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30th DECEMBER, 2016 DAILY SUMMARY & ANALYSIS OF PIB BY YASMIN GILL
HISTORY,CULTURE & GEOGRAPHY 4) .NaTional Archives of India -online search portal "Abhilekh Patal" Dandi Heritage Path from Ahmadabad to Dandi .
An ancient camping site dating 9245 BC discovered by the ASI . .On way to Saser La which leads to the Karakoram Pass in Ladakh. So far revealed microlithic and bone artefacts . Earliest known evidence of highest known camping site in India, at about 13500 -14000 feet above mean sea level
Random Collections Project Mausam,-Ministry of Culture to be implemented by ASI with research support of IGNCA and National Museum . . Aims to explore Indian Ocean 'world'-historical research to document interactions in Indian Ocean All ASI Protected Historical Monuments and Archaeological Sites Declared Polythene Free Zones .ASI -top 25 Adarsh Monuments -Cleanliness parameters ."Rani ki Vav (Gujarat)" a World Heritage Site -cleanesticonic place . Apart from this 75 more Adarsh Monuments have been identifi the Swachh Paryatan Mobile App, launched by the Ministry o Tourism.
"The Excavated Remains at Nalanda", Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim and Capitol Complex in Chandigarh - World Heritage Sites at Istanbul in Turkey in 2016 . Yoga -inscribed - UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage during session held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia National Virtual Library of India initiative of Ministry of Culture Statue of Unity - a statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Jashn-e-bachpan, 2016- first ever National Theatre Festival for children organized by NSD .
"Ganga Sanskriti Yatra" from Gangotri to Gangasagar 13th World Robot Olympiad, jointly organized by Ministry of Culture and India STEM Foundation- Greater Noida( Uttar Pradesh) with theme Rap the Scrap' "Hall of Nuclear Power-Atoms Serving the Nation' designed and developed by National Science Centre, Delhi in collaboration with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited
Climate Centre at IMD Pune -recognized as Regional Climate Centre by the World Meteorological Organisation . National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa, under Ministry of Earth Sciences -research station in Himalaya called HIMANSH , situated above 13,500 at Spiti, HP Ministry of Earth Sciences-contract with the International Seabed Authority for exploration of Poly-Metallic Sulphides in Indian Ocean . ISA -under Convention on Law of the Sea to which India is a Party . India- MoU with Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology India-member of International Energy Agency-Ocean Energy Systems
SOCIETY AND RELATED ISSUES
National Trust Act -welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities was passed in the Parliament in 1999 National Trust -Statutory Body under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
Education Related Efforts MHRD- motto of " Education) HC FTT, 3TEET RTT" (Education for All, Quality ShaGun a web portal- MHRD - two componentsi.e. Repository of best practices, on elementary education and second part is regarding the online monitoring of the SSA implemented by States and UTs .'Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat' -a sub-programme of SSA- in classes l and I focusing on reading, writing and comprehension and Mathematics. .Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan - under the SSA, launched by Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam -to engage children of age group 6-18 years, in Science, Mathematics and Technology VIDYANJALI-sub-programme under SSA to enhance communi and private sector involvement in Government run elementar schools
Kala Utsav -MHRD to promote Arts in four themes of Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts . Seema Darshan-opportunity for the children to experience the border. MHRD + Ministry of Defence and MHA . National Swachhata Award to KV FRI-Cleanest School of India MHRD -Platinum in Web-Ratna Category in the recently concluded Digital India awards, 2016
International Conference on the Zero: UNESCO MHRD -at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris Aryabhata's bust.now adoms entrance of UNESCO Aryabhata's bust, now adorns entrance of UNESCO UNESCO -50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day Headquarters in Paris -on theme 'Reading the past, writing the future
Minority Affairs Nai Manzil' scheme-launched for 1st time in J & K . Everlasting Flame -Parsi-Zoroastrian Community Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS) Haj pilgrimage-transferred from Ministry of External Affairs to . Ministry of Minority Affairs Minister of State Minority Affairs -held "Progress Panchayats", an . information campaign at ground level
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Insertion of LEAP SECOND in IST President of CSIR-PM . CSIR -National Physical Laboratory -custodian of IST + Has responsibility of maintenance and dissemination of IST through an act of Parliament . "Leap Second" is added every now and then to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) To synchronize clocks worldwide with Earth's ever slowing rotation UTC -combines output of more than 300 highly precise Atomic clocks worldwide, including the one at CSIR-NPL . . .Atomic clocks-very accurate and stable within 1 second over period of millions of years
Insertion of LEAP SECOND in IST Astronomical Time known as Universal Time refers to Earth's rotation around its own axis and determines lengthof a day . .Earth's rotation -not regular (factors -moon's gravitational ,Earth- braking forces that often results in ocean tides) As a result, Astronomical Time gradually falls out of synch with Atomic time (UTC) . When difference approaches 0.9 seconds, a "Leap Second" is added to UTC .
Kigali Amendment -legally binding + Into force -January 1, 2019 ENVIS - a portal to popularise science . GOl an d Japan-cleaning of Mula-Mutha river in Pune Environment Ministry -first National Stakeholder Consultation on the Biodiversity Finance Initiative- BIOFIN project-in the context of India's 12 National Biodiversity Targets developed in line with 20 global Aichi biodiversity targets Partnered with UNDP in Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN)
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