|GS-II||Dam Safety Bill,2019|
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|GS-III||Deep Ocean Mission|
|Taken for a ride: on India’s gender-blind transport system|
The Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) to explore the deepest recesses of the ocean has finally got the green signal from the government.
Deep Ocean Mission (DOM)
The objective of the mission
What are Polymetallic Nodules?
Polymetallic nodules (also known as manganese nodules) are potato-shaped, largely porous nodules found in abundance carpeting the sea floor of the world oceans in the deep sea. Besides manganese and iron, they contain nickel, copper, cobalt, lead, molybdenum, cadmium, vanadium, and titanium, of which nickel, cobalt and copper are considered to be of economic and strategic importance.
About International Seabed Authority(ISA)
International Seabed Authority (ISA) is a UN body set up to regulate the exploration and exploitation of marine non-living resources of oceans in international waters. India actively contributes to the work of the International Seabed Authority. Last year, India was re-elected as a member of the Council of ISA. India’s nominees on the Legal and Technical Commission and Finance Committee of the ISA were also elected last year.
Source: The Hindu
A 2010 report by New-Delhi-based NGO Jagori revealed that 51% of women in the capital faced harassment inside public transport, and another 42% while waiting for public transport
Ola’s survey ahead of International Women’s Day 2019, highlighted how only 9% of the surveyed women commuters in the country felt safe in public transport, but still used it due to the lack of other options.
HOW TO MAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SAFE FOR ALL
Motor Vehicles Bill 2019
Unless we have gender-responsive plans for urban transport in place, our cities will be far from inclusive.
Source: The Hindu
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