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Monday, December 16, 2019

Prelims booster(Micro notes), current affairs with static portions - 16 December,2019

Doorstep delivery of public services scheme
  • The doorstep delivery of  100 public services scheme is implemented by the administrative reforms department of the Delhi government.
  • It helps citizen from avoid queues, touts, bribery and multiple visits to government offices.
  • Under the scheme, citizens can call on the number — 1076 — to avail government services. After the call, a person will visit the citizen and collect documents required for the service and process the request.Citizens can also book an appointment  through online.
National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM)
  • The Ministry of Environment has set up the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM).
  • Aims & objectives:-
  1. Strive for being a World Class Knowledge Institution related to coastal zones, environment, resources and processes.
  2. To promote integrated and sustainable management of the coastal and marine areas in India for the benefit and wellbeing of the traditional coastal and island communities and advice the Union and State Governments  on policy, and scientific matters related to Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM).
National Ganga Council (NGC)
  • It is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,met for the first time at Kanpur since its inception in 2016, with the proposal to save and enhance the population of the Gangetic Dolphin.
  • The council consists of chief ministers from five states along the Ganga — Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Jharkhand along with nine Union ministers and NITI Aayog vice-chairman.
  • It replaced the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA).
  • The central objective of the council is to work on the “protection, prevention, control and abatement of environmental pollution in River Ganga.
Wi-Fi Calling
Wi-Fi Calling
  • Bharti Airtel has introduced Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi), a first for India.
  • Wi-Fi Calling is aimed especially for areas where cellular networks are not strong.
  • It uses high speed Internet connection, available via broadband, to make and receive high definition (HD) voice calls.
  • It  can be configured on compatible smartphones by upgrading operating systems to the version that supports Wi-Fi Calling.
  • Users don’t have to pay extra for these calls as it is using a Wi-Fi network.
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