19Th June 2018 : Daily Current Affairs - UPSC CSE/IAS & State PSC

This page contains "19th June 2018" current affairs analysis from different newspapers and magazines like the hindu, indian express, PIB and yojna.

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1) E-mammal Citizen Science Project

Under the project three selected schools are given trap camera, laptop and internet connection to capture nearby area not covered under wildlife conservation. The aim of the project is to collect scientific information by children, is implemented by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), in collaboration with Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra (SNM).

2) Government to work with Google for Flood warning

Central Water Commission (CWC) issues flood warnings based on rising water levels in reservoirs and if these are nearing a dam?s danger marks.

Now, The India Meteorological Department will provide inputs to the CWC on whether heavy rainfall is likely and if this could translate into large amounts of rain water overflowing from river banks or catchments.

Google's role is just to visualize this data from CWC on google maps, so that affected citizens can be imformed beforehand, google maps will now show water buildup in any area.

This service will be offered free of cost as part of the company?s Corporate Social Responsibility.

3) Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), or Shanghai Pact, is a Eurasian political, economic, and security organisation. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Charter, formally establishing the organisation, was signed in June 2002 and entered into force on 19 September 2003.

The original six nations (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan), with the exception of Uzbekistan, were previously members of the Shanghai Five group, founded on 26 April 1996 in Shanghai.

India and Pakistan joined SCO as full members on 9 June 2017 at a summit in Astana, Kazakhstan. It is the largest regional organisation in the world in terms of economic power, geographical coverage and population.

Its scope of unity and cooperation has expanded to many other areas, including education, science, technology, health care, environmental protection, tourism, media, sports, and culture.

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