Day November 25, 2020

AspirantWorld One liners : 25th November

• The Andhra Pradesh state government has launched Abhayam project, a one-of-its-kind initiative. It aimed at ensuring safety of women and children while travelling in public transport, particularly autorickshaws. First Internet of Things (IoT) based women safety project. • Tibetan…

Northeast monsoon

• The Northeast monsoon has remained subdued this year. Rainfall over the Southern peninsular region has been deficient so far. The reason is a prevalent La Niña condition, along with a low pressure belt that is currently lying to the…

Desalination plant

• Maharashtra announced the setting up of a desalination plant in Mumbai, becoming the fourth state in the country to experiment with the idea. Working: • A desalination plant turns salt water into water that is fit to drink. •…

Government to fast-track green nod

• The new guidelines aims to expedite environment appraisal of industrial projects. • Appraisals are done by Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) that has representatives from government and outside, trained in matters of ecology, wildlife and habitat preservation. • Their advice…

National Science Film Festival

• The tenth edition of National Science Film Festival kicked off in a virtual mode. About: • Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous agency under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, has been organizing this festival as a part…

[Editorial Analysis] Time for an Asian Century

Mains Paper 2: International Relations Prelims level: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Mains level: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Context: • In an irreversibly more equal world, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)…