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Daily Current Affairs for UPSC 19 December

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North Eastern Council 

North Eastern Council in News

  • Recently, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the meeting of North Eastern Council (NEC) in Shillong.
  • The North Eastern Council meeting 2022 marks the golden jubilee celebration of the North Eastern Council, which was formally inaugurated in 1972.
  • Underscoring the contribution of NEC in the development of the North East region, he often refers to the 8 states of the region as Asht Lakshmi.
  • PM said the government should work on  8 foundation pillars  for its development, viz. Peace, Power, Tourism, 5G connectivity, Culture, Natural farming, Sports, Potential.

North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC)

North Eastern Council

  • About: The North Eastern Council is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region.
  • Members: The North Eastern Council consists of the eight States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.
  • Legal Status: The North Eastern Council was constituted in 1971 by an Act of Parliament. So, NEC is a statutory body/
  • Significance: The constitution of the Council has marked the beginning of a new chapter of concerted and planned endeavour for the rapid development of the Region.
    • pOver the last fifty years, NEC has been instrumental in setting in motion a new economic endeavour aimed at removing the basic handicaps that stood in the way of normal development of the region and has ushered in an era of new hope in this backward area full of great potentialities.

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Indian Historical Records Committee (IHRC)


Indian Historical Records Committee (IHRC) in News

  • The 63rd Session of the IHRC will be organized on 18-19 December 2022 at Uttar Pradesh State Archives, B-44, Mahanagar Extension, Lucknow.
  • Daya Shankar Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Transport, Government of Uttar Pradesh will inaugurate the 63rd Session of the IHRC.

63rd Indian Historical Records Committee (IHRC)

  • A total of 24 papers based on the original sources of post 1600 of Indian history will be presented by the Scholars on various aspects of history.
  • An exhibition entitled “Saga of Freedom: Known and Lesser-Known Struggles” based on the original archival sources from the collection of the National Archives of India during the session will also be inaugurated.


Indian Historical Records Committee (IHRC)

  • The Indian Historical Records Committee (IHRC) is an all India Forum of creators, custodians and users of records which was set up in 1919 to advice the Government of India on all issues connected with the management of records and their use for historical research.
  • The National Archives of India, New Delhi is the Secretariat of Indian Historical Records Committee (re-designated Indian Historical Records Committee in 1911).
  • The IHRC has so far held 62 sessions.

Organizational Structure of IHRC

  • Members: The IHRC is headed by the Union Minister of Culture and comprises 134 members including agencies of the Government of India, nominees of the Government of India, representatives from the State/UT Archives, Universities and Learned Institutions.
  • IHRC Bodies: The Committee has two adjunct bodies-
    • Editorial Committee to examine and approve papers based on archival sources for being presented at the Sessions of the Committees and
    • Standing Committee to review the action taken by the Committee on its recommendations and express its views on the agenda for the Committee’s meeting.
  • Chairman of IHRC: Secretary, Ministry of Culture acts as the Chairman of the Standing Committee of IHRC.

INS Mormugao

INS Mormugao in News

  • Indian Naval Ship (INS) Mormugao (D67) was commissioned in presence of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai
  • INS Mormugao (D67) is the second warship of the P15B class of stealth guided-missile destroyers.
  • The event marked the formal induction of the second of the four ‘Visakhapatnam’ class destroyers, indigenously designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house organisation Warship Design Bureau and constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), Mumbai.

INS Mormugao

  • Measuring 163m in length and 17m in breadth with a displacement of 7,400 tonnes, INS Mormugao is packed with sophisticated state-of-the-art weapons and sensors such as Surface-to-Surface Missile and Surface-to-Air Missiles.
  • The ship is fitted with a modern Surveillance Radar which provides target data to the gunnery weapon systems.
  • Its Anti-Submarine Warfare capabilities are provided by the indigenously-developed Rocket Launchers, Torpedo Launchers and the ASW helicopters.
  • Named after the historic port city of Goa on the west coast, the ship is equipped to fight under Nuclear, Biological and Chemical warfare conditions.
  • It is propelled by four powerful Gas Turbines, in a Combined Gas and Gas configuration, capable of achieving speeds in excess of 30 knots.
  • The ship has enhanced stealth features resulting in a reduced Radar Cross Section. INS Mormugao has a complement of about 300 personnel.
  • With over 75% indigenous content, all her major weapons and sensors have been developed and manufactured in India either directly through design and development by Indian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) or through strategic tie-ups and Transfer of Technology with reputed foreign OEMs.

Daily UPSC Prelims Current Affairs Bits 17th December, 2022

Daily UPSC Prelims Current Affairs Bits 17th December, 2022

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