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UPSC Current Affairs – 06-04-2019

NuGen Mobility Summit 2019

  •  The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) is organizing a NuGen Mobility Summit, 2019, at Manesar, NCR, from 27th to
    29th November 2019.
  • The objective of the Summit is to share new ideas, learnings, global experiences, innovations and future technology trends for faster adoption,assimilation and development of advanced automotive technologies for a smarter and greener future.

About ICAT:

  •  The International Centre for Automotive Technology, Manesar is a division of NATRIP Implementation Society (NATIS) under the Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India.
  •  It provides services for testing, validation, design and homologation of all categories of vehicles.
    About NATRiP:
  •  National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP), the largest and one of the most significant initiatives
    in Automotive sector so far.
  •  It represents a unique joining of hands between the Government of India, a number of State Governments and Indian Automotive Industry to create a state of the art Testing, Validation and R&D infrastructure in the country.

Pak to release 360 Indian prisoners

  • Pakistan announced that it will release 360 Indian prisoners (355 are fishermen and 5 are civilians),in four phases, as a “goodwill gesture” amidst tensions between the two countries after the Pulwama terror attack.
  • There are 347 Pakistani prisoners in India and 537 Indian prisoners in Pakistan.

Cause of arrest:

  • Pakistan and India frequently arrest fishermen as there is no clear demarcation of the maritime border in the Arabian Sea and these
    fishermen do not have boats equipped with the technology to know their precise location.
  • Owing to lengthy and slow bureaucratic and legal procedures, the fishermen usually remain in jail for several months and sometimes years.
  • Joint Judicial Committee on Prisoners must be revived, as is stalled at present, as Pakistan needs to nominate four retired judges for the
    committee, which hasn’t met since October 2013.

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