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Evacuation operations carried out by India – UPSC Prelims

Name Year Country Operation Ganga 2022 From Ukraine Operation Vande Bharat 2020 All foreign  countries during COVID-19 Operation Samudra Setu 2020 Naval operation to  bring Indians back during COVID-19 Evacuation from Brussels 2016 From Brussels Operation Raahat 2015 From Yemen Operation Maitri 2015 From Nepal Operation Safe Homecoming 2011 From Libya Operation Sukoon 2006 From …

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Purple or Lavender Revolution – UPSC Prelims

Purple or Lavender Revolution: The Purple or Lavender Revolution was launched in 2016 by the Union Ministry of Science & Technology through the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Aroma Mission. Lavender cultivation is practiced in almost all the 20 districts of Jammu & Kashmir. Under the mission, first-time farmers were given free lavender saplings, while those who …

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Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) – UPSC Prelims

Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI): It was launched in October 2017. Under IMI, greater focus was given on urban areas which were one of the gaps of Mission Indradhanush. It focused to improve immunisation coverage in select districts and cities to ensure full immunisation to more than 90% by December 2018 instead of 2020. Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0: It was a …

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Sustainable Access to Markets and Resources for Innovative Delivery of Healthcare (SAMRIDH) initiative – UPSC Prelims

Sustainable Access to Markets and Resources for Innovative Delivery of Healthcare (SAMRIDH) initiative: It is partnership program of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The collaboration will focus on innovations across the healthcare landscape with the common goal to mount an effective response to the ongoing third wave of Covid-19 and build health …

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Open Network for Digital Commerce(ONDC) – UPSC Prelims

Open Network for Digital Commerce(ONDC): ONDC is being designed to curb the monopolistic tendencies of e-commerce platforms. It brings together all of India’s E-commerce marketplaces on a single network on the lines of Unified Payments Interface(UPI). It will do this by promoting open networks developed on open-sourced methodology using open specifications and open network protocols, independent of …

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One Nation One Standard Mission – UPSC Prelims

One Nation One Standard Mission: One Nation One Standard was first conceived in 2019 by the Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS). The mission is on the line of one nation, one ration card scheme in order to ensure quality products in the country. Indian Railways Research Design & Standards Organization(RDSO) has become the nation’s first institution to be …

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Smart Cities and Academia Towards Action & Research(SAAR) Program – UPSC Prelims

Smart Cities and Academia Towards Action & Research(SAAR) Program: Launched by: It is a joint initiative of MoHUA, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and leading Indian academic institutions of the country. Under the program, 15 premier architecture & planning institutes of the country will be working with Smart Cities to document landmark projects undertaken by the Smart Cities …

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National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) – UPSC Prelims

National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT): National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) is a Public-Private Partnership model between the Government (through its implementing agency AICTE) and the Education Technology companies of India. It is an initiative to provide the use of best-developed technological solutions in the education sector to enhance the employability of the youth on …

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