UPSC Prelims Bits For Today 18 June 2022 | Daily Important Selective Current Affairs For UPSC

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Mitticool refrigerator

In News

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) develops an Indian Standard for ‘Non-electric cooling cabinet made of clay’.

What is ‘Mitticool refrigerator’

  • This is an innovative refrigerator which projects an eco-friendly technology.
  • This cooling cabinet is made out of clay and operates on the principle of evaporative cooling.
  • These cabinets may be used to store perishable foodstuff without the need of electricity.
  • Innovated by Shri Mansukh Bhai Prajapati who is from Gujarat.

How this innovation could help in achieving SDGs?

  • People of this country have been using various innovative and sustainable techniques for years to preserve food and the Mitticool refrigerator is just an example of that.
  • This standard and many other techniques help in fulfilling 6 out of 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) like No poverty, Zero hunger, Gender equality, Affordable and clean energy, Industry, innovation, and infrastructure, and Responsible consumption and production.


Rule 3 of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974

In News

Presidential election: 15 nominations filed, three rejected so far.

Nomination Filling Process

  • Nomination papers may be delivered by a candidate or any of his proposers or seconders to the Returning officer or if he is unavoidably absent, to the Assistant Returning Officers or Special Duty (OSD);
  • Each nomination paper shall be accompanied by a certified copy of the entry relating to the candidate in the electoral roll for the Parliamentary constituency in which the candidate is registered as an elector;
  • Every candidate shall deposit or cause to be deposited a sum of Rupees Fifteen Thousand only.  This amount may be deposited in cash with the Returning Officer at the time of presentation of the nomination paper or deposited earlier in the Reserve Bank of India or in a Government Treasury and in the latter case a receipt showing that the said deposit of the sum has been so made is required to be enclosed with the nomination paper.



In News

Indo-Bangladesh bilateral Joint Military Exercise “Ex SAMPRITI-X” concluded at Jashore Military Station, Bangladesh.

Key Points

  • This was the 10th edition of “Ex Sampriti”
  • The aim of the exercise was to strengthen the military relations between the two countries.
  • The exercise also provided an opportunity to the contingents from both the Armies to understand each other’s tactical drills and operational techniques as well as to share their experience on Counter Insurgency/ Counter Terrorism, Peace Keeping and Disaster Relief Operation under the United Nations mandate.
  • The joint exercise, besides promoting understanding and interoperability between the two armies, further helped in strengthening ties between India and Bangladesh.


Draft National Data Governance Framework Policy

In News

More than 250 stakeholders participate in interaction on Data Governance Framework Policy.


This Policy aims to realize the full potential of Digital Government with the aim of maximising data-led governance and catalysing data-based innovation that can transform government services and their delivery to citizens, especially in areas of social importance that include agriculture, healthcare, law and justice, education, amongst others.

Key Objectives of the NDGFP

  • To accelerate Digital Governance.
  • To have standardized data management and security standards across whole of Government;
  • To accelerate creation of common standard based public digital platforms while ensuring privacy, safety, and trust;
  • To have standard APIs and other tech standards for Whole of Government Data management and access.
  • To promote transparency, accountability, and ownership in Non-personal data and Datasets access.
  • For purposes of safety and trust, any non-personal data sharing by any entity can be only via platforms designated and authorised by IDMO.
  • To build a platform that will allow Dataset requests to be received and processed.
  • To build Digital Government goals and capacity, knowledge and competency in Government departments and entities

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