8 Aug current affair

●Women Everest expedition;-{launched by Indian Mountaineering foundation in 1993}
↪It was funded by Mo Youth Affairs & Sports.
↪ 21-member team was led by Ms. Bachendri Pal.
•Santosh Yadav(team member)↪became the first woman in the world to climb Mount Everest
•Mt. Manirang↪Himachal Pradesh

●Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH);-{founded in 1984}
↪Is a non-profit charitable organisation registered(under Societies’ Registration Act-1860
↪With an aim to create a membership organisation to stimulate & spearhead heritage awareness & conservation in India

●Scrub typhus;-(or ‘bush typhus’)
↪Is an infectious disease with symptoms similar to any viral fever(caused by a bacteria called Orientia tsutsugamushi)

●Restricted Area Permit (RAP) regime;-{notified under the Foreigners (Restricted Areas) Order, 1963}
↪Under it, foreign nationals(except citizen of Bhutan)are not normally allowed to visit protected or restricted area

●UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance)app;-{developed by MeitY}
↪Is a common platform for various government services such as gas booking, Aadhaar, crop insurance, EPF & also like JEE results,E-pathshala,weather report etc.

●Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY);-
↪to achieve convergence of investments in irrigation at the field level, expand cultivable area under assured irrigation, improve on-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water etc.
•Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF) in NABARD↪ aims to bridge the resource gap and facilitate completion of these projects

●Thermal battery;-
↪battery dissipates energy when the Lithium atoms are turned into ions by the transfer of charge when energy is added to the electrodes the reaction is reversed(is used for storing and releasing thermal energy)
↪it consists of two parts↪a cool zone known as sink,& a hot source called source
•India became home to the world’s first-ever thermal battery plant(inaugurated in Andhra pradesh)

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