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Important Terms in 28th September -2020 News


Global climate risk index 2020:

  • India was ranked 5th in Global Climate Risk Index.
  • The report is released by the Environment think tank, German watch


6th schedule:

  • The Sixth Schedule consists of provisions for the administration of tribal areas in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram, according to Article 244 of the Indian Constitution.
  • Passed by the Constituent Assembly in 1949, it seeks to safeguard the rights of the tribal population through the formation of Autonomous District Councils (ADC).
  • ADCs are bodies representing a district to which the Constitution has given varying degrees of autonomy within the state legislature.
  • The governors of these states are empowered to reorganize boundaries of the tribal areas.



  • JIMEX series of exercises commenced in January 2012 with special focus on maritime security cooperation.
  • It is conducted biennially between the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)


GeM Samvaad:

  • Public procurement platform ‘Government e-Marketplace (GeM)’ has launched a national outreach program called GeM Samvaad to attract sellers to sell products online to government buyers.
  • GeM is a one-stop National Public Procurement Portal to facilitate online procurement of common use Goods & Services required by various Central and State Government Departments / Organizations /Public Sector Undertakings ( PSUs).
  • It was launched in 2016 to bring transparency and efficiency in the government buying process.
  • It operates under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.


Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana:

  • PMSSY was announced in 2003 with objectives of correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable/ reliable tertiary healthcare services and also to augment facilities for quality medical education in the country.
  • The PMSSY is implemented by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • It has two components: 1. Setting up new AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) 2.Up gradation of government medical colleges in various states.
  • The project cost for up gradation of each medical college institution is shared by the Centre and the state.

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