Indian Forest Act 1927

Indian Forest Act 1927;-
~was enacted to ‘consolidate the law related to forest,the transit of forest produce & the duty liable on timber & other forest produce
•Indian Forest Act amendment: Govt ready with first draft. The draft, which has been prepared with focus on conservation and climate change, has been sent to states seeking comments. 
Permanent status to Finance Commission
•Need for permanent status:
~Finance commissions have over the past several decades adopted different approaches with regard to principles of tax devolution, grants to be given to states and fiscal consolidation issues.
•RBI governor bats for permanent status to Finance Commission.
~33rd edition of India-Indonesia coordinated patrol is being held at Port Blair.
Indo-Sri Lanka joint Exercise Mitra shakti-VI
~is conducted annually as part of military diplomacy and interaction between armies of India & Sri Lanka.
G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development
~It is an autonomous Institute of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Govt. of India
'Karen Uhlenbeck' of the U.S Mathematician Becomes First Woman To Win Abel Prize, ‘Math’s Nobel’
~for her work on partial differential equations
•Abel Prize is a Norwegian prize awarded annually by the King of Norway to one or more outstanding mathematicians


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