10 January, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
Prelims and Mains focus: About Green Credit Scheme and its significance, About FAC
News: The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC), an apex body tasked with adjudicating requests by the industry to raze forest land for commercial ends, has approved a scheme that could allow “forests” to be traded as a commodity.
About the scheme
What is the current scenario?
Why this action has been taken?
About Forest Advisory Committee
The FAC is a body under the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and is responsible for regulating forest diversion.
Source: The Hindu
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New START Treaty Recently, due to western sanctions, Russia halted inspections under the new START treaty. About New START Treaty The New START treaty, signed in 2010 by President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, limits each country to no more than 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads and 700 deployed missiles and bombers,
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