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31 August 2018

●Members of Parliament Local Area 
Development Scheme (MPLADS);-{launched in 1993}
↪to provide a mechanism for the MPs to recommend works of developmental nature(like public health, education etc.)
•Elected MPs(Lok Sabha)↪can recommend works in their respective constituencies
•Elected MPs(Rajya Sabha)↪can recommend works anywhere in the state from which they are elected
•Nominated MPs(LS & RS)↪may select works for implementation anywhere in the country
●Report on“Worngful Prosecution;-{by Law Commission}
•Worngful Prosecution↪a person has been wrongfully convicted but is later found to be factually innocent basis a new fact / proof coming to light
↪Commission recommends to provide relief to victims of wrongful prosecution in terms of monetary & non-monetary compensation
◆International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights (‘ICCPR’, ratified by India) also creates an obligation to compensate victims of such miscarriage of justice
●Innovation Cell;-{launched by MoHRD}
↪purpose to systematically foster the culture of Innovation in all Higher Education Institutions(HEIs) across the country.(by encourage,inspire & nurture young students)
●Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA);-{launched by MoHRD}
↪to systematically rank education institutions & universities primarily on innovation related indicators
•Idea to Entrepreneurship(Indicator) having 54% Weightage
●Enhancing Innovation for Clean Energy Transition;-
↪MoU have signed b/w Do Biotechnology ,Mo Science & Technology, & International Energy Agency (IEA)
↪MoU seeks to deepen co-operation in support of clean energy innovations to accelerate research,development & demonstration (RD&D) of clean energy technologies in India
•International Energy Agency;-{Founded in 1974}
↪IEA examines full spectrum of energy issues including oil, gas & coal supply and demand, renewable energy technologies etc.
↪Published "World Energy Outlook"
●Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership(RCEP);-
↪aims to boost goods trade by eliminating most tariff and non-tariff barriers
↪Is a proposed free trade agreement b/w
ASEAN+6 total 16 member states
↪six states with which ASEAN has existing FTAs (Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea & New Zealand)
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      ●1st SAARC Agri Cooperative Business Forum;-{held in Nepal}
      ↪Aim to provide platform to bring together representatives both from government and non-governmental entities from member states of SAARC 
      •Theme↪ ‘Organizing & Strengthening Family Farmers’ Cooperatives to attain the SDG 1 & 2 in South Asia'
      ●National REDD+ Strategy↪builds upon existing national circumstances which have been updated in line with India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change
      •REDD+ means “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation & forest Degradation” ↪conservation of forest carbon stocks, sustainable management of forests,& enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries
      ●Nilgiri tahr;-{an endangered mountain goat} View — 
      •IUCN status- Endangered
      •It is the State animal of Tamil Nadu.
      ●‘Call for Code’ initiative;-{launched by Global IT giant IBM}
      ↪With an aim to build global solutions for disaster management

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