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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Prelims booster(Micro notes), current affairs with static portions - 28 January,2020

Legislative Council
  •  Andhra Pradesh Cabinet has approved a statutory resolution seeking the abolition of the Legislative Council.
  • Besides Andhra Pradesh, five other states have Vidhan Parishads — Bihar (58 members), Karnataka (75), Maharashtra (78), Telangana (40), UP (100). 
  • Parliament may by law create or abolish(Under Article 169 of the constitution) the second chamber in a state if the Legislative Assembly of that state passes a resolution to that effect by a special majority.
  • Total number of members in the legislative council of a state shall not exceed one third of the total number of the members in the legislative Assembly of that state and minimum members should not below 40.
  • members of the Council  are elected through:-
  1. 1/3rd of members are elected by members of the Assembly.
  2. 1/3rd by electorates consisting of members of municipalities, district boards and other local authorities in the state.
  3. 1/12th by an electorate consisting of teachers.
  4. 1/12th by registered graduates.
  5. 1/6th members are nominated by the Governor from among those who have distinguished themselves in literature, science, art, the cooperative movement, and social service.
Polycrack technology
Polycrack technology
  • India's 1st Govt-owned Waste to Energy Plant inaugurated in Odisha
  • It is the world's very first patented heterogeneous catalytic process which converts multiple feedstocks into hydrocarbon liquid fuels, gas, carbon as well as water.
  • The pre-segregation of waste is not required for processing in the plant, can be directly fed into the polycrack plant.
  • The waste is processed in the plant and reformed within a period of 24 hours
  • The plant has high tolerance to moisture hence drying of the waste after treatment, is not required.
National Population Register (NPR)
  • It is a Register of usual residents of the country and mandatory for every usual resident of India to register in the NPR.
  • A usual resident is defined for the purposes of NPR as a person who has resided in a local area for the past 6 months or more or a person who intends to reside in that area for the next 6 months or more.
  • It is being prepared at the local (village/sub-town), subdistrict, district, state and national level under provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the Citizenship ... of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.
  • It's objectives to create a comprehensive identity database of every usual resident in the country.

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