22 February 2019

●Shisht Bharat Campaign:-{launched by a NGO}
> aims to strengthen the moral character of Indian citizens by sensitizing them about values of morality, civic sense, politeness, decorum and dignity
●Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG):-{is being manufactured by BEL in collaboration with CSIR-IICT and MAITHRI}
>an innovative solution to meet the ever-increasing need for drinking water worldwide, today at Aero India 2019.
•It uses heat exchange for condensing the atmospheric moisture to produce pure, safe and clean potable water
●(Healthcare Organizations’ Platform for Entry-Level-Certification)HOPE Portal:-
>It is an online platform for smooth and secure registration which provides a self-explanatory questionnaire to be filled by the HCO/SHCOs
●Indus Water Treaty,1960;-
>Signed by then PM Jawaharlal Nehru & Pakistan President Ayub Khan(involving a third party "World Bank")
>treaty allocates 80% of water from the six-river Indus water system to Pakistan
•India got control over rivers Beas, Ravi & Sutlej (whereas Pakistan got control over Indus, Chenab & Jhelum [can be remembered as "CJI"]
●Jallianwala: Punjab Assembly seeks UK apology
>April 13, 1919, marked a turning point in the Indian freedom struggle. It was Baisakhi that day, a harvest festival popular in Punjab and parts of north India [The protest was a peaceful one, and the gathering included pilgrims visiting the Golden Temple]
> Reginald Edward Harry Dyer ,ordered 90 soldiers he had brought with him to the venue to open fire on the crowd
●Green India Mission:-{launched in 2015}
> aimed at “protecting, restoring and enhancing India’s diminishing forest cover and responding to climate change”, is grossly underfunded.
>objective of the mission is to increase green cover to the extent of 5 million hectares (mha) and improve quality of existing green cover on another 5 mha
•GIM is one of the eight missions launched under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)
●Supreme Court orders eviction of 1.1 mn forest families:-
>Forest Rights Law itself has been criticised by both wildlife activists and those fighting for the rights of tribespeople and forest-dwellers, albeit for different reasons
•About 1.17 million land ownership claims made by scheduled tribes and other traditional forest dwellers under the Forest Rights Act have been rejected on various grounds
●“Waste to Wonder” Park :{was recently inaugurated in South Delhi}
> The park sets an example of creation of ‘Wealth from waste’
●First ever ‘Drone Olympics’ competition for UAV’s :{was held recently at Air Force Station, Bengaluru alongside}
•It was organized by Ministry of Defence.
>Aims to encourage the UAV industry to connect with potential buyers and business partners in the country and also provide an opportunity to the Armed Forces to assess the capabilities of UAVs.
●"Bramble Cay melomys"
.> is first mammal to go extinct due to climate change
•Bramble Cay melomys — a ‘little brown rat’ found in Australia
•IUCN Red List > Threatened Species
●Hippocamp- new Neptune moon:
>NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the existence of Hippocamp- a tiny moon in orbit around Neptune.(With a diameter of only 20 miles)
●Women Livelihood Bond:
>will be launched by SIDBI with the support of World Bank and UN Women.
>The proposed bond will enable individual women entrepreneurs in sectors like food processing, agriculture, services and small units to borrow around Rs 50,000 to Rs 3 lakh at an annual interest rate of around 13-14 per cent or less
●Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha:
>was established in the year 1918 by Mahatma Gandhi with the sole aim of propagating Hindi in southern states. 
•The first Pracharak was Devadoss Gandhi son of Mahatma Gandhi.

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