●The Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges is a European special-purpose vehicle established on 31 January 2019.
● Its mission is to facilitate non-USD and non-SWIFT transactions with Iran to avoid breaking U.S. sanctions.
●The mechanism was designed to circumvent U.S. sanctions against trade with Iran by avoiding the use of the dollar.
Shanti Bhushan vs Supreme Court of India,2018
●This case is also popularly known as ‘Master of Roster Case’.
●In this, a senior advocate Shanti Bhushan filed a PIL in Supreme Court of India challenging the power of Chief Justice of India to solely decide the roster and listing of cases before the bench which was alleged to be abused with legal malice.
●It was held that the authority of CJI to decide the roster shall not be delegated to the collegium and that it exercises its power within the ambit of Art 145 and Supreme Court rules.
●Also the bench stated that its allocation of cases needs to be done by CJI because if it will be allowed that judges may choose the cases they are willing to hear and decide, it would create practical problems and will disturb the smooth functioning of the court.
●NewSpace India Limited is a Public Sector Enterprise of Government of India and commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation.
● It was established on 6 March 2019 under the administrative control of Department of Space and the Company Act 2013.
●The primary responsibility of enabling Indian industries to take up high technology space related activities and is also responsible for promotion and commercial exploitation of the products and services emanating from the Indian space programme.
National Science Day
●It is celebrated each year on 28 February to commemorate the discovery of “Raman Effect” in 1928 by Sir CV Raman, which led to the Nobel Prize being awarded to him in the year 1930.
●The purpose of celebrating this day is to enhance scientific temper, popularization of science and encouraging innovative activities by infusing scientific temperament in the masses and to create a positive scientific research culture.
Sugamya Bharat App
●Sugamya Bharat app and a handbook entitled “Access – The Photo Digest” is released by Ministry of social justice and empowerment.
●The App and the handbook have been developed by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
●It is a Crowdsourcing Mobile Application is a means for sensitising and enhancing accessibility in the 3 pillars of the Accessible India Campaign i.e. built environment, transportation sector and ICT ecosystem in India.
●The app provides for five main features, 4 of which are directly related to enhancing accessibility, while the fifth is a special feature meant only for Divyangjan for COVID related issues.