Q1- The Dawn mission is A) A mission of NASA to study objects in the Kuiper belt B) A mission of ESA to observe the rings of Saturn C) A mission of NASA to study the protoplanets of the asteroid belt D) A mission of NASA to send a solar probe
Q2- Consider the following statements 1.Bureau of Energy Efficiency is a statutory body under Ministry of Power. 2.it formulated Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) 3.The ECBC, 2018 rules are mandatory in India Which of the statement(s) is/ are true? A) 1 and 2 only B) 2 and 3 only C) 1 and 3 Only D) All of the above
AAP government launches doorstep delivery of public services in Delhi (GS-2) (Page-l) After months of planning, the Delhi government on Monday launched its ambitious project to deliver public services at the doorstep of residents. * From driving licences to marriage certificates, Delhiites can now apply for 40 government documents to be delivered at their homes for a fee of 50 per service. The applicant would have to call 1076 and fix an appointment with a mobile sahayak, who will go to their home and help with filling forms, payment of fees and collection of documents * The mobile sahayak would then submit the documents at the government office concerned, which would post the certificate or licence once issued.
What's on offer Day 1 of 'Door Step Delivery of Services' as of 6 p.m Delhi residents can dial 1076 to place a request for doorstep delivery of services, which will be provided from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Some services offered: Calls attempted: 21,000 Calls connected: 2.728 Calls answered: 1,286 Appointments fixed 369 Documents collected: Driving Marriage Ration irth licence registration card ceticate connection Water Fee: 50 more than the Source Delhi government * Starting from Monday morning, after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the project in the presence of the Cabinet and Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, till 6 p.m., a total of 21,000 calls were attempted to the centralised number 1076, the government said. * Due to the large volume of calls, 2,728 were connected and 1,286 were answered by the operators, the government said. * The calls that were attempted but were unable to connect would be returned by the operators, it said.
Teething troubles' Of the calls that were answered, 369 led to appointments for home visits by the mobile sahayaks, who collected documents from seven applicants as of 6 p.m. * Speaking about the project, Mr. Kejriwal said there could be teething troubles for the next few days From Tuesday, the number of operators would be increased to 80 from 40 and the number of phone lines to 120 from 50. The project, which has been outsourced by the Administrative Reforms Department to VFS Global, had received the Cabinet's in-principle approval in November 2017. Though Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal had raised certain concerns, including about potential security threat from sahayaks, the Cabinet approved the contract with VFS on July 3. Mr. Kejriwal said the project faced many obstructions, including that from the Centre and the L-G. He added that the AAP government was fighting against deep-rooted vested interests
. Terming it a historic day, Mr. Kejriwal said the move would end the long waiting time at government offices, the scope for touts to operate and increase productivity. * "There are SDM offices where people start lining up at 4 a.m. and their turn comes at 10 a.m. They get tired of waiting and end up going to touts. Now, there is no need for this,'" he said. The number of services to be home-delivered would be increased to 100 within three months, he added.
Tejas clears maiden mid-air re-fuelling trial (GS-3) (Page-7) * The first ever mid-air refuelling of the indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas was successfully carried out Monday, placing India in an elite group of countries which nave developed the air-to-air reruelling system for military aircraft. With this first trial, the aircraft gets much closer to the important battle- ready tag, called the FOC or the final operational clearance. Production partner Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. and LCA's designer and developer Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) gave the thumbs-up as an Air Force transport plane IL-78 refuelled the light fighter as it flew ata height of 20,000 feet over Gwalior, an HAL statement said.
HAL Chairman and Managing Director R Madhavan said the landmark flight would quicken the final certification of the LCA. "The Light Combat Aircraft Tejas (LSP8) has successfully completed the 'wet' or actual engagement today[Monday] by transferring 1,900 kg of fuel from an IAF IL-78's mid-air refuelling tanker. All internal tanks and drop tanks were refuelled. The aircraft was [flying at a speed of] 270 knots. On September 4 and 6, a dry docking of the aerial refuelling probe with mother tanker was done," the release said. (LSP stands for limited series production.) The flight was piloted by Wing Commander Siddharth Singh of the National Flight Test Centre, Bengaluru, with designers from HAL and ADA closely monitoring the system parameters from the ground station.
Rajiv convicts' mercy pleas: Does the buck stop at the Governor? (GS-2) (Page-10) With the Tamil Nadu government making a renewed effort to obtain the release of the seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case through a Cabinet recommendation to the Governor, legal experts differed on the scope of his power. While a senior advocate is of the opinion that any decision by the Governor would have to be reaffirmed by the President, a former Chief Justice of a High Court said the Governor had separate powers to decide the matter. 'State has no say' * Senior advocate Sudhir Nandrajog told The Hindu: "Since this is a CBI prosecution and not a State prosecution, the State has no say. Therefore, even after the State government recommends and the Governor takes a decision to release the convicts, there still needs to be reaffirmation by the Centre."
Which basically means that it will go back to the President again for confirmation," Mr. Nandrajog explained * Former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Justice R.S. Sodhi, said it was too early to comment on the issue. But, he said that the Governor had separate powers to decide on mercy pleas such as the one in question here. "However, what he does in exercise of his power is open to him to decide. Let's wait for him to decide on the issue," Justice Sodhi said. Apart from A.G. Perarivalan, other convicts-Nalini, T. Suthendra raja alias Santhan, Sriharan alias Murugan (Nalini's husband), Robert Payas, S. Jayakumar alias Jayakumaran, and Ravichandran alias Ravi have been in jail for over 27 years.
"Ban those filing false poll affidavits' (GS-2) (Page-10) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to respond to a plea to make filing of false declaration or statement before the Election Commission and poll authorities a corrupt practice, leading to disqualification from contesting elections. A Bench led by Justice A.K. Sikr issued notice to the government on a petition filed by Supreme Court advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay contending that there were "growing instances of filing of false affidavits and it has an appalling effect on free and fair elections." Mr. Upadhyay submitted that making the filing of false information a corrupt practice would be in line with the "important electoral reforms proposed by the Election Commission." He sought to augment the punishment to two years' jail without alternative clause of fine.
S.P Gupta, AWBI Chairman, said the allegations were baseless" and part of a campaign to "defame" the board. "There have been six or seven such letters that have been sent to us I have responded to the Environment Minister. The allegations regarding permits are completely false and we have examined every case thoroughly [when giving or denying permissions]," he told The Hindu on the phone. * He, however, did not share a copy of his response to Dr. Vardhan, saying it was nota "public document" The letter, seen by The Hindu, cites an instance of the AWBI allowing the featuring of a hoolock gibbon, an endangered species, in a documentary film without enquiring from the film-makers whether or not special permission was obtained. In July, a TV show called "India's Next Top Model" was given approval for using animals and birds brought from outside the country, such as macaws and ball pythons, without verifying how they were sourced and whether requisite certificate was obtained for their import.
The visit is part of a hectic week in regional diplomacy for the Ghani government: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will make his first visit abroad, since being sworn in, to Kabul on September 14, while CEO Abdullah Abdullah and the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass will visit India for a business promotion event on September 12-15. "Our upcoming exhibition will showcase more than 600 representatives from Afghanistan, India and international businesses to bring economic integration in the region with unprecedented growth in trade and business," Afghanistan's Ambassador to India Shaida Abdali told The Hindu, describing the "Passage to Prosperity" event jointly organised by U.S., India and Afghanistan in Mumbai India-Afghanistan trade, currently at about $900 million has received a boost from a special "air corridor" established between Kabul, and Delhi and Mumbai last year. Since then, Afghanistan has launched air cargo corridors with Kazakhstan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, and is in negotiations for a special air corridor with China as well.
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