5 March 2019

BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) project;-{inaugurated on India-Bangladesh border in Dhubri District of Assam}
~to install technical systems under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS),[ which enables BSF to equip Indo-Bangla borders with different kind of sensors in unfenced riverine area of Brahmaputra and its tributaries.]
•implementation of this project will not only help BSF to curb all type of cross border crimes but also provide respite to the troops from round the clock human surveillance
World Wildlife Day;-{ March 3rd}
~In 2013 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.
•Theme: ‘Life below Water: for People and Planet’
{launched by Mo Finance & Corporate Affairs}
~This web portal will approval "Psb-loans-in 59minutes" for MSME upto ₹ 1Crore
~reduces the turnaround time from 20-25 days to 59 minutes
National Common Mobility Card (NCMC)
~Dubbed as ‘One Nation One Card’, the inter-operable transport card would allow the holders to pay for their bus travel, toll taxes, parking charges, retail shopping and even withdraw money
•to enable seamless travel by different metros and other transport systems across the country besides retail shopping and purchases.
ISRO’s Young Scientist programme
~programme aims at imparting basic knowledge on space technology, space science and space applications to the younger ones with the intent of arousing their interest in the emerging areas of space activities.
•eligibility for being chosen for the programme includes those students who have finished 8th standard and are currently studying in the 9th standard
The New Delhi Declaration on Asian Rhinos 2019
~for the conservation and protection of the species at the recently held Second Asian Rhino Range Countries meeting.
•India will collaborate with Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia and Malaysia to increase the population of three species of Asian rhinos, including the Greater one-horned rhinoceros found in the Indian sub-continent.
•greater one-horned rhinoceros is the largest of the three Asian rhinos and, together with African white rhinos, is the largest of all rhino species. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List [Two species of rhino in Asia—Javan and Sumatran—are critically endangered.]
Crop burning raises risk of respiratory illness threefold, says IFPRI study
~burning of agricultural residue may be responsible for an annual $30 billion loss in terms of days of work lost in States affected by crop burning
•In Haryana, 5.4% of surveyed individuals reported suffering from ARI (Acute Respiratory Infection) whereas the reported ARI symptoms in southern States was only 0.1%.
Exercise Red Flag
~ is an advanced aerial combat training exercise held several times a year by the United States Air Force. 
[The exercise offers realistic air-combat training for military pilots and other flight crew members from the U.S., NATO and other allied countries.]
Grid-connected rooftop solar programme
~there has been progress on rooftop solar installations among industries and commercial consumers, the uptake among residential consumers has been slow.[because they don’t have enough information about it]
~Information must be made easily available to the consumers on the amount of shadow-free roof area needed for generating a unit of electricity and pricing
•India has set an ambitious target of achieving 40 GW of rooftop solar capacity by 2022


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