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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 25 Feb 2020
The Public Library act is a legislation, which gives local administration powers to establish public libraries with the assistance from the state and the central governments.
As of now, 19 states have enacted their own Public Libraries Act with Tamil Nadu (formerly Madras) being the first one to implement it way back in 1948.
Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat, Odisha and Haryana are among others that have enacted their own legislation.
The National Green Tribunal has created 243,499 biodiversity management committees (BMC) till now.
As per the Biological Diversity Act 2002,BMCs are created for “promoting conservation, sustainable use and documentation of biological diversity” by local bodies across the country.
It shall consist of a chair person and not more than six persons nominated by the local body,of which not less than one third should be women and not less than 18% should belong to the Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes.
Maharashtra government has recently scrapped the Jalyukta Shivar the flagship water conservation project.
Pakke Tiger Reserve, also known as Pakhui Tiger Reserve, is a Project Tiger reserve in the East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India.
Scientists have discovered a new cave fish in Meghalaya which is similar in anatomy to an endangered masher species.
Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and The Lancet medical journal have released ‘A Future for the World’s Children’ report.
The report calculates the Flourishing Indexand Sustainability Index of 180 countries.
India secures 131strank on a flourishing index that measures the best chance at survival and well-being for children.
Further, India ranked 77th on a sustainability index that takes into account per capita carbon emissions and the ability of children in a nation to live healthy lives.