1) Soft release centres: Jharkhand forest officials have chalked out plans to set up soft release centres in order to ensure enough food for tigers, which will help in increasing their numbers in the Palamu Tiger Reserve (PTR).
- The soft release centres are those where animals are placed in pre-release cages located close to the location where they will be released.
- After some time, the animals are allowed to go out, but they have the option of returning to the cage for shelter, water and food.
2) Tomato flu: Tomato flu or fever is a viral disease. The flu gets its name because of the red blister it causes. The fever is affecting children below the age of five.
- Like other cases of flu, tomato fever is also contagious.
- If someone is infected with this flu, they need to be kept in isolation as this could spread rapidly from one person to another.
- Tomato flu is a self-limiting one and there is no specific drug for this.
3) Legal Aid Defense Counsel System (LADCS): LADC is a NALSA-funded project to provide free legal aid (in line with the Public defender system) to accused persons to defend themselves in criminal trials.
- NALSA has been constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, to provide free legal services to weaker sections of society. ‘Nyaya Deep’ is the official newsletter of NALSA.
- Composition: Chief Justice of India shall be the Patron-in-Chief, Second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court of India is the Executive-Chairman.
4) Pacific Bluefin Tuna: The Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus Orientalis) is a predatory species of tuna found widely in the northern Pacific Ocean, but it is migratory and also recorded as a visitor to the south Pacific.
- The biomass of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna has increased and is second-highest in recorded history.
5) New norms to ease doing business: Subsume all norms on overseas investments: The new norms under the Overseas Investment Rules and Regulations, notified under the Foreign Exchange Management Act and administered by the RBI.
- ‘No-go sectors’: Indian residents are not allowed to make investments in foreign entities that are engaged in real estate activity, or gambling in any form.
- NOC: Bank defaulters and fraudsters need to have a No objection certificate to acquire assets abroad.
- ‘60-day timeline’: If authorities/banks fail to furnish the NOC within 60 days of receiving an application, it may be presumed that they have no objection to the proposed transaction.