21 January 2019

●Central Information Commission (CIC);-
↪Is the highest appeal body available to applicants seeking information under RTI Act
•Chief Information Commissioner & Information Commissioners shall be appointed by the President on the recommendation of[PM,LoP, Union Cabinet Minister]
◆RTI activists have termed the appointment of former Law Secretary Suresh Chandra as a CIC an “arbitrary process” as he had not applied for the position
●Manipur People’s Protection Bill;-
↪It seeks to regulate the entry and exit of “outsiders” on the lines of the British-era inner-line permit system prevalent in three other north-eastern states — Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland
•Manipur people include all those citizens of India who have been living in Manipur before 1951
•Inner Line Permit (ILP)↪Is an official travel document issued by GoI to grant inward travel of an Indian citizen into a protected area for a limited period [Currently, operational in Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland]
●International Solar Alliance;-
↪Paris Declaration establishes ISA as an alliance dedicated to the promotion of solar energy among its member countries [aims to global deployment of over 1,000GW of solar generation capacity by 2030]
●Smart Food Executive Council;-{launched in2013}
↪aims to build food systems where the food is good for you (highly nutritious), good for the planet and good for the smallholder farmer
•It is an initiative which will initially focus on popularizing millets and sorghum
●Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW);-
↪It's comprising about 30 companies, pledged over $1 billion to eliminate plastic waste across the world (especially in the ocean) as a "non-profit organization"
●Global Economy Watch by PwC;-{released by "PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)"}
↪It looks at the trends and issues affecting the global economy and details its latest projections for the world’s leading economies.
•India is likely to surpass the United Kingdom in the world’s largest economy rankings(6th↪5th) in 2019
◆report projects real GDP growth of 1.6% for the UK, 1.7% for France and 7.6% for India in 2019
●ISRO’s Young Scientist programme;-
↪to Inculcate and nurture space research fervour in young minds
•Eligibility↪Mostly 8th standard passed out students will be given lecturers and access to research laboratories.[ 3 students from each State/UT]
●Operation Kabaddi;-{by Indian Army}
↪It was to be the largest planned operation by the Indian Army to end cross-LoC infiltration by capturing at least 25 selected Pakistani posts along the LoC in September 2001
●Maniyaro↪Is a variety of folk dance of Gujarat.
↪It carries the sentiments of heroism in the Dandiya RAAS of Maher community in Gujarat.
●Aadhaar cards are now valid travel documents for Indians under 15(children)
and over 65 (elderly)travelling to Nepal and Bhutan
•Indian citizens(15-65) going to Nepal and Bhutan have to have a valid passport, identity card [they do not need a visa]
●Tamil Nadu has announced the creation of the state’s 33rd district — "Kallakurichi"
●Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor;-
↪Is the second defence corridor to support various defence manufacturing units.[ The first one is being established in Uttar Pradesh]
●Small Woodbrown butterfly species;-
↪After a span of 120 long years, researchers in Sikkim have rediscovered species from Bakhim in Khanchendzonga National Park
•species is endemic to the eastern Himalayas
●Two new species of moss rose discovered in south India;-•IUCN Status: 
•Portulaca badamica View — uploads.disquscdn.com 
↪data deficient category and Portulaca •lakshminarasimhaniana-↪critically endangered.
Take a look of "Pakistan civil services's questions:) View — uploads.disquscdn.com


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