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Friday, January 24, 2020

Prelims booster(Micro notes), current affairs with static portions - 24 January,2020

National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP)
  • NITI Aayog released its vision for the National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP).
  • The platform aims to democratize access to publicly available government data.
  • It will host the latest datasets from various government websites, present them coherently, and provide tools for analytics and visualization.
  • NDAP will follow a user-centric approach and will enable data access in a simple and intuitive portal tailored to the needs of a variety of stakeholders.
ICJ ruling on Rohingya crisis
  • The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has given its verdict on the Rohingya crisis which is binding on Myanmar, and cannot be appealed.
  • the case reached ICJ by he Republic of the Gambia and supported by  he 57-member Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
  • Myanmar was represented by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
  • Ruling says:-government of Myanmar should immediately take measures to prevent atrocities against members of the minority Rohingya Muslim community; ensure military or any irregular armed units within its control, do not commit any of the acts described above, or conspire to commit, direct, attempt to commit, or be complicit in genocide.
  • It is done  in accordance with its obligations under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
  • Myanmar shall take “effective measures to prevent the destruction and ensure the preservation of evidence related to allegations of acts” of genocide.
NavIC

NavIC
  • It is an independent regional navigation satellite system designed to provide position information in the Indian region and 1500 km around the Indian mainland.
  • It is a regional system and so its constellation will consist of seven satellites-Three of these will be geostationary and  four will be geosynchronous.
  • IRNSS would provide two types of services, namely Standard Positioning Services available to all users and Restricted Services provided to authorised users.
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