6 February 2019

●Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY);-
↪aims at providing free of cost 'assisted-living devices' which can restore near normalcy in their bodily functions to Senior Citizens, belonging to BPL category and suffering from any of the age related disability/infirmity Low vision, Hearing impairment etc.
•As far as possible, 30% of the beneficiaries in each district shall be women
●2nd Asia LPG Summit;-{held in New Delhi}
↪summit is being organized by the World LPG Association (WLPGA) & others
↪WLPGA promotes the use of LPG to foster a cleaner, healthier and more prosperous world
●Safe City project;-
↪Empowered Committee of Officers for Nirbhaya funds scheme has approved pilot Safe City projects in eight selected metropolitan cities Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad & Lucknow with a view "to provide safety to women in public places"
•Setting up an Integrated Smart Control Room
•Pink Patrols of Women police
•Integration of Women power-help line with single Emergency number etc.
●Who are Sentinelese?;-
↪are a negrito tribe who live on the North Sentinel Island of the Andamans.
↪their numbers are believed to be less than 150 and as low as 40.
[Every foreigner, except citizen of Bhutan, who desires to enter & stay in protected or restricted area, is required to obtain special permit]
●Magnetic north pole drifting fast towards Russia
•Earth has two north poles- magnetic and geographic.
1.Geographic north pole↪ It is northern axis around which the earth rotates and is fixed.(located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.)
2.The Magnetic North Pole (also known as the North Dip Pole)↪ is a point on Ellesmere Island in Northern Canada where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth.
◆Since then the magnetic north pole has been moving across the Canadian Arctic towards Russia, and has moved hundreds of miles over the last several decades. This phenomenon is known as the "Polar Shift Theory"
●Kisan Credit Card Scheme;-
↪KCC Scheme was announced in the Budget speech of 1998-99 to fulfil the financial requirements of the farmers at various stages of farming through institutional credit.
↪To provide adequate and timely credit support from the banking system to the farmers at the cheap rate of interest
•There are around 6.95 crore active KCCs.
•Card valid for 5 years subject to annual review
•Also give insurance upto ₹50 thousands in case of disabilities[ I read somewhere]
●India’s communication satellite GSAT-31;-{launched from French Guiana}
↪India’s 40th communication satellite and derives its heritage from ISROs earlier INSAT/GSAT satellite series
↪It has a unique configuration of providing flexible frequency segments and flexible coverage. (Hence, it will provide communication services to Indian mainland and islands)
●Flamingo sanctuary:
↪A committee, chaired by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, has "accorded wildlife clearance👀!! to the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed train corridor" that encroaches upon a flamingo sanctuary and the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the home to leopards, in Mumbai
•Sanjay Gandhi National Park;-{near IIT Bombay}
↪is spread over three districts – Palgar, Thane and Mumbai Suburb.& is home to a number of endangered species of flora
●Sangeet Natak Akademi;-{was set up in 1952}
↪ India’s national academy for music, dance and drama – is the first National Academy of the arts set-up by the Republic of India
•Each year the Academy awards Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships, Ratna Sadsya, to distinguished individuals for their contribution to the field of arts, music, dance and theatre
●In agriculture Census, the operational holdings are categorised in five size classes as follows⤵
•Marginal: Below 1 hectare.[56 million land holder out total 138 millions]
•Small: 1- 2 hectare.[18 millions]
•Semi- Medium: 2- 4 hectare.[13 millions]
•Medium: 4 -10 hectare.
•Large: 10 hectare and above[0.73% of total land holder]
•India's total Operated area↪158.32 ha [& average size of operational holding is 1.16 ha ,In which female operational holders are only 12.79%☹]
●Siamese fighting fish;-
↪is named Thailand’s national aquatic animal
↪Known in the West as a "betta fish", the underwater brawler is popular in home aquariums for its iridescent body and many-hued tail.
•IUCN status↪Vulnerable


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