DNA OF JULY 18/2018 FOR KPSC EXAMS Presented by Shantagouda
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JULY 18th 2018 Daily News Analysis
Important Topics of the Day 1.Pod Taxi in Bangalore 2. Brahmos Missile & MTCR 3. Karnataka Coffee growers worries 4. RTI amendments
1.Pod Taxi in Bangalore Pod taxi scheme also known as Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) PRT is an advanced public transport using automated electric pod cars to provide a taxi-like demand responsive feeder and shuttle services for small groups of travellers and is a green mode of uninterrupted journey The pods will travel at a speed of 60 kmph and the BBMP hopes to transport 15,000 passengers every hour. Although ticket prices haven't been finalised yet, BBMP officials are promising"rates cheaper than autos or app-based taxis"
Bad roads, broken pavements, potholes or loose gravel ruinning your ride: Advantages: - Help reduce traffic, BAA Quick transport, Cheaper fare. Opposition Mass urban transport system, BMTC Bus, Govt should concentrate on Timely procurement of Making roads Path hole free 001
2. India successfully test-fires BrahMos from Balasore military base Supersonic cruise missile Designed and developed by BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture of India and Russia It has derived its name from the names of two rivers, India's Brahmaputra River and Russia's Moskva River. Max Range 290 Km. Its range was extended to 450 km and plan is to increase it to 600km.(MTCR)
3. Coffee growers worried of falling Prices and Disease in Karnataka. Coffee growers are worried about falling coffee prices and heavy and incessant rain could lead to black rot disease and increase in berry droppings. Black rot disease affects both Arabica and Robusta coffee during monsoon. The most striking symptoms are blackening and rotting of the infected leaves, developing berries and young twigs.
Karnataka produces more than 70% of the total coffee produced in the country Kodagu, Chikmagalur and Hassan are the main coffee producing regions in Karnataka. Kodagu is the largest coffee producing region in Karnataka with more than 50% share in the total coffee produced in the state. Mysore and Shimoga are the other coffee producing regions in the state.
4. Amendments to Right to Information Act of 2005 KEY Changes: 1. draft rules suggests that the Central Information Commission (CIC) has the power to quash an RTI application in case the seeker dies during the period in between Bill gives centre the power to set the tenure and salary of CIC & SIC. 2.