Sex offenders' registry launched with 4.4 lakh entries (Page-7) (GS-2) The first-of-its-kind national sex offenders registry launched on Thursday has names and details of some 4.4 lakh people convicted for various sexual offences across the country The database is for those convicted for sexual offences 2005 onwards. It includes name, address, photograph and fingerprint details of the convict.A Home Ministry statement said the database would not compromise any individual's privacy. Following suit s India became the ninth country in the world to have a National Database on Sexual Offenders(NDSo), accessible only to law enforcement agencies for the purpose of "investigation and monitoring".The proposal to set up a registry was mooted by the UPA government after the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case in New Delhi.
The database will be maintained by the National Crime Records Bureau, that will also track whether the State police were updating the records on time. The database will include offenders convicted under charges of rape, gang rape, Protection of Children from Sexual Offenders Act (POCSO) and eve teasing. While launching the database, Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi expressed concern over sexual assaults in children's shelter homes and increasing incidents of NRI grooms abandoning their brides. The Minister asked the police force to keep a close watch on such crimes and the arrest of culprits.
She also raised the issue of States not responding to a letter sent by her ministry for procurement specially-designed forensic kits that would help in tamper-proof collection of evidence leading to better conviction in such crimes. . Responding to Ms. Gandhi, Joint Secretary of the Home Ministry Punya Salila Srivastava said as many as 79 lakh rape kits were in the process of procurement and distribution across the country S. "In Muzaffarpur in Bihar, the head of a shelter home allegedly sexually assaulted several children, but he was not arrested immediately. There was a tunnel from the shelter home to his residence. That means the crimes must have taken place in his residence. I appeal to all DGPs to keep a close eye on all shelter homes," she said. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who was present, launched another portal, cybercrime.gov.in, that will receive complaints from citizens on objectionable online content related to child pornography, child sexual abuse material, and sexually explicit material such as rape and gang rape. Track complaints "This will not only aid the victims/complainants but also help the civil society organisations and responsible citizens to anonymously report such complaints ...The complaints registered through this portal will be handled by police authorities of respective State/UTs. There are other features, such as a victim or complainant can track his/her report by opting for 'report and track' option using his/her mobile number," the statement said.
What are the details stored with the reglstry? Name, address, photograph and fngerprint details of those convicted in sexual assaut cases Tightening the grip A lowdown on the National Sex Offenders Registry, which is aimed at curbing crimes against women and children How long wll the data be stored by the NCRB? | SICA Who will maintain the database?ill be stored for 15 years for The National Crime Records Bureau will store the data. it can be accessed only by the law enforcement agencies and wil be out of bounds for the general publiccrimes Uke gang-rapes Which other countries have similar database? The US, the U.K., Canada, Australia, 44 lakh entries of convicts from Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, year 2005 have been included in and Trinidad & Tobago Rne those posing low danger, 25 years for those posing moderate danger, and Ufetime for habitual offenders involved in violent NEEP How many entries have been made so far? the registry till date
Nearly one lakh winged visitors arrive at Bengal sanctuary (GS-3) (Page-7) The number of winged visitors at the Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bengal's Uttar Dinjapur district has crossed all previous records. As per a census carried out by the State Forest Department, the wildlife sanctuary, spread over 130 hectares, recorded 98,532 birds this year. Record high "This the highest number of birds which has visited Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary over the past several years,What is encouraging is that the number of migratory birds is increasing every year," Dwiparna Kumar Dutta, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Raignaj, told The Hindu. According to Mr Dutta, the sanctuary has one of the highest numbers of Openbill stork population not only in India but in Asia and this makes the sanctuary unique. "Of the 98,000 birds about 67,000 are Openbill storks. Then there are cormorants, night herons, little egrets, flycatchers, owls and other species." he said. * Birds visit the Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary in June and stay till November, when the temperature drops
Simmering milieu According to forest officials, the temperature in the sanctuary's numerous water bodies remains above 40 degrees Celsius during this period. "Because of the presence of water bodies, there is a lot of food available for the birds They Primarily feed on fishes and snails," the DFO said. In the year 2012-13, the number of migratory birds was about 58,000. Not only has the number of birds increased, but the number of species has also increased from 50 in 2012-13 to over 120 this year Of the new bird species visiting the sanctuary for the first time in 2018 are the Asian Paradise Flycatcher and Indian Pitta," Mr. Dutta said. The sanctuary, which is also known as the Kulik Bird Sanctuary, drawing its name from the river Kulik, attracts a large number of tourists every year, including birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts. Situated near Raiganj in Uttar Dinajpur district of West Bengal, the sanctuary is home to 164 bird species.
The Asian openbill or Asian openbill stork (Anastomus oscitans) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconidae. This distinctive stork is found mainly in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is greyish or white with glossy black wings and tail and the adults have a gap between the arched upper mandible and recurved lower mandible. Young birds are born without this gap which is thought to be an adaptation that aids in the handling of snails, their main prey. Although resident within their range, they make long distance movements in response to weather and food availability.
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