17 January 2019

●Kumbh Mela 2019;-{at Prayagraj}
↪It is the largest public gathering and collective act of faith, anywhere in the world 
•Is celebrated four times over a course of 12 years.[Mela site keeps rotating between one of the four pilgrimage places (Haridwar,Ujjain in MP, Nashik &Prayagraj)
◆Each site’s celebration is based on a distinct set of astrological positions of (the Sun, the Moon, and the Jupiter)
●6th City Momentum Index;-{released by Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated or JLL}
↪It measures momentum for 131 of the world’s most commercially active cities over a three-year period
•Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru has emerged as the world’s most dynamic city.
●Collegium system of appointment of judges;-
↪Under the system, two chief justices of high courts and two senior judges of the Supreme Court, led by the CJI form a panel which recommends suitable candidates
●Directions issued by the Supreme Court in appointing DGPs:
↪States/UTs shall send names of senior police officers to UPSC for being considered as probable candidates for the post of DGPs or police commissioners.
↪The UPSC would then prepare a list of three most suitable candidates
•SC has dismissed the pleas of the states of Punjab, Kerala, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar which sought implementation of their local laws regarding the selection and appointment of DGPs.
●National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (2018-2023);-{by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment}
↪for addressing the problem of drug and substance abuse in the country, dumping a long-pending draft policy on the matter
•Estimates suggest that there are 40 lakh drug addicts in the country
●Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019;-
↪ bill mainly seeks to do away with the no-detention policy in schools.
•no detention policy↪According to this provision “no child admitted in a school shall be held back in any class” upto Class VIII..
●Kyasanur forest disease (KFD);-{or monkey fever}
↪virus was identified in 1957 when it was isolated from a sick monkey from the Kyasanur Forest
•Transmission to humans may occur after a tick bite or contact with an infected animal, most importantly a sick or recently dead monkey.[ No person-to-person transmission has been described]
●Saksham (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav)
↪is an annual flagship event of Petroleum Conservation Research Association(PCRA)
↪to sensitize the masses about the conservation & efficient use of petroleum products leading to better health and environment.
●Web Campaign ‘SANJHI-MUJH MEIN KALAKAR';-{by Sangeet Natak Akademi}
↪It is an initiative to document and promote the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and diverse cultural traditions of the country by direct public-participation.
•The literal meaning of the term SANJHI is “to share” and “to partner”
●EXIM bank{Export–Import Bank of India} 
↪was established in 1982 under the Export-Import Bank of India Act 1981
↪It provides direct financial assistance to exporters in the form of medium-term credit
●First human rights TV channel;-{launched 
International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR)}
↪aims to deliver hidden stories ignored by mainstream media into people’s living rooms
●2018 Gandhi Peace Prize was conferred on "Yohei Sasakawa";-
↪Gandhi Peace Prize was instituted in the year 1995 on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
●Global Aviation Summit 2019;-{in Mumbai}
↪to provide a platform to the aviation industry to discuss the challenges for air travel in the future
•Theme↪'Flying for all-especially the next 6 Billion’

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