14 February 2019

●Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019;-
↪Bill seeks to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce [Leprosy is being removed as a ground for divorce as it is now a curable disease as against the earlier notion of it being incurable]
◆20th Law Commission of India in its 256th Report titled “Eliminating Discrimination Against Persons Affected by Leprosy”
•Leprosy↪is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae View — uploads.disquscdn.com 
●Credit Linked Capital Subsidy and Technology Upgradation Scheme”;-
↪objective of the Scheme is to facilitate technology up-gradation in MSMEs by providing an upfront capital subsidy 
[revised scheme aims at facilitating technology up-gradation by providing 15% up front capital subsidy to MSMEs, including tiny, khadi etc.]
●National Commission for Safai Karmacharis;-{established in 1993}
↪for welfare of Safai Karamcharis, study and evaluate the existing welfare programmes for SafaiKaramcharis, investigate cases of specific grievances etc.
●e-AUSHADHI portal;-{launched by Ministry of State (IC) for AYUSH. "IC?"}
↪is intended for increased transparency, improved information management facility, improved data usability and increased accountability.[for online licensing of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy drugs and related matters]
●Citizenship, Triple Talaq Bills Lapse in Rajya Sabha as House Adjourns Sine Die;-
↪When the Lok Sabha is dissolved, all business including bills, motions, resolutions, notices, petitions and so on pending before it or its committees lapse [Articles 107 and 108 of the Indian Constitution deal with these provisions]
●National Board for Wildlife (NBWL);-
↪It is a “Statutory Organization” constituted under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972
•Its roles is “advisory” in nature [Primary function of the Board is to promote the conservation and development of wildlife and forests.]
●Trans-fatty acids (TFAs);-
↪are the most harmful type of fats [are largely produced artificially but a small amount also occurs naturally]
↪Trans-fats consumption increases the risk of developing heart disease & stroke
•Heart Attack Rewind;-{media campaign }
↪a 30-second public service announcement, will be broadcast in 17 languages for a period of four weeks on YouTube, Facebook, Hotstar, and Voot
●Ghumot to be declared Goa’s heritage musical instrument;-
↪Ghumot is an indigenous earthen drum fashioned as a designed clay pot, with the skin of the monitor lizard stretched taut across the pot’s mouth, forming a drumhead
●Exercise Topchi;-{held at Deolali near Nashik}
↪It is an annual exercise held by "Indian Army" to showcase its artillery firepower, aviation and surveillance capabilities.
●38th Cobra Gold Military Exercise;-
↪is a Thai-American initiative with an aim to improve coordination between the armed forces
•India joined this exercise for the first time in 2016 while China was admitted for the first time in 2015 but was only allowed to participate in humanitarian assistance training
•It was first held in 1982 and its headquarters is in Bangkok, Thailand

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