MALUKA IAS
FACTLY
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Date : 11th October
MeToo moment” for Indian rivers
  • All rivers in India would say MeToo and would want that such standards be imposed for them [to restore their health] as we have done for the Ganga.
  • The government has, for the first time, mandated that stretches of the Ganga must have a minimum quantity of waterat all stretches, all through the year.
Elephant radio
  • Aimed at reducing the rapidly growing human-elephant conflict in areas of Chhattisgarh, where nearly 20 human lives were lost because of attacks by a herd of 19 elephants, the State Forest Department in collaboration with Wildlife SOS has radio-collared a wild elephant to help create an early warning system and save human lives.
  • Wildlife SOS raised funds to procure the radio collars and deployed a dedicated team of biologists and researchers to understand the problem in depth.
Section 498A
  • The husband or his relative subjects a wife to cruelty, often within the framework of harassing her for additional dowry post-marriage.
Section 124 of the IPC
  • Applies to assaulting high constitutional functionaries such as the President and the Governor with “an intent to compel or restrain the use of any lawful power”.
Canine Distemper
  • This is a viral disease that is frequent in dogs, foxes, wolves, big cats and even primates.
  • It is caused by a single-stranded RNA virus of the family Paramyxoviridae (the family of viruses causing measles, mumps and bronchiolitis in humans).
  • It infects the spinal cord and brain and also the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts. The virus is believed to have a 50% fatality rate in dogs.
Representation of the People Act, 1951
  • Under the Representation of the People Act, 1951, only Indian citizens are eligible to vote.
Remotely piloted aircraft system
  • Remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS), commonly known as drones, is the technology platform that can be put into use in various industries, including agriculture.
Sophia and Fintech Valley Vizag
  • Sophia – the first social humanoid robot.
  • Sophia was created by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics with the purpose of using such creations for the care of the elderly and crowd management at big events.
  • Sophia had hit the headlines after it was granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia and the United Nations Development Programme appointed it as its Innovation Champion.
  • Fintech Valley Vizag – an initiative of the State government to create a sustainable and comprehensive ecosystem for the growth of fintech.