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13 September 2018

●Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha;-
↪examines every complaint relating to unethical conduct of a member referred to it
↪In 2015 it was given permanent Standing Committee status
↪K Advani has been renominated as Chairman
●Fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs;-
↪Is a cocktail of two or more active drug ingredients in a fixed ratio of doses
↪Are useful in treatment of infectious diseases like HIV, malaria,tuberculosis etc.
•Govt. has prohibited 328 FDC drugs for human use with immediate effect(it may lead to resistance)
●Capacity Development Scheme;-
↪overall objective of scheme is to augment infrastructural,technical as well as manpower resources for making available credible & timely Official Statistics for policymakers & public at large.
•Scheme has two Sub-schemes⤵
1)Economic Census↪listing of all non-agricultural establishments is undertaken periodically
2)Support for Statistical Strengthening (SSS)↪to strengthen State/ Sub-State level statistical systems
●Swadesh Darshan Scheme(SDS);-{Mo Tourism}
↪with an objective to develop theme-based tourist circuits in the country(high tourist value)
↪scheme is 100% centrally funded
•First Tribal Circuit Project under SDS will be inaugurated in Chhattisgarh(This is 2nd project under SDS being inaugurated in country)
●UN Interagency Task Force (UNIATF);-
•Shri Manoj Jhalani, A Secy MoH&FW conferred with UNIATF Award for his outstanding contribution towards prevention & control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) & related SDGs
•UNIATF↪on Prevention & Control of NCDs coordinates activities & support governments to meet high-level commitments to respond to NCD epidemics worldwide
●Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan” (PM-AASHA);-
↪Scheme is aimed at ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers for their produce as announced in Budget
°Scheme comprises three sub-schemes⤵
•Price Support Scheme(PSS)↪physical procurement of pulses, oilseeds & Copra will be done with proactive role of state govt.
•Price Deficiency Payment Scheme (PDPS)↪it is proposed to cover all oilseeds for which 'MSP' is notified
•Pilot of Private Procurement & Stockist Scheme (PPPS)↪For oilseeds,states will roll out PPSS on pilot basis in selected districts for involving participation of private stockiest
  • ●Block Chain Technology;-
    ↪Is a decentralized, distributed & public digital ledger that is used to record transactions across many computers
    •Cabinet has approved MoU on Collaborative Research on Distributed Ledger & Block Chain Technology
    @1 Bitcoin = ₹4,65,212
    ●Ethanol Blended Petrol Programme;-
    ↪to promote the use of alternative & environmental friendly fuels
    •Ethanol blending↪Is a process of blending (mixing) ethanol with petrol
    ●Khirki Mosque;-
    ↪lies on Khirki village in South Delhi 
    •ASI(delhi circle) discovered a hoard of 254 Copper Coins in premises of Khirki Mosque
    •Mosque was built by "Khan-i-Jahan Junan Shah"{PM of Firoz Shah Tughluq (1351-88)}
    ●e-cigarettes;-
    ↪Tamil Nadu also prohibited manufacture, import,sale & distribution of e-cigarettes {After Punjab, Karnataka, Kerala, Mizoram, J&K, UP & Bihar
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