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Latest Current Events and Important News for UPSC Prelim Oriented

Latest Current Events of September Month (Prelim Focus)

 

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Government of Telangana recently lanched farmer centric scheme called as Rythu Bandhu scheme. It aims to lift farmers from their financial plight and helping them to not fall in debt trap again.

This scheme  will help farmers in following ways:

  1. To increase agricultural productivity which in turn improve states output.
  2. Providing financial support in Rabi and kharif season for increasing the agricultural profits.
  3. Goverment providing pattadar dharani passbook to eligible farmers.
  4. It will cover most land areas and will reach the most needy farmers in the state.

 Wealthy agricultural labours are not allowed for this scheme.

 

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International Day of Peace is observed each year around the world on 21 September. UN General Assembly has declared this day as to to strengthening the ideals of peace,among all nations and peoples.

latest current events2018 Theme: “The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70”.

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India and Bangladesh has jointly inaugurated Product Pipeline Project through video conferencing. It will connect the  130 km  stretch of India Bangladesh from Siliguri in West bengal(India) and Parbatipur in Dinajpur district (Bangladesh).

Besides this  both countries also inaugrated  dual gauge rail lines Dhaka-Tongi section and Dhaka-Tongi section. PM Modi said this project will improve connectivity between the two countries and generate more revenue.

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Agartala, the capital of Tripura, India’s north east state has got space technology incubation centre by Indian space agency ISRO. It was unveiled from Bengaluru in Karnataka.

“The ISRO Space Technology Incubation Centre opened at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Agartala will incubate startups to build applications and products, along with the industry, that can be used in future space missions,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on the occasion.

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E-Sahaj Portal  a government initiative launched to facilitate Private companies and individuals in seeking security clearance for settling up their businesses in some sensitive sectors. Home ministry is the nodal authority. Home Ministry grants security clearances in certain sensitive sectors.

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Smart fences– To strengthen security along India’s border with pakistan. Home minister Rajnath Singh inaugrated this project to strengthen security along frontiers.

The  Smart Fences are built under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) Programme in northern Jammu.

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A ‘Star Rating program’ for industries to check air pollution has been launched by Odisha Government.

In an effort to reduce pollution this much ambitious program has been launched.Considered as first of its kind initiative to catrgorise the industries in five different star rating system starting from one star to five stars.

 

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An initiative by Ministry of Human resource development, Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar was launched as a follow up to the Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative started in 2014 by the Ministry of Human resource development.

The methodology for the awards was evolved in consultation with UNICEF and Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), which were the Implementation and Technical partners for the awards. 

Schools were rated through a transparent mechanism on five broad parameters of

(i) Water
(ii) Toilet
(iii) Hand washing with Soap
(iv) Operations and Maintenance
(v) Behaviour Change and Capacity Building.
As reported in
pib.

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Nepal – China second joint military drill in Sichuan named as  ‘Mt Everest Friendship Exercise’. Focussed mainly on Anti terrorism activities.

With Indian army Nepal is conducting battalion level exercise named ‘Surya kiran‘.

 

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September 16 is celebrated every year as International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. September 16 was the date on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

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It is also known as World Ozone day. Theme of 2018 is  Keep Cool and Carry On: The Montreal Protocol.

Montreal Protocol – is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by systematically phase out the substances that depletes the Ozone layer.

 

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Typhoon Jebi hit Japan. Its been said that it is the worst hit Typhoon in the last 25 years of Japan’s History.

After Scorching Summer  Typhoon Jebi has disturbed the life in Japan to a great extent. Violent Wind and heavy rain was all over the place.

 

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched two satellites- NovaSAR and S1-4. Launch vehicle was the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C42) of ISRO. It took off from he Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.

Both the satellites belongs to UK-based Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). It has the contract with the financial arm of ISRO, Antrix Corporation Ltd.

NovaSAR carries S-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). Application of satellite are ice cover monitoring , flood and disaster monitoring, maritime missions, forestry mapping and land use.

S1-4 is a high resolution earth observation satellite meant for surveying resources, environment monitoring, urban management and disaster monitoring.

PSLV launch vehicle consists of four stages, each of which is a self-contained vehicle capable of functioning independently with own propulsion systems.

Current Chairman of ISRO is K Sivan (Kailasavadivoo Sivan).

As reported in isro.gov

 

 

 

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