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01 May 2017 Keywords

 

KEYWORDS

MAY 2017

1st MAY 2017

1.      SAARC Satellite -  GSAT-09 

  • 12 Ku-band transponders
  • For DTH, VSAT, Tele-education, Telemedicine and Disaster Management Support, etc.

2.      Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) devices

3.      Paris Climate Accord

4.      India’s INDCs

5.      Bhitarkanika National Park, Odisha

  • estuarine crocodiles

6.      Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR), northern West Bengal

  • Six tigers would be relocated here to from neighbouring Assam
  • Issue: existence of villages in the core area of the BTR

7.      Precision agriculture

8.      India-Pakistan Agreements:

(i)        Karachi Agreement in March 1951

(ii)      Tashkent Declaration in 1966

(iii)    Simla Pact in 1972

9.      UNMOGIP (UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan).

10.  NSG (Nuclear Suppliers Group)

11.  Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

12.  Kisan Credit Card scheme

13.  e- NAM (e-National Agricultural Market) Scheme

  • launched on April 14, 2016

14.  Real Estate Regulation and Development Act, 2016

15.  Smart fence for LoC

  • sensors
  • planned for about 700 km
  • existing fence called the Anti-Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS) of concertina wire
  • located about 700m from the LoC

16.  THAAD anti-missile system

  • in South Korea
  • by USA

17.  Polio virus Type 1, 2, 3

18.  Vaccine-Derived Polio-Virus (VDPV) type 2

19.  Internet of Things’ (IoT)

20.  Cloud Computing

21.  “Special 301” Report of USA

·         on IPR (Intellectual Property Rights)

·         India under ‘Priority Watch List’

22.  Software as a Service (SaaS)

23.  Competition Commission of India (CCI)

24.  Special Freight Train Operations Scheme

25.  Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT)

26.  “moon village”

  • planned collaboration of Chinese and European Space Agency
  • could serve as a launching pad for :

(i)                  deep space missions (such as one to Mars),

(ii)                 spot for space tourism

(iii)                lunar mining

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