22 Mar, 2020

  • COVID - 19 Vaccine development
  • Schemes for Electronics Sector
  • Olive Ridley Turtle
  • Reunion Islands
  • AYUSH wellness centers under NAM
  • Rupee Depreciation - Reference
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    AYUSH WELLNESS CENTRE TO COME UNDER NAM  

    Union Cabinet has approved inclusion of AYUSH Health and Wellness Centre (AYUSH HWC) component of Ayushman Bharat in National AYUSH Mission (NAM). These 12,500 AYUSH HWCs will be operationalised within a period of 5 years.

    • Upgradation of existing AYUSH dispensaries
    • Upgradation of existing Sub Health Centres
    • AYUSH Health & Wellness Centres
    • Ayushman Bharat
    • Ayush mission

     

    INDIA, FRANCE CONDUCT JOINT PATROLS FROM REUNION ISLAND

    India and France have conducted joint patrols from the Reunion Island for the first time, signaling India’s intent to engage with friendly foreign partners in expanding its footprint on the Indian Ocean, focusing on the stretch between the East African coastline and the Malacca straits.

    • Reunion Island
    • Malacca straits
    • India and France
    • East African coastline

     

    WHEN WILL A COVID-19 VACCINE BE READY? – FAQ

    Different vaccine approaches are being undertaken against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The vaccine that is being tested in the U.S. is called mRNA (or messenger ribonucleic acid)-1273.

    • novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)
    • mRNA (or messenger ribonucleic acid)-1273
    • Inactivated vaccine
    • Weakened Vaccine
    • purified COVID-19 virus
    • mRNA vaccine

     

    CABINET OKAYS RS. 48,000­CR. PLAN FOR ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING

    The Union Cabinet has recently approved three major schemes to boost domestic manufacturing of Electronic goods and to enable India to get integrated into Global value chains (GVCs).

    • boost domestic manufacturing
    • Electronic goods
    • Global value chains (GVCs)
    • Present Status of Electronics Industry in India
    • Production Incentive Scheme (PLI) for Large Scale Electronics Manufacturing
    • Scheme for Promotion of manufacturing of Electronic Components and Semiconductors (SPECS)
    • Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC2.0)

     

    MASS NESTING OF OLIVE RIDLEYS BEGINS AT RUSHIKULYA

    According to an unofficial estimate, around 2,000 turtles dug up nests in the sand to lay their eggs. Each nest, on an average, contains around 100 eggs. Usually these turtles nest in darkness, but there have been instances in the past when they have nested during day time.    

    • Olive Ridley Turtle
    • migratory turtle species
    • Arribadas
    • IUCN status: Vulnerable
    • Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972: Schedule I   
    • CITES: Appendix I

     

     

     

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