AspirantWorld One liners : 25th January

• Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL), Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Limited (RSMML) and Department of Mines & Geology (DMG) has signed a tripartite agreement. The Rajasthan government is responsible for the feasibility study of Potash Solution Mining in Rajasthan. Nagaur – Ganganagar Basin in the northwest of Rajasthan has a huge resource of 50,000 square kilometers of Potash and Halite.

• DRDO successfully carried out a capture and release trial of the indigenously developed Smart Anti-Airport Weapon (SAAW) from Hawk-I of Hindustan Aviation Limited (HAL) on the coast of Orissa. The smart weapon has been successfully tested from Indian Hawk-Mk132 of HAL. So far, this is the ninth successful mission of SAAW conducted by DRDO.

• Two new rare ant genus have been discovered in India. The Ooceraea ant genus found in Kerala, and Tamil Nadu has increased the diversity of this rare genus. According to the number of antennal segments, they are different from others of the same genus.

• CSIR-CMERI launched the “Aqua Rejuvenation Plant”, which promotes the development of Organic Farming Model through treated Waste Water. CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur has launched the first Wastewater Treatment Technology Model, which can purify Irrigation/Farming Wastewater.

• Approval obtained under the PLI Scheme for Promotion of Domestic Manufacturing of key critical Key Starting Materials (KSMs)/Drug Intermediates and APIs. The PLI scheme provides production-related incentives to boost domestic manufacturing and attract large amounts of investment, such as mobile phone manufacturing, specified electronic components, pharmaceuticals, food processing, solar photovoltaic manufacturing, medical equipment and other fields.

• The Air Quality Commission cooperates with top technical institutions to establish a Decision Support System. The Air Quality Management Commission was established by an ordinance in October 2020, namely the “Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Ordinance 2020”.

• The Government uses MEITY’s Rapid Assessment System (RAS) to process feedback on Covid vaccination. “Rapid Assessment System (RAS)” is a platform developed by the National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY) to obtain feedback from vaccinated people. The plan aims to improve citizens’ vaccination experience while ensuring compliance with all norms during vaccination process in all vaccination centers.

• Operation Sard Hawa was launched by border guards on the western border of Rajasthan. The main purpose of this operation is to check the penetration of dense fog in the area. The operation has also been launched to strengthen security before Republic Day. The operation will continue until January 27, 2021. This operation was carried out to keep an eye on the international borders.

• Every January 24th is International Education Day. The day is to celebrate the role of education in peace and development. The purpose of this day is to remind people that without inclusive and fair quality education, there is no lifetime opportunity for everyone. International Education Day reminds countries that without education, they cannot successfully achieve gender equality and break the cycle of poverty.

• The MeerKAT radio telescope recently discovered two huge radio galaxies. These galaxies were discovered during the MIGHTEE survey. The discovered galaxy is 93% larger than any other giant star discovered before. They are 62 times larger than the Milky Way. It takes 6.5 million light years for light to travel from one end to the other.

• National Tourism Day is celebrated on January 25. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of the importance of tourism to the country’s economy. India offers tourism in the form of nature, culture, heritage, sports, rural, medical, education, business, cruise and eco-tourism.

• Spain and France signed an agreement to build a 590 MW solar power plant. This solar power plant will be the largest solar power plant in Europe. The agreement was signed by Iberdrola of Spain and Donone of France. The construction cost of the solar power plant is 364 million US dollars. The solar power plant will be located in the province of Cáceres in western Spain.

• The Election Commission of India (ECI) will launch the Electronic Election Photo ID (e-EPIC) program on the occasion of National Voters Day. By following the upcoming polls in five states of Kerala, Puducherry, Assam, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, a new digital card was launched.

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