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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Prelims booster(Micro notes), current affairs with static portions - 23 December,2019

Future Skills
  • It is a new age platform built to bridge the industry-academia skill gap and help students keep pace with the emerging technologies — artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, cybersecurity and internet of things (IoT).
  • Wipro has partnered with NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) to launch a skilling platform called ‘Future Skills’
  • This is a part of Wipro’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, TalentNext.
  • TalentNext aims to enhance the quality of engineering education by preparing faculty and academic leaders to train students.
Chabahar Port
Chabahar Port
  • Located on the Gulf of Oman and is the only oceanic port of the country.
  • India, Afghanistan and Iran recently met to discuss the issues in the implementation of Chabahar port in Iran.
  • This was the 2nd meeting of the Follow-up Committee for implementation of the trilateral Chabahar Agreement between India, Afghanistan and Iran at the level of Joint Secretary/ Director General.
  • With this, India can bypass Pakistan in transporting goods to Afghanistan.
  • It also helps India counter Chinese presence in the Arabian Seawhich China is trying to ensure by helping Pakistan develop the Gwadar port.
EChO Network
  •  Indian Government has launched a network to encourage cross-disciplinary leadership- Called EChO Network.
  • Aim to identify gaps in knowledge regarding environment and then train postdoctoral leaders in research and outreach on these topics, incorporating current public and private efforts.
  • It provides interactive sessions with citizens, industry, academia, and the government, the Network will identify gaps in knowledge regarding selected topics in human and environmental ecosystems.
  • This network will inspire an entirely new approach to Indian education and exploration necessary for the post-technological world.
European Green Deal
  • On recently annual Madrid Climate talks, the European Union came up with an announcement on additional measures it would on climate change,Called the European Green Deal.
  • EU with 28 member countries are together the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world after China and the United States.
  • Climate neutrality: The EU has promised to bring a law, binding on all member countries, to ensure it becomes “climate neutral” by 2050.
  • Climate neutrality, sometimes also expressed as a state of net-zero emissions, is achieved when a country’s emissions are balanced by absorptions and removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
  • The EU is now the first major emitter to agree to the 2050 climate neutrality target.
Islamic Cooperation countries (OIC)
  • It is an international organization founded in 1969, consisting of 57 member states.
  • It is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations.
  • It safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony “.
  • It has permanent delegations to the United Nations and the European Union.
  • Permanent Secretariat is in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Section 144 CrPC
  • It gives power to a District Magistrate, a sub- divisional Magistrate or any other Executive Magistrate on behalf of the State Government to issue an order to an individual or the general public in a particular place or area to “abstain from a certain act” or “to take certain order with respect to certain property in his possession.
  • Section 144 restricts carrying any sort of weapon in that area where it has been imposed and people can be detained for violating it. 
  • The maximum punishment for such an act is three years.
  • No order under Section 144 shall remain in force for more than two months but the state government can extent the validity for two months and maximum up to six months.
  • It can be withdrawn at any point of time if situation becomes normal.
Hunar Haats
  • Hunar Haats are organised by Ministry of Minority Affairs under USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) scheme.
  • The USTTAD scheme aims at preserving & promoting the rich heritage of the traditional arts & crafts of the Minority communities.
  • Hunar Haat is an exhibition of handicrafts and traditional products made by artisans from the Minority communities.
  • Aim:-promoting and supporting artisans from Minority communities and providing them domestic as well as international markets for displaying and selling their products.
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