March 10, 2021

National Social Assistance Programme
●The National Social Assistance Programme is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Government of India.
●It provides financial assistance to the elderly, widows and persons with disabilities in the form of social pensions.
●Ministry: Ministry of Rural Development
●NSAP comprises of five schemes, namely:
1)Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS).
2)Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS).
3)Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS).
4)National Family Benefit Scheme NFBS)

Zojila Pass
●Zoji La is a high mountain pass in the Himalayas in the Indian union territory of Ladakh.
●Located in the Dras, the pass connects the Kashmir Valley to its west with the Dras and Suru valleys to its northeast and the Indus valley further east. 

Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA), 2019
●This report was published by World Bank.
●Enabling the Business of Agriculture indicators assess whether governments make it easier or harder for farmers to operate their businesses.
●The indicators provide a tangible measure of progress and identify regulatory obstacles to market integration and entrepreneurship in agriculture. 
●These include seed and fertilizer companies, phytosanitary offices, water management authorities, feed and veterinary medicine producers, pest control offices and warehouse operators.

Shangri-la Dialogue
●The Shangri-La Dialogue is a “Track Two” inter-governmental security forum held annually by an independent think tank, the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
●It is attended by defense ministers, permanent heads of ministries and military chiefs of 28 Asia-Pacific states. 

●The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Plus (OPEC+) is a loosely affiliated entity consisting of the 13 OPEC members and 10 of the world’s major non-OPEC oil-exporting nations.
●OPEC+ aims to regulate the supply of oil in order to set the price on the world market.
●A larger group called OPEC+ was formed in late 2016 to have more control on the global crude oil market.

Smart PoS
●It refers to any electronic terminal rendering graphics or with some microprocessing capability independent from a host computer.
●Its sole purpose is to accept payments by chip, contactless or magnetic stripe.
●The terminal reads the credit or debit card (or mobile phone with the card saved in a digital wallet), then processes it over a secure internet connection.
●It typically finishes off by printing a receipt for the transaction to confirm the payment was successful or that it had failed.

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