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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Prelims booster(Micro notes), current affairs with static portion -9 Sep 2019

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme was launched in January, 2015
  • aimed at promoting gender equality, improving the Child Sex Ratio and the significance of educating girls.
  • It is a tri-ministerial effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development, Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development.
Indus Valley Civilizations
  • Study of DNA from skeletal remains excavated from the Harappan cemetery at Rakhigarhi has provided new insights into Indian history.
  • The study shows that hunter-gatherers of South Asia (who later formed Harappa Civilization) have an independent origin and are not descendent of Eurasian farmers.
  • The study done through DNA analysis of Rakhigarhi thus challenges Aryan Invasion theory
 National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) 
  • set up in March 2007 under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005.
  • works under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women & Child Development.
  • The Child is defined as a person in the 0 to 18 years age group.
SLINEX 
  • SLINEX is a bi-lateral maritime fleet exercise between Navies of India and Sri Lanka
  • This has helped the two Navies in understanding each other’s procedures and contributes towards maritime security in the region.
Great Indian Bustards (GIB)
  • IUCN status: critically endangered.
  • Found in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
  • Listed in Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection)Act, 1972 and in the CMS Convention and in Appendix I of CITES.
  • Protected areas:Desert National Park Sanctuary — Rajasthan, Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary – Andhra Pradesh and Karera Wildlife Sanctuary– Madhya Pradesh.
Global Liveability Index
  • Indian cities have not fared too well in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (considered 140 cities for rankings)Global Livability Index for 2019.
  • Among the BRICS countries, Suzhou from China was ranked highest at 75, while India’s capital New Delhi was ranked lowest at 118th.
  • The ranking is based on a particular country’s scores in five broad categories, namely:
  1. Stability
  2. Healthcare
  3. Culture and Environment
  4. Education
  5. Infrastructure
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