Monthly Archives: January 2020

Science and Technology

GS-3 8.INDUCTION OF INDIGENOUS BRIDGING SYSTEM INTO THE INDIAN ARMY In close coordination with the private industry and DRDO, the Indian Army has inducted three sets of 10-metre short span bridges. IMPORTANT POINTS: The equipment will meet the important requirement of providing mobility to own forces by speedy bridging of …

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Indian Economy and Issues

GS-3 6.CABINET APPROVES INDUSTRIAL CORRIDOR NODES AT KRISHNAPATNAM AND TUMAKURU UNDER CBIC SIGNIFICANT POINTS: Cabinet has approved Industrial Corridor nodes at Krishnapatnam and Tumakuruunder Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC). Multi Modal Logistics Hub & Multi Modal Transport Hub (MMTH) at Greater Noida was also approved. The approved proposals have a …

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Disaster and disaster management

GS-3 2. ATMOSPHERIC AND CLIMATE RESEARCH-MODELLING OBSERVING SYSTEMS AND SERVICES (ACROSS) SIGNIFICANT POINTS: ACROSS scheme pertains to the atmospheric science programs of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). It addresses different aspects of weather and climate services, which includes warnings for cyclone, storm surges, heatwaves, thunderstorms, etc. The ACROSS scheme …

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Services Relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

GS-2 4. CLEAR CONNECTION The termination charge for wireless to wireless domestic calls has been zeroed from January 1, 2021 onwards. Until now operators paid Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC) of 6 paise per minute on mobile calls. INTERCONNECTION USAGE CHARGES: Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC) is a charge paid by the …

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Indian Economy and Issues

GS-3 7.MAIDEN FLIGHT TRIAL OF SAHAYAK-NG, AIR DROPPABLE CONTAINER Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) along with Indian Navy conducted the successful maiden test trial of ‘SAHAYAK-NG’ off the coast of Goa. It is India’s first indigenously designed and developed Air Dropped Container from IL 38SD aircraft (Indian Navy) IMPORTANT …

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Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector

GS-2 3. HEALTH MINISTRY PLANS COMMUNICATION STRATEGY The Union Ministry of Health has come up with an elaborate communication strategy to counter issues arising out of vaccine hesitancy, and ‘eagerness’ among the people. DETAILS: The strategy is structured to guide national, state and district level communication channels. The idea is …

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Important International Institutions, Agencies and Their Structure

GS-2 1. IFSCA BECOMES MEMBER OF IOSCO The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has become an Associate Member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). ABOUT IOSCO: The IOSCO is the international organization that brings together the world’s securities regulators, covering more than 95% of the world’s securities …

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