18 March 2019

4th UN Environment Assembly:{held in Nairobi}
~is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment
•Theme “Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production”
•UN Environment Assembly was created in June 2012, when world leaders called for UN Environment to be strengthened and upgraded during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also referred to as RIO+20
India pilots resolutions on single-use plastics, sustainable nitrogen management ;-{ at the fourth session of United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)}
•According to the WHO, nitrate-contaminated drinking water can cause reduced blood function, cancer and endemic goiters. Surplus inputs of nitrogen compounds have been found to cause soil acidification
•Nitrogen compounds running off farmland have led to water pollution problems around the world
Country-by-country (CbC) reports
~Transfer Pricing Documentation and Country-by-Country Reporting) provides a template for multinational enterprises (MNEs) to report annually and for each tax jurisdiction in which they do business the information set out therein. This report is called the Country-by-Country (CbC) Report
•India and the US can now exchange country-by-country (CbC) reports filed by the ultimate parent corporations based in either of the countries.
Ramakrishna Paramhansa 
~He was one of the leading Hindu spiritual leaders in 19th century.
•He was born on February 18, 1836, in West Bengal.
•He emphasised that the realization of the existence of God is the supreme goal of all living beings. [For him, various religions were only a means to reach the Absolute.]
Contempt of Court
•Civil contempt’~> is a ‘wilful disobedience to any judgment, decree, direction, order, writ or other processes of a Court
•Criminal contempt~>Scandalises or tends to scandalise, or lowers or tends to lower the authority of, any court.
Kaladan project:
•The Kaladan project connects Sittwe Port in Myanmar to the India-Myanmar border
•project was jointly initiated by India and Myanmar to create a multi-modal platform for cargo shipments from the eastern ports to Myanmar and to the North-eastern parts of the country through Myanmar
SBI has launched the YONO Cash service
•for its customers which will allow them to withdraw cash from ATMs without their debit cards.
•SBI customers can use the YONO app on their smartphones to withdraw cash from SBI ATMs, or YONO Cash Points, without using their debit and credit cards.
[Once a request for withdrawing cash is placed, a 6-digit code will be sent to the user’s phone via SMS, which will then have to be entered into a YONO Cash Point.]
Submarine Khanderi:
~ The Navy is set to induct the second Scorpene submarine Khanderi by early May.
•Khanderi was launched in January 2017 and has since been undergoing a series of trials.
Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX) 
~is an inter-service military exercise involving the participation of the Indian Army, Air Force, Navy and the Coast Guard


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