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Monday, September 2, 2019

Prelims booster(Micro notes), current affairs with static portion -2 sep 2019

Fit India Movement 
  • Envisioned by the Prime Minister, the nation-wide Fit India Movement aims to motivate every Indian to incorporate simple, easy ways of staying fit in their everyday life.
  • National Sports Day: It is celebrated on 29 August, on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand
North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP)
  • It is a World Bank aided, multi-state livelihood project under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), launched in 2012
  • Aim to improve rural livelihoods especially that of women, unemployed youth and the most disadvantaged, in four North Eastern States.
  • The project has focussed on five development strategies, namely, social empowerment, economic empowerment, partnership development, project management and livelihood & value chain developments.
Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA)
  • In 2006, adhoc CAMPA was established for the management of Compensatory afforestation fund.
  • These Funds will receive payments for: (i) compensatory afforestation, (ii) net present value of forest and (iii) other project specific payments. 
  • The National Fund will receive 10% of these funds, and the State Funds will receive the remaining 90%.
  • According to the Act’s provision, a company diverting forest land must provide alternative land to take up compensatory afforestation.
  • For afforestation, the company should pay to plant new trees in the alternative land provided to the state. 
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

  • Under UNCLOS, which India ratified in 1995, the sea and resources in the water and the seabed are classified into three zones — the internal waters (IW), the territorial sea (TS) and the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
  • The IW is on the landward side of the baseline — it includes gulfs and small bays. Coastal states treat IW like land.
  • The TS extends outwards to 12 nautical miles from the baseline — coastal nations enjoy sovereignty over airspace, sea, seabed and subsoil and all living and non-living resources therein.
  • The EEZ extends outwards to 200 nautical miles from the baseline. Coastal nations have sovereign rights for exploration, exploiting, conserving and managing all the natural resources therein.

Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)

  • PM Modi will launch an International CDRI during the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.
  • The Coalition’s secretariat will be set up in New Delhi.
  • It creates a mechanism to assist countries for upgrading their capacities and practices with regard to infrastructure development in accordance with their risk context and economic needs.
  • It will bring together technical expertise from a multitude of stakeholders

National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)
National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)

  • National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), Conferred The Prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award.
  • Ministry/Department : Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation
  • It is Centrally Sponsored Scheme
  • Objective is to uplift urban poor folks by enhancing sustainable livelihood opportunities through skill development.

Ballistic missile Ghaznavi

  • It is Pakistan’s surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
  • It is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to 290 kms

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