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UPSC Prelims Bits: October 15, 2022

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All India Conference of Law Ministers and Law Secretaries 


Why in news?

The two-day All India Conference of Law Ministers and Law Secretaries is hosted by the Ministry of Law and Justice at Ekta Nagar, Gujarat.

The objective of the Conference

  • The objective of the Conference is to provide a common forum for the policymakers to discuss issues relating to the Indian Legal and Judicial system.
  • The States and UTs will be able to share their best practices, exchange new ideas, and improve their mutual cooperation through this Conference.
  • The Conference will witness discussions revolving around topics like alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration and mediation for quick and affordable justice, upgrading overall legal infrastructure, removing obsolete laws, improving access to justice and reducing pendency of cases and ensuring speedy disposal.
  • The Conference will also witness discussions on topics like bringing uniformity in proposals relating to state bills for better centre-state coordination and strengthening of State Legal Systems, among others.


CSIR society 


Why in news?

Prime Minister Modi to chair CSIR society meeting in New Delhi today.

What productive CSIR is doing?

  • The society comprises eminent scientists, industrialists, and senior officials of scientific ministries and it meets annually to review CSIR activities and deliberate on its future programmes.
  • The Prime Minister is the President of the Society.
  • CSIR’s research efforts are now mainly focused on green energy technologies, and STI interventions to generate employment and raise income levels in rural India.
  • Strengthening self-reliance across industrial sectors, facilitating infrastructure developments, and developing critical science and technology human resources are also the mandate of CSIR.
  • The revitalisation of CSIR as per the CSIR Vision 2030 and aligned to National Vision@2047 is being focussed on making India a scientific powerhouse and self-reliant.
  • CSIR has strengthened its engagement with the industry, leading to increased industry partnership and collaboration in CSIR-funded projects.
  • CSIR’s aroma mission and purple revolution in Jammu and Kashmir have changed the history as India as exporter instead of India as importer.




Why in news?

An offshore security exercise, ‘Prasthan’ was conducted in the Krishna Godavari Basin Offshore Development Area (ODA) on 11-12 Oct 2022, under the aegis of Headquarters, Eastern Naval Command.


  • Conducted every six months, this exercise is an important element of ensuring offshore security and aims to integrate the efforts of all maritime stakeholders involved in offshore defence.
  • Led by the Navy, the exercise saw participation from the various oil operators, like ONGC, RIL, Vedanta, and other stakeholders in the domain of maritime security including AP Marine Police, AP fisheries department and the Coast Guard.
  • The two-day exercise resulted in refining standard operating procedures (SOPs) and response actions to several contingencies in the Offshore Defence Area off Kakinada
  • Contingencies such as terrorist intrusion, bomb explosion, casualty evacuation, search and rescue, man overboard, major fire, oil spill and mass evacuation were exercised.
  • The exercise provided all stakeholders with a realistic opportunity to assess their readiness to respond and combat contingencies in the Eastern ODA, as also to operate together in a coordinated and synergised manner.


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