Barcodes Vs Radio-Frequency Identification Tags

Barcodes Vs Radio-Frequency Identification Tags: Baggage tags equipped with radio-frequency identification (RFID) will soon be available at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, marking a first of its kind for the country. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a technology that uses radio waves to automatically identify various tagged objects. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a wireless tracking […]

Platygomphus Benritarum : A New Species Of Dragonfly

Platygomphus Benritarum : A New Species Of Dragonfly A new species of dragonfly ‘Platygomphus benritarum’ discovered in Assam has been named after two women for their pioneering work in the northeast. It has been named after Monisha Behal, a founder member of Northeast Network (NEN) and Rita Banerji, founder of Green Hub. The species, a […]

Operation Mahila Suraksha

Operation Mahila Suraksha: Under the Operation Mahila Suraksha, Railway Protection Force (RPF) has arrested more than 7000 persons who were traveling unauthorizedly in the coaches reserved for women. RPF also rescued girls/women from becoming the victims of human trafficking (Operation AAHT). Operation Mahila Suraksha: The pan-India drive “Operation Mahila Suraksha” was launched from 3rd to […]

Community Forest Resource

Community Forest Resource: Chhattisgarh has become only the second state in the country to recognise Community Forest Resource (CFR) rights of a village inside a Kanger Ghati National Park. While CFR rights are an important empowerment tool, getting a consensus amongst various villages about their traditional boundaries often proves a challenge. In 2016, the Odisha […]

SC Judgement On Eco Sensitive Zone

SC Judgement On Eco Sensitive Zone: The Supreme Court directed that every protected forest, national park and wildlife sanctuary across the country should have a mandatory eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) of a minimum one km starting from their demarcated boundaries. Environment Ministry guidelines show that the purpose of declaring ESZs around national parks, forests and sanctuaries […]

Current State Of Water Scarcity

Current State of Water Scarcity: According to a newly published book, unconventional water sources can help beat global water scarcity. The book was compiled by experts at the United Nations University’s Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources and the UN Food and Agriculture […]