Swamp Deer: There are three subspecies of swamp deer found in the Indian Subcontinent.The western swamp deer found in Nepal, Southern swamp deer/Hard Ground Barasingha found in central and north India and Eastern swamp deer in the Kaziranga (Assam) and Dudhwa National Parks (Uttar Pradesh). Protection Status of Swamp Deer: IUCN Red List: Vulnerable; CITES: Appendix I; Wildlife Protection Act, 1972: Schedule I.
E-shram portal: launched by Ministry of Labour and Employment to register 38 crore unorganised workers such as construction labourers, migrant workforce, street vendors, and domestic workers, among others. The workers will be issued an e-Shram card containing a 12-digit unique number. If a worker is registered on the eSHRAM portal and meets with an accident, he will be eligible for Rs 2.0 Lakh on death or permanent disability and Rs 1.0 lakh on partial disability.
Octroi: Octroi duty is the tax levied by local or state governments on certain categories of goods as they enter the area. It is a charge for allowing transit of good through the jurisdiction. As of 1 July 2017, with the introduction of GST country-wide, the octroi has been abolished.
Bal Swaraj Portal: Created by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). Objective: Online tracking and Real-time monitoring of Children who have lost both parents/either of the parents during COVID-19 and are in need of care and protection Working: It will track children affected by COVID-19 right from the production of children before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) to the restoration of the children to their parent/guardian/relative and its subsequent follow-up. The data will be filled in the portal by the District officers and State officers for each child.
Deltacron: a strain of Covid-19 combining delta and omicron was found in Cyprus. The discovery has been named “deltacron” because of identification of omicron-like genetic signatures within delta genomes. Its statistical analysis highlights that, relative frequency of combined infection is higher among patients hospitalized due to Covid-19 as compared to non-hospitalized patients.
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