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Oct 29, 2016

Zoological Society of London Living Planet Report - Two-Thirds of Wildlife May Disappear by 2020 

According to a report by ZSL (Zoological Society of London) , global wildlife population has fallen by 58 % since 1970 and if the trend continues then two-thirds of wild animals may disappear by 2020.

Objectives of Report

  • The Living Planet Report published every two years aims to p…

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International Relations & Organizations

Oct 28, 2016

Union Government Constitutes Munialappa Committee to Monitor Bird Flu Situation 

Union Agricultural Ministry constituted a High-Level Munialappa Committee to monitor the situation of bird flu and help state governments take steps to curb the disease. Committee is headed by Joint Commissioner in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy, and Fisheries (DADF) M…

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Committees & Govt. Bodies

India and New Zealand Sign Three Agreements Including Avoidance of Double Taxation 

India and New Zealand inked three agreements in the areas of double taxation avoidance (DTA) , sports, and food security in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his New Zealand counterpart John Key after the delegation-level talks in New Delhi.

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International Relations & Organizations

Oct 27, 2016

India Ranks 87th on the WEF’S Global Gender Gap Report 2016 

On the World Economic Forum՚s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2016, India was ranked 87th out of 144 countries. In 2015, India has ranked 108th. Report measures gender gap as progress towards parity between men and women in four areas namely:

  • Educational attainment
  • Health and surviv…

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International Relations & Organizations

Oct 26, 2016

Tiangong-2 Launches Micro-Satellite Banxing-2 

Space lab of China, Tiangong-2 has successfully launched a micro-satellite Banxing-2. Two astronauts were launched into space onboard of the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft on 11th October 2016. It docked with Tiangong-2 on 13th October 2016. Satellite will start orbiting Tiangong-2 and S…

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Science & Technology

Indian-American Maanasa Mendu Wins America’S Top Young Scientist Award 

Maanasa Mendu won the America՚s Top Young Scientist Award at only 13 years. She won the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge and became America՚s Top Young Scientist. She has received $ 25,000 (₹ 16 Lacs) to work on her future projects.

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Awards

PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates First National Tribal Carnival 

India՚s PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the first National Tribal Carnival in New Delhi. This carnival promotes a sense of completeness among the tribal population. It is celebrated for four-days displaying and promoting tribal culture on a large scale.

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Policies & Governance

Oct 23, 2016

TRAI Suggests Rs 3,050 Crore Penalty on Airtel, Vodafone & Idea 

Telecom Regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended a penalty of 3,050 crore rupees on Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea cellular for not providing sufficient interconnects points to Reliance Jio. Penalty should be imposed on these telecom companies for alle…

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Science & Technology

Oct 22, 2016

SC Freezes BCCI’S Transactions with State Cricket Bodies 

Supreme Court has frozen all financial transactions between the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) and state cricket associations until they abide by Justice RM Lodha Committee recommendations.

Supreme Court requested the Lodha Committee to appoint an independent auditor…

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Sports

CYSVAX- World’S First Vaccine for Tapeworms in Pig Developed by IIL 

CYSVAX is world՚s first ever vaccine to fight against Taenia solium Tapeworms found in pigs. It was developed by Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) a subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) . It has significant potential to reduce the incidence of epilepsy in human…

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Science & Technology

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