4 February 2019

●National Grid;-{Is maintained by state-owned Power Grid Corporation of India}
↪It is the high-voltage electric power transmission network in mainland India, connecting power stations and major substations and ensuring electricity supply in mainland india
•Andaman& Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep are not connected to the National Grid
◆PM Modi recently dedicated the 220 kV Srinagar- Alusteng – Drass- Kargil – Leh Transmission Line to the Nation.[Ladakh is now connected to the National Grid.]
●Know My India Programme;-{organizing by '(NFCH)'}
↪to help the children deal with the post-traumatic stress, provide them life tools to manage their emotions and eliminate disturbing impressions of the past events.
•National Foundation for Communal Harmony(NFCH);-
↪It is an autonomous organization under Mo Home Affairs. [ to provide assistance to the children / youth rendered orphan / destitute in communal, caste, ethnic or terrorist violence]
●Bharat Rang Mahotsav (BRM);-{It is the annual international theatre festival of India organized by "National School of Drama (NSD)"}
↪It was established two decades ago to stimulate the growth and development of theatre across India
●Kerala sets up drug price monitor;-
↪Kerala has become the first State to set up a price monitoring and research unit (PMRU) to track violation of prices of essential drugs and medical devices under "Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO)"
●Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA),2010↪Imposes various conditions on the use of foreign funds and some of them are as follows:
↪All funds received by a NGO must be used only for the purpose for which they were received.
↪Such funds must not be used in speculative activities identified under the Act.
↪Every asset purchased with such fund must be in the name of the NGO and not its office bearers or members etc.
●Millet Village scheme;-
↪It is a special scheme to promote the cultivation of cereals such as millet, ragi, bajra and maize and ensures food security & livelihood for tribals
•Recognising millets’ anti-diabetic properties, the notification called it a “powerhouse of nutrients” and identified several varieties of millets for promotion 
[government had hiked MSP of millets so that more and more farmers may opt for cultivation of these less water consuming crops]
◆FAO Council, held in Rome in December 2018, approved India’s proposal to observe an International Year of Millets in 2023.
●World Wetlands Day 2019;-{February 2 }
↪to mark the Day the Convention on Wetlands was adopted in the "Iranian City of Ramsar" in 1971
•Ramsar Convention is an international treaty for the conservation and wise use of wetlands [India is a party to the Convention since 1982]
◆Wetlands are at risk, from 1900 64% of wetlands around the world have disappeared
●NASA’s Hubble Telescope;-{It was built by NASA, with contributions from the 'European Space Agency'}
↪Is one of the largest and most versatile 
Space Telescope and is well known as both a vital research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy.
◆Using Hubble Telescope astronomers have discovered a dwarf galaxy in a globular cluster which is only 30 million light-years away (this galaxy — nicknamed "Bedin 1")
●‘Operation Smile-V’;-{initiative launched by Hyderabad Police}
↪Operation Smile also called as Operation Muskaan is an initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to rescue/rehabilitate missing children
●Nilavembu kudineer;-
↪Under in vitro conditions, nilavembu kudineer (a Siddha medicine) was found to provide protection against chikungunya virus 'while it was effective as a treatment during acute phase of dengue infection'


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