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Topic: For Prelims and Mains
Swachh – Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan
13th November 2019
Why in news?
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) is undertaking a mass cleanliness-cum-awareness drive in 50 identified beaches under the “Swachh – Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan.
The identified beaches are in 10 coastal States/Union Territories (UTs) namely Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha.
The cleaning drives in all beaches are being undertaken, involving school/college students of Eco-clubs, district administration, institutions, volunteers, local communities and other stakeholders.
Collected waste will be processed as per extant Waste Management Rules, 2016.
Environment Education Division of the Ministry and Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM) under the aegis of MoEF & CCwill be responsible for the overall coordination for the drive in 50 beaches.
Facts for Prelims
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India and the United States are set to hold their first tri-services exercise code-named as ‘Tiger Triumph’ at Visakhapatnam and Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. It is scheduled to be held in November 2019.
This will be only 2nd time that India will deploy assets and manpower from its Army, Navy and Air Force together for an exercise with a foreign country.
India had earlier conducted similar tri-service exercise ‘Indra wargames’ with Russia at Vladivostok in 2017.
Tiger Triumph: India-US tri-services Exercise
This first-ever tri-Service exercise between India and US will focus on large-scale amphibious Humanitarian Relief and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations. It will be held along eastern coast in Bay of Bengal.
It is being organised under the aegis of headquarters of Integrated Defence Staff.