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Butterflies ,Software Technology Park of India ,CAATSA Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)

9th July, 2020 Prelims


- Golden birdwing is largest butterfly in India.

- It is found in Himalayan region.

- Earlier southern Birdwing was the largest.

- Quaker (Neopithecops zalmora) is the smallest.

Software Technology Park of India:

- An autonomous society set up by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in 1991.

- Objective is to encourage and boost the software exports.

- Governing council chairman is the Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology.

- 100 % export oriented scheme with focus on developing and exporting the computer software.


CAATSA Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA):

- US federal law

- Aims at sanction against Russia, Iran and North Korea.

- Includes sanctions against countries that engage in significant transactions with the Russian defence and intelligence sectors.

- US has highlighted that India would not be immune from CAATSA act.