|GS-II||National Nutrition Mission: NITI Aayog||Government policies and interventions|
|43 more Mobile Apps banned||Governance|
|India's assistance to Afghanistan||International Relations|
|GS-III||Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana||Economic Issues|
|ASTEROID 16 PSYCHE||S&T|
|PT Pointer||Sea Guardian Drones from US||S&T|
National Nutrition Mission: NITI Aayog
Recently, the NITI Aayog has released “Accelerating Progress On Nutrition In India: What Will It Take”.
It is the third progress report on the National Nutrition Mission or the Poshan Abhiyaan.
Suggestions by the NITI Aayog:
National Nutrition Mission ( 2018)
43 More Mobile Apps banned by India
Recently, the government of India has blocked 43 new mobile apps, mostly Chinese, in the country, including shopping website AliExpress. This is in addition to a total of 177 Chinese apps banned till now.
What are the reasons behind banning apps?
What is the impact of the Ban?
The next source of economic growth lies in the digital economy. India must speed up indigenisation, research and development and frame- up a regulatory architecture to claim data sovereignty.
Afghanistan - India Relations
Recently, at the Afghanistan 2020 Conference, India has announced about 150 projects worth USD 80 million. Also, the USA has decided to reduce its troop presence in Afghanistan to about 2,500 by January 2021.
India - Afghanistan relations:
India - Afghan relations:
India’s development programmes in Afghanistan are focused around 5 pillars:
Since 2001, India has committed USD 3 billion towards rebuilding and reconstruction of Afghanistan. During the Taliban years from 1996 to 2001, India did not invest in Afghanistan.
Chabahar Port in Iran, which provides alternate connectivity to Afghanistan.
Shift in Indian Perspective:
Reduction of Troops by USA:
Scheme for Creation of Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Cluster: PMKSY
Recently, the Union Minister of Food Processing Industries has attended the Independent Management Advisory Committee (IMAC) meeting to consider the proposals received under the Scheme for Creation of Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Cluster (APC) of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY).
It was approved in May 2017 under the PMKSY, to incentivise the setting up of APCs in the country.
Aims: To develop modern infrastructure and common facilities to encourage a group of entrepreneurs to set up food processing units based on cluster approach by linking groups of producers/farmers to the processors and markets.
Requirements for Setup:
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana
Seven component schemes under PMKSY:
Under PMKSY, capital subsidy in the form of grants-in-aid ranging from 35% to 75% of the eligible project cost subject to a maximum specified limit is provided to investors under the various schemes for undertaking infrastructure, logistic projects and setting up of food processing units in the country.
ASTEROID 16 PSYCHE
About Asteroid 16 Psyche
How is earth protected from Solar Winds?
Sea Guardian Drones from US
Recently, two American MQ9B Sea Guardian unarmed drones have been inducted by the Indian Navy. It is the maritime variant of the Predator MQ9 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
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