- Jal Jeevan Mission
- Pinaka Rocket System
Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions
Why in News?
The Prime Minister has said that Jal Jeevan Mission is giving new impetus to the development of the country. He also said that in less than last 3 years, the water has reached the crores of home which is a great example of public aspirations and public participation.
About Jal Jeevan Mission:
Nodal: Ministry of Jal Shakti
- Jal Jeevan Mission, a central government initiative under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, aims to ensure access of piped water for every household in India.
- National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) was restructured and subsumed into Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) – to provide Functional Household Tap Water (FHTC) to every rural household with service level at the rate of 55 lpcd i.e., Har Ghar Nal Se Jal (HGNSJ) by 2024.
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Focus: GS III- Science and Technology (developments and their applications and effects in everyday life)
Why in News?
Pinaka Mk-I (Enhanced) Rocket System (EPRS) and Pinaka Area Denial Munition (ADM) rocket systems have been successfully flight-tested by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Army at Pokhran Firing Ranges.
- A total of 24 EPRS rockets were fired for different ranges during the last fortnight. Required accuracy and consistency was achieved by the rockets meeting all trial objectives satisfactorily.
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