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Exercise 'Tiger Triumph'; Hemis Monastery; Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT); Project REPLAN (REducing PLAstic in Nature); Jivhala initiative;
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September 27, 2019

 

 

What do you know about Jivhala initiative?

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Jivhala initiative

  • Jivhala means affection.
  • Jivhala is the awareness and sensitisation programmes, brought in across Maharashtra ashram schools after several reported incidents of sexual exploitation of girls.
  • It aims to empower children and sensitising the school administration on its responsibilities.

 

 

Project REPLAN (REducing PLAstic in Nature) is an initiative of?

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  • Project REPLAN (REducing PLAstic in Nature) is an initiative of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), as part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.

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About Project REPLAN (REducing PLAstic in Nature)

  • It is a project of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), as part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.
  • It aims to remove the existing waste plastic material from nature and use it in a semi-permanent manner to reduce the availability of plastic in nature.
  • In this project, the waste plastic is collected, chopped and treated for softness. After that, it is mixed with the paper raw material i.e. cotton rags pulp in a ratio of 80 % (pulp) and 20% (plastic waste).
  • Under this project, KVIC started manufacturing of plastic-mixed handmade paper at Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute (KNHPI) in Jaipur.

 

 

What are the objectives of Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)?

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  • Improve the capacity of technology companies to prevent abuse of their digital platforms by terrorists
  • Enable multi-stakeholder engagement around terrorist and violent extremist misuse of the internet
  • Encourage those dedicated to online civil dialogue and empower efforts to direct positive alternatives to the messages of terrorists and violent extremists
  • Advance broad understanding of terrorist operations, including the intersection of online and offline activities

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Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

  • The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) was established in 2017 as a group of companies, dedicated to disrupting terrorist abuse of members’ digital platforms.
  • It was founded by four major tech companies: Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube.
  • Its membership is limited to companies operating internet platforms and services which meet the specified requirements including explicit prohibitions on terrorist and violent extremist content, a commitment to transparency, and a pledge to respect human rights.
  • It has made partnership with ‘Tech Against Terrorism’, launched by the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (UN CTED) in 2016.

GIFCT goals:

  • Improve the capacity of technology companies to prevent abuse of their digital platforms by terrorists
  • Enable multi-stakeholder engagement around terrorist and violent extremist misuse of the internet
  • Encourage those dedicated to online civil dialogue and empower efforts to direct positive alternatives to the messages of terrorists and violent extremists
  • Advance broad understanding of terrorist operations, including the intersection of online and offline activities

 

 

Hemis Monastery belongs to Red Hat Sect of Buddhism. True OR False.

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True

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Hemis Monastery

  • Hemis Monastery is Himalayan Buddhist monastery located in Hemis, Ladakh.
  • It is located in Shang Valley of the Stok Kangri mountain range.
  • It was founded by first incarnation of Stagsan Raspa. It was re-established in 16th century by the Ladakhi king Sengge Namgyal.
  • The monastery belongs to Dugpa Kargyutpa order or Red Sect of Buddhism.
  • The annual Hemis festival honouring Lord Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) is held in early June.
  • It is a world heritage site of India.
  • The Pupil of Yogi Tilopa (Naropa) and teacher of translator Marpa are allied with this monastery.
  • Hemis is honoured as the largest monastic institution in North India.

 

 

Which is the first ever first ever tri-services military exercise between India-US?

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  • ‘Tiger Triumph’ is a first ever tri-services military exercise between India-US.

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Exercise ‘Tiger Triumph’

  • It is a first ever tri-services military exercise between India-US.
  • It is being organised under the aegis of the headquarters of the Integrated Defence Staff.
  • It is scheduled at Visakhapatnam and Kakinada in November 2019.
  • The focus of the drill will be on amphibious humanitarian disaster and relief (HADR) operations.

Key Facts

  • India earlier conducted such tri-service exercise with Russia.
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