16 Feb, 2020

  • Shah Faesal booked under Public Safety Act - Security
  • ISRO to launch 10 EO Satellites in 2020-21 - Science & Technology
  • Radio aids revival of dying tribal language - Asur - Geography
  • Urban Heat Islands in India - Environment
  • Why has LPG Prices seen a sharp rise? - FAQ - Economy
  • What are the concerns on FB's encryption plans? - FAQ - Science & Technology
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    Radio aids revival of dying tribal language

    Asur Community of Jharkhand which is a particularly vulnerable tribal group has used mobile radio to spread the popularity of their language and this has helped the community from saving their language despite lack of access to road or transportation to outside world.

    • PVTG

     

    Urban Heat Islands in India

    A recent study from IIT Kharagpur called “Anthropogenic forcing exacerbating the urban heat islands in India” noted that mean daytime temperature of surface urban areas going up by around 2 degrees C if compared to neighboring areas.

    • The same study also said that the relatively warmer temperature in urban areas, compared to suburbs, may contain potential health hazards due to heat waves apart from pollution.
    • So why are these urban areas hotter than surrounding suburbs?
    • What is the impact of Urban Heat islands?
    • On local climate
    • The Impact Of Urban Heat Islands On Animals
    • Migration of animals towards cities
    • Thermal pollution of neighboring water bodies:
    • The Impact Of Urban Heat Islands On Human Health

     

    Shah Faesal booked under Public Safety Act

    • Government has decided to book Shah Faesal under PSA, 1971
    • About The Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978
    • The Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978 is a preventive detention law, under which a person is taken into custody to prevent him or her from acting in any manner that is prejudicial to “the security of the state or the maintenance of the public order”.
    • What happens after a person is charged under PSA?
    • Referring of Case to Advisory Board
    • Decision of Advisory Board

     

    Why have LPG prices seen a sharp rise?

    • This week, the LPG prices, which are revised on a monthly basis, went up again.
    • The rate for unsubsidized, 14.2 kg cylinders has risen by a steep ₹144.50 in Delhi, at ₹858.50.
    • How are the prices of LPG decided?
    • How have international prices behaved recently?
    • Who will the price rise affect?
    • Does this help the government move to an open pricing regime?
    • What are the implications for the broader economy?

     

    ISRO to launch 10 EO satellites in 2020-21

    The country will send up an unusually large number of 10 earth observation (EO) satellites during 2020-21, according to the latest annual report of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for 2019-20.

    • Earth Observation Satellite
    • PSLV C48/RISAT

     

    What are the concerns on FB’s encryption plans?

    • Recently Facebook has announced that it will introduce end to end subscription
    • End to End Encryption
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