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India’s 1st State-Wildlife DNA testing analysis lab inaugurated in Nagpur

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Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, inaugurated India’s 1st State government-owned Wildlife DNA testing analysis laboratory at Regional Forensic Science Laboratory (RFSL) in Nagpur, Maharashtra. On the occasion, he also launched 3 Fast Track DNA testing units in Mumbai & Pune under the Nirbhaya scheme.

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At present, there are 2 Wildlife DNA testing laboratories at Dehradun & Hyderabad, which are fully owned by the Central Government, whereas the newly launched is the 1st in India to be owned by a state government. The labs will be exclusively dealing with cases registered under Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. The labs were developed at a cost of Rs 53 crore under Central Government’s Nirbhaya Scheme.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  •  Maharashtra Capital: Mumbai;
  •  Maharashtra Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari;
  •  Maharashtra Chief minister: Uddhav Thackeray.

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