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India’s First Lithium Refinery – UPSC Prelims

Proposed refinery will process Lithium ore to produce battery-grade material. Proposed by BHEL in partnership with private firms. For the refinery Lithium ore would be imported from Australia as Lithium is a rare element not usually found in India. With India poised to become one of the largest electric car market of the world, the …

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National Family Health Survey (NFHS) – UPSC Prelims

NFHS is a large-scale, multi-round survey conducted in a representative sample of households throughout India. International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) Mumbai serves as the nodal agency. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare monitors survey. IIPS: Established in 1956 By Dorabji Tata Trust, the Government of India and the United Nations (UN) It has established itself as the premier …

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Saffron Bowl Project – UPSC Prelims

Saffron Bowl Project: North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach (NECTAR) under Saffron Bowl project has identified few locations in Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya for saffron cultivation. Saffron production has long been restricted to a limited geographical area in the Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir. Pampore region, commonly known as Saffron bowl of …

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Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North-East(PM-DevINE) Scheme – UPSC Prelims

Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North-East(PM-DevINE) Scheme: PM-DevINE Scheme will fund infrastructure and social development projects based on the needs felt in the North-East. Announced in 2022 budget. Objective: To enable livelihood activities for youth and women and fill the gap in various sectors. Implementation: The scheme will be implemented through the North-Eastern Council. The scheme will not …

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