Contents:

  1. Coronavirus: Further updates
  2. Questions on Parents in NPR
  3. Relocation of Hawaii Telescope
  4. India, Brazil to sign Strategic action Plan
  5. FMCG growth slows to single digit in 2019
  6. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
  7. ISRO satellite data to guide mobile phone navigation
  8. Examine powers of Speakers, SC asks Parliament
  9. Prahari: A Delhi Police initiative

CORONAVIRUS: FURTHER UPDATES

WHAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS? These are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses from the common cold to more severe diseases such as MERS and SARS OTHER RECENT EPIDEMICS Middle East Severe Acute Legacy IAS Academy Best IAS academy in Bangalore
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QUESTIONS ON PARENTS IN NPR

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Government sources said that, it might consider the widespread demand to remove the questions on date and place of birth of a respondent’s parents from the National Population Register

What is national population register?

  • The National Population Register (NPR) is a Register of usual residents of the country.
  • It is being prepared at the local (Village/sub-Town), sub-District, District, State and National level under provisions of the Citizenship Act 1955 and the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.
  • It is mandatory for every usual resident of India to register in the NPR.
  • A usual resident is defined for the purposes of NPR as a person who has resided in a local area for the past 6 months or more or a person who intends to reside in that area for the next 6 months or more.
  • The objective of the NPR is to create a comprehensive identity database of every usual resident in the country. The database would contain demographic as well as biometric particulars.

RELOCATION OF HAWAII TELESCOPE

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India, a partner in the construction of one of the largest telescopes in the world, has said it wants the project to be moved out of the proposed site at Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano in Hawaii

More about Thirty Meter Telescope [TMT]

  • The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is a proposed extremely large telescope (ELT) that has become controversial due to its planned location on Mauna Kea, on the island of Hawaii, a mountain which is considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians.
  • The TMT would become the largest visible-light telescope on Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea volcanic mountain

  • Is a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii.
  • Its peak is 4,207.3 m (13,803 ft) above sea level, making it the highest point in the state of Hawaii.
  • Most of the volcano is underwater, and when measured from its underwater base, Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world, measuring over 10,000 m (33,000 ft) in height.

INDIA, BRAZIL TO SIGN STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN

Why in news?

  • India and Brazil will upgrade their strategic partnership with an “action plan” and sign a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) when Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visits as the chief guest of the Republic Day celebrations from January 24 to 27
  • Bilateral relations are based on a common global vision, shared democratic values, and a commitment to foster economic growth of both countries.
  • Bilateral relations were elevated to a Strategic Partnership in 2006, heralding a new phase in India­ Brazil relations

FMCG GROWTH SLOWS TO SINGLE DIGIT IN 2019

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After two years of clocking Double ­digit growth, the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) segment slowed down to single digit growth in 2019 even as the last quarter of the previous calendar year indicated that the slowdown is showing signs of abating

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Nielsen said FMCG grew at 9.7% in 2019, much lower than the previous year’s growth of 13.5%. Further, the growth trend was dampened by a drop in volume growth down to 5.8% from 10.5% in 2018


NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR PROTECTION OF CHILD RIGHTS

Why in news?

NCPCR is concerned with the trauma of children at Shaheen bag, New Delhi

Details:

  • Is an Indian governmental commission, established by an Act of Parliament, the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act in December 2005, thus is a statutory body
  • The commission works under the aegis of Ministry of Women and Child development, GoI.

ISRO SATELLITE DATA TO GUIDE MOBILE PHONE NAVIGATION

Why in news?

  • New smartphones in India running on Qualcomm chipsets unveiled on Tuesday
  • will be able to use signals from Isro’s satellites for navigation
  • The three new chipsets Snapdragon 720G, 662, and 460 will be the first to support the Indian NavIC, Isro said
  • NavIC (or Navigation with Indian Constellation) is a seven satellite regional navigation system developed by the Isro (Indian Space Research Organisation) that will provide positioning services over India and countries upto 1,500km around it

EXAMINE POWERS OF SPEAKER, SC ASKS PARLIAMENT

The wisdom of the legislature in entrusting Speakers (of the state assembly or parliament) with the responsibility of ruling on the disqualification of lawmakers who defect (shift parties) needs to be revisited: The Supreme Court

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PRAHARI: A DELHI POLICE INITIATIVE

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