17 Feb, 2020

  • In Political micro-targeting, the Vulnerable Indian Voters - Polity & Governance
  • RBI's Consumer Confidence Survey - Indian Economy
  • Wayanad Tiger Reserve Proposal fails to find favour - Environment
  • Poll Panel working on remote voting system - Polity & Governance
  • ISRO readies for the launch of GISAT-1- Science & Technology
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    WAYNAD TIGER RESERVE PROPOSAL FAILS TO FIND FAVOUR

    Kerala Forest Department tried to push forward the proposal to notify Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary as a Tiger Reserve but the proposal was rejected by State Board for Wildlife chaired by the Chief Minister of Kerala as the Board cited public resistance for such move.

    • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Wayanad Tiger Reserve
    • National Tiger Conservation Authority

     

    POLL PANEL WORKING ON REMOTE VOTING SYSTEM

    The model of an Aadhaar-linked electronic voting system, which will enable electors to cast their votes from any part of the country — irrespective of where they are registered to vote — or even abroad, is being prepared for the Election Commission of India by the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M), ECI officials said.

    • Characteristics of the technology
    • Two-way electronic transmission of voting
    • Aadhaar-linked electronic voting system

     

    ISRO MAKING PREPARATIONS TO LAUNCH GISAT-1 IN MARCH

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is preparing to launch GISAT-1, a new earth observation satellite, in the first week of March.  

    • GiSAT series
    • GiSat-1 and GiSat-12R
    • multi-spectral and multi-resolution
    • Low Earth Orbit – LEO

     

    LOW CONFIDENCE PERSISTS – DATA POINT

    Recently, the Reserve Bank has released the results of the January 2020 round of its Consumer Confidence Survey (CCS).  

    • Importance of Consumer Confidence
    • About Consumer Confidence Survey (CCS)
    • Price level
    • Household income

     

    IN POLITICAL MICRO-TARGETING, THE VULNERABLE INDIAN VOTER – ARTICLE 

    The current draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 empowers the Central government to notify social media intermediaries as significant data fiduciaries if their user base crosses a certain threshold and whose actions are likely to have an impact on electoral democracy.

    • Role of Social Media in Democracy
    • Ideal Purpose of Social Media
    • What has social media done?
    • Asch Conformity Experiment
    • Social Media as an Enabler
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