Wrestling Federation of India (WFI): Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is a governing body of wrestling based in New Delhi. It promotes wrestling players for the Olympics, Asian Games, National Wrestling Championships, and World Wrestling Championships.
WFI’s Contract System for Wrestlers: In 2018, the WFI rolled out its revolutionary contracts system for the grapplers. Under the system, the wrestlers have been placed in four grades –
- Grade A offers financial assistance of 30 lakh rupees;
- Grade B offers a financial assistance of 20 lakh rupees;
- The C category offers support of 10 lakh rupees;
- The D category offers support of 5 lakh rupees.
The contracts are reviewed after one year.
Article 35A: Article 35A gives the J&K Legislature a carte blanche/ complete freedom to decide who all are ‘permanent residents’ of the State. ‘Permanent residents’ included people who were hereditary State subjects as in 1927, when J&K was a princely state prior to its accession to the Indian Dominion in 1947.Article 35A confer on them special rights and privileges in Public sector jobs, Acquisition of property in the State, Scholarships and Other public aid and welfare. It was incorporated into the Constitution of India in 1954 by a Presidential Order, following the 1952 Delhi Agreement [between the then central govt, and the then PM of J&K Sheikh Abdullah]. The Delhi Agreement extended Indian citizenship to the ‘State subjects’ of J&K. The Presidential Order was issued under Article 370 (1) (d) of the Constitution, allowing the President to make certain “exceptions and modifications” to the Constitution for the benefit of ‘State subjects’ of J&K. Article 35A was added to the Constitution as a testimony of the special consideration the Indian government accorded to the ‘permanent residents’ of J&K.
ORON Aircraft: It is an Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) mission aircraft.
It was developed by the Israeli Defence Ministry’s Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), the Israel Air Force and the Israel Defense Force (IDF) Intelligence unit’s naval arm and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).It is based on the Gulfstream G550 executive jet platform, which has been outfitted with a bevy of sensors and data collection equipment that allows it to rapidly locate targets in all weather conditions. The aircraft combines several capabilities, including aerial imaging, control and radar, and maritime intelligence gathering for the Navy. It will be equipped with layers of automatic data systems based on advanced algorithms and AI. It will enable the IDF to create a real-time comprehensive intelligence picture, including deployment of ground forces, near and far, in routine times and during warfare.
Lagrange point 1: A Lagrange pointis a position in space where the gravitational pull of two large masses precisely equals the centripetal force required for a small object to move with them. i.e., at that point, the gravitational attraction and repulsion between two heavenly bodies is such that an object placed between them will effectively stay in the same relative position while moving with them. These points in space can be used by spacecraft to reduce fuel consumption needed to remain in position. The Lagrange points are named in honour of Italian-French mathematician Josephy-Louis Lagrange, and there are five of them: L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5. L1 point of the Earth-Sun system affords an uninterrupted view of the Sun.