Daily Quiz | 25 January 2020

●Antarctic Treaty System:•Antarctic Treaty regulate international relations with respect to Antarctica.•For the purposes of the treaty system, Antarctica is defined as all of the land and ice shelves south of 60°S latitude.•The treaty establishes freedom of scientific investigation, and bans military activity on the continent.•Antarctica is earth’s only continent without a native human population. Hide — uploads.disquscdn.com [ The average annual temperature ranges from about −10°C on the Antarctic coast to −60°C… Read More »Daily Quiz | 25 January 2020

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Daily current affairs | 25 January 2020

●National Girl Child Day (NGCD): 24th January• We celebrate NGCD with objectives of generating awareness on the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and create a positive environment around valuing the girl child.[National Girl Child Day was first initiated in 2008.]•The programme also observed anniversary of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme◽Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) SchemeLaunched in January, 2015 at Panipat in Haryana.•All India Expansion of BBBP covering… Read More »Daily current affairs | 25 January 2020

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Archaea

●Archaea:Hide — uploads.disquscdn.com •They are a primitive group of microorganisms that thrive in extreme habitats such as hot springs, cold deserts and hypersaline lakes.•These slow-growing organisms are also present in the human gut😯!, and have a potential relationship with human health•Scientists have reported a new archaeon (a kind of microorganism), which they discovered in Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan.•It has been named Natrialba swarupiae, after Dr Renu Swarup, secretary, Department of… Read More »Archaea

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NISHTHA–(National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement)

●NISHTHA–(National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement)•NISHTHA is the world’s largest teachers’ training programme of its kind in the world.•It has been launched to improve Learning Outcomes at the Elementary level.•The basic objective of this massive training programme is to motivate and equip teachers to encourage and foster critical thinking in students.•This integrated programme aims to build the capacities of around 42 lakh participants covering all teachers and… Read More »NISHTHA–(National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement)

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What is shamlat land

●What is shamlat land•Three categories of common land in Punjab villages are:1.‘Shamlat’ land is owned by the village panchayat.2.‘Jumla mushtraka malkan’ is land in a common pool made with villagers’ personal contributions, and is managed by the panchayat.3. ‘Gau charan’, too belongs to the panchayat, and is for cattle grazing•One-third of Punjab’s shamlat lands are reserved for Dalits. Around 25,000 to 26,000 families in the state, mostly Dalits, depend on this land for their… Read More »What is shamlat land

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What is a vaccine-derived poliovirus

●What is a vaccine-derived poliovirus?•It is a strain of the weakened poliovirus that was initially included in oral polio vaccine (OPV) and that has changed over time and behaves more like the wild or naturally occurring virus•This means it can be spread more easily to people who are unvaccinated against polio and who come in contact with the stool or respiratory secretions, such as from a sneeze, of an infected… Read More »What is a vaccine-derived poliovirus

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Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal

●National Girl Child Day (NGCD): 24th January• We celebrate NGCD with objectives of generating awareness on the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and create a positive environment around valuing the girl child.[National Girl Child Day was first initiated in 2008.]•The programme also observed anniversary of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme◽Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) SchemeLaunched in January, 2015 at Panipat in Haryana.•All India Expansion of BBBP covering… Read More »Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal

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Naf River

●Naf RiverHide — uploads.disquscdn.com •It is an international river marking the border of southeastern Bangladesh and western Myanmar.•Do you know?,Thousands of Rohingya Muslims had sought refuge across the Naf River in the Chittagong Division of Bangladesh●Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in India.•Primary Health Centre (PHCs) also referred to as public health centres, are state-owned rural health care facilities•They are essentially single-physician clinics usually with facilities for minor surgeries, too•Several States remain laggards… Read More »Naf River

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Antarctic Treaty System

●Antarctic Treaty System:•Antarctic Treaty regulate international relations with respect to Antarctica.•For the purposes of the treaty system, Antarctica is defined as all of the land and ice shelves south of 60°S latitude.•The treaty establishes freedom of scientific investigation, and bans military activity on the continent.•Antarctica is earth’s only continent without a native human population. Hide — uploads.disquscdn.com [ The average annual temperature ranges from about −10°C on the Antarctic coast to −60°C… Read More »Antarctic Treaty System

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Daily Current affairs | 24 January 2020

●Home Ministry allows States to use 9,400 enemy properties~When wars broke out between India and China in 1962, and India and Pakistan in 1965 and 1971, the central government took over properties of citizens of China and Pakistan in India under the Defence of India Acts. [The properties of enemies in India were classified as enemy property]•The estimated value of all enemy properties is approximately Rs 1 lakh crore(about $14… Read More »Daily Current affairs | 24 January 2020

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