ECLGS: the emergency credit line guarantee scheme was launched as part of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package announced in May 2020 to mitigate the distress caused by coronavirus-induced lockdown, by providing credit to different sectors, especially Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). 100% guarantee coverage is being provided by the National Credit Guarantee Trustee Company, whereas Banks and Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) provide loans. The credit will be provided in the form of a Guaranteed Emergency Credit Line (GECL) facility. No Guarantee Fee shall be charged by NCGTC from the Member Lending Institutions (MLIs) under the Scheme. Interest rates under the Scheme shall be capped at 9.25% for banks and FIs, and at 14% for NBFCs.
AT4: The AT4 is a Swedish 84 mm (3.31 in) unguided, man-portable, single-shot, disposable, recoilless smoothbore anti-tank weapon built by Saab Bofors Dynamics (previously Bofors Anti-Armour Systems) Saab has had considerable sales success with the AT4, making it one of the most common light anti-tank weapons in the world. The Indian armed forces have ordered Saab’s AT4.
River Terrapin: is a 60 cm long turtle, recognized by 4 claws in front feet where as other turtles have 5. Habitat: The terrapin is found in tidal areas of large rivers, sandbars and riverbanks. Status: Presumed to be extinct in several Southeast Asian countries. Described as the world’s second most endangered turtle (Yangtze giant soft shell turtle being the most endangered freshwater turtle). In the Critically Endangered (CR) list of IUCN. Protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972, India. Included in Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), making international trade in this species illegal.
Turtle Survival Alliance: It was formed in 2001 as an IUCN partnership for sustainable captive management of freshwater turtles and tortoises. It was formed in response to the Asian Turtle Crisis. Since then it has become a recognised force in turtle and tortoise conservation globally.
Havana Syndrome: his syndrome is a series of unexplained medical symptoms that were first experienced by U.S. State Department personnel who were based in Cuba in 2016. State department also reported such cases in 2018 in China. Symptoms associated with the syndrome includes headache, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, nausea, cognitive difficulties and memory loss of varying severity. Initially, it was believed that the syndrome is the result of an attack by a sonic or acoustic weapon. But later a comprehensive analysis by a U.S. scientific panel pointed that exposure to a type of directed energy is the main culprit. A different medical assessment conducted in 2018 noted that exposure to microwaves is the main cause.
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