4 January 2019

●Monuments of national importance;-
↪ASI recently declared that it has added six structures to the list of monuments of national importance,(taking the total number to 3,693)
•Old High Court Building in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
•Haveli of Agha Khan in Agra.
•Haveli of Hathi Khana in Agra 
•Neemrana Baori in Rajasthan’s Alwar district.
•Group of Temples at Ranipur Jharail in Odisha’s Bolangir district.
•Vishnu Temple in Kotali, Uttarkhand
◆UP has the highest such monuments(745) followed by Karnataka(506)
●Suspension of MPs;-
•Rule 374A of the Lok Sabha↪in case of “grave disorder occasioned by a member coming into the well of the House or wilfully obstructing its business by shouting slogans or otherwise…”.[ The member concerned, “on being named by the Speaker, stands automatically suspended from the service of the House “for five consecutive sittings or the remainder of the session”]
●Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016
↪Purpose for amending Citizenship Act of 1955.
↪After this illegal migrants from certain minority communities coming from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, & Pakistan will then be eligible for Indian citizenship
•Article 9↪a person who voluntarily acquires citizenship of any other country is no longer an Indian citizen
●Lead and MSG in noodles;-
•Monosodium glutamate(MSG)↪is an amino acid found in your body and most foods [it can cause several health issues, including a headache, nausea, chest pain]
●challenges faced by start- ups in India;-{report released by Citizens’ engagement forum LocalCircles}
↪Challenge for start- ups: Corruption ,Bureaucratic inefficiencies.,Securing loans.& Funding
•Angel Tax↪ is a 30% tax that is levied on the funding received by startups from an external investor [It is counted as income to the company and is taxed]
●Bharatmala project;-
↪is the second largest highways construction project in the country since NHDP
↪to improve connectivity particularly on economic corridors, border areas and far flung areas with an aim of quicker movement of cargo and boosting exports

    • ●The Green-Ag project;-
      ↪seeks to integrate biodiversity, climate change and sustainable land management objectives and practices into Indian agriculture in association with GEF
      •project would be implemented in collaboration with FAO in high-conservation-value landscapes of five States(Including MP: Chambal Landscape)
      ◆’Global Environment Facility(GEF)’ was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems
      ●Namami Gange Programme;-
      ↪launched in 2015 for the period from 2014-2015 till 31 December 2020 to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation & rejuvenation of National River Ganga & its tributaries
      ●India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway;-
      ↪Is a highway under construction under India’s Look East Policy that will connect Moreh(Manipur), India with Mae Sot, Thailand via Myanmar
      ●Makaravilakku festival season;-
      ↪Is an annual festival held on Makar Sankranti in Kerala, at the shrine of Sabarimala
      ●Directorate of Revenue Intelligence(DRI);-
      ↪Is the major intelligence agency(formed in 1957) which eradicates smuggling of drugs, gold, diamonds, electronics, foreign currency, counterfeit Indian currency, et
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