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Adorable video of elephants taking a bath together is too wholesome to miss

In a cute video shared by IFS officer you can see a herd of elephants in water.

Elephants in water.(Twitter/@ParveenKaswan)
Elephants in water.(Twitter/@ParveenKaswan)
Published on Nov 05, 2022 12:32 PM IST

Wildfires: Firefighters battle blazes in Germany and Czechia

More than 350 firefighters are battling the flames and around 300 people from various villages have been evacuated.

A massive wildfire was spreading in the eastern German state of Brandenburg in a region with lots of bone-dry pine forests where firefighters have to be especially careful because of old World War II ammunition that’s still buried there. (AFP)
A massive wildfire was spreading in the eastern German state of Brandenburg in a region with lots of bone-dry pine forests where firefighters have to be especially careful because of old World War II ammunition that’s still buried there. (AFP)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 05:49 PM IST

‘Ease of snatching…,’ Rahul Gandhi slams ‘Modi-Mitr Sarkar’ on new forest rules

The Congress has been accusing the Union government of abdicating its responsibility towards protecting tribal rights. Party leaders have alleged that new forest conservation rules will disempower crores of 'Adivasis' and others living in forest areas.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(file image)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(file image)
Published on Jul 10, 2022 05:38 PM IST

New rules make way for private plantations to compensate for forest loss

Compensatory afforestation refers to planting activities done in lieu of diversion of forest for non-forest purposes such as mining, setting up of an industry or an infrastructure project.

Earlier, a project developer had to provide land which is not notified as forest against forest diversion and had to bear the cost of raising compensatory afforestation over the same piece of land
Earlier, a project developer had to provide land which is not notified as forest against forest diversion and had to bear the cost of raising compensatory afforestation over the same piece of land
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 09:12 AM IST

Govt directs formation of screening panel to review diversion of forest lands

The five-member committee will meet at least twice every month and will advise the state governments on projects in a time bound manner, the rules state.

A senior environment ministry official said the committee would help in cutting down the time taken to finish the review process. (AP)
A senior environment ministry official said the committee would help in cutting down the time taken to finish the review process. (AP)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 03:24 AM IST
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