28 August 2018

●Swadesh Darshan Scheme;-{Mo Tourism}
↪with an objective to develop theme-based tourist circuits in the country
•Heritage Circuit in Punjab;-
↪project covers sites of Anandpur Sahib – Fatehgarh Sahib, Amritsar etc.
↪project includes development of Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar
↪purpose of heritage circuits is to ensure a tourist spends atleast a day in each city
•North East Circuit in Tripura;-
↪project envisaged infrastructural development of the sites(Jampui Hills, Boxanagar,Chotta khola etc.)
●China may scrap two- child policies;-
↪One-child policy enforcing began in 1979 to slow population growth,limit was raised to two children in 2016 
•Malthusian theory;-
↪he argued that if left unchecked,a population will outgrow its resources, leading to a host of problems
●Odisha Land & Revenue Code;-
↪Odisha govt. has proposed a single revenue act by merging various revenue laws enacted at different point in times
•WHY↪there are many revenue Acts,which were enacted years back & are unable to meet the changing needs.
●North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA);-
↪an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, & United States that reduced or eliminated trade barriers in North America
↪providing a way to allow exchange of goods & services to flow more freely across national borders without the artificial restrictions(single market)
●Aeolus satellite;-{launched by "European Space Agency"}
↪that will measure winds around the globe & help improve weather forecasting
•Aeolus is the fifth in the family of ESA’s Earth Explorer missions
↪and Aeolus is the first satellite mission to acquire profiles of Earth’s wind on a global scale)
●Drone Regulations 1.0;-
↪govt. announced guidelines for remotely piloted aircraft(or drones as they are more commonly known)
↪aiming to open up an array of opportunities in the Indian civil aviation sector
•Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) ↪(commonly known as drones) are a fast-growing sector in aviation, being used for both commercial & recreational purposes
↪regulation defines “No Drone Zones” around airports,near international border..
●₹79 Cr proposal to study the impact of climate change on Kerala;-
↪Kerala project will analyse the trends in climatic elements, their spatial pattern & its relationship with extreme events such as El Nino,cyclones etc. 
●Lakhwar Multipurpose Project;-
↪is a multipurpose scheme, primarily a peaking power station,on river Yamuna in the district of Dehradun(construction of 204 m high concrete dam)


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