16 January 2019

●Spiritual circuit in Kerala;-
↪for the development of three important pilgrimage centres of Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Aranmula & Sabarimala in Kerala
•project is being implemented under 'Swadesh Darshan scheme'(100% centrally funded) of the tourism ministry
●Womaniya on GeM;-
↪Is an initiative to enable women entrepreneurs and self-help groups to sell different products at the platform.
•Women tend to invest up to 90% of their earnings back in their families to provide better nutrition, health care etc.
●Citizenship Bill and Chakma and Hajong communities;-
↪Citizenship Bill seeks to grant citizenship to six minority communities — Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians — without valid documents from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan after six years of stay in India 
•The Chakmas(are Buddhists), and the Hajongs(are Hindus)
●Global Housing Technology Challenge;-
↪aims to fast-track the construction of affordable housing and meet the target of constructing 1.2 crore houses by 2022 [under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Urban (PMAY-U)]
●Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS);-{also known as Ondine’s Curse}
↪is a disorder of the nervous system in which the cue to breathe is lost when the patient goes to sleep (There are less than 1,000 known cases all over the world)
●KALIA scheme;-{launched by Odisha govt.}
↪for development of farmers in the state
↪assistance(₹10,000 per family) will be provided to take care of sustenance of farmers not able to take up cultivation due to any reason
●India’s efforts to beat plastic pollution;-
↪So far, 22 States/UTs have joined the fight to beat the plastic pollution, announcing a ban on single-use plastics [to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022]
●Clean Ganga Fund (CGF);-
↪is set up with voluntary contributions from residents of the country and Non-Resident Indian (NRIs) / Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and others
•CGF will explore the possibility of setting up daughter funds in other jurisdictions/countries of high donor interest such as USA,UK,Singapore,UAE etc
●2nd IMBEX 2018-19;-{India-Myanmar}
↪ It is India-Myanmar bilateral army exercise. (is being held in Haryana)
●Roadeo;-{by traffic police of 'Pune'}
↪Is a robot which would move around city roads, functioning as a quasi-traffic policeman
●Sita Rama Lift Irrigation Project;-
↪aims to divert Godavari river water to irrigate 2.72 lakh hectares in three districts of Telangana


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