April 2019

Checkpoint Tipline by Whatsapp

◆Checkpoint Tipline by Whatsapp ~It will help people verify if any information they receive is true or false •The response will indicate if information is classified as true, false, misleading, disputed or out of scope and include any other related information that is available. ◆Global Report on Food Crises 2019 ~It is a report released jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Programme ( WFP) and EU.… Read More »Checkpoint Tipline by Whatsapp

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Great Indian Bustards

◆Great Indian Bustards (GIB): ~There are 150 Great Indian Bustards (GIB) in Rajasthan’s Desert National Park (DNP), as per a survey •IUCN :The bird is a critically endangered  •It is listed in Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection)Act, 1972

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Indonesia releases special stamp on Ramayana theme

◆Iran, Pakistan Agree To Set Up Joint Border ‘Reaction Force’ •The announcement comes following tensions between the two countries who have in recent months accused each other of not doing enough to stamp out militants allegedly sheltering across the border. ◆Indonesia releases special stamp on Ramayana theme Hide — uploads.disquscdn.com •To mark the 70th anniversary of establishment of its diplomatic ties with India

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Zealandia photos

◆Zealandia;-{in southwest Pacific Ocean} ~Is a vast landmass mostly submerged under water in the southwest Pacific,  •It is close to be recognized the eighth continent in the world

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Kurinji or Neelakurinji

◆Kurinji or Neelakurinji  ~is a shrub that is found in the shola forests of the Western Ghats in South India. Nilgiri Hills, which literally means the blue mountains, got their name from the purplish blue flowers of Neelakurinji that blossoms only once in 12 years•The Paliyan tribal people living in Tamil Nadu used it as a reference to calculate their age

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Deadly drug-resistant fungus’ India connection

◆Deadly drug-resistant fungus’ India connection •Candida auris is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat •Everyone who has come in contact with a patient should be screened for the fungus, and all equipment used for the care of the patient should be cleaned every day in accordance with clinical care recommendations.

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Bamboo rice :

◆Bamboo rice : •It is special rice that is grown out of a dying bamboo shoot. When the bamboo shoot breathes its last, it flowers into a rare variety of rice seeds, which are known as bamboo rice•Four decades later, bamboo rice shows up in Odisha. [The rare variety, which was last harvested in Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary in 1979, grows twice or thrice in a century]

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UK Modern Slavery Innovation Fund

◆UK Modern Slavery Innovation Fund•Britain has pledged £4 million (~ $5.2 million) to support the fund. The funding will also be used to run workshops on modern slavery in South Africa, improve support for survivors in India, and develop an online data hub to boost anti-slavery policies.◆Just recompense: On compensation for Bilkis Bano•Bilkis Bano, the gang rape survivor of Gujarat riots who was ordered compensation of Rs 50 lakh by… Read More »UK Modern Slavery Innovation Fund

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Ombudsman Scheme for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)

◆Ombudsman Scheme for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)•RBI in February 2018, issued an ombudsman scheme for NBFCs ,offering a grievance redressal mechanism for their customers.•An officer at the RBI not below the rank of general manager will be appointed by the regulator as the ombudsman with territorial jurisdiction being specified by the central bank.•The ombudsman may also award compensation not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees to the complainant, taking into account… Read More »Ombudsman Scheme for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)

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UN Arms Trade Treaty

◆UN Arms Trade Treaty•US President Donald Trump has rejected the United Nations’ 2013 Arms Trade Treaty aimed at regulating the global arms trade.•By pulling out of the ATT, the US joins India, which has not signed the treaty•UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has the ambitious aim of responding to international concern that the $70 billion a year trade in conventional weapons leaves a trail of atrocities in its wake

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