AspirantWorld One liners : 30th March

• The Minister of Finance launched the Central Scrutiny Centre (CSC) to review user files. CSC is a program of the Corporate Affairs Ministry that aims to check user records through a direct process. The purpose of launching CSC is to ensure that data quality is not affected and is free of defects.

• India launched the second batch of commercial coal mining auctions. Second batch of auctions was launched by India for commercial coal mines, offering 67 coal mines for sale. Since the start of the auction system in 2014, this is the largest number of mines offered in a specific tranche auction. Of the 67 mines provided by the Ministry of Coal, 23 are stipulated in the CM (SP) Act and 44 are stipulated in the MMDR Act.

• 34 Green Zone sites were approved for “No-Permission-No-Take off’ (NPNT) -compatible drone operations. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has approved the licensing of drone operations for “No-Permission-No-Take off’ (NPNT) in another 34 green areas to facilitate, simplify and promote drone operations in the country. The approved location allows drones to be used up to 400 feet Above Ground Level (AGL).

• The AYUSH Ministry has established an interdisciplinary expert group to explore the potential of yoga as a tool to increase people’s productivity. The high-level interdisciplinary committee established by the AYUSH Ministry of the Government of India will discuss the aspects of yoga that increase productivity. The committee was established through a video conference on March 24, 2021.

• At present, in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Creches under the “National Creche Scheme for the Children of Working Mothers” are currently not functioning in the country. The National Creche Scheme (formerly known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme) is being implemented through the States/UTs as a centrally sponsored scheme to provide daycare facilities to children of working mothers (age group 6 months to 6 years).

• In order to promote India as a destination for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE), the Ministry of Tourism, in cooperation with Madhya Pradesh Tourism Authority and India Convention Promotion Bureau, organized the “Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions(MICE) Roadshow-Meeting in India” Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho is one of the country’s iconic tourist attractions.

• The Ministry of the Home Affairs approved the “Safe City” project in 8 cities under the Nirbhaya Fund scheme. The eight cities are Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai. These projects involve identifying hot spots for crimes against women and deploying various components through awareness-raising programs, including infrastructure, technology adoption, and community capacity building.

• March 25th of each and every year is the designated as International day of the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. In this speech, the chief executive of the United Nations emphasized that the harmful and lasting consequences of slavery must be addressed. He also called for a new commitment to a world where all people can live in peace, dignity and opportunity.

• The World Theatre Day is celebrated on 27th March annually to emphasize the importance of theatre, as there is now losing its importance. The Theater Day raises the importance of theater arts, how they play an important role in the entertainment field, and the changes that theater brings to life. Messages from famous drama artists convey the themes of drama and the culture of peace.

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