Quiz-6: Short Notes – IAS General Studies (Main)

1. WiMAX: WiMAX, the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a telecommunications technology aimed at providing wireless data over long distances in a variety of ways, from point-to-point links to full mobile cellular type access. 

2. 3G : 3G refers to the third generation of developments in wireless technology, especially mobile communications. 3G includes capabilities and features such as: Enhanced multimedia (voice, data, video, and remote control), Usability on all popular modes (cellular telephone, e-mail, paging, fax, videoconferencing, and Web browsing) and Broad bandwidth and high speed (upwards of 2 Mbps).

17. Carbon Credit:  carbon credit represents one tonne of carbon dioxide either removed from the atmosphere or saved from being emitted. Carbon credits were one of the outcomes of the Kyoto Protocol. They are a measure devised by the Kyoto Protocol to reduce world Greenhouse Gas emissions, and hence fight climate change. Carbon credits can be created in many ways but there are two broad types: Sequestration (capturing or retaining carbon dioxide from the atmosphere) Or Carbon Dioxide Saving Projects.

29. Fiscal neutrality: When the net effect of taxation and public spending is neutral, neither stimulating nor dampening demand. The term can be used to describe the overall stance of fiscal policy: a balanced budget is neutral, as total tax revenue equals total public spending.

36. Purushottam Das Tandon :  Purushottam Das Tandon was a freedom fighter from Uttar Pradesh in India. He is widely remembered for his efforts in achieving the Official Language of India status for Hindi. He was customarily given the title Rajarshi.

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