19 February 2019

●Initiatives on women’s safety conceptualized;-{ by the WCD Ministry}
•Penic button⤵
↪On the smart phones, the power button when pressed three times quickly.
↪Dialing 112 from any phone.
↪In case of feature phones, long press of the touch key 5 or 9.
↪Using 112 India Mobile App.
•Safe City Implementation Monitoring (SCIM) portal;-{by MoHA}
↪to facilitate States to monitor and manage the Safe City projects and avoid duplication on ground(like Improving street lighting and public toilet facilities for women)
•DNA Analysis Facilities in States:
↪In view of the complaints of delay in cases of sexual assault investigation
●‘Prevalence and Extent of Substance Use in India’- survey;-{conducted by the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry in collaboration with 'AIIMS'}
•India is home to six crore alcohol addicts
•but unfortunately only less than 3% of the people with drinking problem get any treatment
•There is a large number of people in the country addicted to various drugs. [More than 3.1 crore Indians (2.8%) ]
◆Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has drafted National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (2018-2023) for addressing the problem of drug
●Central Wakf Council;-
↪ is a statutory body established in 1964
↪It is a permanent dedication of movable or immovable properties for religious, pious or charitable purposes as recognized by Muslim Law, given by philanthropists
●International Vision Zero Conference’ ;-
{to Promote Occupational Safety and Health is being "held in Mumbai"}
↪conference provides a forum for promoting safety and health at work by exchanging knowledge, practices and experience
●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]
•HQ↪Gurugram,India
◆Argentina is the 72nd country to sign the Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance
●Rajasthan Social Accountability Bill;-
↪It seeks to impose penalties and compensation and initiate departmental action against the Grievance Redressal Officer (GRO) of the service delivery department for non-compliance
●Supreme Court has refused to entertain a petition challenging Centre’s notification advising the media not to use the term “Dalit” to describe members of Scheduled Castes.;-
•A decade ago, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes disfavoured the use of ‘Dalit’, which it felt was unconstitutional
◆Dalit’ literally means ‘downtrodden’ or ‘broken’, (but it is a word pregnant with meaning, reflecting the struggle of a community to reassert its identity)
●Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC);-
↪are adult cells that have been genetically reprogrammed to an embryonic stem cell (are already useful tools for drug development and modeling of diseases, and scientists hope to use them in transplantation medicine)
•Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth
●Fateh Submarine:
↪It is a “state-of-the-art” domestically produced Iranian submarine capable of firing cruise missiles
•It is Iran’s first submarine in the semi-heavy category
●Maiden ‘Regional Maritime-Safety Conference’;-{is being held in Mumbai.( The Conference is being organized by India for the first time)}
↪objective of the conference is to deliberate on issues related to assuring maritime safety in the India-ASEAN sub region, safeguarding our shores and promoting trade along the sea routes

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