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UPSC Prelims Bits: October 22, 2022

National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC)


Why in news?

  • National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) has reviewed the preparedness for the possible cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal.
  • The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba

Know about NCMC

  • NCMC is a committee set up by the Government of India in the wake of a natural calamity for effective coordination and implementation of relief measures and operations.
  • NCMC is headed by Cabinet Secretary.
  • On the constitution of NCMC, the Agriculture Secretary shall provide all necessary information to and seek directions.
  • NCMC has been constituted in the Cabinet Secretariat.
  • Cabinet Secretary is the chairman of NCMC.


India’s first ‘Migration Monitoring System’ 


Why in news?

Country’s first ‘Migration Monitoring System’, which provides updated information on migrant pregnant women, lactating mothers and children instantly on a single system, was inaugurated in Mumbai on Friday.

Know about India’s first ‘Migration Monitoring System’

  • The Department has created a website-based Migration Tracking System (MTS) to track the movements of vulnerable seasonal migrant beneficiaries through individual unique identification numbers.
  • Due to this system, the information of seasonal migrant women and children will be available immediately.
  • This will make it easier for the beneficiaries to get the benefits of the government schemes.


‘Kalingathu Parani’


Know about ‘Kalingathu Parani’

  • This is poem which is narrated by ghosts who are companions of a fearsome goddess called Anangu.
  • Goddess Anangu seems similar to the goddess known in Shakta literature as Chamunda, and is traceable to the Vedic goddess Niritti and the Tamil goddess Kotravai.
  • She is linked to dry, hot, barren landscapes and to battlefields wet with blood.
  • In art, this goddess is shown holding weapons in her hand, surrounded by ghosts, seated on rotting corpses, entertained by carrion crows and wild dogs.
  • The battleground is her sacred space, where she receives blood offered by men aspiring to be heroes.
  • The poem begins with prayers to many Puranic and Tantrik deities as well as to the Vedas.


53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI)


IFFI: Why in news?

  • The Indian Panorama, flagship component of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), has today announced the selection of 25 feature films and 20 non feature films.
  • The selected films will be showcased at the 53rd IFFI to be held from 20th – 28th November, 2022 in Goa.

IFFI: What is the aim of the Indian Panorama?

  • The aim of the Indian Panorama, organized by National Film Development Corporation, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, is to select feature and non feature films of cinematic, thematic and aesthetic excellence in accordance with the conditions and procedure in the said regulations of Indian Panorama.
  • The selection of the Indian Panorama is made by eminent personalities from the world of cinema from across India comprising of a total of twelve jury members for feature films and six jury members for non-feature films led by the respective chairpersons.
  • Exercising their individual expertise, the eminent jury panels contribute evenly to the consensus that leads to the selection of Indian Panorama films of respective categories.

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