The impacts of climate variability, climate change, and extreme events are visible globally and in India. The Global Climate Risk Index 2021 ranks India seventh, considering the extent to which India has been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heatwaves, etc.).

Report filed by the Environmental Engineer, Kerala State Pollution Control Board, District Office, Thrissur in Application No. 20 of 2016 (Southern Zone). The matter related to pollution of groundwater due to the operation of electroplating units, Edakkunni, Thrissur district, Kerala.

Status report of bio mining legacy waste at Kureepuzha, Kollam, Kerala filed by the Kollam Municipal Corporation to the National Green Tribunal (NGT). On March, 2, 2021 a team from NIT Calicut has conducted the drone-based survey for assessing the entire quantity of legacy waste at Kureepuzha and the report submitted by NIT stated that total quantity of legacy waste at an area of 5.5 acres is 104906 m3. Installation of the bio-mining plant infrastructure has been completed and set for doing a bench test shortly.

Objections filed by M/s Royal Sand and Gravels Pvt. Ltd. (Palakkad, Kerala) to the report and status report of the work done by the Joint Committee dated 29/10/2021.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of 'In Re: Alarming newspaper report regarding Kanwar Yatra in state of Uttar Pradesh' dated 20/07/2021.

The SC was apprised of certain news articles on the alarming situation taking place in Kerala as a result of Bakrid celebrations. The SC said that pressure groups of all kinds, religious or otherwise cannot in any manner, interfere with the Fundamental Right to Life and Health of the citizens of India and expressed alarm at the Notification dated July 17, 2021 passed by Kerala.

Order of the Kerala High Court in the matter of W.P. (C) No. 13204 of 2021 dated 14/07/2021. The matter related to care of animals in Kerala.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News item published in The Hindu, dated 29.05.2021 titled “Night, early morning trains cause most elephant deaths” dated 08/07/2021.

The NGT directed the Central Monitoring Committee constituted by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) dealing with the project ‘Elephant’ to look into the issue raised in the media report in coordination with the railway authorities, the Wildlife Institute of India and the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Interim order passed by the High Court of Kerala in the matter of Kerala Private Hospitals Association Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 07/07/2021.

The matter related to supply of oxygen to private hospitals in Kerala and directions to stop the suppliers of oxygen from increasing the price of oxygen during the period of pandemic. It was brought to the attention of the court that without fixing the transportation cost that can be charged by the manufacturer/supplier of oxygen, the Ext.P5 order cannot be effectively implemented.

Order of the Kerala High Court in the matter of W.P.(C) No.11886 of 2021 dated 08/06/2021. This writ petition is one filed by Trivandrum Chamber of Commerce and Industry along with its President seeking a writ of mandamus commanding the respondents as well as law enforcement agencies including Police to formulate and issue guidelines for earmarking certain public areas in State of Kerala for the purpose of holding mass assemblies, including protests, campaigns, demonstrations, etc.

Judgement of the High Court of Kerala in the matter of Dr. Jayaprasad Karunakaran Vs Ministry of Ayush & Others dated 02/06/2021. The matter related to Homoeopathic practitioners treating Covid-19 patients.

The petitioner (Dr. Jayaprasad Karunakaran), a homoeopathic practitioner in Thiruvananthapuram was informed by the officials of the State Health Department that action would be taken against him under the Disaster Management Act, if he treated Covid-19 patients.

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