12 November 2018

●UNESCO Asia-Pacific award for conservation;-
↪Is aimed at acknowledging the efforts taken to restore & conserve historical structures without affecting their heritage value in the Asia-Pacific region comprising 48 countries
◆Mumbai has won 19 recognitions since the inception of the awards in 2000 – the most for any city in India
●Competition Commission of India;-
↪was established under the Competition Act, 2002
•Competition Act,2002;-
↪It prohibits anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position by enterprises [towards the development of competition & fair play practices in the Indian market]
↪To promote and sustain competition in markets.and protect the interests of consumers [ensure freedom of trade.]
◆Ashok Kumar Gupta has been appointed as the chairperson of CCI
●National body set up to study Monogenic diabetes;-
•Monogenic diabetes;-
↪Is a rare type of diabetes that’s caused by a single gene mutation [which reduce the body’s ability to produce insulin, a protein produced in the pancreas that helps the body use glucose for energy]
•It’s usually diagnosed in late childhood to adulthood
●INSPIRE 2018;-
↪event is bringing together policy-makers, influencers, innovators, thought leaders, researchers and others stakeholders to deliberate on key energy policie
↪that will help leverage the full potential of energy efficiency & bring its multiple co-benefits to the fore
◆2nd edition being held in New Delhi.(The symposium will focus on enhancing grid management, e-Mobility, financial instruments and technologies for energy efficiency in India)
●Central Board of the RBI;-
↪RBI Board is a body comprising officials from the central bank and the Government of India, including officials nominated by the government
↪Board consists of official directors, who include the Governor and up to four Deputy Governors, non-official directors
↪The Governor and Deputy Governors hold office for not more than five years
•Governor has to call a Board meeting at least six times in a year, [and at least once each quarter]
◆Section 7 of the RBI Act.↪ basically empowers govt. to supersede RBI Board & issue directions to the central bank if they are considered to be “necessary in public interest”
●NASA to send tissue chips(or organs on chips)to space;-
↪NASA is planning to send small devices containing human cells in a 3D matrix — known as tissue chips
↪to better understand the role of microgravity on human health in space
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