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Daily Current Affairs – 2020

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.

About :

  • 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

Pink Tide:

  • The Pink Tide is used in contemporary 21st-century political analysis that refers to turn to the left, the left-wing government or left-leaning party have been in power in Latin America after the consecutive elections of Hugo Chávez in 1998 in Venezuela and Lula da Silva in Brazil.
  • The Pink Tide is a reference to the nature of these political movements as they are not communists (red) but some more moderate version of the left (pink).

Tiger Triumph:

  • 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.



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