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Jal  jeenan Mission

Jeevan Mission (JJM) envisages supply of 55 litres of water per person per day to every rural household through Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) by 2024.JJM focuses on integrated demand and supply-side management of water at the local level.Creation of local infrastructure for source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, like rainwater harvesting, groundwater recharge and management of household wastewater for reuse, would be undertaken in convergence with other government programmes/schemes.
The Mission is based on a community approach to water and includes extensive Information, Education and Communication as a key component of the mission.

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Losar Festival

Losar is Tibetan word for 'new year'. It is considered to be the most important festival of the region. It is an important social and religious celebration in Ladakh. Ladakhi Buddhists make religious offering before their deities in the domestic shrines or in the Gompas

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EatRight mela

Minister of Health & Family Welfare inaugurated the 2nd edition of Eat Right Mela in New Delhi.Key PointsEat Right Mela is organised by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).It is an outreach activity for citizens to nudge them towards eating right. It is organised to make citizens aware of the health and nutrition benefits of different types of food.The PURPLE Book, a handbook on diets for diseases was also launched.

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Snow Ex

Recently, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched a seasonal campaign to understand how much water is contained in each winter’s snowfall and how much will be available when it melts in the spring.This campaign is part of a five-year programme called SnowEx which was initiated in 2016-17.Key
PointsThe geographical focus of SnowEx is North America but NASA’s overall target is optimal strategies for mapping global snow water equivalent (SWE) with remote sensing and models leading to “Earth System Explorer” mission.NASA currently has no global satellite mission to track and study SWE.

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Nathu La

The Nathu La and Cho La clashes were a series of military clashes between India and China alongside the border of the Himalayan Kingdom of Sikkim, then an Indian protectorate.

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Naku La

Indian and Chinese troops engaged in a temporary and short duration face-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at Naku La (Sikkim) and near Pangong Tso Lake (Eastern Ladakh).Naku LaNaku La sector is a pass at a height of more than 5,000 metres above Mean Sea Level (MSL) in the state of Sikkim.It is located ahead of Muguthang or Cho Lhamu (source of River Teesta).
The other passes located in the state of Sikkim are Nathu La Pass and Jelep La Pass.

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Avangard missile

Russia’s military deployed a new intercontinental weapon, the Avangard hypersonic missile system that can fly 27 times the speed of sound.This will be the Russian military’s first Avangard hypersonic intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).This feat is highly significant and comparable to the 1957 Soviet launch of the first satellite.
Avangard Hypersonic MissilePreviously referred to as Project 4202, the Avangard hypersonic missile system is a reentry body carried atop an existing ballistic missile, which has the capability to manoeuvre.The missiles have a range of over 6,000 km, weigh approximately 2,000 kg and can withstand temperatures of over 2000 degree celsius.