Current Affair 3 Sept(english medium)

●Krishna Kutir;-{at Vrindavan in Mathura,UP}

↪Is a special home for 1000 widows set under Swadhar Greh scheme
•Swadhar Greh Scheme;-{launched by MoW&CD}
↪for rehabilitation of women in difficult circumstances.(provides shelter, food, clothing & care to the marginalized women/girls}
↪Agency should be well known for experience or working in the field for at least 3 years

●Indus Water Treaty,1960;-

↪Signed by then PM Jawaharlal Nehru & Pakistan President Ayub Khan(involving a third party “World Bank”)
↪treaty allocates 80% of water from the six-river Indus water system to Pakistan
•India got control over rivers Beas, Ravi & Sutlej (whereas Pakistan got control over Indus, Chenab & Jhelum)

●6th East Asia Summit;-{held in Singapore}

↪Is a forum held annually by leaders of, initially, 16 countries(ASEAN+6).now US & Russia also
↪for strategic dialogue & cooperation on political, security & economic issues of common regional concern & plays an important role in regional architecture
●Association of Southeast Asian Nations( ASEAN);-
↪Is a political & economic organization aimed primarily at promoting economic growth & regional stability among its members
•currently have 10 member ↪From Myanmar to Indonesia(all Southeast Asian nations)
•If ASEAN were a country, it would be the seventh-largest economy in the world{India is Sixth largest economy}

●Public Credit Registry(PCR);-

↪Is an information repository that collates all loan information of individuals & corporate borrowers
↪It can also address bad loan problem staring at banks
•RBI had formed a high-level task force on public credit registry (PCR) for India.

●Conservation of Western Ghats;-

•Gadgil Committee;-
↪Environment Ministry set up “Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel” under Gadgil. ↪to make an assessment of the ecology & biodiversity of the Western Ghats & suggest measures to conserve
•Kasturirangan committee;-
↪to examine the Gadgil Committee report in a “holistic & multidisciplinary fashion in the light of responses received”

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