In Today’s News:
- NGT stays the felling of Coconut trees on Agatti.
- India, China held the 5th round of military talks for disengagement on LAC.
1. NGT stays the felling of Coconut trees on Agatti
An applicant had moved the tribunal that cutting of Coconut trees on Agatti island to build a beach road not only affects the income of the local residents but also causes environmental disaster. Now, National Green Tribunal has stayed the felling of Coconut trees on Agatti island in Lakshadweep for the purpose of forming a beach road. NGT has constituted a committee to investigate and probe any violation and also asked to assess the quantum of environmental compensation.
Prelims GS – Polity /Environment
National Green Tribunal:
Refer to the prelims content of NGT on 4th June 2020.
NOTE: Trees on the coastline act as a green belt during calamities, cyclones, and other natural disasters. So never cut trees. Here, in this article, you can understand the importance of NGT in saving the environment. Whenever any question is asked regarding NGT’s role in the country, you may mention this article also.
” Save trees!! Save Earth!!”
2. India, China held the 5th round of military talks for disengagement on LAC
India and China held the fifth round of Corps Commanders-level talks at Moldo for disengagement on the Line of Actual Control. India is demanding for a status quo to be restored on the unsettled boundary line.
Prelims GS – International Relations
Line of Actual Control:
Refer to the prelims content of LAC on 8th June 2020.
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