1. Meals that can educate the young : (GS-3)
UPSC Syllabus : Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States
Mid-Day Meal Scheme: With a view to enhancing enrolment, retention and attendance and simultaneously improving nutritional levels among children, the National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NP-NSPE) was launched as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme on 15th August 1995.
2. Climate warnings (GS-3)
UPSC Syllabus : Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. It provides regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is an intergovernmental organization of 14 nations, founded on 14 September 1960 in Baghdad by the first five members, and headquartered since 1965 in Vienna, Austria
5. Equatorial Guinea
12. Saudi Arabia
13. United Arab Emirates
4. 24x7 NEFT facility from December 16 (GS-3)
UPSC Syllabus : Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges
National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) is an electronic funds transfer system maintained by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Started in November 2005, the setup was established and maintained by Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT).
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