Current Affairs – March, 2015

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Himachal Pradesh assembly launches India’s first E-Vidhan Mobile apps

Himachal Pradesh Government on 30 March 2015 launched part one of E-Vidhan Mobile apps. 

E-Vidhan Mobile apps will enable all 68 members of state assembly to get the entire House business on their smartphones and tablets, laid in the House 45 minutes before the beginning of the daily proceedings.

With this Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha became the first state assembly in the country to launch this app to facilitate smart-working.

Key facts

  • The app will provide notifications of the Vidhan Sabha’s press releases, bulletins, budget speeches, documents and the bills tabled in the House to members.
  • The bills introduced or laid for discussion in assembly will be made available to the members.
  • The reports laid in the house by the committees, information about government notification, budget speech and salary and perks’ drawn by members will be viewed on the apps.
  • The information provided on the apps could be corrected on line.
  • To access the apps, wi-fi service will be made available to the members in side assembly complex during the session.

The hi-tech E-Vidhan system will help state government to save 8 crore rupees per annum spent on the paper.

Next phase i.e. part two of E-Vidhan Mobile apps will be launched later. Part two of E-Vidhan Mobile apps will facilitate MLAs in their constituency management works. It will also help to attend grievances of the people online and also interact with officials of the constituency.

Rare spiders sighted in Western Ghats

Researchers have discovered rare huntsman and jumping spider in the Western Ghats belong to the Sparassidae and Salticidae families.

They were discovered by the research team of arachnologists led by Dr. P.A. Sebastian, Director of the Division of Arachnology in Sacred Heart College, Kochi in Kerala.

Huntsman spider- It was sighted at Ponmudi, Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. These spiders are known for their speed and unique hunting mode. Sometimes they hide in the ambush and surprise the prey.

Some of these spiders make a substrate-borne sound when they detect a chemical left by a nearby female of their species.

Jumping spider- It was sighted at the Malayattoor and Bhoothathankettu reserve forest. These spiders jump from one place to another like a grasshopper.

The jumping spider was given the name Stenaelurillus albus due to the presence of a unique whitish area on the copulatory organ of the male spider.

The discovery is considered unique as only 17 species of jumping spider having mating plugs have been reported of the approximate 5,800 jumping spiders recorded.