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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Prelims booster(Micro notes), current affairs with static portion -29 August 2019

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana(PMUY)
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana(PMUY)

  • aims to provide deposit free LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) connections to poor households [identified through the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) ]
  • A report from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare places Household Air Pollution (HAP) as the second leading risk factor contributing to India’s disease burden.

Project SURE
  • The SURE project is a commitment by India’s apparel industry to set a sustainable pathway for the Indian fashion industry
  • This framework would help the industry reduce its carbon emissions, increase resource efficiency, tackle waste and water management, and create positive social impact to achieve long-term sustainability targets
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)


  • India for the first time will be hosting the 14th session of the Conference of Parties (COP-14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) from 2nd -13th September 2019
  • Established in 1994 
  • UNCCD is the only legally binding international agreement linking environment and development issues to the land agenda
  • United Nations has 3 Rio Conventions namely, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). 

Child well-being index
Child well-being index

  • The index is prepared by NGO World Vision India and research institute IFMR LEAD to measure and tracks children’s well-being comprehensively.
  • The index contains 24 indicators based on three key dimensions of healthy individual development, positive relationships and protective contexts.
C-DOT’s latest innovations
  • C-Sat-Fi (C-DOT Satellite WiFi): It is based on the optimal utilization of wireless and satellite communication to extend connectivity to the unserved areas including the remote islands and difficult terrains
  • It will help in meeting the demands of applications like IPTV, HD Video Streaming, Online Gaming and host of other cloud-based services that necessitate the seamless availability of high bandwidth
Indonesia’s new capital:The capital of Indonesia, which is Jakarta at present, will be relocated to the province of East Kalimantan on the lesser populated island of Borneo.

Tarantula
Tarantula

  •  Found in Pakkamalai Reserve Forests(Tamil Nadu)
  • It is a critically endangered species.
  • The species is known to be endemic to India.
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