GKToday Archives: October, 2021

One Health Consortium

The One Health Consortium was launched in October 2021. It was launched by the Department of Biotechnology. Key Facts for UPSC Examination The One Health Consortium was launched to monitor parasitic, bacterial, viral and transboundary pathogens in India. The survey includes north eastern parts as well. It will also monitor the technological updates in diagnostic ..


UNHRC is United Nations Human Rights Council. The headquarters of UNHRC is located in Geneva, Switzerland. It promotes and protects human rights all over the world. It was established in 2006. Key Facts for UPSC Examination It works in accordance with the OHCHR (Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights) It replaced the UN Commission ..

Sela Tunnel

The Sela Tunnel is located in Arunachal Pradesh. It cuts down the distance to China border through Tawang by ten kilo metres. Key Facts for UPSC Examination The Sela Tunnel is located in the Sela Pass. The pass is located between West Kameng and Tawang. It is highly crucial in strategic perspective. The tunnel was ..

Bureau of Indian Standards

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is a statutory body established under Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986. It works under Ministry of Food and Public Distribution. It was established for the development of standardisation activities and for quality certification of goods. Key Facts for UPSC Examination Under BIS Act, 2016, the BIS was established ..

MyParkings App

The MyParkings App was launched by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting in October 2021. Key Facts for UPSC Examination The application helps people book their parking slots online It includes areas that are under the jurisdiction of South Delhi Municipal Corporation The main objective of MyParkings App is to tackle congestion of vehicle parking ..

Vishwakarma Vatikas

The Vishwakarma Vatikas were set up in Hunar Haats (talent fairs) in Uttar Pradesh. It was launched to showcase the traditional skills and craftsmanship. Key Facts for UPSC Examinations The Vishwakarma Vatikas were launched by the Minority Affairs Ministry. It was launched in Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh that has more than 50% of Muslim ..

Northern Ireland Protocol

The Northern Ireland Protocol is the protocol set out by the European Union to change the Brexit deal for Northern Ireland. It came into force in the beginning of 2021. The protocol has created disruptions between UK and the EU since its implementation. Key Facts for UPSC Examination The issue is around opening the borders ..

Border Security Force

The Border Security force (BSF) of India guards the international borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh. It was raised in the awake of 1965 war. It is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) of the country. It is the only CAPF of the country to have air wing, water wing and artillery regiment. ..

Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana

The Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana was launched in September 2021. It was launched under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. Under this programme, the youths will be provided with training in jobs related to Railways. Key Facts for UPSC Examinations Under the programme, training will be provided in four major skills. They are electrician, machinist, welder ..

Exercise Yudh Abyas

The Exercise Yudh Abyas is a military exercise. It is conducted between India and US. The first exercise was launched in 2002. The main objective of the exercise is to promote defence cooperation between the countries. Important Facts for UPSC Examinations The Yudh Abyas is the largest military training exercise conducted between India and USA. ..