Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 02 July 2020

Daily Current Affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam – 02 July 2020

In Today’s News:

  1. Environment Ministry reconstitutes Central Zoo Authority.
  2. Two more species added to India’s list of butterflies.

1. Environment Ministry reconstitutes Central Zoo Authority

News Summary

The Environment Ministry has reconstituted the Central Zoo Authority by including an expert from the School of Planning and Architecture and a molecular biologist.

Prelims GS – Environment

Central Zoo Authority: (Note: This topic is important for Prelims)
  • Central Zoo Authority is a statutory body.
  • It was added to the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.
  • Central Zoo Authority is under the control of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.
  • Chairperson: Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.
  • Apart from Chairman, it consists of 10 members and a member secretary.
  • It is tasked with regulating zoos across the country.
  • It lays down guidelines and rules on how animals can be transferred among zoos nationally and internationally.

For more information on the Central Zoo Authority, visit the official website.

2. Two more species added to India’s list of butterflies

News Summary

Striped Hairstreak and Elusive Prince in Arunachal Pradesh are the two more species added to India’s list of butterflies.

Prelims GS – Environment

Elusive Prince:
  • Scientific Name: Rohana tonkiniana
  • Found in Miao on the borders of Namdapha National Park. (Arunachal Pradesh)
Striped Hairstreak:
  • Scientific Name: Yamamotozephyrus kwangtugenesis
  • Found in Vijaynagar border Myanmar. (Arunachal Pradesh)

 

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