National Miscellaneous News

World Sustainable Development Summit – UPSC Prelims

World Sustainable Development Summit: It is an annual event organized by The Energy and Resources Institute(TERI) since 2001. The summit was earlier known as Delhi Sustainable Development Summit. Purpose: The Summit brings together a wide number of participants in the fight against climate change. Participants include governments, business leaders, academicians, climate scientists, youth, and civil society. Key Partners: The …

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Exercise Kavach – UPSC Prelims

Exercise Kavach: It is a Joint Military exercise involving assets of the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, and Indian Coast Guard. Conducted under: The exercise will be conducted under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command, the only Joint Forces Command of the country. Aim:  To fine-tune joint war-fighting capabilities and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) …

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Magneto-telluric (MT) Method – UPSC Prelims

Magneto-telluric (MT) is a geophysical method which uses natural time variation of the Earth’s magnetic and electric fields to understand geological (underground) structure and processes. These measurements are conducted across three major seismic sources, namely Mahendragarh-Dehradun Fault (MDF), Sohna Fault (SF) and Mathura Fault (MF). These measurements will ascertain the presence of fluid, which generally …

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Interconnection Usage Charges – UPSC Prelims

Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC) is a charge paid by the Telecommunication service provider (TSP), whose subscriber makes a call, to the Telecommunication Service Provider, whose subscriber receives the call. It is the cost that a mobile operator pays to another operator for carrying through/terminating a call. Example : If a JIO user makes a call to a Airtel …

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North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project (NERPSIP) – UPSC Prelims

NERPSIP Scheme: The Scheme was initially approved in 2014 as a Central Sector Plan Scheme of the Ministry of Power. Funding: The scheme is being funded with the assistance of the World Bank fund and by the Government of India through the Budget support of the Ministry of Power on a 50:50 basis. Objective: Government’s commitment for …

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Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border dispute – UPSC Prelims

Historical background of the boundary dispute between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh: The dispute dates back to the British era when in 1873 British announced inner line regulation. British demarcated planes and frontier Hills, which were later designated as North-East frontier tracts in 1915. These Northeast frontier tracts make up today’s Arunachal Pradesh. The administrative jurisdiction …

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