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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 Issues Organizations - Current Affairs Course on Env, Internal Security and Social - Crash Course on Geography, History and International Course on Polity Part V, PRIs and International Relations https://unacademy.com/user/AshnaSisodia
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Pietermaritzburg . Why in News? External Affairs Minister recently undertook a train journey from Pentrich to Pietermaritzburg. About Pietermaritzburg: It is a railway station in South Africa where a young Mahatma Gandhi was thrown out of a "Whites-only" compartment 125 years ago. On June 7, 1893, Gandhi, then a young lawyer, was thrown off the train's first class compartment at Pietermaritzburg station after he refused to give up his seat as ordered by racially prejudiced officials
Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) . Why in News? The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved procurement of high powered radars for the Indian Air Force and air cushion vehicles for the Army and the Coast Guard together worth over 25,500 crore. The 12 high power radars will be procured indigenously under the 'Buy (Indian) IDDM' category About DAC To counter corruption and speed up decision- making in military procurement, the government of India in 2001 decided to set up an integrated DAC. It is headed by the Defence Minister. The DAC is responsible to give policy guidelines to acquisitions, based on long-term procurement plans. It also clears all acquisitions, which includes both imported and those produced indigenously or under a foreign license.
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Why in News? Indian Railways and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) have jointly launched an awareness campaign on Protection of children in contact with Railways. This is an Endeavour to spread awareness about large number of vulnerable children coming in contact with Railways as passengers or abandoned, trafficked, run away children separated from their family . . About NCPCR: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was set up in March 2007 under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005. It works under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women & Child Development. The Child is defined as a person in the 0 to 18 years age group. The Commission's Mandate is to ensure that all Laws, Policies, Programmes, and Administrative Mechanisms are in consonance with the Child Rights perspective as enshrined in the Constitution of India and also the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
World Best Universities Ranking Why in News? The 15th edition of the QS World University Rankings has been released by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. QS ranks the world's top 1,000 universities, across 85 countries. Being the only international ranking to have received International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) approval, the QS ranking is viewed as one of the three most-widely read university rankings in the world, along with Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Indian Institutes Performance: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) are in the top 200. The number of Indian universities in the top 1,000 increased from 20 to 24. 9 Indian institutions have been individually ranked in the top-500 as against 6 last year. IIT-Bombay is now the top institute in the country rising 17 positions from 2018 to 162 Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, rises 20 places to 170th 17 of India's 24 ranked universities improved their rank for Academic Reputation, while 13 improved their rank for Employer Reputation.
Hague Abduction Convention Whv in News? The government has clarified that it is not yet ready to sign the Hague treaty on inter-country abduction of children by parents fleeing a bad marriage. On the other hand, the government is planning to follow the Japan example and put safeguards in place before acceding to the Hague treaty A Committee headed by Justice Rajesh Bindal, in April, had submitted its report on legal issues related to Inter-country removal & retention of children to the Ministry of Women and Child Development. . The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980: The Hague Convention is a multilateral treaty whereby the contracting states will have to cooperate with each other in expeditiously sending back the runaway parent and the child to the country of the child's 'habitual residence It seeks to return children abducted or retained overseas by a parent to their country of habitual residence for the courts of that country to decide on matters of residence and contact The convention shall apply to any child, up to the age of 16 years who is a habitual resident of any of the contacting states
Dam Rehabilitation & Improvement Project . Why in News? The Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) has approved revised cost estimate of Dam Rehabilitation & Improvement Project (DRIP) for Rs. 3466 crore and has extended time period for conclusion tll June, 2020 About DRIP: The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR), Government of India, with assistance from the World Bank, is implementing the DAM REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (DRIP), which would be a six-year project. The Central Dam Safety Organisation of Central Water Commission, assisted by a Consulting firm, is coordinating and supervising the Project implementation.
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