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“Plan Bee” won Best Innovation Award

Published on July 10, 2019
Current context: Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) got the best innovation award in Indian Railways for 2018-19 fiscal
“Plan Bee” won Best Innovation Award
  • The NFR earned the award for designing a device “Plan Bee”, to keep wild elephants away from railway tracks by imitating the buzz of a swarm of honey bees
  • Plan Bee generates an amplified sound of honey bees and acts as an “elephant repellent” audible from 700-800 metres
  • The elephants along the corridor move from the region as they hear the bees sound, and as a result, elephant deaths are avoided
  • With 29 elephant corridors in the NFR, elephant deaths due to train accidents were common in the region
  • NFR has now 46 plan bee devices installed at vulnerable points


Q.1 Plan Bee recently in the news is associated with which among the following?
a. A device to measure rainfall
b. Honey bee sound producing device
c. Climate condition detection device
d. A device used by Banks for payments
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