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Illegal Adoption in India

Illegal adoption: The Supreme Court agreed to intervene after the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) sounded the alarm on a spate of complaints about illegal adoption of COVID orphans through private individuals and organisations. Social media posts are circulating that children are up for adoption. This is plainly illegal and violates the […]

National Population Register (NPR)

National Population Register (NPR): Migrants belonging to six non-Muslim minority communities from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, while applying for long-term visas (LTVs), can also produce National Population Register (NPR) enrolment slips as proof of the duration of their stay in India, according to a Union Home Ministry manual. The NPR number is part of an […]

NFRA : National Financial Reporting Authority

NFRA (National Financial Reporting Authority): NFRA has invited suggestions from public on consultation paper on NFRA’s engagement with its stakeholders. NFRA is an independent regulatory body set up under Section 132 of the Companies Act. It was established by the Central Government in October 2018. After the Satyam scandal took place in 2009, the Standing […]

First CAR-T Cell Therapy : Gene Therapy

The First CAR-T Cell Therapy: The first CAR-T cell therapy (a type of gene therapy) in India was done at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. The CAR-T cells were designed and manufactured at Bioscience and Bioengineering (BSBE) department of IIT Bombay with support from DBT/BIRAC, through National Biopharma Mission. Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council […]

Blue Water Operations With A Green Footprint

Blue Water Operations With A Green Footprint: Indian Navy has adopted a comprehensive ‘Indian Navy Environment Conservation Roadmap (INECR)’ for synergising the aim of ‘Blue Water Operations with a Green Footprint’ Some of the noteworthy initiatives towards ‘Clean and Green Navy’ are Indian Navy commissioned one of its largest solar plant with a capacity of […]

Vidabha Tiger Corridors

Vidabha Tiger Corridors: In a first-of-its-kind project, radio telemetry has been deployed to identify corridors used by tigers in the Vidarbha landscape, tracking their actual movement. The study indicates that the animals are moving in a much wider swathe of area outside the protected areas than previously known. The investigators belonged the Maharashtra Forest Department […]

Zinc and Iron in Rice : Indian Council Of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Indian Council Of Agricultural Research (ICAR): Researchers from various institutes under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya found depleting trends in grain density of zinc and iron in rice and wheat cultivated in India. The researchers collected seeds of rice (16 varieties) and wheat (18 varieties) from the gene […]