IR/Defense: Defense Minister’s DEFENCE Acquisition Council (DAC) gave an Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) to procure the Very Short Range Air Defence System or VSHORAD (IR Homing) missile system,
It is designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
VSHORAD is a man portable Air Defence System (MANPAD).
It is Meant to kill low-altitude aerial threats at short ranges. Will be useful against China at the LAC in eastern Ladakh
EcoPil4A-Agro: UNION Cabinet approved setting up of three new cooperative bodies — 1) national multi-state cooperative export society, 2) national multi-state cooperative organic society and 3) national multi-state cooperative seed society — under the Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act, 2002.
EcoPill1A1-Digital Payments: Centre clears ₹2,600 cr scheme to promote RuPay, BHIM-UPI. UNDER THE scheme, banks will be given subsidy for promoting Point-of sale devices and e-commerce transactions using RuPay Debit Cards and BHIM-UPI. However, the scheme does not have a fancy name yet.
EcoPill2D: Deficit/Revdi culture: KARNATAKA Congress promised to provide 200 units of free electricity if voted to power in next Vidhan Sabha election.
EcoPill6: HRD: CENTRE has named its 5 kg free foodgrain scheme under the National Food Security Act, 2013, as ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY)
Ethics : case study-IPS: Road accidents in Ahmedabad went up by 14 pc in 2022 compared to 2021, this is despite the stricter enforcement of helmet rule, seatbelt rule, red light rule, and automatic challans through CCTV camera. As DCP (Traffic) how will you address this issue?
Geography: Swiss-French architect-planner Le Corbusier was tasked to develop Chandigarh city. critics argue that “Chandigarh is a well-designed city, not a well-planned city”. Because poor people do not have housing facility here. Chandigarh became home to the wealthy and the government officials, the poor were excluded from Corbusier’s master plan. 2022: SC supreme Court has expressed displeasure over the unplanned urbanisation in the city.
Internal Security (GSM3): National Security Act (NSA) provisions allow the police to make preventive detentions for a maximum period of 12 months. Chhattisgarh Home department has empowered the district magistrates to invoke National Security Act (NSA), citing reports about a threat to communal harmony.
PIN-Awards: Golden Globes awards by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. RRR movie’s composer M.M. Keeravani won the Best Original Song award for “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR” during the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Separately: BEST FILM (DRAMA) for The Fabelmans, BEST ACTOR (DRAMA) Austin Butler for Elvis. BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA) Cate Blanchett, for Tár. BEST DIRECTOR Steven Spielberg for The Fabelmans
PIN-Books/Authors:Revolutionaries: The Other Story of How India Won Its Freedom, written by Sanjeev Sanyal. He is a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council.
PIN-Death: Kannada /Malayalam writer Sara Abubakar.
GPSC: Karuna Abhiyan to treat injured birds launched
GPSC: Stray cattle menace has led to fatal accidents and courts have also been reprimanding the state government over the issue. 2) The Gujarat government had also introduced Gujarat Cattle Control (Keeping and Moving) in Urban Areas Bill, 2022, to check the menace. However, due to protests from Maldhari (cattle herders) community, the Bill was withdrawn. 3) Now under Mukhyamantri Gaumata Poshan Yojana (MGPY) Gujarat govt decides to castrate 50,000 bulls. To control the increasing population of increasing stray cattle.
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