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3 September 2018

●Krishna Kutir;-{at Vrindavan in Mathura,UP}
↪Is a special home for 1000 widows set under Swadhar Greh scheme
•Swadhar Greh Scheme;-{launched by MoW&CD}
↪for rehabilitation of women in difficult circumstances.(provides shelter, food, clothing & care to the marginalized women/girls}
↪Agency should be well known for experience or working in the field for at least 3 years
●Indus Water Treaty,1960;-
↪Signed by then PM Jawaharlal Nehru & Pakistan President Ayub Khan(involving a third party "World Bank")
↪treaty allocates 80% of water from the six-river Indus water system to Pakistan
•India got control over rivers Beas, Ravi & Sutlej (whereas Pakistan got control over Indus, Chenab & Jhelum)
●6th East Asia Summit;-{held in Singapore}
↪Is a forum held annually by leaders of, initially, 16 countries(ASEAN+6).now US & Russia also
↪for strategic dialogue & cooperation on political, security & economic issues of common regional concern & plays an important role in regional architecture
●Association of Southeast Asian Nations( ASEAN);-
↪Is a political & economic organization aimed primarily at promoting economic growth & regional stability among its members
•currently have 10 member ↪From Myanmar to Indonesia(all Southeast Asian nations)
•If ASEAN were a country, it would be the seventh-largest economy in the world{India is Sixth largest economy}
●Public Credit Registry(PCR);-↪Is an information repository that collates all loan information of individuals & corporate borrowers
↪It can also address bad loan problem staring at banks
•RBI had formed a high-level task force on public credit registry (PCR) for India.
●Conservation of Western Ghats;-
•Gadgil Committee;-
↪Environment Ministry set up "Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel" under Gadgil. ↪to make an assessment of the ecology & biodiversity of the Western Ghats & suggest measures to conserve
•Kasturirangan committee;-
↪to examine the Gadgil Committee report in a “holistic & multidisciplinary fashion in the light of responses received'
  • ●China-Maldives Friendship Bridge;-
    ↪is an iconic project of the Maldives & China in co-building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.
    ↪2-km bridge connects capital Male & neighboring Hulhule island 
    ●Exercise KAKADU;-{started in 1993}
    ↪is the premier multilateral regional maritime engagement exercise hosted(biennially)by the "Royal Australian Navy"
    ↪It will see participation from over 25 different countries including India & China.
    ●Ramon Magsaysay Award;-
    ↪It is awarded annually to individuals or organizations from Asia region for their altruistic & philanthropic service
    ↪Two Indians Bharat Vatwani & Sonam Wangchuk are among six declared winners of 2018
    ●Raxaul-Kathmandu railway line;-
    ↪India & Nepal have signed a MoU on preliminary engineering-cum-traffic survey

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