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As governments and businesses grapple with the effects of COVID-19, other global challenges remain. Once the immediate crisis abates, countries must intensify environmental action to tackle climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss, even while restarting their economies. Trade policy has a vital role to play.

ACAPS' Global Risk Analysis outlines a number of key contexts where a notable deterioration may occur within the next six months, leading to a spike in humanitarian needs. ACAPS analysts conduct daily monitoring and independent analysis of more than 150 countries to support evidence-based decision-making in the humanitarian sector.

The Budget Estimates of ` 65,000 crore in 2020-21 is 8.33 percent higher than the Budget Estimates of ` 60,000 crore in 2019-20 and 18.61% over Revised Estimates of ` 54,800 crore in 2019-20. Financial support of ₹ 6828 crore to the Local Bodies in 2020-21 is proposed as against ₹ 6380 crore in the Budget Estimates in 2019-20.

Delhi is being recognized for its new initiative and a new thinking towards education, health services, social welfare and social security measures taken to improve the standard of living and quality of life of the common man.

The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be.

Action taken report on behalf of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the matter of Legal Aid Committee, NGT Bar Association Vs Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Others. Report filed on March 18, 2020.

The greenhouse gases (GHG) emission inventory for the country is prepared according to the requirements under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines.

As per the available information on PARIVESH, there are 11 projects, located in North Eastern Region including Assam, which are at various stages of appraisal under Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and its amendment from time to time in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. There are no cases pending in the Ministry for grant of approval (Stage II Clearance) under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for North Eastern Region.

As per the extant provisions of the CRZ Notification, 2011, exploration and extraction of oil and natural gas and all associated activities and facilities thereto in the CRZ areas requires prior CRZ clearance from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has carried out inspection for verification of compliance to the stipulated norms of 700 industries falling under the 17- category of highly polluting industries during the period 01.04.2016 to 04.03.2020. CPCB has reported that out of the 700 industries inspected, 342 industries were found non-complying. Under provisions of Section 5 of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, show-cause notices/ technical directions to 159 units and closure directions to 181 units were issued for non-compliance.

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