Current Affairs - Sep 14, 2018

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Anti-Nuclear Medical Kit

  • Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS) has developed the first indigenous medical anti-nuclear kit.
  • This kit is for protection against nuclear warfare or radioactive leakage.
  • The kit contains 25 items capable of absorbing 80-90 percent of radiation.
  • Amongst others, the kit contains Prussian blue tablet, Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) injection, Ca-EDTA Respiratory Fluid, Radioactive Blood Mopping Dressing, Radioactive urine/biofluid collector, Anti-gamma ray skin ointment, Amifostine injection, Indranil 150 mg tablet.
  • It took 20 years of research to develop this kit by INMAS scientists.
  • INMAS is a laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). 
  • It is located in New Delhi and it was established in 1961.
  • Currently, we are purchasing anti-nuclear kits from US and Russia at a much higher price.

Lion Safari at Nahargarh Biological Park

  • Rajasthan to open its first Lion Safari at Nahargarh Biological Park.
  • Nahargarh Park is of spread around 94 acres, at 12 km from Jaipur on Jaipur-Delhi highway.
  • Nahargarh is located at the edge of Aravalli hills, is famous for having Nahargarh Fort built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur.
  • 10 lions to be released in the park are brought from Junagarh, Gujarat under the exchange program.
  • Starting this October visitors can watch these lions in their natural habitat from their 4 km safari.
  • Apart from lions, the park also hosts wolves, jackals, and hyenas.
  • Gir National Park of Junagarh, Gujarat is another famous destination for Lion Safari.

Bru Refugees Rehabilitation

  • In a bid to rehabilitate Bru Refugees from Tripura camps to their villages in Mizoram, the government has asked them to leave refugee camps and move back to their homes or soon they won't be given free ration and other facilities at these camps.
  • Bru militancy came to life as a reaction to the Mizo nationalist movement, in 1997 the murder of a Mizo forest guard at the Dampa Tiger Reserve in Mizoram allegedly by Bru militants led to a violent backlash against the community resulted into displacement of thousands of people from the community to Tripura back (in 1997).
  • In those times, Mizo nationalists claimed that they are not indigenous to Mizoram so must not vote in elections.
  • As scenario has changed long ago now, the Centre and the state governments of Tripura and Mizoram has recently signed an agreement for repatriation of Bru community from Tripura to Mizoram.

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