Tag: Current Affairs of 8 October 2017

Chhattisgarh bans PVC used in carry bags

  The Chhattisgarh government has banned the use of chlorinated plastic and short-life Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) in the state. The state government has also banned the manufacture, storage, import, sale, transport and use of such plastic-borne goods. The advertising and promotion of materials like PVC banners, flex, and hoardings have also been banned with immediate

RBI asks banks not to turn away senior citizens from branches

  Reserve Bank has said banks should remain sensitive to requirements of senior citizens as well as differently-abled persons and should not turn them away from branches in order to promote digital transactions. The RBI said that it has been decided to instruct banks to put in place explicit mechanisms for meeting the needs of

Snow leopard photographed in Arunachal Pradesh

  Scientists have obtained the first evidence of the elusive snow leopard in Arunachal Pradesh. Camera traps have captured images of the big cat at Thembang village’s Community Conserved Area, a community-owned reserve, in West Kameng district. The presence of the species outside protected areas highlights the importance of community support for conservation as well

US FDA approves first test to screen Zika virus in donated blood

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved for the first time a test for detecting the Zika virus in donated blood. The Zika virus is transmitted primarily by mosquitos (Aedes aegypti), but it can also spread through blood transfusion and sexual contact. The cobas Zika test, manufactured by Roche Molecular Systems Inc.,