March 16, 2021

Project RE-HAB ●Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), on Monday, launched a unique project of creating “bee-fences” to mitigate human – elephant conflicts in the country. ●The objective of Project RE-HAB (Reducing Elephant – Human Attacks using Bees) is to thwart elephant attacks in human habitations using honeybees and thus reducing loss of lives of … Read more

March 15, 2021

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) ●EESL is a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO), which enables consumers, industries and governments to effectively manage their energy needs through energy efficient technologies. ●EESL is implementing the world’s largest energy efficiency portfolio across sectors like lighting, buildings, electric mobility, smart metering, agriculture, etc. ●EESL’s energy efficiency solutions have saved … Read more

March 14, 2021

Swamp Deer ●The barasingha, also called swamp deer, is a deer species distributed in the Indian subcontinent. ●Populations in northern and central India are fragmented, and two isolated populations occur in southwestern Nepal. ●It is extinct in Pakistan and Bangladesh. ●Swamp deer occur in the Kanha National Park of Madhya Pradesh, in two localities in Assam, and in … Read more

March 13, 2021

Sufism ●Sufism as Tasawwuf is mysticism in Islam, “characterized by values, ritual practices,doctrines and institutions”. ●It is variously defined as “Islamic mysticism”,”the inward dimension of Islam” or “the phenomenon of mysticism within Islam”. ●Sufis have often belonged to different ṭuruq or “orders” – congregations formed around a grand master referred to as a wali who traces a direct chain of successive teachers back to … Read more

March 12, 2021

Vedanta Philosophy ●Initially was connotation for the Upanishads comprising the Brahman Sutras and the Bhagavadgita. ●There are many schools of Vedanta including the well propagated schools of Advaita Vedanta, Vishishtadvaita, and Dvaita. ●It is a Sanskrit word meaning “end of knowledge”, a compound of two words “Veda” meaning “Knowledge” and “ Anta” meaning “End” ●Its … Read more

March 11, 2021

Lafarge Mining Case ●In the above case, the Bench asked the Central government to appoint a National Regulator for appraising projects, enforcing environmental conditions for approvals and to impose penalties on polluters. ●It said: There is one more reason for having a regulatory mechanism in place. Identification of an area as forest area is solely … Read more