1) Daylight Saving Time: also called summer time, It is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from the standard time during the summer and back again in the autumn.
- This is done to make better use of natural daylight. India does not follow it.
- Those in favour of DST argue that it means a longer evening daytime.
- In countries in the Northern Hemisphere, clocks are usually set ahead one hour in late March or in April and are set back one hour in late September or in October
2) Vibrant Villages Programme (VVP): The Cabinet has approved Centrally Sponsored Scheme- for the Financial Years 2022-23 to 2025-26 with financial allocation of Rs. 4800 Crore.
- The scheme will provide funds for development of essential infrastructure and creation of livelihood opportunities in 19 Districts in 4 states and 1 UT along the northern land border.
- The scheme aids to identify and develop economic drivers based on local, natural, human and other resources of the villages on the northern border and development of growth centres on “Hub and Spoke Model” through promotion of social entrepreneurship, empowerment of youth and women through skill development and entrepreneurship.
- Vibrant Village Action Plans will be created by the district administration with the help of Gram Panchayats. 100 % saturation of Central and state schemes will be ensured.
- There will not be an overlap with Border Area Development Programme.
3) Sarbat Khalsa: it literally refers to the entire Khalsa community. Guru Gobind Singh established the Khalsa in 1699 AD. It was a version of the Panth notion
- Guru Gobind Singh also established a practice where the whole Khalsa would congregate at the Sri Akal Takht in Darbar Sahib Gurdwara, Amritsar during Baisakhi and Diwali to meditate on the Sikh practice. After this, Sikhs began to meet at designated times and pass resolutions in the presence of the Guru Granth Sahib. These gatherings came to be known as Sarbat Khalsa and decisions adopted by the group were labelled Gurmata.
- Sarbat Khalsa is a democratic institution in composition and operation. The entire Sikh Panth used to attend the sessions. While gathered at Akal Takht for Sarbat Khalsa, nobody can claim dominance.
- During Zaman Shah’s raids in the 18th century, the Sarbat Khalsa began to see a decline in the number of congregators but the idea remained alive among Sikhs.
4) EOS-06 satellite: Earth Observation satellite is the third-generation satellite in the Oceansat series.
- It is a follow-up to OceanSat-1 or IRS-P4 and OceanSat-2 launched in 1999 and 2009.
- Payloads: Ocean Color Monitor (OCM-3), Sea Surface Temperature Monitor (SSTM), Ku-Band Scatterometer (SCAT-3), ARGOS
- The EOS-06 is envisaged to observe ocean colour data, sea surface temperature and wind vector data to use in Oceanography, climatic and meteorological applications.
- Launch: PSLV C54
5) Kangra Tea: It was recently granted the European Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
- It is a type of tea produced in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh known for its unique flavour, aroma, and colour. It is made from the leaves, buds, and tender stems of the Camellia sinensis species cultivated in the Kangra valley.
- Black tea and green tea have both been cultivated in the Kangra Valley.
- In India, Kangra tea received the Geographical Indication (GI) designation in 2005.