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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Prelims booster(Micro notes), current affairs with static portion -5Sep 2019

North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC)

  • The NERAMAC is a pioneer marketing organization in the field of Agri-Horti sector,involved in supporting farmers right from the fields and up to the markets to the end consumers through registered FPO/FPCs.
  • It was incorporated in the year 1982 as a Government of India Enterprise and operating under the administrative control of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

  • Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases.
  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (or simply the Global Fund) is an international financing organization.
  • It aims to “attract, leverage and invest additional resources to end the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria to support attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • The organization maintains its secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland

Mussels
  • Mussels are a small, edible sea animal that has a dark shell with two parts that close tightly together
  • Scientists are deploying mussels across the oceans to absorb microplastics and other pollutants in the fight against water pollution.
  • Mussels have long been used as “bio-indicators” of the health of the seas, lakes and rivers they inhabit.
One nation-one ration card

  • It will ensure all beneficiaries especially migrants can access PDS across the nation from any PDS shop of their own choice.
  • This will provide freedom to the beneficiaries as they will not be tied to any one PDS shop and reduce their dependence on shop owners and curtail instances of corruption
ANDREX Project

  • The project seeks to assess the role of the Weddell gyre in driving the southern closure of the meridional overturning circulation, in ventilating the deep global ocean, and in sequestering carbon and nutrients in the global ocean abyss.
  • Scientists have discovered that, contrary to existing assumptions, biological processes far out at sea are the most important factors determining how the ocean absorbs carbon dioxide.
  • This enhances the understanding of the link between the Southern Ocean — next to Antarctica — and the atmospheric carbon dioxide levels

Secondary Market For Corporate Loans

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted Panel, headed by T.N. Manoharan, has given some suggestions for developing the secondary market for corporate loans in the country.
    Secondary Market

Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment
  • It is a joint research mission between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) teams
  • It aims to study the viability of diverting an asteroid by crashing a spacecraft into its surface.
  • The project aims to deflect the orbit of one of the two Didymos asteroids between Earth and Mars, with an observer craft gauging the effect of the impact more effectively than ground-based observers could manage
ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise (AUMX)
The first ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise (AUMX) between regional bloc- Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and United States is being held at the Sattahip Naval Base in Thailand.

Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2019
•As part of the ongoing Indo-US defence cooperation, a joint military training, Exercise Yudh Abhyas – conducted at Joint Base Lewis Mc Chord, Washington, USA.
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