International Atomic Energy Agency: Set up as the world’s “Atoms for Peace” organization in 1957 within the United Nations family.
Reports to both the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council.
Headquarters in Vienna, Austria.
Functions: Works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies. It Seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons.
Corporate social responsibility: CSR is a type of self-regulation that demonstrates a company’s accountability and commitment to advancing the social and environmental well-being of communities and society.
In India, the concept of CSR is governed by clause 135 of the Companies Act,2013. India is the first country in the world to mandate CSR spending along with a framework to identify potential CSR activities.
According to the Act, businesses should devote 2% of their average net earnings over the previous three years to CSR initiatives.
UDAN Scheme: The scheme is aimed at enhancing connectivity to remote and regional areas of the country and making air travel affordable.It is a key component of Centre’s National Civil Aviation Policy led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and launched in June 2016.Under the scheme, nearly half of the seats in Udan flights are offered at subsidised fares, and the participating carriers are provided a certain amount of viability gap funding (VGF) – an amount shared between the Centre and the concerned states.
The scheme will be jointly funded by the central government and state governments.
The scheme will run for 10 years and can be extended thereafter.
GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation) system: It is a Space Based Augmentation System (SBAS), developed jointly by AAI and ISRO. GAGAN is a part of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), which takes the input from the core GPS (Global Positioning System) constellation and augments navigation data through the GEO stationary satellites for providing better accuracy, integrity and continuity of service for its application in civil aviation.
It has benefits in aviation as well as in non-aviation fields. It helps in Disaster Management.It helps in designing more efficient routes which can result in fuel savings.
Museum Grant Scheme: During the last two years 8 museums have been funded under Museum Grant Scheme for development/modernization of existing museums.
The scheme was launched in 2013.
The Ministry of Culture provides financial assistance under the Scheme to the State Governments and Societies, Autonomous bodies, Local Bodies and Trusts registered under the Societies Act 1860, for setting up new Museums.It aims to strengthen and modernize the existing museums at the Regional, State and District level.
The scheme also aims to develop at least 1 Central / State Government Museum located in the State Capital each year.