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SIMBA Software for Asiatic Lion

SIMBA To Give Distinct Identity To Each Asiatic Lion: The Gujarat forest department has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based photo-identification software, specially designed to distinguish patterns/marks to identify Asiatic lions individually. The software is named SIMBA (Software with Intelligence Marking Based identification of Asiatic lions.) The SIMBA works with a deep machine learning technique that […]

Thermobaric Weapons and Cluster Bomb

Thermobaric Weapons And Cluster Bomb: Russia has resorted to the use of dangerous thermobaric bombs — or vacuum bombs — in Ukraine. Cluster weaponry has been banned by the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions; however, neither Ukraine nor Russia were signatories at the convention. Thermobaric weapons are called vacuum bombs as they suck in oxygen […]

What is a Pandemic Treaty?

What Is The Pandemic Treaty? Members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) held the first round of negotiations towards the pandemic treaty on February 24, 2022. The meeting was aimed at agreeing on ways of working and timelines for a “convention, agreement or other international instrument” to prevent further pandemics and to improve the preparedness […]

Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana: The Odisha government recently distributed smart health cards to beneficiaries under its flagship Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana. Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana: Launched on August 15, 2018. Aimed at providing Universal Health coverage, with special emphasis on the health protection of economically vulnerable families. The scheme has two components: One a free […]

Bachan Singh vs State Of Punjab (1980): Important Points

Supreme Court’s Verdict In Bachan Singh vs State Of Punjab (1980): More than four decades after a landmark ruling on death sentence cases, a bench in the Supreme Court has made psychological evaluation of the condemned prisoner mandatory. It has also sought a report on the inmate’s conduct at the time of examining whether the […]

Wet Bulb Temperature: Important Points

What Is The Wet Bulb Temperature? Part 2 of the sixth assessment report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), emphasised on the trend in the ‘Wet Bulb’ Temperature in South Asia. The trend will provide an index of the impact of heat and humidity combined — and its effect on health. Wet bulb temperature […]

Fifth Session Of The United Nations Environment Assembly

Fifth Session Of The United Nations Environment Assembly: The Fifth UN Environment Assembly concluded with 14 resolutions to strengthen actions for nature to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The overall theme for UNEA-5 was “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”, which was hosted by the UN Environment Programme. The Assembly will […]