Priests can’t be owners of temple deity’s land, says Supreme court

What is the news? The Supreme Court has ruled that priests cannot become owners of the land vested in deities. The ruling also stopped the government from becoming owners. About the Maharashtra government notification Earlier, the Maharashtra government issued a notification to delete the names of priests from revenue records as owners of temple land.… Continue reading Priests can’t be owners of temple deity’s land, says Supreme court

Sukhet’s villagers trade waste for wellness, get free LPG refills

What is the news? The rising price of LPG cylinders was making life difficult for women in rural areas. The instalment of Sukhet model in the village has brought ease to the household. The program was lauded by Prime Minister Modi in his latest episode of ‘Mann ki Baat’. What is Sukhet’s model? It is… Continue reading Sukhet’s villagers trade waste for wellness, get free LPG refills

Air gun surrender could be conservation’s silver bullet

What is the news? Auranchal Pradesh has initiated the program ‘Air gun Surrender Abhiyan’ to check the killing of birds and animals in the region. What is ‘Air gun Surrender Abhiyan’? In Auranchal Pradesh, hunting was a seasonal activity and limited primarily to tribal rituals. Post the proliferation of air guns and rifles, found freely… Continue reading Air gun surrender could be conservation’s silver bullet

“Security for judges and courts states’ responsibility”, says Center

What is the News? The Government of India has told the Supreme Court that there is no need to create a dedicated security force to provide protection to judges. Instead, special guidelines have been issued for the States. Read more: No need for dedicated force to protect judges, courts: Government Who will provide protection? Public… Continue reading “Security for judges and courts states’ responsibility”, says Center

“The world is changing rapidly and teachers must meet its challenges”

Synopsis: Implementation of new education reforms or else we might lose the privilege of educating the next generation. Introduction Like the greatest teachers, Buddha, Christ, Rama-Krishna, Aurobindo, Yogananda or Nanak, who never used classrooms, blackboards, maps or charts or kept no records, gave no grades but changed the lives of millions with their inclusivity and… Continue reading “The world is changing rapidly and teachers must meet its challenges”

Over 900 species of animals have become extinct according to latest IUCN Red List

What is in the news? The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently released a Red List reporting the official extinction of 902 species. This was released at the World Conservation Congress in Marseille, France. Key Findings in the recent Red List The recent Red List mentioned that some 902 species are officially extinct.… Continue reading Over 900 species of animals have become extinct according to latest IUCN Red List

Chipped & vulnerable: GoI must make public investments to encourage private manufacturing in strategic semiconductor industry

Synopsis: There is an urgent need for India to scale up the manufacturing of semiconductors. Introduction India’s automobile industry is facing a major shortage of semiconductors. The supply situation isn’t expected to ease any time soon. That’s mainly because chip manufacturing is concentrated in a few countries. Why there is a shortage of semiconductors? The… Continue reading Chipped & vulnerable: GoI must make public investments to encourage private manufacturing in strategic semiconductor industry

Raptor attention: 160 species of birds of prey endangered worldwide

What is the news? A new analysis by ‘International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and BirdLife International’ remarks about the threats faced by the birds of prey. The study claims, 30 percent of the 557 raptor species around the world are threatened by extinction to some degree. What are the key findings of… Continue reading Raptor attention: 160 species of birds of prey endangered worldwide