UPSC Prelims daily current affairs 2018/2019 | Dated : 13/04/2018 | The Hindu broken into 4 liners


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CENTRE TO SNUFF OUT ‘TOXIC’ E-CIGARETTES


THE BAN : The Centre has said that it is in the process of issuing guidelines to ban the manufacture, import, sale and any kind of trade in e-cigarettes, dubbing it a “new emerging threat”.


WHAT DOES THIS E – CIGARETTES DO ? Terming e-cigarettes or Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems “addictive” and targeted at young smokers.


It said the flavouring agent in e-cigarettes was intended towards attracting the youth to a “new nicotine delivery product”.


AN ADDICTIVE PRODUCT : The chief constituent of e-cigarettes was nicotine, which was addictive.

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ELECTION AS TOURISM SPECTACLE FOR FOREIGNERS

THE NEW IDEA : Election was planned into a tourism attraction for foreign travellers, with many interesting and spectacular.

WHO ARE PLANNING THIS ? Travel and tour operators in Mysuru, who have come up with the idea.


WHAT IS ITS AIM ? Its aim is of introducing the Assembly elections to global tourists who may be keen on seeing the democratic exercise unfolding.

ST. ALOYSIUS PAINTINGS TO BE RESTORED BY APR. 2019


THE INSTITUTION INVOLVED : The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Conservation Institute .


WHAT IS IT DOING ? It will complete the ongoing conservation and restoration of ancient wall paintings and oil paintings in St. Aloysius Chapel by April 2019

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IRNSS-1I TO ENRICH NAVIGATION FLEET : Latest launch completes the first phase of the NavIC constellation, an indigenous navigation support.


WHO IS THE HERO ? Navigation satellite IRNSS-1I.


LAUNCHED FROM WHERE ? It was flown into space from Sriharikota space pad in the early


ITS SIGNIFICANCE : The 1,425-kg satellite will shortly become the eighth satellite to join the NavIC constellation of Indian regional navigation satellites.


WHAT IS ITS MAIN WORK ? NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation), dubbed India’s own GPS, has been designed to provide precise information on position, navigation and time related to objects or people.


SATELLITES INFO : The eight satellites have a civilian and restricted military/security application to aid security and disaster management and fleet monitoring on land, air and sea.


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