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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 26 Feb 2020
NITI Aayog is neither statutory, nor constitutional; it is established by an executive resolution.
The Regional Councils will be convened by the Prime Minister and will comprise of the Chief Ministers of States and Governors of Union Territories in the region.
SPICe+ would be an integrated Web Form.
It would offer 10 services by 3 Central Government Ministries & Departments (Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Labour & Department of Revenue in the Ministry of Finance) and One State Government (Maharashtra).
It aims to save as many procedures, time and cost for starting a Business in India and would be applicable for all new company incorporations.
It seeks to enhance the punishment for existing offences like illegal manufacture, sale, transfer, etc.; illegal acquiring, possessing or carrying prohibited arms or prohibited ammunition; and illegal manufacture, sale, transfer, conversion, import, export, etc., of firearms.
It also proposes to define new offences and prescribes punishment for them, such as taking away firearms from police or armed forces, involvement in organized crime syndicate, illicit trafficking including smuggled firearms of foreign make or prohibited arms and prohibited ammunition, use of firearms in rash and negligent manner in celebratory gunfire endangering human life, etc.
It seeks to enhance the period of arms license from three years to five years and also to issue arms license in its electronic form to prevent forgery.
The Olive ridley turtles are the smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world.
It inhabits warm waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans.
These turtles, along with their cousin the Kemps ridley turtle, are best known for their unique mass nesting called Arribada, where thousands of females come together on the same beach to lay eggs.
The coast of Odisha in India is the largest mass nesting site for the Olive-ridley turtles followed by the coasts of Mexico and Costa Rica.
The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has rejected claims of around 3000 tonnes of gold deposits in UP’s Sonbhadra district, saying the estimated reserve is 160 kg.
Sonbhadra district mining officer K K Rai had that gold deposits were found in Son Pahadi and Hardi areas of the district.
The deposits in Son Pahadi are estimated to be around 2,943.26 tonnes, while that at Hardi block are around 646.16 kilogram.