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National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRIP) - Largest and one of the most significant initiatives in automotive sector so far. It represents a unique joining of hands between the Government of India, a number of State Governments and Indian Automotive Industry.

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IAS Prelims 2018 GS Paper 1 - Expected Questions on Schemes and Yojanas (Part 2) (In English)

Manishika Jain explains the concept, structure, pillars and main proposals of Sagar Mala Project.

  • 👌 India is signatory to UN Regulation on Harmonisation of Vehicle Specifications under WP - 29 of 1998.

  • Position the country prominently on the global automotive map.

  • Project aims at creating core global competencies in automotive sector in India.

National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP)

  • 👌 First ever national plan prepared in the country.

  • Plan is based on the four priority themes of the “Sendai Framework, ” like:

    • Understanding disaster risk

    • Improving disaster risk governance

    • Investing in disaster risk reduction

    • Disaster preparedness

  • Provides for horizontal and vertical integration among all the agencies and department of the government.

  • Designate a nodal officer for interacting with the media on behalf of the government.

Good Samaritans

  • Good Samaritan is a person who voluntarily declares himself to be an eyewitness of a road accident.

  • Centre, in April 2016, had issued notification for protection of Good Samaritans.

  • Guidelines include:

    • They shall be treated respectfully.

    • Use of video Conferencing

    • Provision for the police to examine him at his residence or office or any place of his convenience.

Central Scheme for Assistance to Civilian Victims of Terrorist/Communal/Left Wing Extremist (LWE), Cross Border Firing and Mine/IED Blasts on Indian Territory

  • Any civilian who dies anywhere in the country due to:

    • terror attack,

    • LWE violence,

    • firing from across the border,

    • shelling or IED explosion

  • Given Rs. 5 lakh as compensation uniformly.

  • Amount will be given to the next of kin of the victim.

  • Also, 5 lakh will be given to those who receive 50 % or more disability or incapacitation due to the same reasons.

📹 SAUNI (Saurastra Narmada Avataran Irrigation) Yojana

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SAUNI Yojana - Boon for 11 Districts of Saurashtra Region - Key MAP Locations

Dr. Manishika Jain explains the region of Saurashtra and changes in structure for district from 2011 to 2013.

  • First phase of SAUNI Yojana launched by PM Modi at Sanodara of Jamnagar district of Gujarat.

  • Multipurpose project.

  • Aims: to solve the water problems of a parched Saurashtra region of Gujarat.

  • 115 dams in the Saurashtra region will be filled with excess water from the Sardar Sarovar dam.

  • SAUNI project involves making pipe canals instead of the conventional open canals.


  • It is an annual national event that brings together all stakeholders working in sanitation government, NGOs, academicians, researchers etc.

  • Each state will share their approaches most suitable to them to reach ODF.

  • Create an opportunity for collective vision, collective understanding of the key elements of the Swachh Bharat Mission programme.

Nasha Mukt Bharat Andolan Yatra

  • A nation - wide campaign to make society liquor free.

  • Launched at Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on October 2.

  • To mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Student Startup Policy

  • Formulated by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

  • 👌 Aims:

    • To create 100, 000 technology based student start – ups

    • A million employment opportunities within the next 10 years

  • Developing an ideal entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • Promoting strong inter - institutional partnerships among technical institutions.

  • Aims to lend crucial soft skills such as decision - making in the students.

Prime Minister’s Shram Awards

  • Instituted in 1985 by the Government of India.

  • National award is conferred on workers for outstanding contributions.

  • That improves productivity, innovation, and indigenization, resulting in saving foreign exchange.

  • They are four types of awards:

    • Shram Ratna

    • Shram Bhushan

    • Shram Vir/Shram Veerangana

    • Shram Devi/Shram Shree

BioAsia 2017

  • It is the annual flagship event of the Telangana government.

  • Seeks to enhance, enrich and encourage newer innovations.

  • Path - breaking discoveries and effective solutions in the industry by offering a vibrant global platform for convergence of the key stakeholders.

  • Organized by Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Telangana.

Mission Kakatiya

  • Telangana government’s flagship program.

  • Aimed at restoring minor irrigation sources like tanks and other water bodies.

  • To help small and marginal farmers.

  • Name given in the remembrance and tribute to the Kakatiya rulers who developed large number of the irrigation tanks.

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IAS Prelims 2018 GS Paper 1 - Expected Questions on Schemes and Yojanas (Part 2) (In Hindi)

Manishika Jain explains the concept, structure, pillars and main proposals of Sagar Mala Project.

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- Published/Last Modified on: March 22, 2018

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