Management Effectiveness Evaluation Survey

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) of 146 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in the country. MEE is a very important document that provides valuable guidance on various aspects of wildlife and protected area expand MEE of Marine Protected Areas. In order to assess the efficacy of Protected

New Single-window Clearance for Coal Mines

The Union government has announced a new online single window clearance portal for the coal sector to speed up the operationalization of coal mines. A single window clearance portal is aimed at allowing successful bidders for coal blocks to be able to obtain all required clearances. It includes environmental and forest clearances, from a single

Domestic Vanadium Deposits

A recent exploration by Geological Survey of India (GSI) has found reserves of Vanadium in Arunachal Pradesh. GSI is an attached office to the Ministry of Mines. Key Points About Vanadium: Vanadium is a chemical element with the symbol V. It is a scarce element, hard, silvery grey, ductile and malleable transition metal with good structural strength. Transition metals are all the elements in groups 3–12

Sea Vigil-21

Recently, the second edition of the biennial pan-India coastal defence exercise ‘Sea Vigil-21’ has started. Key Points Launch: The inaugural edition of the exercise was conducted in January 2019. It is billed as India’s largest coastal defence drill. Area of Operation: The 2021 exercise is being undertaken along the entire 7516 km coastline and Exclusive Economic Zone of India. The United Nations Convention on the Law of

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