Ravana’s Aviation Route :by Sri Lanka
•Recently, the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka has sought relevant documents and literature from the public to study the mythological character Ravana’s “aviation routes
•The project aims to bring out an authoritative narrative about King Ravana as there are many stories about Ravana flying aircrafts and covering these aerial routes.
•According to the civil aviation authority, it was Ravana who used a flying machine called “Dandu monara” to fly not only within the country, but also in the South East Asia region.
[Sri Lanka’s tourism sector promotes the ‘Ramayana trail’ for visitors from India — one of Sri Lanka’s largest tourism markets.]
•Sri Lanka named its first satellite Ravana-1 launched in June 2019
•The majority Sinhala-Buddhists community hail the King Ravana.
[ Story of Ramayana from Sri lanka would be interesting naa!😜 ]
Zoram Mega Food Park of Mizoram
•Recently, the government has operationalized the first Mega Food Park (MFP) of Mizoram [Zoram Mega Food Park]
•It is located in Khamrang village in Kolasib District, Mizoram.
•It is spread over 55 acres of land and is set up at a cost of Rs. 75. 20 crores.
•It is not only expected to benefit the people of Mizoram but also that of adjoining districts in Assam.
•It will boost the North-East Region’s potential to become the organic destination of the world due to its rich agricultural and horticultural produce
Consumer Protection Act, 2019
•The new act will be swift and less time consuming compared to the older Consumer Protection Act, 1986 in which single-point access to justice was given making it a time-consuming exercise.
•The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 establishes the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) whose primary objective will be to promote, protect and enforce the rights of consumers.
•Manufacturer or product service provider or product seller will be held responsible to compensate for injury or damage caused by defective product or deficiency in services
•The rules also prohibit the e-commerce companies from manipulating the price of the goods or services to gain unreasonable profit through unjustified prices
【The new Consumer Protection Act, 2019 came into force on 20th July 2020 and it will empower consumers and help them in protecting their rights through its various notified rules and provisions】
National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA)
•It was constituted in 2018 by the Government of India under section 132 (1) of the Companies Act, 2013. It is an audit regulator.
•It came after various corporate scams including that at the Punjab National Bank
•It consists of a chairperson, who shall be a person of eminence and having expertise in accountancy, auditing, finance or law, appointed by the Central Government and such other members not exceeding 15.
It can undertake investigation of
•Companies whose securities are listed on any stock exchange in India or outside India.
•Unlisted public companies having paid-up capital of not less than Rs. 500 crores or having annual turnover of not less than Rs. 1,000 crores
•These Russian-origin tanks are the Indian Army’s main battle tanks.
•Indian Army recently deployed them in the Galwan Valley sector of Ladakh amid the face-off with Chinese troops.
•Recently, the Ministry of Defence has signed Rs. 557 crore contract with the BEML Limited (formerly known as the Bharat Earth Movers Limited) for the procurement of 1,512 mine ploughs for T-90 Tanks.
[The induction is expected to be completed by 2027.]
•Mine ploughs help tanks to clear minefields and minimize risks to men and machines.
(After being fitted on T-90 Tanks, they will facilitate individual mobility to the tanks while negotiating a minefield)
NEOWISE(C/2020 F3) : a comet
•The recently discovered comet called C/2020 F3, also known as NEOWISE after the NASA telescope that discovered it, will make its closest approach to the Earth on July 22.
•On the day, the comet, which takes 6,800 years to complete one lap around its orbit, will be at a distance of 64 million miles or 103 million kilometers while crossing Earth’s outside orbit
•Asteroid: A relatively small, inactive, rocky body orbiting the Sun.
Comet: A relatively small, at times active, object whose ices can vaporize in sunlight forming an atmosphere (coma) of dust and gas and, sometimes, a tail of dust and/or gas.
Meteoroid: A small particle from a comet or asteroid orbiting the Sun.
Meteor: The light phenomena which results when a meteoroid enters the Earth’s atmosphere and vaporizes; a shooting star.
Meteorite: A meteoroid that survives its passage through the Earth’s atmosphere and lands upon the Earth’s surface.