Odisha reports 542 forest fires in last 7 days, highest in India: FSI

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Geophysical phenomenon   Source: HT Context:  Forest fires continued to remain unabated in Odisha after the state recorded 542 such cases in the last seven days making it the highest among all states in the country.   Forest fires in India: Causes of a Forest fire: Natural: Such as lightning, high …

International Day of Forests – 21st March:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: Observed on: 21st March every year since 2021. The organizers are the United Nations Forum on Forests and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with Governments, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and other relevant organizations in the field.   …