UPSC Prelims Bits Today (22-09-2022)



Why in news?

Hemkosh dictionary becomes the first Braille dictionary to be introduced in South East Asia.

About Hemkosh

  •  Hemkosh was among the earliest Assamese dictionaries dating back to the 19th century.
  •  ‘Hemkosh’ was compiled by Late Hemchandra Baruah in the last part of 19th century.
  • Hemchandra Barua (1836 – 1897) was an eminent Assamese lexicographer, writer and social reformer.
  • Hem Chandra Barua was one of those few Assamese who fought for the reinstatement of Assamese as official language of Assam during the dark age of Assamese language.


Capripoxvirus Infections


Why in news?

Animal Husbandry Departments of several states speeding up vaccination of Goat pox to control lumpy skin disease.

About capripoxvirus infection

  • Epidemiologically the diseases of sheep pox, goat pox and lumpy skin disease differ, but all three viruses may be mechanically transmitted by biting insects, and control without vaccination is extremely difficult in endemic areas.
  • Sheeppox, goatpox, and lumpy skin disease (Neethling) are capripoxvirus infections of sheep, goats, and cattle, respectively, and are easily recognizable by their characteristic clinical signs.




Why in news?

India discussed cooperation under India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) in its’s ongoing Chairship and preparation for IBSA Trilateral Ministerial Commission Meeting on the sidelines of 77th United Nations General Assembly.

About IBSA

  • The IBSA is a trilateral, developmental initiative between India, Brazil and South Africa to promote South-South cooperation and exchange.
  • IBSA is a unique Forum which brings together three large democracies and major economies from three different continents, facing similar challenges.
  • All three countries are developing, pluralistic, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-religious nations. The grouping was formalized and named the IBSA Dialogue Forum when the Foreign Ministers of the three countries met in Brasilia on 6 June 2003 and issued the Brasilia Declaration.


The National Programme on High-Efficiency Solar PV Modules


Why in news?

The Union Cabinet has approved the second tranche of Production Linked Incentive(PLI) Scheme on ‘National programme on High Efficiency Solar PV Modules’ for achieving manufacturing capacity of Giga Watt scale in High Efficiency Solar PV Modules.


  • The national programme on High Efficiency Solar PV Modules aims to build an ecosystem for manufacturing of high efficiency solar PV modules in India reducing import dependence in the area of Renewable Energy.
  • It will strengthen the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative and generate employment.
  • The ‘National Programme on High Efficiency Solar PV Modules’ targets direct employment to 30,000 people and indirect jobs to 1.2 lakh people.
  • The ‘National Programme on High Efficiency Solar PV Modules’ targets an additional 10,000 MW of integrated domestic manufacturing capacity of high efficiency solar PV modules.

Sharing is caring!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *