DEVELOPMENTS IN J&K

Various development initiatives were launched recently in Jammu and Kashmir. About: Indian Prime Minister recently launched several development projects in Jammu and Kashmir as follows: • Infrastructure: Two new branches of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will be opened in Jammu and Srinagar. The New Terminal Building of the Kushak Bakula Rinpoche…

AMAN NAVAL EXERCISE

AMAN naval exercise of Pakistan held without U.S. participation this year. About: • Pakistan recently wrapped up its 6th AMAN biennial multinational naval exercise. • AMAN-19 involved 46 countries as well as international warships and observers. • AMAN is one of the few multinational exercises where Chinese and U.S. warships regularly participate. But no American…

The Karmapa and Tibetan Buddhism

The Karmapa and Tibetan Buddhism

Karmapa tradition Lama has acquired the Dominican citizenship hurting relationship with India. About: • The 13th Religious Conference of the Schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon Tradition, which was scheduled for November 29 and 30 in Dharamshala, has been postponed to indefinite period. • Reason for Postponement: The reason for this tussle between the Government…

H-1B Visa

H-1B Visa

US government decided to award H-1B visa only for most skilled and highest paid foreign workers. About: • The Trump administration proposed major changes to the H-1B application process. • Electronically register with USCIS: Under a new proposed merit-based rule, the companies employing foreign workers on the H-1B visa – under the Congressional mandated annual…

Emergency Helpline 112

Emergency Helpline 112

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) for Himachal Pradesh at Mandi on Nov 28, 2018. About: • Himachal Pradesh is the first state to launch the pan-India single emergency helpline number 112. • It was launched under Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) project. • The Central Government has allocated Rs…

National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) Project

National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) Project

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources while giving a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, gave details on the status of implementation of the NeVA Project. About: • Data depository: NeVA aims to bring all the legislatures of the country together, in one platform thereby creating a massive data depository…

Integrated Government Online Training Programme (iGOT)

Integrated Government Online Training Programme (iGOT)

iGOT initiative aims at “Competent Civil Services for Good Governance”. About: • iGOT initiative will augment the existing training mechanism with online module-based training coupled with certification. • Universal accessibility: This will make training inputs available to government servant on site and on flexitime basis through Massive Online Open Courses mechanism. It will provide a…