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  • 08 Nov 2023
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IREDA Launches CSR Portal

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) launched a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) portal to improve transparency in CSR initiatives.

  • The portal was launched during the valedictory function of “Vigilance Awareness Week 2023 (30th October to 5th November)”, held at the company's registered office in Delhi.
    • The theme for the week was "Say No to Corruption; Commit to the Nation", aimed to raise public awareness about corruption and promote a corruption-free working environment.
  • The portal is intended to facilitate transparency in the receipt and disposal of CSR requests from various organizations and institutions.
  • IREDA is a Mini Ratna (Category – I) Government of India enterprise under the administrative control of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

Read more: India's Renewable Energy Growth Praised by IRENA

Colour Spectrum of Fluorescent Lamps

Fluorescent lamps are commonly marked with values like 6500K, which represents the correlated colour temperature, indicating the spectral characteristics of the light emitted by the lamp.

  • Correlated colour temperature reflects the light's spectral distribution, which is similar to that of a black body at the indicated temperature.
    • When a black body is heated, it emits different colors at different temperatures. For example, at 6500K, it emits light that resembles cool daylight.
  • Fluorescent tubes are categorized into three types based on their color appearance: daylight white (above 5,000K), neutral white (4,000K), and warm white (below 3,300K).
  • The colour of light depends on the fluorescent coating inside the tube.
    • Three types of coatings are generally given: tri-phosphor (emit yellow light similar to sunlight), standard phosphor (ordinary tube lights), and multi-phosphor.

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The Legal Literacy and Legal Awareness Program (LLLAP)

As per the recent data, the Legal Literacy and legal Awareness Program (LLLAP) has reached more than 6 lakh people through 14 implementing agencies under the Designing Innovative Solutions for Holistic Access to Justice (DISHA) scheme.

  • LLLAP is an initiative by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India aimed at increasing legal literacy and awareness among the masses.
  • The program seeks to educate people about their legal rights, duties, and entitlements, as well as the various legal mechanisms available for seeking redressal of grievances.
  • DISHA is launched for a period of five years 2021-2026 to advance the cause of access to justice. It aims to design and consolidate various initiatives to provide citizen- centric delivery of legal services.
  • Under DISHA, the programmes being implemented at a pan India level are Tele-Law: Reaching the Unreached, Nyaya Bandhu (Pro Bono Legal Services) and Legal Literacy and Legal Awareness Programme.

Read More: E-Courts, SUPACE

Russia’s Withdrawal From Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Recently, Russia has withdrawn from the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

  • CTBT bans all nuclear explosions, for both military and civilian purposes, in all environments.
  • The CTBT was signed by 187 states, including Russia and the United States, but has not entered into force as eight countries, including the United States, have not ratified it.
    • India has not yet signed the treaty.

Read more: Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

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