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15 March 2019 Prelims based discussion (Hindi)
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Ashish Singh
IB ACIO II- 2017(Mains Qualified), Verified Exam cleared- SSC CPO (2014), SSC CGL Tier (2016 - Qualified for Mains), DSSSB (Mains)

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  2. India Energy Modelling Forum Context: First Workshop on India Energy Modelling Forum was recently Held. Organized by: NITI Aayog and the United States Agency for InternationalDevelopment (USAID) with the support of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) . Organized under the Sustainable Growth Pillar of the India-U.S. Strategic Energy Partnership.


  3. About IEMF IEMF has been envisaged as a pan-stakeholder platform for debating ideas, scenario-planning & discussing the India's energy future. It seeks to provide a platform for leading experts and policy makers to seeks to provide aply and environmental issues andion making study important energy and environmental issues and ensure induction of modelling and analysis in informed decision making process. The Forum aims to improve cooperation and coordination between modeling teams, the Government of India, knowledge partners and think-tanks, build capacity of Indian institutions, and identify issues for joint modeling activities and future areas of research.


  4. West Nile virus (WNV) West Nile Virus Transmission Cycle Context: Health Ministry takes stock of the public health measures for controlling West Nile Virus. A section of the media has reported that a seven year old boy from Malappuram District of Kerala is suffering from a West Nile Virus (WNV) Mosquito vectors primarily Culex species) VIRUS VIRUS VIRUS Dead -end hosts Vertebrate reservoirs


  5. About WNW West Nile Virus (WNV) is a member of the flavivirus genus and belongs to the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of the family Flaviviridae. West Nile Virus (WNV) can cause neurological disease and death in people. WNV is commonly found in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America and West Asia. WNV is maintained in nature in a cycle involving transmission between birds and mosquitoes. Humans, horses and other mammals can be infected.


  6. Transmission . Human infection is most often the result of bites from infected mosquitoes. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds, which circulate the virus in their blood for a few days. The virus eventually gets into the mosquito's salivary glands. During later blood meals (when mosquitoes bite), the virus may be injected into humans and animals, where it can multiply and possibly cause illness. The virus may also be transmitted through contact with other infected animals, their blood, or other tissues. A very small proportion of human infections have occurred through organ transplant, blood transfusions and breast milk. There is one reported case of transplacental (mother-to-child) WNV transmission Horses, just like humans, are "dead-end" hosts, meaning that while they become infected, they do not spread the infection . Symptomatic infections in horses are also rare and generally mild, but can cause neurologic disease, including fatal encephalomyelitis.


  7. Treatment and vaccine: Treatment is supportive for patients with neuro-invasive West Nile virus, often involving hospitalization, intravenous respiratory support, and prevention of secondary infections. No vaccine is available for humans. West Nile Virus Transmission Cycle to Mosquit fluids, Accidental Hosts: People & Animals Insect Vector: Culex Mosquitoes Reservoir Hosts: Birds Hosquito to Brd


  8. Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile MPATGMM Context: In a major boost for Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired indigenously developed, low weight, fire and forget Man Portable Anti- Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM).


  9. About MPATGM: MPATGM is third-generation anti-tank uided missile (ATGM) indigenously eveloped by DRDO. It has strike range of 2.5 km. . It weighs around 14.5 kg to maintain man It is capable of being fired from shoulder . It has minimum lateral centre and gravity . It works on fire and forget principle and is It is effective against both stationary and portability and can be used during day and night. offset known for its top attack capabilities. NAG Anti Tank Guided Missile moving targets. It wil be deployed in infantry and parachute battalions of Indian Army


  10. AFINDEX-19: It is a Joint Field Training Exercise between the Indian Army and 16 African nations. The2019 edition will be conducted in Pune from March 18 to 27.


  11. . AFINDEX-19 aims to train the participating contingents in Humanitarian Mine Assistance (HMA) and Peace Keeping Operations (PKO) under the United Nations Charter through practical and comprehensive discussions and tactical exercises. Contingents from Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania, Namibia, Mozambique, Uganda, Niger & Zambia are part of the joint exercise together with officers from Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar as Observers. . The joint exercise will also focus on achieving interoperability, learning each other's methodologies and tactics through synchronised operational level planning and tactical level training.


  12. About Festival of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (FINE FINE is an initiative being organised by Rashtrapati Bhavan in association with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and the National Innovation Foundation-lndia. It will recognise, respect, showcase, reward innovations and to foster a supportive ecosystem for innovators. FINE will provide a platform for innovators for building linkages with potential stakeholders to develop their ideas into implementable projects for the larger social good. It will provide a window to showcase creative and innovative solutions for social development through innovation emerging from grassroots, student ideas and other technologies


  13. About BEE: . The BEE is a statutory body under the Ministry of Power, Government of India . Functions: It assists in developing policies and strategies with the primary objective of reducing the energy intensity of the Indian economy. It coordinates with designated consumers, designated agencies, and other organizations to identify and utilize the existing resources and infrastructure, in performing the functions assigned to it under the Energy Conservation Act. B E E gy is Life S Life, Con






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