[Prelims Spotlight] North Eastern Council, GOLD and ICON Mission

Here are  Back2Basics collections from today’s news items

B2B #1: From news – [pib] Cabinet approves Repositioning of North Eastern Council

North Eastern Council

  1. North Eastern Council (NEC) was constituted as a statutory advisory body under the NEC Act 1971 and came into being on the 7th November 1972 at Shillong.
  2. NEC was established under the North Eastern Council Act, 1971 as an apex level body for securing balanced and coordinated development and facilitating coordination with the States.
  3. Sikkim was added to the council in the year 2002
  4. Subsequent to the Amendment of 2002, NEC has been mandated to function as a regional planning body for the North Eastern
  5. While formulating a regional plan for this area, shall give priority to the schemes and projects benefiting two or more states.
  6. In case of Sikkim, the Council shall formulate specific projects and schemes for that

Here’s a Factoid to brush up your concepts

Name : GOLD and ICON Mission

Details : To explore the earth’s ionosphere.

Agency : NASA

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