18 Jul, 2022
42 Min Read
|GS-III||INDIAN SUBMARINE STATUS||S&T|
|GREAT INDIAN BUSTARD||Biodiversity & Environment|
|PT Pointer||GLOBAL LIVEABILITY INDEX 2022||Important reports|
The Consultative Committee meeting of the Ministry of Civil Aviation was held in New Delhi. The topic for discussion was ‘DIGI YATRA’ to make certain valuable suggestions about the project.
ABOUT DIGI YATRA
Other initiatives for robust Civil Aviation:
Feature of the UDAN scheme
NABH Nirman Initiative
The Navy Kilo Class Submarine INS Sindhudhvaj was decommissioned from service at Visakhapatnam after 35 years in service, the navy now has 15 conventional submarines in service.
A submarine is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater. India's submarine fleet is based at two locations one is at Visakhapatnam on the east coast and another in Mumbai on the west coast.
Other Submarines of India
Currently, India has now 15 conventional diesel-electric submarines, classified as SSKs, and two nuclear ballistic submarines which are classified as SSBNs. Most of India’s submarines are over 25 years old, and many are getting refitted.
15 SSKs submarine can be classified as:
Facts about India’s submarine acquisition
About Kalvari Class Scorpene Submarine
About Nuclear Submarine (SSN)
India’s Modernisation Plan:
Capabilities at a Glance
The total Submarines in the Fleet is 15. It includes:
Source: The Indian Express
Only four Female Great Indian Bustards (GIB) are left in Gujarat. According to a 2018 count, India has fewer than 150 GIBs, of which 122 are mainly in Rajasthan.
About Great Indian Bustard
[Note: Only 350 Bengal Floricans are left in the country. It was once widely distributed in the Gangetic and Brahmaputra plains, now confined to a few pockets of Uttar Pradesh, Assam, and Arunachal Pradesh. IUCN STATUS: Critically Endangered]
[Lesser Florican smallest of the Bustard family was found throughout the country and now less than 2500 survive in the world, confined to Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Western Madhya Pradesh. IUCN STATUS: Endangered]
Threats and issues in Conservation:
Measures taken to protect the Bustards:
The programme aims to build up a captive population of Great Indian Bustards and to release the chicks into the wild for increasing the population.
A proper Centrally Sponsored holistic approach with necessary policies and action to conserve grasslands, with the involvement of local communities is much needed for the conservation of the bustards.
Source: The Hindu
European Intelligence Unit has released the Global Liveability Index 2022.
Poor performance of Indian cities is due to:
Comparison with other South Asian Countries
[The infrastructure score is based on the quality of roads, public transportation systems, international links, energy provision, telecommunications, and water availability.]
Source: The Indian Express
NIRF RANKING 2022 The Indian Institution of Technology, Madras is yet again the top Higher Educational Institute in the county followed by the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and IIT Bombay according to the Ministry of Education’s National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2022.
DUNAGIRI- PROJECT 17A FRIGATE Defense Minister Rajnath Singh launched Y- 3023 Dunagiri, Project 17A Frigate built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders Limited (GRSE) in Kolkata on July 15, 2022. About Dunagiri, Project 17A Frigate Named after a mountain range in the state of Uttarakhand, Du
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ACHARYA PRAFULLA CHANDRA RAY Ministry of Culture along with the Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, and Vigyan Bharati organized a curtain raiser for two days of International Conference on the “Contributions of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray as a Chemist and Freedom Fighter”,
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