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  • Sep 28, 2017
  • 1 Bakhshali Manuscript: How Old is Zero? 500 Years Older Than Previously Believed [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists traced the origins to zero considered as greatest breakthroughs in the history of mathematics to an ancient Indian text- Bakhshali manuscript. Bakhshali manuscript was housed in the UK since 1902.

    Image of Bakhshali Manuscript

    Image of Bakhshali Manuscript

    Image of Bakhshali Manuscript

    • Bakhshal

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  • Sep 27, 2017
  • 1 🌟 10 Must Know Facts on Sardar Sarovar Dam- Now Dedicated to the Nation [ Policy-Governance ]

    PM dedicates Sardar Sarovar Dam to the nation and attended the closing ceremony of Narmada Mahotsav at Dabhoi. The occasion was marked by prayers and chanting of hymns at the Dam at Kevadia.

    Map of Narmada Dam (Now Dedicated to the Nation)

    Map of Narmada Dam (Now Dedicated to the Nation)

    Map of Narmada Dam (Now Dedicated to the Nation)

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  • 2 Cassini- Huygens Space Probe Orbiting Saturn Now Retired [ Sci-Tech ]

    The Cassini space probe was deliberately disposed of via a controlled fall into Saturn’s atmosphere on September 15, 2017, ending its nearly two-decade-long mission. Method of disposal chosen to prevent biological contamination of Saturn’s moons now thought to offer potentially h

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  • 3 Father of Nephrology in India- Dr. Kirpal Chugh Passes at 85 [ Health ]

    Dr. Kirpal Singh Chugh, widely regarded as the “father of nephrology in India” and Padma Shri (2000), the country’s fourth highest civilian award, passed away at 85. He belonged to Patti in Tarn Taran.

    Image of Father of Nephrology In India- Dr. Kirpal Chugh

    Image of Father of Nephrology In India- Dr. Kirpal Chugh

    Image of Father of Nephrology In India- Dr. Kirpal Chugh

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  • 4 ‘The Man Who Saved the World’ Dies in Russia [ Awards ]

    Stanislav Petrov a Soviet military officer credited with helping prevent US-Russia nuclear war died at the age of 77: Petrov dismissed a warning about US nuclear strike as a false alarm. The probe later proved that Petrov was right and prevented the war.

    Image of The Man who Saved the World

    Image of The Man Who Saved the World

    Image of The Man who Saved the World

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  • 5 Lunar Occultation: 3 Planets Behind the Moon [ Sci-Tech ]

    In September 2017, moon will shortly block Venus, then Mars and then Mercury in the sky in an event called a lunar occultation. Occultation occurs when moon passes in front of a celestial object.

    Image of Lunar Occultation: 3 Planets behind the Moon

    Image of Lunar Occultation: 3 Planets Behind the Moon

    Image of Lunar Occultation: 3 Planets behind the Moon

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  • Sep 26, 2017
  • 1 World’S First Plant-Based Zika Vaccine [ Health ]

    Scientists from US developed the world’s first plant-based Zika vaccine claimed to be more effective, safer, and cheaper by using proteins derived from Tobacco plant. The plant-based Zika vaccine works against DIII, a part of a Zika viral protein playing a key role in infecting p

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  • 2 El Nino of 2014-16 Aided Massive Release of Carbon Dioxide [ Env. ]

    Data collected by NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite found that monster El Nino of 2014 - 16 caused over 3 billion tonnes of carbon release into the atmosphere, taking carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration to record levels.

    Chart of Recent Global Monthly Mean CO2

    Chart of Recent Global Monthly Mean CO2

    Chart of Recent Global Monthly Mean CO2

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  • 3 School Chalo Abhiyan Launched [ Edu. ]

    Even after government taking several initiatives to eradicate illiteracy in India, 70 - 80 lakh students are still out of school. Now government is undertaking School Chalo Abhiyan from next year to enroll these 70 - 80 lakh students in the country:

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    Image of School Chalo Abhiyan

    Image of School Chalo Abhiyan

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  • 4 🌟 Indian Growing Income Inequality: from British Raj to Billionaire Raj (Important) [ Ethics ]

    A new paper released by economists shows that share of India’s national income accruing to the top 1 percent income earners is now at its highest level since the creation of the Indian Income tax in 1922:

    Chart of The Rich Get Richer

    Chart of The Rich Get Richer

    Chart of The Rich Get Richer

    • India’s ric

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  • 5 First Advanced Homoeopathy Research Lab [ Health ]

    India has its first virology laboratory to develop homoeopathy drugs against diseases such as H1N1 (swine flu), dengue, chikungunya at Kolkata’s Dr. Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy (RRIH)

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    Image of Alternative Medicine

    Image of Alternative Medicine

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  • 6 What is Rapid Intensification? Contradictory Predictions for Hurricane Irma [ Env. ]

    The range of possibilities presented by the forecast models more than a week before Hurricane Irma spread from Mexico to Canada- those were quite inaccurate. Irma was designated a tropical storm but later strengthened into a large Category 3 hurricane, with winds of 115 mph.

    Image of Name of Hurricanes

    Image of Name of Hurricanes

    Image of Name of Hurricanes

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  • 7 🌟 Seven Principles for Good Teaching with Technology (Important) [ Edu. ]

    The following seven principles understand the steps to be taken by students and faculty members to improve undergraduate education: Frequent student-faculty contact in and out of class is a most important factor in student motivation and involvement.

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    Image of Seven Principles for Good Teaching

    Image of Seven Principles for Good Teaching

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  • Sep 24, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is Digital Classroom, Flipped Classroom, and Blended Learning? (Important ) [ Edu. ]

    In flipped classroom students receive instruction online but critique and apply knowledge in the classroom with their peers. With the advent of modern digital education, internet and mobile devices several new terms are now associated with teaching. These will be discussed below.

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  • 2 Fourth Session of the India-Tanzania Joint Trade Committee (JTC) [ Committees & Bodies ]

    The Fourth Session of the India-Tanzania Joint Trade Committee meeting was held in New Delhi, on 29th September 2017. Following are important points of the meeting: India and Tanzania enjoy close and cordial relations due to shared history of struggle against colonialism.

    India-Tanzania Close, Friendly & Co-Operative Relations

    India-Tanzania Close, Friendly & Co-Operative Relations

    India-Tanzania Close, Friendly & Co-Operative Relations

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  • 3 Production of Sugarcane [ Agri. ]

    First Hybrid clone species 205 was developed for sub-tropical climate and it was launched in 1918 for commercial farming: Shri Radha Mohan Singh. Sugarcane revolution started with launch of variety 205 and now ICAR- Sugarcane Breeding Institute has released variety 0238.

    Map of Production of Sugarcane In Various State

    Map of Production of Sugarcane In Various State

    Map of Production of Sugarcane In Various State

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  • 4 🌟 Equivalence of Posts in Central Public Sector in Government (Important) [ Policy-Governance ]

    Norms for establishing equivalence of posts in Government and posts in PSUs and PSBs for claiming benefit of OBC reservations are now finalized. Prevent children of senior people who may have been treated as non-Creamy Layer cornering government posts reserved for OBCs.

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    Image of Backward Class

    Image of Backward Class

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  • Sep 23, 2017
  • 1 Jan Dhan Yojana and the 1 Billion-1 Billion-1 Billion “JAM” Revolution [ Yojana ]

    Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) aimed at providing financial services to the poor: Opening bank accounts for the poor. Giving them electronic means of payment (via RUPAY cards)

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    Image of Jan Dhan Yojana

    Image of Jan Dhan Yojana

    • Placing them in a position to avail cred

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  • 2 NITI Aayog Lunches Ease of Doing Business Report: an Enterprise Survey of Indian States [ Eco. ]

    NITI Aayog launched Ease of Doing Business report based on an Enterprise Survey of 3, 500 manufacturing firms across India. Survey assesses the business regulations and enabling environment across India from firms’ perspective.

    Image of Ease of Doing Business Index

    Image of Ease of Doing Business Index

    Image of Ease of Doing Business Index

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  • 3 Nasikabatrachus Bhupathi: New Frog Species with Pig Face Discovered in Western Ghats [ Env. ]

    Indian scientists discovered Nasikabatrachus bhupathi, a new species of frog in Western Ghats with snout-shaped nose, just like a pig. It has been named after the Indian herpetologist S. Bhupathy.

    Map of New Frog Species With Pig Face In Western Ghats

    Map of New Frog Species With Pig Face In Western Ghats

    Map of New Frog Species With Pig Face In Western Ghats

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  • 4 What is TAPI Gas Pipeline? India Hosting Steering Committee Meeting of TAPI Gas Pipeline [ Eco. ]

    India is hosting the next steering committee meeting of 1, 814 km long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline as decided by sixth joint India-Turkmenistan Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) meeting on trade, economic, scientific, and technological cooperation

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  • Sep 21, 2017
  • 1 🌟 New Tectonic Microplate “Malpelo Plate” Off the Coast of Ecuador (Important) [ Geog. ]

    Rice University’s researcher have found new tectonic mircoplate off Ecuador’s coast in the eastern Pacific Ocean and named it Malpelo plate, after a Colombian island and an oceanic ridge it contains.

    Image of Malpelo Plate

    Image of Malpelo Plate

    Image of Malpelo Plate

    Key Facts

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  • 2 US Designates Hizbul Mujahideen as Foreign Terrorist Organisation [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The United States named Pakistan based Kashmiri terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen as a “Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO) ” paving way for a series of US sanctions dealing blow to Pakistan projecting the militant group as a voice of Kashmiri people and validates India’s posit

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  • 3 🌟 Impact of Climate Change in India : Costing India $10 Billion/Year (Important) [ Env. ]

    According to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture, extreme weather events are costing India $9 - 10 billion annually with climate change projected to impact agricultural productivity with increasing severity from 2020.

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    Image of Impact of Climate Change In India

    Image of Impact of Climate Change In India

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  • 4 🌟 What is Bioethanol? New Technique to Produce Bioethanol from Cotton-Stalks from CSIR-NIIST [ Env. ]

    CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST), Thiruvananthapuram developed new technique for producing bioethanol from discarded cotton-stalks using chemical and biological methods.

    Image of Bioethanol And Co-products

    Image of Bioethanol And Co-products

    Image of Bioethanol And Co-products

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  • 5 What are Biosensors? Biosensor to Detect Kidney Disorders Developed by IITs [ Sci-Tech ]

    Researchers from Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) - Bombay and Indore jointly developed a biosensor to detect kidney disorders in less than eight minutes measuring both the pH and urea concentration with a single drop of urine.

    Image of Biosensor to Detect Kidney Disorders

    Image of Biosensor to Detect Kidney Disorders

    Image of Biosensor to Detect Kidney Disorders

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  • Sep 20, 2017
  • 1 सर्वोच्च न्यायालय का मौलिक अधिकार पर ऐतिहासिक फैसला (Historical Decision-in Hindi) [ Policy-Governance ]

    प्रस्तावना: - जीवन का अधिकार हमारा मौलिक हक है। सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने प्राइवेसी यानी, निजता को इसके बराबर माना है। न्यायालय की 9 जजों की संविधान पीठ ने 63 साल पुराने फैसले को पलटते हुए कहा कि निजता अब हर नागरिक का मौलिक हक है। संविधान पीठ ने पहले 1954 में, फिर 1962 में प्राइवेसी

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  • 2 नेपाल के प्रधानमंत्री देऊबा की पांच दिवसीय भारत यात्रा(Nepal’S PM 5 Day Visit to India-in Hindi) [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    प्रस्तावना: - नेपाली प्रधानमंत्री शेरबहादुर देऊबा पांच दिवसीय भारत यात्रा पर आ रहे हैं। उनकी यह यात्रा ऐसे दौर में हो रही है जब हमारा चीन से डोकलाम को लेकर विवाद चल रहा है। वहीं नेपाल, दो दशक से राजनीतिक अस्थिरता के दौर से गुजर रहा है। भारत व नेपाल के बीच हमेशा से गहरे सामाजिक व

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  • 3 ICOSIS Unveils Ocean Forecasting System for Comoros, Madagascar, and Mozambique [ Sci-Tech ]

    Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) inaugurated Ocean Forecasting System for Indian Ocean countries Comoros, Madagascar, and Mozambique at the third Meeting of Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Asia and Africa (RIMES) at Port Mor

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  • 4 World’S First Diamond Futures Contracts by ICEX [ Eco. ]

    The Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX) has launched world’s first diamond futures contracts providing exporters with means to contain their losses. ICEX received approval from market regulator Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for trading in diamond futures contracts.

    Image of World's First Diamond Futures Contracts By ICEX

    Image of World’s First Diamond Futures Contracts By ICEX

    Image of World’s First Diamond Futures Contracts By ICEX

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