Pune ornithologist bags Green Oscar (The Hindu ,Person in News )

In recognition of his work on conservation of Great Indian Bustard. Pune-based ornithologist Pramod Patil has won with the prestigious Whitley Award, popularly known as the ‘Green Oscar’ for his work on the conservation of the Great Indian Bustard . The awards were presented on April 29 at a ceremony

Consent, not age, is real issue in early marriage, says report [Anthropology , Sociology, hindu,]

“In a system that wishes to control female sexuality, acknowledging that girls can have sexual agency and desires is a threat” There is more to the practice of early and child marriage than it being yet another ‘social evil’ waiting to be eradicated. In its report, Early and Child Marriage

RBI to banks: Only chip, PIN based debit/credit cards from September (GS Paper 3 , Banking , Economy , Current Affair )

MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank today asked banks to issue only chip-based and PIN enabled debit and credit cards from September, a move aimed at protecting customers from frauds. Some banks have moved to EMV chip and pin cards issuance, but a large number of banks continue to issue magnetic stripe cards. As part of

Global CO2 levels breach 400 mark again ( Down To earth ,Environment )

This time, the level stayed above 400 ppm for a month, leading researchers to call it ‘a milestone’ for the planet on its way to unprecedented climate change A file photo NOAA’s Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii which records factors that may contribute to climate change (Photo courtesy: NOAA) Record