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Aruna Sundarajan Committee

Revival Plans for Telecom Sector
Will review Specturm user charges SUC



Education Quality Upgradation And Inclusion Programme of MoHRD - Double gross emrollment ratio
Boost Higher Education System 2019-2024 ,Implemented by HEFA
Aims reseach ,innivation, quality, excellence , reforms , employability , internationalisation, technology


Tamil Yeoman

Tamil Nadu ,State butterfly, endemic to Western Ghats,5th state
Othwr States Maharastra Blue Momaran, Kerela Malabar Peacock or Buddha Butterfly, Uttrakhand Common Peacock, Karnataka Southern Birdwing



Scheme for Trans Diciplinary research for IDE India's Developing Economy
Support socially relevant , need based ,nationally important projects by UGC


International commercial Whaling

Japan announced its withdrawal from (IWC) conservation body and it will resume commercial whale hunting Japan joins Iceland and Norway in openly defying the IWC’s ban on commercial whale hunting.
IWC, established in 1946 to conserve and manage the world’s whales introduced a prohibition on commercial whaling in 1986,intergovernmental, India Member
It has two sanctuaries Antarctica or South Ocean Whale Sanctuary and Seychelles or Indian Ocean whale sanctuaries


Jal Shakti Abhiyan

Focus on water stress regions by water farwesting, renovation,  afforestration,  watershed development
a campaign for water conservation and water security. Through citizen participation during the monsoon , from 1st July- 15th September, 2019. Phase 2 will be run from 1st October to 30th November, or States receiving the North East retreating monsoons.


Tapan Ray Committee

formed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recommended measures to strengthen Core Investment Companies


Core Investment Companies

specialized Non-Banking Financial Companies , has an asset size of above Rs 100 crore.Their main business is acquisition of shares and securities with certain conditions..
For e.g. these should not hold less than 90% of its net assets in the form of investment in equity shares, preference shares, bonds, debentures, debt or loans in group companies
Less than 100 crore are exempted from registration with RBI expect in case. Of overseas trade


India: Health of the Nation’s States ICMR

By ICMR, contribution of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to total death in the Country was 61.8% in 2016, as compared to 37.9% in 1990.
common NCDs, i.e. diabetes, hypertension and cancers (Oral, Breast and Cervical cancer) are on the rise in India.Risk factors for NCDs inter alia include ageing, unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and overweight
Also In the States of Kerala, Goa and Tamil Nadu, due to epidemiological transition, fewer deaths are recorded for communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional diseases, thereby raising the share of NCDs in total death



Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) is an international research expedition to study the physical, chemical, and biological processes that coupled the Arctic atmosphere, sea ice, ocean, and ecosystem


38th UNESCO Site

Jaipur- The decision was taken at the 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC) taking place in the city of Baku, Azerbaijan,
Jaipur has become the second city of the country after Ahmedabad to get the recognition.
The walled city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, was founded in 1727 AD under the patronage of Sawai Jai Singh II. It also serves as the capital city of the state of Rajasthan.


New Space India Limited NSIL

Newly created second commercial arm of the ISRO, Under Department of Space,  Central Public Center Enterprise CPSE
One of the mandates of NSIL is to mass-produce and manufacture the SSLV and the more powerful PSLV in partnership with the private sector in India through technology transfers.
Antrix will handle ISRO’s commercial deals for satellites and launch vehicles with foreign customers.NSIL will deal with capacity building of local industry for space manufacturing.



Scheme of FUnd for Regeneration of Traditional Industries,Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME),  launched this scheme in the year 2005 with the view to promote Cluster development.
organize the traditional industries and artisans into clusters to make them competitive and provide support for their long term sustainability, sustained employment, to enhance marketability of products



Russian deep-diving nuclear powered submarine. On 1 July 2019, a fire broke out on the vessel while it was taking underwater measurements of the sea floor in Russian territorial waters.



Immunocontraception is the use of an animal's immune system to prevent it from fertilizing offspring,not currently available for human use. involves the administration of a vaccine that induces an adaptive immune response which causes an animal to become temporarily infertile.


Urkarsh 2022

(RBI) has finalised a three- year roadmap, to improve supervision, among other functions, medium term strategy in line with the global central banks’ plan.
specifically includes central bank’s proactive role to avoid any other IL&FS debt default issue in future, Earlier Committee by Viral Acharya in same


Operation Sudarshan

Border Security Force (BSF) has launched a massive exercise, code named as Sudarshan, to fortify Anti-Infiltration Grid along Pakistan border in Punjab and Jammu.
will cover the entire over the 1,000-km length of the India-Pakistan International Border. While Jammu shares about 485-km of the border with Pakistan, about 553-km of the front is in Punjab. It further runs down towards Rajasthan and Gujarat on India’s western flank


Kaushik Yuva Samvaad

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship launches “Kaushal Yuva Samwaad” - is a dialogue with youth to hear their ideas, aspirations and recommendations
Commemorating World Youth Skills Day on July 15, 2019 and celebrating 4th Anniversary of the Skill India Mission, the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has announced it



Second India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue held at New Delhi
Focus on 6 core areas covering Transport, Agriculture, Small and Medium Business, Digital Technologies, Finance, Tourism & Connectivity


International Cooperation Scheme

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) is implementing International Cooperation (IC) Scheme with the objective of enhancing the competency of MSMEs, capturing new markets, exploring new, capacity, etc.
The Scheme was started during the Ninth Five Year Plan (under implementation since 1996).
organizations are facilitated for visit /participation of MSMEs in international exhibitions /trade fairs/buyer-seller meet etc. abroad and also holding International conferences/seminars/ workshops in India, for technology infusion, exploring business opportunities, joint ventures etc.


India-based Neutrino Observatory

India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) a major scientific research facility that is proposed to be constructed in the Bodi West Hills (Theni district) of Tamil Nadu.
The site which is near the Kerala-Tamilnadu border is close to the Mathikettan Shola National Park,Kerela and a number of hydroelectric projects, which accounts for the majority of the electricity generation in Kerala.
INO Project is aimed at building a world-class underground laboratory with a rock cover to conduct basic research on neutrino.The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is the nodal institution. The observatory is to be built jointly with the Department of Atomic Energy and the Department of Science and Technology.


Other INO

Underground - Canada (SNO), Japan(Kamioka) Italy (Gran sassy)
Underwater - Antarctica (Amundsen)  France (Antares)



Labour room Quality Improvement Initiative-Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched
improve the quality of care in the labour room and maternity operation theatres in public health facilities
reduce preventable maternal and newborn mortality, morbidity and stillbirths associated with the care around delivery in the Labour Room and Maternity Operation Theatre (OT) and ensure respectful maternity care.


Spektr RG

Spektr-RG, is a Russian–German high-energy astrophysics space observatory which was launched on 13 July 2019. It follows on from the Spektr-R satellite telescope launched in 2011.


Orchids Survey By BSI Botanical Survey of India

India is home to 1,256 species of orchid, according to the first comprehensive census of orchids of India. 388 species of orchids are endemic to India of which about one-third (128) endemic species are found in Western Ghats.
north-east India rank at the top in species concentration, the Western Ghats have high endemism of orchids.highest number of orchid species is recorded from Arunachal Pradesh with 612 species, followed by Sikkim 560 species and West Bengal.
About 757 species or 60% of all orchids found in the country are epiphytic, 447 are terrestrial and 43 are mycoheterotrophic


Botanical Survey Of India

Botanical Survey of India (BSI), founded 13 February 1890, is Government of India Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change's organization for survey, research and conservation of plant resources, flora and endangered species of India


Study in India Program

Facilitate Internationalization of Higher Education in India
rapidly increase the inflow of inbound International Students in India through systematic brand-building, marketing, social media and digital marketing campaigns; to increase India’s market share of global education exports; improvement in overall quality of higher education
Ministry of HRD Human Resource Development


Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

Global Multidimensional Poverty Index - 201, released by the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) has revealed that there are vast inequalities across countries, and among the poorer segments of societies.
Index is developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).


Markandeshwar Temple

The Archaeological Survey of India is taking up the restoration work of Markandeshwar temple in Maharashtra.
Markandeshwar temple is situated on the bank of River Wainganga in district Gadchiroli of Maharashtra.It is also known as the “Khajuraho of Vidarbha”.Markandeshwar temple belongs to the Nagara group of temples of North India.The Nagara temples belong to Saiva, Vaishnava and Sakta faith.


Temple terms

Ardhamandapa: In Hindu temple architecture, Ardhamandapa is an entrance porch that forms a transitional area between the outside world and the mandapa or hall of the temple.
Antarala is a transition area between the Garbhagriha and the temple's main hall (mandapa).
Gopuram is a monumental entrance tower, usually ornate, at the entrance of a Hindu temple, in the Dravidian architecture.