lagoon in the world after New Caledonian barrier reef in New Caledonia, US.
⭕️It is located at mouth of Daya River, flowing into Bay of Bengal.
⭕️It is largest wintering ground for migratory waterfowl found anywhere on Indian sub-continent.
⭕️ It is one of hotspot of biodiversity in country and some rare, vulnerable and endangered species listed in IUCN Red List of threatened Animals.
⭕️ It was designated as the first “Ramsar Site” of India.
⭕️ Nalaban Island within the lagoon is notified as Bird Sanctuary under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.