Last week’s Roundup is here folks!
Saving Wildlife: The Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), a joint initiative of the Assam Forest department, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has also successfully sent back 4,490 animals to the wild.
Birds of Prey Return: Latest surveys by Bombay Natural History Society are showing increase in number of vultures in India because of Action Plan for Vulture Conservation 2006. India’s vulture populations crashed in the 1990s due to the use of diclofenac, a pain reliever administered to cattle. Vultures feeding on cattle carcasses used to die extremely painful deaths as the drug entered their system.
Techies at Work: Villupuram-based free-software movement V-GLUG has launched software training center to lift lives of Villupuram’s rural youth. The center will operate in collaboration with the State Skill Development Corporation and the district administration.
Green Revolution 2.0: A federation of 10,000 farmers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh is providing urban dwellers, chemical free produce directly. Regenerative or chemical-free cultivation has helped improve the local environmental conditions as well.
Innovation at IITs
- Kaviraj Prithvi from IIT Guwahati, has invented a braille printer which is 20 times cheaper than imported ones.
- IIT Kanpur Startup, Kritsnam Technologies Private Limited has designed a game changing device for ground water management.
- Researchers at the IIT Guwahati have developed an edible coating that can extend the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables.
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