Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Hindu analysis – 2.October.2016

Selfie for safety: Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung launched ‘Senior Citizen Mobile App’. Like ‘Himmat’, the app for women’s safety, senior citizens too will be able to call the police at the click of an SOS button in the app. This will connect the caller to the senior citizen helpline number 1291, even as simultaneous alerts in the form of an SMS will be sent to the area SHO and beat officer. Within seconds, the police will have the location details of the senior citizen who made the Continue reading →

The Hindu Analysis – 14.October.2016

Overcrowded Jails in India: Supreme Court said that Jails across the country are overcrowded by over 150 per cent. Court has held that prisoners, both undertrials and convicts, have certain fundamental rights and human rights, little or no attention is being paid in this regard by the States and some Union Territories. In spite of directions by the Court, the prison authorities have not been able to take any effective steps for reducing overcrowding in jails. Defects in the working of prison authorities: SC ordered Continue reading →

The Hindu analysis – 4.October.2016

Vultures in Telangana: There is an increase in number of vultures in Bejjur forest range in Telangana mainly attributed by practice of cattle slaughter. The long billed vultures are listed under the ‘critically endangered’ category by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Major reasons for decline of vultures in India: Presence of ‘Diclofenac’, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in cattle. food scarcity as vultures do not feed on live animals and dead animals are hard to procure. Source The Hindu – Restricted sale Continue reading →

The Hindu Analysis – 1.October.2016

Swacchagraha: ‘Swachhagraha’ — an initiative for cleanliness to get the country dirt-free on the lines of Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘Satyagraha’ that freed us from British rule. According to PM Modi, Cleanliness is not something to be achieved by budget allocations. It is rather, something that should become a mass movement. Re-use and recycling of waste should be technology driven and there should a focus on the concept of “waste to wealth” so that revenue models could be developed around cleanliness. Source The Hindu: Endemic Flowers: Continue reading →