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Today’s Important News Articles 16th & 17th April 2017

EC seeks funds for paper trail units; Dogs to check wildlife crimes; Earth Observatories; Indian Railways’ draft policy; Data security policy; Three new balsams; Technical Textiles; ‘Manipulator’ tag; Equal pay to paramilitary officers; Two potent molecules to fight TB; etc.
By IT's Selection Team
April 17, 2017

Contents

  • Election Commission seeks funds for paper trail units
  • States turn to dogs to check wildlife crimes
  • IMA to move court against “unconstitutional” provisions of Act
  • Govt to set up 31 new earth observatories by year end
  • Indian Railways’ draft policy aims at boosting tourism
  • Interview: India urgently needs a data security policy
  • Three new balsams add to Nilgiris biodiversity colours
  • Centre to promote use of technical textiles
  • Asian nations dodge ‘manipulator’ tag, but wary of U.S.
  • SC for equal pay to paramilitary officers
  • Indians use origami to get a closer look at ‘beauty’
  • IISc makes two potent molecules to fight TB

 

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Election Commission seeks funds for paper trail units

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Tells govt. procurement of 16 lakh VVPATs for 2019 LS polls can’t be delayed


States turn to dogs to check wildlife crimes

Context:

In a bid to combat wildlife crimes more effectively, the Forest Departments of different States are strengthening law enforcement using squads of sniffer and tracker dogs.


IMA to move court against “unconstitutional” provisions of Act

Context:

The Indian Medical Association has decided to move court for questioning the “validity” of the Clinical Establishments (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Act, 2017 introduced by the West Bengal government.


Indian Railways’ draft policy aims at boosting tourism

Context:

IR will work to enhance public-private partnership in running tourist trains


Interview: India urgently needs a data security policy

Context:

India needs to accelerate the development of a security policy.


Three new balsams add to Nilgiris biodiversity colours

Context:

Three new species of plants belonging to the Balsaminaceae family were identified in the Mukurthi National Park in the Nilgiris recently.


Centre to promote use of technical textiles

Context:

Technical textiles or functional textiles, considered a sunrise sector in the country, is all set for demand taking off for products such as geo and agro textiles.


Asian nations dodge ‘manipulator’ tag, but wary of U.S.

Context:

China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan on list for monitoring of currency practices


SC for equal pay to paramilitary officers

Context:

Asks govt. to examine Central police forces’ plea for parity


Indians use origami to get a closer look at ‘beauty’

Context:

In Japan’s Belle-II experiment Indians have built one layer of the detector


IISc makes two potent molecules to fight TB

Context:

The molecules inhibit stress response pathway of mycobacteria. The molecules were able to prevent biofilm formation and even disrupt biofilms that had formed.


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Govt to set up 31 new earth observatories by year end

Context:

The observatories generate ground motion data recorded by the digital seismography used for estimation of data and other earthquake parameters.

 

 

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