What’s in news?
The following are the Prelims Bits;
- The Plastic Bag Day is being celebrated on 12 July in recognize the significance of an invention that we take for granted on Paper Bag Day.
- 1,371 arrested for selling unauthorised drinking water in Indian Railways.
- The seven-day famous “Kharchi Puja” was inaugurated in Agartala, Tripura.
Paper bag day:
- Paper bags are made from renewable raw materials, are recyclable and biodegradable.
- It reduces the use of plastic bag which causes pollution and are non-biodegradable.
- Advantages of using Paper Bags
- Using paper bag is eco-friendly.
- Packaging in paper bags are considered as an upmarket and classy. Packing in simple bag and in an attractive printed paper bags will definitely give an edge to the product.
- Paper bags are made up of renewable resources and so are easily recyclable.
- Paper bags are biodegradable and do not leftover toxins.
- Paper bags can be used again and again with careful handling.
- Paper bags can be easily composted in a home composer.
- Indian Railway started Operation Thirst an all India drive to crackdown the selling of unauthorised packaged drinking water.
- Under this, the Railway Protection Force (RPF), have arrested 1,371 people and over 69,294 bottles were seized under the sections of 144 and 153 of the Railway Act.
- During the operation, which was carried out on July 8 and 9, a total fine of Rs 6,80,855 has been realized from these offenders.
- The centuries-old Puja was inaugurated by the Chief Minister in the presence of a host of ministers, dignitaries and people from different parts of the country.
- The main themes are “save water” and “drugs free Tripura”.
- The annual “Kharchi Puja” and festival is meant to cleanse the sins of mortal souls. Originally a Hindu tribals’ festivity, it is now observed by all communities and religions.
- Kharchi, literally means, the Earth. The event was being celebrated with the intention of worship of earth.