Exercise INDRA 2017
The NEC will have the role of a visionary as well as a strategic leader for all the eight states of the region
Wherein it could lay down the roadmap for each of the separate States and areas based on specific requirements, specific attributes and specific needs.
Also take up the leading role of promoting the bamboo industry as well as food processing entrepreneurship.
North Eastern Council
About the project
Salient features of the act
Postal Life Insurance
Aligned with other schemes/programmes
From the past
Trade relations between Ethiopia and India flourished during the ancient Axumite Empire from the 1st century AD
The President said,
Development & Agreements
Asia-Africa Growth Corridor
Revolution in bovine breeding
For conservation and development of indigenous breeds under Rashtriya Gokul Mission
The technology now being taken up to the doorstep of the farmers will result in rapid propagation of high genetic merit indigenous cattle
Know all about Rashtriya Gokul Mission here- click2read
3. On receipt of the Report of the Commission, the Central Government will consider ways and means for equitable distribution of the benefits of the reservation in Central Government jobs and admission in Central Government Institutions amongst all strata of the Other Backward Classes.
Appointment of a Commission to investigate the conditions of backward classes
(1) The President may by order appoint a Commission consisting of such persons as he thinks fit to investigate the conditions of socially and educationally backward classes within the territory of India and the difficulties under which they labour and to make recommendations as to the steps that should be taken by the Union or any State to remove such difficulties and to improve their condition and as to the grants that should be made for the purpose
Indra Sawhney vs Union Of India judgment on 16 November 1992
The newscard is about improvement in production of cattle and thereby in milk production. Few takeaways are as follows:
Prelims Level: Make note of the programmes that had been launched to improve milk production and their respective aims.
Mains Level: The points may be used for Mains answer
A Prelims Tit-bit. Remember the full form of NISAR and the special technique employed
Context: ISRO and NASA are working towards realisation of NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission by 2021
Plan of Action:
After the launch in 2021, the plan of action includes
Special feature: NISAR employs a futuristic SweepSAR technique
The newscard has information on the GPS system of India. Few takeaways are as follows:
Prelims Level: Make note of the name and agencies involved, and the aim and purpose
Mains Level: Not much mains worthy
Context: ISRO has deployed an indigenous regional positioning system named as “Navigation with Indian Constellation” (NavIC)
Positioning: It consists of seven satellites in a constellation
The newscard has details on BRICS-ARP. Make note of the details for your Prelims specially.
Prelims Level: Make note of BRICS-ARP
Mains Level: Read the points so that they can be used in your mains answer
When? During the 7th BRICS Summit held on 9th July 2015 at Ufa in Russia
Who proposed? Indian Prime Minister Shri Modi proposed to establish BRICS Agriculture Research Centre
Proposal: The Centre will promote sustainable agricultural development and poverty alleviation through strategic cooperation in agriculture to provide food security in the BRICS member countries.
The newscard has details on Cloud Observatory. Some takeaways:
Prelims Level: Remember the place where the observatory has been set up, and the purpose. UPSC might question on these.
Mains Level: Not much Mains worthy
The newscard has information on National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020. Few takeaways are:
Prelims Level: Make note of the Plan 2020, its aim, and about FAME for your Prelims.
Mains Level: Not much Mains worthy
National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020:
This newscard is about Sagar Vani. Few takeaways from this are:
Prelims Level: Note down what is Sagar Vani and its importance. Also make note of how it is an achievement for India.
Mains Level: Not very important for Mains.
Who? Ministry of Earth Sciences
What is INCOIS?
The ‘Big thing’
The ‘Sagar Vani’ will serve the coastal community, especially the fishermen community with the advisories and alerts towards their livelihood as well as their safety at Sea