Elephant death audit framework was introduced

Elephant death audit framework was introduced

  • Tamil Nadu’s Forest Department has introduced an elephant death audit framework to establish a more detailed and transparent process for recording and monitoring deaths.
  • It is a first of its kind initiative in India.
  • It prescribes a systematic standard protocol for conducting post mortem to determine the reasons for death.
  • It will help study the circumstances of preventable and unnatural deaths and formulate measures to avoid them.
  • The baseline data will help the officials to determine whether the mortality rates of the elephant are a cause for serious concern or within acceptable limits.


  • There remains a lack of clarity on the natural vs. unnatural deaths of elephants and how this is aecting the population in the long term, allover Tamil Nadu for the death of elephants in the wild. The framework will help to solve this issue.

Chennai’s only ‘white’ police station was ISO certified

  • Flower Bazaar police station was awarded ISO 9001:2015 and WASH (Workplace Assessment for Safety and Hygiene) standard certificates after independent assessment of the standards by an autonomous body.
  • At 146 years old, Flower Bazaar police station is one of the oldest in the city. It is also the only police station, painted white, a deviation from the red colour, which has now become synonymous with stations across the State.
  • It is the fifth police station in Tamil Nadu and the 10th in India to get both standard certificates.
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