India’s disputed compensatory afforestation policy at odds with new IPCC report

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment   Source: TH  Context: India’s compensatory afforestation policy that allows forests in one part to be cut down and replaced with those elsewhere is contested on many grounds.   Background: Afforestation is part of India’s climate pledges – adding a carbon sink of …

Parliamentary panel recommends new law to define power, functions of CBI

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-judicial Bodies   Source: TH  Context: According to a Parliamentary Committee, existing law governing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has many limitations and there is a need to enact new legislation to define its status, functions and powers.   Background: The CBI was established in 1963 …