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ASHNA SISODIA Verified Educator at Unacademy and teaching since October 2016 Appeared in UPSC CSE Mains 2017 and scored 140 marks in Essay and 110 each in GS Paper 2 and 3 each. . Scored 125+ in Prelims 2017 From Chandigarh, India and CSE Btech from UIET . Courses Made so Far India Yearbook 2016, 2017and 2018 Learning maps quickly in 25 Lessons Current Affairs Course on Env, Internal Security and Social Issues Crash Course on Geography, History and International Organizations - Course on Polity Part V, PRIs and International Relations https://unacademy.com/user/AshnaSisodia
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Smart cities mission Why in News? Naya Raipur is now the 10th Smart City to be operational in the country, along with 9 other cities including Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Pune, Nagpur, Rajkot, Visakhapatnam, Bhopal and Kakinada Naya Raipur is one of the three smart cities of Chhattisgarh selected under the smart cities mission About Smart City mission: Selection of cities: The selection is based on the scores cities get for carrying out urban reforms in areas including sanitation and governance. Cities that score the highest will be picked for the project, to be implemented over a 10-year period. Development: These cities will be developed to have basic infrastructure through assured water and power supply, sanitation and solid waste management, efficient urban mobility and public transport, IT connectivity, e-governance and citizen participation. Bottom-up approach has been the key planning principle under Smart City Mission Funding: Under the scheme, each city will get Rs 500 crore from the Centre for implementing various projects. An equal amount, on matching basis, will have to be contributed by the state or urban local bodies. The mission will provide central funding of Rs 48,000 crore to the selected cities Implementation: The implementation of the Mission at the City level will be done by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) created for the purpose. The SPV will plan, appraise, approve, release funds implement, manage, operate, monitor and evaluate the Smart City development projects. Each smart city will have a SPV which will be headed by a full time CEO and have nominees of Central Government, State Government and ULB on its Board .
New UAE visa rules Why in News? The United Arab Emirates has announced sweeping changes in its labour and visa rules that will ensure the better protection of workers' rights and do away with bank guarantees for recruitment in the private sector. . Benefits for Indian Workers: Indian workers are expected to be among the major beneficiaries of the measures. These will go a long way in easing the financial burden on Indian workers, professionals and entrepreneurs The low-cost insurance policy which replaces the bank guarantees will cut costs for employers and offer greater protection to vulnerable low-income workers The employee will have better protection as he or she can complain to the ministry of human resources and emiratisation in the event of non-pavment of minimum entitlements and then the ministry can draw on the insurance to provide a pay out The insurance policy will cover end of service benefits, holiday and overtime allowances, unpaid wages, return air ticket and cases of work injury, with the maximum pay out capped at 20,000 dirhams per person. The current system of bank guarantees doesn't cover entitlements such as gratuity and holiday allowances
Composite Water Management Index (CWMD Why in News? NITI Aayog has released its report on Composite Water Management Index (CWMI). . .About CWMI: The Composite Water Management Index report is a step in a direction that aims to create awareness among people and govemments about the realities of water crisis in the country CWMI aims to enable effective water management in Indian states in the face of this growing crisis. The index would provide useful information for the states and concerned Central ministries and departments enabling them to formulate and implement suitable strategies for better management of water resources. NITI Aayog has ranked all states in the index on the composite water management, comprising 9 broad sectors with 28 different indicators covering various aspects of ground water, restoration of water bodies, irrigation, farm practices, drinking water, policy and governance
Concerns: India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods are under threat. Currently, 600 million Indians face high to extreme water stress and about 200,000 thousand people die every year due to inadequate access to safe water The crisis is going to get worse and by 2030, the country's water demand is projected millions of people and an eventual 6% loss in the country's GDP.
Par-Tapi-Narmada inter-state river link proiect .Why in News Gujarat government has expressed its inability to divert 434 MCM water for Maharashtra in Tapi basin as requested by Maharashtra as part of the Par-Tapi-Narmada inter-state river link project. The project has been mired in controversy for years now About Par-Tapi-Narmada inter-state river link proiect: . .The projects envisages transfer of surplus water of rivers in Maharashtra and south Gujarat to feed the command area of the Miyagam branch of Narmada canal. It will save water in Narmada dam, which will be taken to Saurashtra and Kutch .The project is aimed at diverting "surplus" water from parts of west flowing rivers like the Par, the Nar, the Ambika and the Auranga basins in Maharashtra Besides providing irrigation benefits to the enroute command and Narmada command, the link will generate hydropower of the order of 93.00 Mkwh through the power houses installed at four dam sites viz. Jheri, Paikhed, Chasmandva and Chikkar and in two feeder canals taking off from Dabdar and Kelwan dams. The reservoirs will also provide flood relief to the people residing in downstream areas The project of Par-Tapi-Narmada link generally falls in the state of Gujarat except Jheri reservoir which falls in Maharashtra state. Jheri dam is located in Nasik district of Maharashtra, while remaining dams viz. Mohankavchali, Paikhed, Chasmandva, Chikkar, Dabdar and Kelwan dams are located in Valsad and Dang districts of Guiarat.
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