Current Affair 20 August 2018

●The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 ;-

↪it”s mandatory to provide “medical insurance for treatment of mental illness on the same basis as is available for treatment of physical illness”

●The Brus Tribes;-{also known ‘Reangs’}

↪Community spread across N-E states of Tripura,Assam,Manipur & Mizoram
↪A bout of ethnic violence forced thousands of people(Bru tribe) to leave Mizoram & now are living in refugee camps in Jampui Hills of Tripura
•Union Home Ministry has agreed to relax conditions laid down in ‘four-corner agreement’ signed with Bru migrants

●NABARD report on farm household;-

•Agricultural households↪which have at least one member self-employed in agriculture & received ₹5,000+ in past year
↪60% of households are in debt,those owning more than two hectares of land
↪Only 46% of loans were taken from commercial banks

●Microcystallites;-{a new type of gold}

↪were synthesised by decomposing an organic complex containing gold
↪Microcystallites are also more stable than normal gold
↪Gold in itself is not a catalyst but Microcystallites is

●petcoke;-{Petroleum coke}

↪Is a final carbon-rich solid material that derives from oil refining
↪India has banned import of petcoke for use as fuel(allowed for only cement,lime kiln,Ca carbide & gasification,industries)
↪It contains 17 times more sulfur than the limit set for coal

●Telangana govt launches own Disaster Response Force;-

↪aim to start this DRF is that a state should have its own Disaster force

●Data localization;-

↪Is the act of storing data on any device that is physically present within the borders of a specific country where the data was generated

•Srikrishna panel report;-

↪Companies processing huge amounts of personal & sensitive data will have to register themselves as significant data fiduciaries

●Exercise Maitree 2018;-{ held in Thailand}

↪annual event b/w Royal Thai Army & Indian Army

●Exercise Pitch Black;-

↪It is a biennial multi-national large force employment warfare exercise hosted by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
↪Indian Air Force participated(1st time)

●HELINA

↪Is one of the most advanced Anti-Tank Weapons in the world
↪successfully tested by the Indian Army

●Researchers Decoding complex wheat genome;-

↪will help to yield,grain quality as well as tolerance to drought, salinity etc.

●Panini Language lab in Mauritius;-

↪set up at Mahatma Gandhi Institute (MGI) in Mauritius
↪aims to promote reading & writing Hindi

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