AspirantWorld One liners : 29th March

• The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declared African Forest elephants and Savanna (or jungle) elephants to be “critically endangered” and “endangered” respectively. Earlier, African elephants were considered a single species and were classified as “Vulnerable.” This is the first time that these two species have been individually assessed by the IUCN Red List.

• Earth Hour will be observed on March 27, 2021. “Earth Hour” is an annual initiative of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) started in 2007. Every year it will be held on the last Saturday of March. Encourage people from more than 180 countries/regions to turn off the lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm according to local time.

• The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed Lob Sabha: Currently, there is no proposal to implement the Panchayat system in the sixth schedule area of Assam. It protects tribal residents and provides autonomy for communities by establishing an autonomous development committee, which can formulate laws related to land, public health, agriculture, etc.

• Eritrea will withdraw its troops from the Tigray area in northern Ethiopia, This is a potential breakthrough in a protracted conflict that has occurred in atrocities against civilians. The Tigray region is the northernmost of the nine regions (Kililat) in Ethiopia. It is the hometown of the people of Tigrayan, Irob and Kunama. According to the Federal Constitution, it is also called Region 1.

• According to scientists from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and their collaborators, a mosquito protein called AEG12 can strongly inhibit the virus family that causes yellow fever, dengue fever, West Nile and Zika virus, and can also weaken Suppress the coronavirus. Researchers have discovered that AEG12 works by destroying the virus envelope and destroying its protective layer. This protein will not affect viruses without envelopes.

• The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by representatives of the State Pollution Control Boards, Urban Local Institutions and Institute of Reputation (IoR), and involved 132 identified cities to implement the action plan for cities under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). NCAP is a long-term, time-limited national strategy aimed at comprehensively addressing air pollution problems across India.

• The launch of “TB Tribe Initiative” to pursue TB Mukt Bharat. Also released the “Guidelines for the Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Tuberculosis”, a special edition of the Tribal Ministry’s publication “ALEKH” on Tuberculosis, and a document on the “Tribal Tuberculosis (TB) Initiative”.

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