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Flamingo sanctuar Milun/ SAFE WETLANDS Context: A committee, chaired by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, has accorded wildlife clearance to the Mumbai- Ahmedabad high speed train corridor that encroaches upon a flamingo sanctuary and the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the home to leopards, in Mumbai. - The Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary has been set up -Kanjurmarg as compensation for the loss of habitat that is expected due to the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link Vikhroli- Sanctuary Area Thane It covers the creek from Thane Creek to the Vashi-Airoli bridge and will 16.9 provide a safe haven for nearly 1 lakh migratory flamingos and resident birds sq km Mandala 143.2 hectares 2574 hectares 94.9 hectares 264.9 hectares 137 hectares Thane creek 795 hectares
About Sanjay Gandhi National Park: Sanjay Gandhi National Park is spread over three districts Palgar, Thane and Mumbai Suburb. The National Park is home to a number of endangered species of flora and fauna and harbours approximately 800 species of flowering plants, 45 species of mammals, 43 species of reptiles among others. MULUND EST KAUSA heb Phhalke chiseng ST Gaon HANDUP WEST Bale Bomibay GHANS Dahisar Mo MAHAPE ERI EAST Pisarve shot Mumbai Flamingo sanctuary: Western side of the Thane creek is a dedicated flamingo sanctuary. Thane Creek is home to flamingos as well as other migratory and residential bird species. It is Maharashtra's second marine sanctuary after the one at Malvan KHARGHAR Navi Mumbai
Sangeet Natak Akademi . Context: President of India to confer Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) for the Year 2017 HiSangeet Akademi NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC, DANCE AND DRAMA, INDIA
About Sangeet Natak Akademi The Sangeet Natak Akademi India's national academy for music, dance and drama is the first National Academy of the arts set-up by the Republic of India. t was created by a resolution of Government of India. It was set up in 1952. The academy functions as the apex body of the performing arts in the country to preserve and promote the vast cultural heritage of India expressed in music, dance and drama. . It also works with governments and art academies in states and territories of the country The academy Renders advice and assistance to the government of India in the task of formulating and implementing policies and programmes in the field. . It carries a part of the responsibilities of the state for fostering cultural contacts between regions in the country, as well as between India and the world.
.The Akademi Awards are the highest national recognition conferred on eminent artistes. Each year the Academy awards Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships, Ratna Sadsya, to distinguished individuals for their contribution to the field of arts, music, dance and theatre. Ustad Bismillah Khan award is given to young artists for their talent in the fields of music, dance and drama.
Categorisation of Farmers- mentioned in PIB: .Context: In agriculture Census, the operational holdings are categorised in five size classes as follows: MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OF MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE & FARMERS WELFARE -
1. Marginal: Below 1.00 hectare. 2. Small: 1.00-2.00 hectare 3. Semi- Medium: 2.00-4.00 hectare. 4. Medium: 4.00-10.00 hectare. 5. Large: 10.00 hectare and above.
Thailand makes Siamese fighting fish national aquatic animal: .Context: Siamese fighting fish is named Thailand's national aquatic animal. .
Endosulfan agitation ends Victims of endosulfan poisoning in Kerala ended their five-day long indefinite hunger strike. They have been fighting a long and frustrating battle demanding financial aid adequate rehabilitation packages and healthcare facilities. .Environmental activists call it the biggest pesticide tragedy in India.
Do you know? .Endosulfan is an off-patent organochlorine insecticide and acaricide that is being phased out globally. Endosulfan became a highly controversial agrichemical due to its acute toxicity, potential for bioaccumulation, and role as an endocrine disruptor. .Because of its threats to human health and the environment, a global ban on the manufacture and use of endosulfan was negotiated under the Stockholm Convention in April 2011. .Endosulfan pesticide was used widely on crops like cashew, cotton, tea, paddy, fruits and others until 2011, when the Supreme Court banned its production and distribution The health effects of the chemical include neurotoxicity, late sexual maturity, physical deformities, poisoning, among others. People, especially newborns, have suffered deformaties, health complications and loss of family members due to exposure to the agrochemical .
Centre's crackdown hits Greenpeace .Greenpeace has been forced to close two of its regional offices and "considerably" reduce its staff in India because of a government crackdown on allegedly unlawful foreign funding of NGOs. .The organisation has been campaigning on environmental mGREENPEACE issues in India for nearly two decades. .Do you know? .Greenpeace India had its foreign funding blocked in 2015 as part of a nationwide crackdown on charities.