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NEWS 11/04/18 - 17/04/18
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IRNSS-1I, Atomic Clock, Biological Diversity Act, 2002 , Ayushman Bharat Scheme, Tejas.

Lohit Kumar Yadav
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  1. NEWS 11/04/18 - 17/04/18 Lohit K. Yadav


  2. All eyes on ISRO's Navigation Satellite Source: The Hindu . IRNSS-1I . 1425 Kg Satellite Eighth to join NavIC IRNSS-1I has civilian and restricted military/security application . Air Security and disaster management Transmits signal in L5 and S bands and give position, velocity and time of objects on ground 11 and 1H we're planned as backups but became necessary after all three imported rubidium atomic clocks on 1A failed in orbit Both 11 and 1H fitted with corrected atomic clocks


  3. Atomic clocks to measure the precise length of a second * Designed . The International System of Units(SI) defines the second as the time it takes a caesium-133 atom in a precisely defined state to oscillate exactly Accuracy of atomic clocks is about error of only 1 second in about 100 million years. NIST-F1 in Boulder, Colorado, is one of the world's most precise clocks


  4. Biological Diversity Act-2002 Aim: To regulate access to genetic resources and associated sharing o arrangements o Developing policies and programmes on long-term conservation o Protection of biological resources and associated knowledge National biodiversity authority set up at Chennai as per the provisions of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 is mandated to facilitate implementation of the . act


  5. Important highlights 1. Approval from NBA required by foreign national to obtain biological resources 2. Indian Firms/ Individuals to seek approval of NBA before transferring knowledge / research and material to foreigners Indians required to provide prior intimation to State Biodiversity Boards for obtaining biological material for commere Growers and Cultivators of Biological t and Vaids and hakims who are practicing Indian system of medicines and local pe 3. 4. ople are exempted


  6. Ayushman Bharat Scheme Source: The Hindu . First health center under Ayushman Scheme in Bijapur Under Ayush Bharat govt. will open 1.5 lakh health and wellness center by 2022 .


  7. Avushman Bharat National health protection scheme . Cover 10 crore poor and vulnerable families . Providing coverage up to 5 lakh rupees per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization . NHPS will subsume the on-going centrally sponsored schemes: Rashtriva Swasthva Bima Yoiana o o Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme It will be an entitlement based scheme with entitlement decided on the basis of deprivation criteria in SECC database Beneficiaries can avail benefits both in private and empanelled private facilities . .


  8. For giving policy directions and fostering coordination between centre and state,s it is proposed to set up Ayushman Bharat National Health protection mission Council at Apex level chaired by Union Health and Family Welfare minister States would need to have State Health Agency (SHA) to implement the scheme . In partnership with Niti Aayog a robust, scalable and interoperability platform will be made operational which will entail a paperless cashless transaction


  9. Tejas Indigenous Light Combat Aircraft . The aircraft is equipped to handle air to air missiles, air-to-surface missiles, anti ship missiles, bombs and rockets


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