19th February 2018 current affairs
General Studies II
- MHA organised program ( Kashmir cell) and state rehabilitation council, along with social welfare department.
- It is to provide exposure to youth and children of Jammu and Kashmir about cultural and social economic development in other parts of country.
- North-eastern venture fund
- Mo DONER, for young entrepreneur start ups.
- Set up by NE Development Finance Corporation Limited (NEDFCL)
- The first dedicated venture capital fund for North Eastern region
- Kerala to get MGNREGS assets geo tagged
- Geo-tagging is the process of adding a geographical information to various media in the form of metadata.
- It includes CO ordinates like latitudes, longitudes, altitudes, distance etc
- Myanmar dam on border worries Manipur village
- Tuidimjangon Twigemriver barely 100 m from zero line border.
- SE Asia maritime capacity building
- Vientiane vision
- Guiding people of Japan’s defence CO operation with ASEAN.
SIMBEX- Singapore India maritime Bilateral Exercise
- Sambandh Initiative
- Targeted at smaller Indian ocean Neighbours as overall response to China’s increasing presence.
- Quad- USA, Japan,India,Australia
- Quadrilateral security dialogue – maritime security.
- Acid attack : Law penalty and Aid
- A crime since 2012
- Amendment to IPC 326 (326 A – grievous injury) and (326 B relatively lesser injury)
SC on May 2013
- Regulation of sale of acid
- Directed state governments to frame policy for their welfare.
- ₹3 lakhs compensation and free treatment in hospitals.
General Studies III
- Draft rules for CAMPA
Draft rules mentions ways of utilization of funds, activities allowed and not allowed.
Utilization of funds
- 80% Net Present Value (NPV) – Forest and wildlife management activities (12), national/artificial regeneration, part control, forest fire prevention.
- 20% of NPV – strengthening forest and wildlife related infrastructure, capacity building of personnel forest department.
CAMPA Act, 2016
- CAMPA authority at state and centre levels
- For transportation utilization of funds realised in lieu of forest land diverted to non forest purpose.
- To establish national CAMPA Fund and State CAMPA funds under Public account of respective governments.
- National fund will get 10% and 90% goes to states.
- National Banana festival – atKaliyoor, Trivandram, Kerala.