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Daily Archives: August 12, 2017

Use DNA Profiling Technology in Justice Delivery

New Delhi (ABC Live):DNA Profiling Technology : DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, the strands of identity that living beings receive from their ancestors. Outside of identical twins, no two people have the same DNA pattern. DNA fingerprinting also has certain distinctive features. In 1987, the DNA fingerprinting was utilised as a tool for criminal investigation, to establish blood relations and …

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India Launches Gaj Yatra on World Elephant Day

New Delhi (ABC Live): World Elephant Day : Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, launched ‘Gaj Yatra’ here today, a nationwide campaign to protect elephants on the occasion of World Elephant Day. The campaign is planned to cover 12 elephant range states. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Dr. Vardhan urged the people to prepare a …

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Know About Judicial Impact Assessment & India

New Delhi (ABC Live): Judicial Impact Assessment : Legislative proposals typically affect court workload either operationally, or through substantively. A third effect can happen through judicial interpretation, but that is clubbed with the second – in substantive law change. The former involves legislation that would directly affect court procedures (e.g., adding or modifying procedures for bringing a person to trial, …

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International Youth Day Reminds us Role of Youth in SDGs

New York (ABC Live):In the lead-up to International Youth Day, marked annually on 12 August, the United Nations kicked off a commemorative event at its New York Headquarters with a message from Secretary-General António Guterres, who underscored his commitment to young people. “I’m truly happy to address you on International Youth Day,” the Secretary-General said a video message. “As Secretary-General of the United Nations, …

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IAEA-FAO Joins Hand to Rescue Benin Pineapple Farmers

Allada, Benin (ABC Live):  Benin Pineapple Farmers :Benin’s farmers can again export pineapples to the European Union, their most lucrative market, following the set-up of a food safety surveillance system with the help of the IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The exports are expected to resume later this month. Pineapple farmers suffered under …

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AMS Climate Report Confirms 2016 Warmest Year in History

New Delhi (ABC Live): 2016 Warmest Year :A new State of the Climate report confirmed that 2016 surpassed 2015 as the warmest year in 137 years of recordkeeping. Major indicators of climate change continued to reflect trends consistent with a warming planetLast year’s record heat resulted from the combined influence of long-term global warming and a strong El Niño early …

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53 Species Medicinal Plants in Critically Endangered List

New Delhi (ABC Live):Species Medicinal Plants :The Government has taken note of the survey by Botanical Survey of India (BSI) that out of 8,000 medicinal plants, following 53 species are under threatened categories like Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable. For conservation and development of medicinal plants in the country, presently the NMPB is implementing Central Sector Scheme for Conservation, Development and …

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