1. Nagaland Statehood Day
  2. PLI Schemes for Bulk Drugs and Medical Devices
  3. Competition Commission of India (CCI)
  4. BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile
  5. Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’
  6. National Education Policy- NEP-2020
  7. The Asian Development Bank (ADB)


Focus:  GS 2;  Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.

Why in News?

PM greets people of Nagaland on their Statehood Day

About Nagaland Statehood Day

  • The Nagaland will  celebrate its 58th statehood day on Tuesday, but this year the celebrations would be a low-key affair due to the pandemic.
  • The Northeast India is the easternmost region of India representing both a geographic and political administrative division of the country.
  • It comprises eight states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.
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  • The Nagaland, the 16th state of the Indian Union, was established on 1 December 1963.
  • It is bounded by Myanmar on the East, Arunachal Pradesh on the North, Assam on the West, and Manipur on the South.
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  • It’s home to diverse indigenous tribes, with festivals and markets celebrating the different tribes’ culture.
  • Its capital city of Kohima suffered heavy fighting in World War II, commemorated by memorials at the Kohima War Cemetery. 
  • The Nagaland State Museum exhibits ancient weaponry, a ceremonial drum and other traditional Naga cultural artifacts.
  • A Inner Line Permit is required to enter The State Of Nagaland.
  • The Nagaland is home to The Hornbill Festival.
  • It is the land Of World’s Hottest Chili Pepper called locally known as Naga Mircha, is a chili pepper cultivated in Northeast India and Bangladesh.
  • It is one of the hottest known chilli peppers, and is closely related to the Bhut jolokia.
Naga Morich - Wikipedia
  • The Naga Shawl Being Symbolic Of The Social Hierarchy.
  • Standing at an altitude of 3841 m, Saramati is the highest peak in the state of Nagaland and occupies a place of pride in the heart of its residents.
  • This peak is located on the Nagaland-Myanmar border, the Mt Saramati location shown in the below attached image.
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  • The major-recognised tribes of Nagaland are Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Khiamniungan, Kuki, Konyak, Lotha, Phom, Pochury, Rengma, Sangtam, Sumi, Yimchungru and Zeliang. 
  • The Naga languages differ from tribe to tribe, and sometimes even from one village to another.
  • They are, however, under the Tibeto-Burma family.

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Focus:  GS  2; Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

Why in News?

Production Linked Incentive(PLI) Scheme for Bulk Drugs and PLI Scheme for Medical Devices have shown a very positive response from the pharmaceutical as well as the medical device industry. 

About Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI)

  • The Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for promotion of domestic manufacturing of critical Key Starting Materials (KSMs)/ Drug Intermediates and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) In India and Scheme for Promotion of Bulk Drug Parks.
production linked incentive scheme for manufacturing medical device

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Focus:  GS 2; Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.

Why in News?

CCI approves acquisition of Rivigo Services Private Limited (Rivigo) by Spring Canter Investment Ltd (SCIL) through subscription of compulsorily convertible preference shares

About Competition Commission of India (CCI)

  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is a statutory body of the Government of India responsible for enforcing The Competition Act, 2002 and promoting competition throughout India and to prevent activities that have an appreciable adverse effect on competition in India.
  • It was established on 14 October 2003.
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Focus:  GS 3 ; Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

Why in News?

Successful Test Firing of BrahMos by Indian Navy

About BRAHMOS Cruise Missile

  • The BrahMos is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land. It is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world.
BrahMos Cruise Missile Air-launched variant tested BrahMos, the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile, successfully flight-tested for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKl fighter of the Indian Air Force against a sea based target in Bay of Bengal The missile is now capable of being launched from land, sea and air, completing the tactical cruise missile triad for India Technical Specifications Maximum range 400+ km Warhead mass Altitude • Cruise: 15 km Terminal: 10-15 metre 200-300 kg Velocity Weight Mach 2.8 2.5 tonnes Special Features • Universal for multiple platforms fire and Forget' principle of operation High supersonic speed all through the flight Long flight range with varieties of flight trajectories Low radar signature Shorter flight times leading to lower target dispersion and quicker engagement Pin point accuracy with high lethal power aided by large kinetic energy on impact Compared to existing state-of-the-art subsonic cruise missiles, BrahMos has 3 times more velocity 2.5 to 3 times more flight range 3 to 4 times more seeker range 9 times more kinetic energy

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Focus: GS1: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

Why in News?

Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ over southwest Bay of Bengal (Cyclone Alert for South Tamilnadu and South Kerala coasts: Yellow Message)

About Cyclone Storm ‘BUREVI’

  • After Nivar, cyclone ‘Burevi’ to affect Tamil Nadu, Kerala…
  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday announced that a cyclone brewing in the Bay
  • Bengal is likely to affect Tamil Nadu and Kerala, less than a week after cyclone Nivar

wreaked havoc in the southern states.

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Focus:  GS 2 ;Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

Why in News?

NEP 2020 upholds Reservation Policy as Enshrined in Indian Constitution- Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’

About National Education Policy (NEP) 2020

  • The National Education Policy 2020, which was approved by the Union Cabinet of India on 29 July 2020, outlines the vision of India’s new education system.
  • The new policy replaces the previous National Policy on Education, 1986.
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Focus:  GS 2 ;  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

Why in News?

ADB, India sign $132.8 million loan to strengthen Meghalaya’s power distribution Sector

About Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  • The Asian Development Bank is a regional development bank established on 19 December 1966, which is headquartered in the Ortigas Center located in the city of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. The company also maintains 31 field offices around the world to promote social and economic development in Asia
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