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Prelims in Focus-Part-1
- Article 29 grants protection to both religious minorities as well as linguistic minorities, while the protection under Article 30 is confined only to minorities (religious or linguistic) and does not extend to any section of citizens.
- Currently, all states, except Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, adopt EC’s rolls for local body polls.
- Global Coral Reef R&D Accelerator Platform
🔹 Launched at G20 Environment Ministerial Meeting
🔹 An innovative action-oriented initiative aimed at creating a global research and development (R&D) program to advance research, innovation and capacity building in all facets of coral reef conservation, restoration, and adaptation and their further degradation.
- Global Initiative on Reducing Land Degradation
🔹 Launched at G20 Environment Ministerial Meeting (EMM)
🔹 Aims to strengthen the implementation of existing frameworks to prevent, halt, and reverse land degradation within G20 member states and globally
🔹Taking into account possible implications on the achievement of other SDGs and adhering to the principle of doing no harm.
- Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI)
🔹An initiative between India and US
🔹Came about to expedite the scope of cooperation on defence technology that become narrow due to the presence of differing bureaucratic processes and legal requirements
🔹Not a treaty or law, it is a flexible mechanism to make sure that senior leaders from both countries are engaged consistently to strengthen the opportunities in the field of defence
🔹DTTI Group Meetings are normally held twice a year, alternating between India and the United States.
✔️Strengthening India’s defence industrial base
✔️Exploring new areas of technological development
✔️Expanding U.S.-India business ties.
- Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA)
🔹 Established at Jamnagar, Gujarat
🔹Institution of National Importance (INI)
🔹The institute to develop patterns of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate education in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
🔹1st institution with INI status in the AYUSH Sector
- Kosi Rail Mahasetu
🔹Connecting to the entire North East
🔹Strategic importance along the India-Nepal border
- Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI)
🔹Initiative by Ministry of MSME to promote Cluster development.🔹Nodal Agency-Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) for promotion of Cluster development for Khadi.
- Schemes for Textile Sector
🔹Amended Technology Upgradation Fund
🔹Scheme of Integrated Textile Park (SITP)
🔹Knitting and Knitwear
🔹North Eastern Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS) 🔹National Handicraft Development Programme (NHDP)
🔹National Handloom Development Programme (NHDP)
🔸 4.5 crore people employed directly and another 6 crores people in allied sector including large number of women and rural population🔸There is no specific scheme for branding of raw cotton
- Mizos and Kukis Tribe, share close linguistic and cultural ties and were usually referred to as Kuki-Lushai tribes in colonial times (Lushai or Lusei is the most prominent clan in what is now the Mizo community).