UPSC Daily Current Affairs- 25th June 2018

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Daily Current Affairs- 25th June 2018

GS – II (Indian affairs)

National Seminar on Conservation of Particularly Vulnerable Tribes of Andaman & Nicobar Islands: The Way Forward

Why it is in News?

  • The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment announced that National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) is organizing a National Seminar on “Conservation of Particularly Vulnerable Tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: The Way Forward” on 27th and 28th June, 2018 at Kamaladevi Multipurpose Hall, India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi.

Key facts:

  • This Seminar is being organized in collaboration with Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) and Directors of 18 Tribal Research Institutes in different States have also been invited.
  • The two day seminar is bring organized by National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST).
  • Vice Chancellors of six Universities including Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak will provide academic inputs on PVTGs.
  • The concerened the most primitive tribal groups are: Great Andamanese, Onge, Jarawa, Sentinelese, Nicobarese and Shompens.
  • Exclusive Thematic Sessions will be held on the Sentinelese, Great Andamanies, Onge, Jarawa, Shompen.
  • The deliberations will discuss the impact of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Protection of Aboriginal Tribes) Regulation 1956 (amended in 2005 and 2012), 2004 Policy on Jarawa Tribes of Andaman and Nicobar and 2015 Policy on Shompen of Great Nicobar Islands.

GS – II (International Affairs)

Clean Sport=Fair Outcome?

Why it is in News?

  • An anti-doping sports conference named “Clean Sport=Fair Outcome?” was conducted to address the issue of doping, at Oslo, Norway.

Key facts:

  • The conference is a joint initiative of the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB), Anti-Doping Norway and FairSport.
  • The conference was conducted to formulate a substantial agenda for action, to impact the current anti-doping reforms and policy framework.
  • Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Founder of The Art of Living and WFEB, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Vice-President Linda Hofstad Helleland, US Anti-Doping Agency’s CEO Travis Tygart were among the 22 speakers.
  • The conference addressed several governance issues in sports. The winner of the 2018 Ethics in Sports Award was also announced.
  • The Anti-Doping in Sports conference is a continuation of WFEB’s conference series on Ethics in Sports’.
  • Previous editions of the conference were held at the FIFA headquarters (2014, 2016) and at the stadium of Germany’s soccer club, Union Berlin (2015).

CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol)

Why it is in News?

  • To continue the traditionally strong bond between the navies of India and Bangladesh , the two navies have joined forces to institute a Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT).

Key facts:

  • This will be the firstedition of such an exercise inaugurated by the Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba during his visit to Bangladesh from June 24 to 29 2018.
  • This would ensure bilateral defence relation between the two nations.
  • The Navy regularly conducts CORPATs with Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand.
  • It also conducts EEZ surveillance of Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles on their request.

GS – III (Science and Technology)

Remove DEBRIS

Why it is in News?

  • It is the first-ever satellite to test possible solutions in cleaning up space junk has been deployed by the International Space Station (ISS).

Key facts:

  • Remove Debris will begin experiments in orbit soon. It will use various innovative technologies to clean up space debris.
  • It will try to address the build-up of dangerous space debris orbiting Earth. It was transported to the ISS through the SpaceX CRS-14launch in April 2018 from Florida.
  • The satellite was designed, built and manufactured by a consortium of space companies and research institutions, led by the Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey.
  • The project is co-funded by the European Commission.
  • The Remove Debris mission will conduct 4 experiments, that involves harpoon capture in orbit and a net that will be used on a deployed target.
  • The team will also test a vision-based navigation system that uses cameras and Light Detection and Radar (LIDAR) technology to observe CubeSats.
  • RemoveDebris will deploy a large sail that will drag it into the Earth’s atmosphere and will be destroyed.
  • RemoveDebris spacecraft weighs 100 kg. RemoveDEBRIS is built by the world’s leading small satellite manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). The technology on board is designed by Airbus.

June 25: Day of the seafarer

  • This Day of seafarer in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila to adopt the revised STCW Convention.
  • The resolution encourages Governments, shipping organizations, companies, ship owners etc. to promote the Day of the Seafarer and celebrate it meaningfully.
  • Day of the Seafarer is recognized as an observance day by the United Nations. This day recognizes the contribution of seafarers to international seaborne trade, the world economy and the global community.
  • Day of the Seafarer is coordinated by the International Maritime Organization.
  • The theme for Day of the Seafarer 2018 is:“seafarers’ wellbeing”.
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