Archive For October 11, 2018

Rs 4,000 crore plan to fight Japanese Encephalitis

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The Union Cabinet of India sanctioned a Rs 4038-crore comprehensive multi-pronged plan for prevention and control of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the country. States where this plan will be implemented: Uttar Pradesh West Bengal Tamil Nadu Bihar Assam The plan will be implemented within five years from 2012-13 to 2016-17….

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Aircraft Acquisition Committee

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Govt. approves setting up of Aircraft Acquisition Committee The government gave its nod for setting up a new committee which will consider, examine and make recommendations on allowing import or acquisition of aircraft for various purposes by airlines. After analyzing the proposals, the panel would make suggestions for operation of scheduled air transport services, regional…

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10 % disinvestment in NMDC approved

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave its nod to a 10% stake sale of the Centre’s equity holding in NMDC (National Mineral Development Corporation) through the ‘offer for sale’ route. The sale is expected to fetch about Rs.7,000 crore. The selling will be through ‘Offer for the sale through stock exchange’ (OFS) method,…

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Bharti Airtel: World’s fourth largest mobile operator

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As per the ‘Scoreboard’ report by analyst firm Wireless Intelligence, Bharti Airtel with over 250 million mobile subscribers is world’s fourth-largest operator in terms of subscribers. Airtel overtook Telefónica of Spain to reach this position. Top 4 Mobile Operators Rankings China Mobile Vodafone Group American Movil Group Bharti Airtel Reliance Communications 8th position Idea Cellular…

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Gujarat tops in private sector investments across India

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As per an analysis titled ‘Composition of Outstanding Investments Across States,’ carried out by Assocham, Gujarat has the biggest share of 12.5% in total outstanding private sector investments ((including both domestic and foreign private sectors) across India as of June 2012. As per the analysis top 4 states are: Gujarat (12.5%) Odisha (10.7%) Maharashtra (8.9%)…

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National Policy on Electronics 2012

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‘National Policy on Electronics’ (NPE) cleared by the Government The Union Cabinet cleared the National Policy on Electronics 2012. Objective: By 2020, make the Indian domestic electronic hardware manufacturing segment into a $ 400 billion industry. Government will create an ecosystem for a globally competitive ESDM (Electronic System and Design and Manufacturing) sector in India…

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India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue

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India and Japan decided to enhance cooperation key bilateral areas, including maritime, cyber, outer space security and also deliberated on regional and international security situation. It was second India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue held in Tokyo which involved discussions on foreign policy issues and security. Both the nations reviewed bilateral security and defence cooperation and discussed ways…

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India’s NSDC inks pact with Ausralia’s industry skills council SkillsDMC

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An agreement was signed b/w Ausralia’s industry skills council SkillsDMC and India’s National Skills Development Corporation(NSDC) to provide training to 500 million people in key industry areas by 2022. As per the pact, SkillsDMC will support the establishment of the Indian Sector Skills Council for mining. India aims to provide skills training for up to…

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IMR decreased to 44 Per 1000 Live Births during 2011

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Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) declined by 3 points from 47 to 44 infant deaths per 1000 live births during 2011. As per Sample Registration System (SRS) released by the Registrar General of India (RGI): IMR for rural areas has decreased by 3 points from 51 to 48 infant deaths per 1000 live births IMR in…

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Govt unveils Aadhaar-enabled service delivery system

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The Union Government unveiled a new Aadhaar-enabled service delivery system that will provide a reliable mechanism of direct cash transfer to beneficiaries in a transparent manner. Objective: To eliminate fraud, black-marketing, pilferage in schemes and bribery in the delivery of government services. What is Aadhaar? A 12-digit unique number issued by the Unique Identification Authority…

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Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act(IRWA)

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The Union Cabinet approved the introduction of Amendments to the "Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986". Major amendments proposed are as follows: · Broaden the scope of the law to cover the audio-visual media and material in electronic form. · Penalties to be enhanced to a maximum of 3 years of imprisonment and fine…

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First American Indian canonized

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Kateri Tekakwitha, famous as “Lily of the Mohawks”, who for centuries has been a symbol of hope for the long-oppressed American Indians, was canonized in St Peter’s Square by Pope Benedict XVI . Who is famous as the “Lily of the Mohawks” ? Kateri Tekakwitha             Source:gktoday

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz Archive – September 2012

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Quiz – Current Affairs September 28-30, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 27, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 26, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 25, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 24, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 23, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 22, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 21,…

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Govt contemplating key changes in rules for clinical trials

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The Union Government is pondering to bring major changes in the Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940, and its Rules, to address the problem of inadequate monitoring of clinical trials in the country. As per the proposed changes: Mandatory for the Investigator to report all serious adverse events, including deaths, to the Drugs Controller General of…

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EC prohibits publication/broadcast Opinion Polls during election in Gujarat and HP

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The Election Commission put a ban on the publication/broadcast kind of opinion poll during the period of assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. As per EC there will be complete ban on display of any election matter like opinion poll or any other poll survey, in any electronic media, during the period of 48…

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Apex court asks amend Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 and Rules 2005

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The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to amend the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 and Rules 2005 to ensure that the life of seafarers is made more secure and their families are compensated adequately in the event of loss of life. The court showed its concern about increasing piracy and attack on vessel.    …

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz Archive – October 2012

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Quiz – Current Affairs October 30-31, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 29, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 28, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 27, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 25-26, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 23-24, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 21-22, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 20,…

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Committee for Direct Cash Transfers

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National Committee on Direct Cash Transfers, constituted by the Prime Minister. This coordination committee will act as a mechanism to coordinate action for the introduction of direct cash transfers to individuals under the various government schemes and programmes. Chairman of the Committee on Direct Cash Transfers: Prime Minister. Other Members: 11 Cabinet Ministers 2 Ministers…

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E-eye Project in Corbett National Park

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E-Eye Project: A pilot surveillance project being piloted in Corbett National Park in which live electronic surveillance is done with the help of cameras with video recording facility mounted on towers. The project will help in tracking the movement of animals, human interference and checking poaching. These cameras will generate alerts to the control room…

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Domestic companies can make payments in SEZ in foreign currency: RBI

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The RBI has given permission to domestic companies to make payments to units in Special Economic Zones in foreign currency for the services delivered by them. Earlier, this facility was allowed only for payments made for goods. To promote software exports, RBI has simplified procedure for exporting goods and services by all Software Technology Parks…

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OSART

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OSART conducting safety review of Rawatbhata nuke plant OSART = Operational Safety Review Team A thorough safety review of 2 atomic power station units at Rawatbhata nuke plant is being carried out by OSART. More importantly, this is the first such review in India after the nuclear accident at Fukushima in Japan following the massive…

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