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  • Aug 9, 2017
  • 1 PMVVY- Senior Citizen Pension Scheme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana is the Senior Citizen Pension Scheme. It will provide an assured return of 8 per cent per annum payable monthly. The scheme is exempted from GST or goods and services tax. The scheme provides the government an opportunity to decrease the interes

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  • Aug 8, 2017
  • 1 Smoking E-Cigarettes is Injurious to Health [ Health ]

    Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, have been on the market in the U. S. since 2008. It has gained wider use in recent years. The handheld devices deliver not only addictive and harmful nicotine, but can be loaded with toxic chemicals such as lead, diacetyl and nickel.

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    Image of E-Cigarette

    Image of E-Cigarette

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  • 2 Strategic Partnership Pact with 3 Ukrainian State Firms Has Been Signed by Reliance Defence [ Defense ]

    A strategic partnership agreement with 3 Ukrainian state firms to collaborate on a range of military products has been signed by Reliance Infra-led Reliance Defence Ltd and these three Ukrainian state-owned firms are:

    1. Ukroboronprom
    2. Spetstechno Exports
    3. Antonov

    Key facts:

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  • 3  2016 Nelson Mandela Award Has Been Won by Swat Activist Tabassum Adnan [ Awards ]

    2016 Nelson Mandela Graca Machel Innovation Award has been won by Pakistani women’s rights activist from Swat valley Tabassum Adnan the second woman from Pakistan’s Swat valley to win this international recognition after Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai.

    • She won the award on the

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  • 4  E-Voter Mobile App for Kerala Assembly Polls Has Been Launched by EC [ None ]

    An innovative mobile application named e-voter with comprehensive details about the forthcoming 2016 Assembly polls in Kerala by the Election Commission of India (ECI). The app is imagined for voters’ simplification for search in electoral roll, information concerning candidates,

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  • 5  New UN University Council is Indian Academician Radha Kumar [ None ]

    New United Nation’s University Council is Indian academician Radha Kumar along with other 11 people by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, she will serve for terms of either three or six years and shall express its principles and policies, consider and approve biennial budget and w

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  • 6  At Recurve Event at Archery World Cup Deepika Kumari Creates Equals World Record [ None ]

    India’s Deepika Kumari has reached to the equivalent of world record in Women’s Recurve event at the qualifying stage of Archery World Cup held in Shanghai, China with recorded a score of 686 out of 720 to finish 1st in qualifiers and equal the world.

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    Image of Deepika Kumari

    Deepika Kumari Indian athlete archery

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  • 7  New PM of Tibetan Government-in-Exile is Lobsang Sangey [ None ]

    Lobsang Sangey (48) is re-elected for consecutive term as the Prime Minister of Tibetan government-in-exile. The Tibetan election officials have announced result of election in the northern Indian town of Dharmsala which is the headquarters of the government-in-exile.

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    Image of Lobsang Sangey

    Lobsang Sangey re-elected as PM of Tibetan government-in-exile

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  • Aug 5, 2017
  • 1 AIDS Deaths Reduced but Still Claimed 1 Million Lives in 2016: UN [ Health ]

    In 2016, 19.5 million of the 36.7 million people living with HIV had access to anti-retro viral treatment. AIDS-related deaths fell from 1.9 million in 2005 to one million in 2016. There were 1.8 million new infections, half of 3.5 million in 1997.

    AIDS Deaths Reduced but Still Claimed 1 Million Lives in 2016

    AIDS Deaths Reduced but Still Claimed 1 Million Lives in 2016

    AIDS Deaths Reduced but Still Claimed 1 Million Lives in 2016

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  • 2 10 Things Flagged by CAG- 2017 [ Policy-Governance ]

    In audit reports to Parliament, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) highlighted issues such as poor hygiene and food quality in trains to critical shortage of ammunition in the Indian Army. Following 10 observations were made by CAG:

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    Image of 10 Things Flagged by CAG- 2017

    Image of 10 Things Flagged by CAG- 2017

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  • 3 Flexible and Strong Artificial Silk Developed [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists from the University of Cambridge developed super-stretchy and strong artificial (synthetic) spider silk, almost entirely composed of water. The synthetic spider silk mimics properties of spider silk, one of strongest natural materials. It has range of applications from

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  • 4 School of International Biodesign Develops SOHUM:Indigenous Low-Cost Hearing Screening Device [ Sci-Tech ]

    School of International Biodesign (SIB) startup Sohum Innovation Labs India Pvt. Ltd. developed SOHUM, an indigenously developed low-cost hearing screening device for newborns. The Sohum aims to make this battery-operated non-invasive screening device available across the country

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  • 5 3D Printing- 3D-Printed Soft Silicone Heart [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists from ETH Zurich in Switzerland developed a 3D-printed soft silicone heart resembling and functioning like human organ. Not exact replica but can still save lives and serve as an artificial heart while waiting for heart transplant.

    Image shows the Process of 3D Printing

    Image Shows the Process of 3D Printing

    Image shows the Process of 3D Printing

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  • 6 UGC & Education NEWS:Higher Institutes to Take Tanking Test &UGC Plans Award Degrees Online Courses [ Edu. ]

    All higher institutes to join the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) with the number of institutes participating in the rating dropped to 2, 995 in 2017, from 3563 in 2016. HRD ministry to relax criteria for rankings.

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    Image of 5 Advantages of Online Learning

    Image of 5 Advantages of Online Learning

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  • 7 US Navy Tests World’S First Laser Weapons System(LaWS) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    World’s first-ever active Laser Weapons System (LaWS) was deployed aboard the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship of US Navy. In a test, it destroyed a drone in flight and moving targets on the Persian Gulf. USS Ponce is first ship in the world to be deployed with such advanced w

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  • 8 ISRO Earns 6.1 Million Euros from 29 Nanosatellite Launches on June 23 [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Indian Space Research Organization’s (Isro+) commercial arm Antrix earned 6.1 million euros from the launch of 29 Nano satellites from 14 + countries on June 23, adding to the 157 million euros it earned from foreign launches in the last four years. While the space agency has

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  • 9 Difference Between Biomethane and Fossil Fuel-India’S First Bio-CNG Bus Developed by Tata Motors [ Env. ]

    India’s largest Commercial Vehicles manufacturer Tata Motors unveiled first Bio-CNG (bio-methane) bus. The bus was rolled out at the Urja Utsav, bio-energy programme, organized by the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

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    Image of Biomethane and Fossil Fuel

    Image of Biomethane and Fossil Fuel

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  • Aug 5, 2017
  • 1 US- New Sanctions Against Iran Over Ballistic Missile Program [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    United States imposed new economic sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program. US Department of Treasury targeted 16 entities and individuals from Iran. Sanctions target Iran for developing drones and military equipment, producing and maintaining boats, and procuri

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  • 2 Basic Structure Doctrine of the Constitution-Centre Given Go by SC Replace MCI Oversight Committee [ Policy-Governance ]

    Supreme Court allowed Union Government to replace the oversight committee set up to supervise the functioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI) with a panel of five eminent doctors. Government was also given liberty to replace any doctor.

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    Image of Basic Structure Doctrine

    Image of Basic Structure Doctrine

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  • Aug 2, 2017
  • 1 Underwater Abandoned Nets (Ghost Nets) Off Kerala Coast Major Threat to Marine Ecosystem [ Env. ]

    Ghost nets have become greatest killers of the marine ecosystem off Kerala coast. Ghost nets have destroyed or threatened underwater reefs required for flourishing fish stock by ‘stifling cover’. Globally, an estimated 10 % reduction in fish catch is blamed on ghost nets.

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    Image of Underwater Abandoned Nets

    Image of Underwater Abandoned Nets

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  • 2 Environment Ministry Approves Projects in 3 States Under NAFCC [ Env. ]

    Environment Ministry approved three projects for climate change adaptation in three states- Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim. The projects would be funded under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC).

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    Image of NAFCC Project Cycle

    Image of NAFCC Project Cycle

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  • Aug 1, 2017
  • 1 Fields Medal: Maryam Mirzakhani Only Woman to Win Fields Medal [ Awards ]

    Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian mathematician- only woman win a Fields Medal-most prestigious honor in mathematics, died Saturday causing big loss to the mathematical community worldwide.

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    Image of Fields Medal

    Image of Fields Medal

    • Dr. Mirzakhani worked on dynamics and geometry

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  • 2 What is Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN) - in News- Found in UP Assembly [ Sci-Tech ]

    Dangerous plastic explosive preferred by militants as it cannot be easily detected owing to its colorless crystals. PETN can be kept hidden in a sealed container or an electrical equipment surpassing security checks.

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    Image of Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate

    Image of Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate

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  • 3 Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuel Won Golden Peacock Award for Eco Innovation [ Env. ]

    Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuel (IROAF) won Golden Peacock Award for Eco Innovation for 2017 for introducing eco-friendly and cost saving dual fuel 1400 HP Diesel engines on DEMU trains.

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    Image of Golden Peacock Awards

    Image of Golden Peacock Awards

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  • 4 JICA ODA Loan Assistance for ‘Dairying Through Cooperatives-National Dairy Infrastructure Plan’ [ Policy-Governance ]

    India first among the world’s milk producing Nations since 1998 with largest bovine population in the World. Milk production from 1950 - 51 to 2015 - 16, has increased from 17 million tons to 155.49 million tons.

    Dairying through Cooperative-National Dairy Infrastructure Plan

    Dairying through Cooperative-National Dairy Infrastructure Plan

    Dairying through Cooperative-National Dairy Infrastructure Plan

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  • 5 Science Express [ Edu. ]

    In the IX Phase Science Express exhibition train on the Nationwide tour since 17 February 2017, reached Madgaon in Goa. The current theme is ‘Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS) ’ focusing on Climate Change and Science & Technology

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    Image of Science Express

    Image of Science Express

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  • 6 India to Host 8th Edition of Theatre Olympics (TO) ‘the Biggest Theatre Celebration of the World’ [ Important Days ]

    8th edition of the greatest carnival of Theatre in the World to be held in India for the first time ever from February 17 – April 08, 2018 simultaneously in various cities across the country.

    Theatre Olympics ‘The Biggest Theatre Celebration of the World

    Theatre Olympics ‘The Biggest Theatre Celebration of the World

    Theatre Olympics ‘The Biggest Theatre Celebration of the World

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  • 7 India’S Look East Policy- SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program (Tranche 2) [ Eco. ]

    Cabinet approval for upgradation and widening of 65 kms of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur. Manipur is a landlocked state with 90 % of the area under difficult terrain and hence road transport only viable mass transport system.

    Location of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur

    Location of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur

    Location of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur

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  • 8 SC Asks Government to Formalize Election Commissioners’ Appointment Through Law [ Policy-Governance ]

    Supreme Court has asked the Union government to formalize appointment of election commissioners through law. So far the appointment of the Election Commissioners have been fair and legitimate. This needs to be further strengthened by law.

    Election Commission of India

    Election Commission of India

    Election Commission of India

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  • 9 IRRI,South Asia Regional Center at National Seed Research & Training Center in Varanasi [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Union Cabinet approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) at campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi.

    National Seed Research and Training Center

    National Seed Research and Training Center

    National Seed Research and Training Center

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