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NBWL 1. FOUR ENDANGERED SPECIES The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has given its nod to include four diverse species Northern River Terrapin (riverine turtle), Red Panda, Clouded Leopard and Arabian Sea Humpback Whale _in the recovery programme for critically endangered species 2. IUCN They fall in the critically endangered to vulnerable categories as per the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). 3. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAMME Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (Daily news and analysis)
UTTARAKHAND HC 1. ANIMALS ARE LEGAL PERSONS The Uttarakhand High Court has accorded the status of "legal person or entity" to animals in the State. 2. REASON -they have a distinct persona with corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person. 3. BENCH -A Division Bench of Justices Rajiv Sharma and Lokpal Singh bestowed the unique status on animal kingdom -The entire animal kingdom, including avian and aquatic ones(The Hindu)
KHAN PRAHARI 1. LAUNCH Union Minister of Coal, Railways, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Shri Piyush Goyal launched the Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System (CMSMS) and Mobile Application 'Khan Prahari' developed by CMPDI, Ranchi a Subsidiary of CIL and Bhaskarcharya Institute of Space Application and Geo- informatics (BISAG). 2. CMSMS -CMSMS is a web based GIS application through which location of sites for unauthorised mining can be detected. Khan Prahari is a tool for reporting any activity taking place related to illegal coal mining like rat hole mining, pilferage etc.
SC VERDICT ON LG 1. LT GOVERNOR OF DELHI un Cay te descid goe The Supreme Court recently held that the Lt Governor of Delhi has no independent power to take decisions and is bound by the elected government's advice 2. CASE Judgment came on appeals filed by the NCT government against an August 4, 2016, verdict of the Delhi High Court. 3. DELHI CANNOT BE A FULL FLEDGED STAT -Supreme Court followed the 1987 Balakrishnan report to conclude that Delhi is not a State.
HEFA 1. APPROVED PROPOSAL FOR EXPANSION The cabinet has approved the proposal for expanding the scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) by enhancing its capital base to Rs. 10,000 crore and tasking it to mobilise Rs. 1,00,000 crore for Revitalizing Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE) by 2022. 2. ABOUT THE AGENCY -The Union Cabinet had approved HEFA in September 2016 as a Special Purpose Vehicle with a public sector bank (Canara Bank. - It would be jointly funded by the promoter/bank and the MHRD with an authorised capital of 22,000 crore