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What are Islamic Cooperation countries (OIC)?

December 1, 2020
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Islamic Cooperation countries (OIC) is s the second largest inter-governmental organization founded in 1969, consisting of 57 member states. The objective of the organization is to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting harmony and international peace. The Permanent organization Secretariat is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. OIC’s growing economic and energy interdependence with India has become necessary in recent times.   Readmore On: Manifestias

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Nagaland to host 10-day festival: Hornbill Festival 2020

December 1, 2020
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The Hornbill Festival, also called the ‘Festivals of Festivals’, is a 10-day festival celebrated every year in December from 1st to 10th, in Nagaland, Northeast India. The festival is named after the Indian bird Hornbill. The festival showcases the rich and diverse Naga ethnicity through traditional music, folk dances, handicraft, local cuisine, art, and workshops, etc. Lui Ngai Ni is the other popular festival of the Nagas after Hornbill. Readmore On: Nenow. in

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Avian Influenza outbreak in Japan

December 1, 2020
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The Avian influenza is a contagious viral disease recently discovered at a poultry farm in the Hyuga City of Japan. The disease will affect birds such as chickens, turkeys, Guinea fowl. The current outbreak of this disease started in September 2020 and is considered the largest outbreak in Japan since 2016. The virus is classified into two types based on their surface proteins, namely Hemagglutinin and Neuraminidase.   Readmore On: HindustanTimes

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What is China’s first indigenously developed Nuclear power reactor called?

November 30, 2020
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Hualong One is Chinas first indigenously developed third-generation nuclear power reactor. It is one of the most advanced nuclear power reactors in the World that generate 10 billion kilowatts hour of electricity every year. The technology of Hualong has 120 software updates and 700 patents, and the life span of this reactor is 60 years. The construction of this reactor began in 2015 with more than 10,000 technicians. Readmore On: Defenceworld.net

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What is the fiscal deficit that reaches 120% of annual target?

November 30, 2020
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It is the difference between the Non-debt Capital Receipts (NDCR) plus Revenue Receipts and the total expenditure. In simple, it is the difference between the total income of the government (Revenue Receipts plus Non-debt Capital Receipts (NDCR)) to its total expenditure. The Centre’s fiscal deficit widened to over Rs 9.5 lakh crore at the end of October – almost 120% of the annual target estimate. Read More On: www.msn.com

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What is the Anti-defection Law?

November 30, 2020
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The anti-defection was passed in the Parliament in 1985 and came into effect on March 1, 1985, through the 52nd Amendment of the Constitution. According to the law, the legislators may be disqualified on the grounds of defection based on a petition by the other member of the House by the Presiding Officer of a legislature. The law applies to both state assemblies and Parliament. Read more on: IndianExpress

What is Aquaponics?

What is Aquaponics?

October 15, 2020
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Aquaponics is an environmentally friendly technique in which both fishes, as well as plants, are grown in an integrated manner. It is a cycle in which fish waste provides fertilizer for growing plants. The plants absorb those nutrients and filter the water in the fish tank. So the fish can survive in freshwater. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (growing fish and other aquatic animals) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil).   Read more on: permaculturenews.org

Global Handwashing Day 2020

Global Handwashing Day 2020

October 15, 2020
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Every year Global Handwashing Day is observed on 15 October to spread awareness about the importance of hand-washing. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), One in three diarrhoeal illnesses and One in Five respiratory infections can prevent by keeping the hands clean. Now COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of the importance of hand-washing. It is one of the simplest methods to prevent the spread of any virus and ensures better health. Read more on: indiatvnews.com

Opposition Effect that makes Mars look bigger and brighter?

Opposition Effect that makes Mars look bigger and brighter?

October 15, 2020
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In astronomy, Opposition Effect is the circumstance in which two celestial bodies appear in opposite directions in the sky, and the Earth is then approximately between them. The Moon, when full, is said to be in Opposition to the Sun; the Earth is then approximately between them. During  Mars Opposition – Mars and the Sun are on directly opposite sides of Earth, this makes Mars will outshine Jupiter, becoming the third brightest object. Read more on: www.drishtiias.com

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October 15: World Students Day

October 15, 2020
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Every year October 15 is celebrated as World Students Day on the occasion of birth anniversary of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.  He is popularly known as the “Missile Man of India”. He was not only an aerospace scientist but also a teacher, and thus the world celebrates his birth anniversary as World Students Day. This year, the day is marked under the theme Learning for people, prosperity and peace. Read more on: winspiremagazine.com

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2020

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2020

October 13, 2020
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Every year, on October 13, the United Nations marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction (also called World Calamity Control Day). The day is celebrated to encourage every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster-resilient communities and nations—the theme for the day 2020: Disaster Risk Governance. The celebration of the day was first started in 1989. The United Nations Adopted Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015. Read more on: timesnownews.com

What Is Monetary Policy, recently seen in news?

What Is Monetary Policy, recently seen in news?

October 13, 2020
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Monetary policy is the process by which the monetary authority of a country undertook the actions, to controls the supply of money in the economy by its control over interest rates to achieve sustainable economic growth. Generally, the central bank (RBI)controls the supply of money in India. Recently the authority decided to keep the key policy rates unchanged at 4%. Read more on: Indianexpress.com

15 years for Right to Information Act (RTI)

15 years for Right to Information Act (RTI)

October 13, 2020
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Fifteen years have passed since the Right to Information Act, 2005 was enacted. The bill was passed in May 2005 and became effective from October 12, 2005. The Acts main objective is to empower the citizen of the country, to seek information from Public Authorities and also promotes transparency and accountability in the working of the Government. In the last 15 years, around 33 million RTI applications were filed with various government departments across the country.   Read more on: drishtiias.com

What is Bharatmala Pariyojana an initiative by Indian Government?

What is Bharatmala Pariyojana an initiative by Indian Government?

October 13, 2020
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“Bharatmala Pariyojana”, is a new umbrella program launched by the Government of India for the highways sector that works on optimizing the efficiency of road traffic across the country by bridging critical infrastructure gaps. The project covers a total of  34800 km to improve the road network in the country. Apart from the Government support, the project will be managed by the tax collected at toll booths, petrol and diesel. Read more on: india.gov.in

What is the International Barcode of Life (iBOL)?

What is the International Barcode of Life (iBOL)?

October 12, 2020
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International Barcode of Life (iBOL) is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation which was established in 2008. It is a research alliance involving nations that have committed both human and financial resources to enable expansion of the global reference database. Its objective is to transform biodiversity science by building the DNA barcode reference libraries, the sequencing facilities, the informatics platforms, and the analytical protocols.  Read more: blog.nextias.com

What is Target Rating Point (TRP)?

What is Target Rating Point (TRP)?

October 12, 2020
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Target Rating Point (TRP), also known as the Television Rating Points. It is the metric used by the marketing and advertising agencies to evaluate viewership. TRPs represent how many people, from which socio-economic categories, watched which channels for how much time during a particular period. In India, the TRP is recorded by the Broadcast Audience Research Council using Bar-O-Meters that are installed on televisions in selected households. Read more: indiatoday.in

New Development Bank or BRICS Development Bank What is it & Why in News?

New Development Bank or BRICS Development Bank What is it & Why in News?

October 12, 2020
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The New Development Bank, formerly called as the BRICS Development Bank, is a multilateral development bank established in 2014 by the BRICS states. The bank is set up to support public or private projects through loans and other financial instruments among the five emerging markets (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). Recently the bank approved Seven hundred forty-one million dollars worth infrastructure projects are approved to India. Read more on: https: insightsonindia.com

World Post Day

Why October 9 celebrated as World Post Day?

October 9, 2020
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World Post Day is celebrated every year by the United Nations on October 9 to commemorate the establishment of Universal Postal Union on October 9, 1874. The day is celebrated by more than 150 countries to create awareness of the role of posts in everyday lives. October 9 is declared as World Post Day at the Universal Postal Union Congress held in Japan in 1969.   Read more on: indiatoday.in

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India’s Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan passed away

October 9, 2020
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Veteran Indian politician, and the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan, passed away at the age of 74. He underwent heart surgery at Delhi’s Fortis hospital for the past few days before he died. He founded the Lok Janshakti Party in 2004 and  one of the most noted Dalit leaders of India. In his long political career, he worked with many Indian prime ministers and served several portfolios. Read more on: aljazeera.com

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World Trade Organization to be led by a woman in 25 years

October 9, 2020
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The World Trade Organization (WTO) was established in 1995. Since its establishment, it has not had an opportunity to run under a woman director. But for the first time, it is going to lead by a woman. The selection committee of the WTO has announced that Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo Iweal and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee are the two finalists to become the next Director-General. Read more on: business-standard.com

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Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to American poet Louise Glück

October 9, 2020
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Nobel Prize 2020 in Literature was awarded to Louise Gluck for her poetry. Since 1996 she is the first female poet to win the prize. She is an American poet who won the major literary awards of the US such as Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, Bolligen Prize, National Humanities Medal, and National Book Critics Circle Award. Read more on: edition.cnn.com

India's economy to contract by 9.6 per cent in the current fiscal year (2020-21)

India’s economy to contract by 9.6 per cent in the current fiscal year (2020-21)

October 8, 2020
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Due to Covid-19 pandemic, India’s economy is expected to decrease by 9.6 per cent reported in the  World Bank’s report titled ‘Beaten or Broken? According to the report, South Asia’s regional growth is expected to decrease by 7.7 per cent in 2020, and it will be projected to rebound to 4.5 per cent in 2021. This will push millions of people into extreme poverty in South Asia. Read more on: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Indian Air Force Day 2020

Indian Air Force Day : Why is it celebrated?

October 8, 2020
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October 8 is observed as Indian Air Force Day because on this day Indian Air Force was officially established. In 1932 Indian Air Force was formally raised as the supporting force of the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom. The day is celebrated to bring awareness of the national security in organisations as well as in Public. Indian Air Force is also called as “Bhartiya Vayu Sena”.   Read more on: indianexpress.com

Why is World Sight Day (2020) Celebrated ?

Why is World Sight Day (2020) Celebrated ? Theme Hope In Sight

October 8, 2020
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Second Thursday of every October is observed as World Sight Day. This year it is celebrated on 8 October. The theme of World Sight Day 2020 is ” Hope In Sight.” The day was initiated by the SightFirstCampaign of Lions Club International Foundation in 2000 that focuses global attention on vision impairment and blindness. Read more on: news18.com

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Which article of Constitution provides for the adjudication of inter-state water disputes.

October 8, 2020
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According to Article 262 of the Indian Constitution, the central government plays a role in adjudicating conflicts surrounding inter-state water disputes that arise among the state/regional governments. These disputes are looked after by the tribunals appointed by the central government of India. So far there are nine tribunals including those on Cauvery, Ravi and Beas, Mahadayi, Vansadhara and Krishna rivers. Read more on: prsindia.org

Important facts of Krishna River

Important facts of Krishna River

October 8, 2020
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The Krishna River is the fifth longest and second biggest river in peninsular India with total length of 810 miles (1,300 kilometres). It originates near Mahabaleshwar (Satara) in Maharashtra and flows into the Bay of Bengal. It has a drainage basin of approx. 2083 Km in four states North Karnataka, Maharashtra and Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The Tributaries are Tungabhadra, Mallaprabha, Koyna, Bhima, Ghataprabha, Yerla, Warna, Dindi, Musi and Dudhganga.   Read more on: britannica.com

Important facts of Godavari River

Important facts of Godavari River

October 8, 2020
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Godavari river is India’s second longest river with a total length of about 910 miles (1,465 km), rises from Trimbakeshwar near Nasik in Maharashtra from the Arabian Sea and flows into the Bay of Bengal. It has a drainage basin of some 121,000 square miles (313,000 square km) that extends over five states, and it has tributaries Pravara, Purna, Manjra, Penganga, Wardha, Wainganga, Pranhita (combined flow of Wainganga, Penganga, Indravati, Maner and the Sabri. Read more on: britannica.com

AIADMK's party named CM Edappadi K Palaniswami as CM candidate for 2021 Tamil Nadu polls

AIADMK’s party named CM Edappadi K Palaniswami as CM candidate for 2021 Tamil Nadu polls

October 7, 2020
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All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AAIDMK) party in Tamil Nadu named CM Edappadi K Palaniswami as CM candidate for 2021 Tamil Nadu polls. The announcement was made by Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK leader O Panneerselva during a press conference on October 7, 2020. Palaniswami is incumbent Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu since 2017.   Read more on: hindustantimes.com

Ganga River Dolphin Day : October 5

Ganga River Dolphin Day : October 5

October 7, 2020
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Ganga River Dolphin Day is celebrated every year on October 5. The day was on October 5 because on this day in 2010 the dolphins were declared as National Aquatic Animal. The day is celebrated since 2010. The National Mission for Clean Ganga launched “My Ganga My Dolphin” campaign to conduct dolphin census in the 250 Km stretch. Read more on : timesofindia.indiatimes.com

What is CRISPR-Cas9 in genome editing?

What is CRISPR-Cas9 in genome editing?

October 7, 2020
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CRISPR-Cas9 is the lastest approach to change an organism’s genetic code or edit DNA at particular locations. The full name of CRISPR-Cas9 is Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats CRISPR Associated protein 9. It is used to change an organism’s genetic code or edit DNA at particular locations. This approach allows researchers to modify gene function (Genome editing). Gene contains bio-information defining an individual. Read more: medlineplus.gov

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Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A Doudna are awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 2020

October 7, 2020
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Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A Doudna are awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 2020 for “Development of a method for Genome Editing”.  Both the scientists developed the Gene Editing Technique called “CRISPR-Cas9 Snipping Scissors”, where the researchers can change the DNA of animals through this technique. This technology will make a revolutionary impact on life sciences contributing to new cancer therapies. It has potentials to cure inherited diseases. Read more on: thehindu.com

What is WADA and NADA?

What is WADA and NADA?

October 7, 2020
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The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) is the registered national organisation set up on November 24, 2005, was responsible for making Indian sports totally dope free. The organisation aims to control and monitor the use of dopes in all sports in India. NADA deals with the implementation and adoption of anti-doping policies and rules made by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Read more on: jagranjosh.com

What is an Adjuvant seen in news recently?

What is an Adjuvant seen in news recently?

October 7, 2020
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An adjuvant is an immunological agent that improves the immune response of the human body. An adjuvant is added to the vaccine to produce more antibodies that help in long-lasting immunity, thus minimizing the dose of antigen needed. There are many adjuvants available, some of which are aluminium phosphate and aluminium hydroxide. Aluminium salts are the most commonly used adjuvants in human vaccines. Read more on: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

What is “Digital Seva Setu Programme” launched by Gujarat Government?

What is “Digital Seva Setu Programme” launched by Gujarat Government?

October 7, 2020
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The Gujarat Government initiated the Digital Seva Setu Programme under the Bharat Net Project- to connect the Village Panchayats through fibre network. The programme will helpful for people to receive public welfare services at Panchayat level.  In this programme, the villages are connected with 100 MBps optical fibre network to make every village a mini Sachivalay. Read more on: thehindubusinessline.com

What is meant by NATO and CSTO?

What is meant by NATO and CSTO?

October 7, 2020
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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an intergovernmental military alliance aims to constitute a system of collective defence between 30 European and North American countries. NATO established on April 4, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium1949. In comparison, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) aims to strengthen the national and collective security of its members through military-political cooperation and foreign policies. CSTO established on May 15, 1992, headquartered in Moscow, Russia. Read more on: jagranjosh.com

What is Forensic Cloning used by investigating agencies?

What is Forensic Cloning used by investigating agencies?

October 6, 2020
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Forensic Cloning is used by investigating agencies or to exact bit-for-bit copy of a piece of digital evidence that helps the case to go further or can be used as evidence in the court. It is also known as a bit-stream image or forensic image. It captures everything from the physical beginning to physical end. Through this method folder, files, hard drives, etc. can be cloned. Read more on: jagranjosh.com

3 shared the Nobel Prize physics 2020

3 shared the Nobel Prize physics 2020 for their discoveries about black holes

October 6, 2020
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The Nobel Prize for Physics in 2020 has been awarded to Roger Penrose (1/2) and to Andrea Ghez (1/4) and Reihard Genzel (1/4). Roger Penrose awarded for the discovery that black hole formation is the robust prediction of the theory of relativity. Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel have been honoured for the discovery of supermassive object at the centre of Milky Way Galaxy. Read more on: thehindu.com

What is narco test?

What is narco test?

October 6, 2020
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Narcoanalysis is used to divulge accurate information. The test is done by injecting a drug called sodium pentothal or Sodium Amytal to the person, which makes the person semi-conscious. In that state, it becomes difficult for a person to lie, and they expected to divulge true information. The drug, referred to as “truth serum” in this context, was used in larger doses as anaesthesia during surgery.   Read more on: indianexpress.com

What is a polygraph test or lie detector test??

What is a polygraph test or lie detector test?

October 6, 2020
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A polygraph test is done to check whether the person is telling the truth, deceiving, or uncertain. It is done through the instruments like sensitive electrodes or cardio-cuffs that are attached to the person and measure the physiological responses such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, changes in sweat gland activity, blood flow, etc. The measured response will give a clue whether a person is lying or not. Read more on: indianexpress.com

Chardham Project, recently seen in the news what it is?

Chardham Project, recently seen in the news what it is?

October 6, 2020
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Char Dham project is the initiative of widening and repairing 889-kilometres of national highways that connects 4 Dhams – Kedarnath Dham, Badrinath Dham, Yamunotri, Gangotri, and part of the route leading to Kailash Mansarovar yatra. The project also proposed widening of single-lane roads into double lanes by up to 10 metres,  in the state of Uttarakhand.     Read more on: insightsonindia.com

World Space Week 2020

World Space Week 2020

October 6, 2020
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October 4- 10 is celebrated as the World Space Week in 95 nations across the World with the theme Satellites Improve Life. The week is celebrated under the resolution  passed by United Nations  in 1999. October 4  and 10 is chosen because the Sputnik, the first human-made satellite, was launched from the earth on October 4, 1957.  Whereas  is  the Outer Space Treaty, 1967 was signed on October 10.  Read more on: www.space.com

Three scientists Harvey J Alter, Charles M Rice and Michael Houhgton were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize

Three scientists win Nobel Prize in medicine for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus

October 6, 2020
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Three scientists Harvey J Alter, Charles M Rice and Michael Houhgton were jointly awarded the Nobel for the discovery of Hepatitis C Virus in the categoery Medicine or Physiology. An estimation of more than 70 million Hepatitis cases are there Worldwide, and over 400,000 deaths occur due to the disease every year. The condition is chronic, and it causes liver inflammations and cancer.   Read more on: zeenews.india.com

What is the prize money for the Nobel Prize 2020?

What is the prize money for the Nobel Prize 2020?

October 5, 2020
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The prize amount set by the  Nobel Foundation for 2020 is Swedish kronor (SEK) 10.0 million or US$11,22,880 per full Nobel Prize. Alfred Nobel signed a will to convert all his estates more than SEK 31 million (today approximately SEK 1,794 million) into a fund and invested in “safe securities. Distributed the income made from that funds annually in the form of prizes to those who conferred the most significant benefit to humankind.  Read more on: nobelprize.org

Which company in India supplies indelible ink for the Assembly and Parliamentary polls?

Which company in India supplies indelible ink for the Assembly and Parliamentary polls?

October 5, 2020
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The National Research Development Corporation, the National Physical Laboratory of India and the Law Ministry in collaboration with the Election Commission of India made an agreement with Varnish Ltd, and Mysore Paints in 1962 to manufacture indelible ink that couldn’t be wiped off easily. Mysore Paints is the sole supplier of indelible ink for all the election polls. Indelible ink is manufactured in secrecy and known to contain silver nitrate. Read more on: The Hindu.com

What is Xoo Infection that causes rice plant to die?

What is Xoo Infection that makes rice plant to die?

October 5, 2020
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The scientists from the Centre for Plant Molecular Biology disclose the mechanism by which a bacterium called Xoo interacts with rice plants through wounds. And in the plant host, the bacteria induce sugar from the rice and make the rice plants starve eventually the plant will die. Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) a gram-negative bacteria is a severe bacterial leaf blight disease in rice. Read more on: molecular-physiology.hhu.de

Reliance develops new RT-PCR kit

Reliance develops new RT-PCR kit that can give Covid-19 results in 2 hours

October 5, 2020
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The new RT-PCR (real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) kit developed by Reliance Life Sciences will diagnose COVID-19 infection in just 2 hours. Currently, the existing RT-PCR test takes up to 24 hours for the results. According to Reliance Life Sciences, the kit is simple to use, and it uses readily available reagents and primers that can be synthesized in India. Read more on: health.economictimes.indiatimes.com

United Nations World Habitat Day celebrated on 5 October every year

United Nations World Habitat Day celebrated on 5 October every year

October 5, 2020
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World Habitat Day is observed every year on October 5. The theme for this year 2020 is Housing for All-A better Urban Future. United Nations designated first Monday of every year October as World Habitat Day. The Worlds first Habitat Day celebrated in the year 1986. This day aims to reflect the fundamental right of all to get adequate shelter. Also, remind its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.

Global Artificial Intelligence Summit

PM Modi will be inaugurating RAISE 2020, Global Artificial Intelligence Summit

October 5, 2020
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‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020-  RAISE 2020,’  a global virtual summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI) is organised by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and NITI Aayog. It is a worldwide meeting, where representatives from the global AI industry meet to exchange ideas of using AI for social transformation and empowerment in areas like education, agriculture, healthcare and other sectors.  Read more on: hindustantimes.com

What is meant by Breath Print

What is meant by Breath Print that detect ulcer-causing gastric pathogen?

October 5, 2020
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The team of Scientists from S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences find a new method for early diagnosis of peptic ulcer, with the help of ‘BreathPrint’ found in the breath. ‘BreathPrint’ is just like a fingerprint that produces unique molecular autographs or prints when we exhaled compounds in the air that helps to monitor disease or track response to medication. Read more on: newscientist.com

Do astronauts cast their vote from space?

Do astronauts cast their votes from space?

October 4, 2020
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In 1997, the Texas legislatures passed a bill for the establishment of the technical voting process for astronauts. The bill gave the ability for all the astronauts who live in Texas can vote remotely from space. Two astronauts Edward Michael Fincke and Greg Chamitoff, cast their vote by accessing a secure secret ballot in the 2016 presidential elections. David Wolf was the first astronaut, who cast his vote using this provision in 1997. Read more on: indianexpress

What is police commissionerate system?

What is police commissionerate system?

October 4, 2020
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Currently, a ‘dual system’ of control exists, with policing in which the Superintendent of Police has to work with the District Magistrate for supervising police administration. But in the commissionerate system, the Commissioner of Police is the head of a police command structure, and is responsible for the force in the city, and is accountable to the state government. The office also has magisterial powers, including those related to regulation, control, and licensing. Read more on: indianexpress.com

Thinking of Gandhi Today: Gandhianism - ‘ Simple living and high thinking’

Thinking of Gandhi Today: Gandhianism – ‘ Simple living and high thinking’

October 4, 2020
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On the birth occasion of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October the article “Thinking of Gandhi Today” was published in the Economic and Political weekly on 19/09/2020. It talks about Gandhian ideologies like truth and Non-violence, Satyagraha, Sarvodaya, Swaraj, Trusteeship and Swadeshi. One should follow these key ideologies in their day to day life for a happy, prosperous, healthy, harmonious and sustainable future. Read more on: drishtiias.com

A commercial spacecraft named SS Kalpana Chawla launched by NASA 

A commercial spacecraft named SS Kalpana Chawla launched by NASA 

October 3, 2020
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A commercial spacecraft named after Indian Origin SS Kalpana Chawla launched by NASA. Kalpana Chawla was the first India-born woman to enter space. She also flew in 1997 as a primary robotic arm operator and also as a mission specialist. The spacecraft was built by Northrop Grunman company located in Virginia. The company has named the spacecraft to honour Kalpana Chawla who died along with six other astronauts in 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle tragedy. Read more on: hindustantimes.com

What India Eats

“What India Eats” and How much fat Indians consumed per day?

October 3, 2020
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What India Eats is a report released by the National Institute of Nutrition and The Indian Council of Medical Research. According to the report, Urban regions consumed more fat with 51.6 grams than those in rural areas with 36 grams per day in our country. The report classified the fat into two groups namely Visible fat (Fat from oils, fried food and meat) and Invisible fat (fat from rice, nuts, pulses and oilseeds). Read more on: thehindu.com

Shaurya Missile

Shaurya Missile: India successfully test-fires the new version of nuclear-capable missile

October 3, 2020
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India today successfully test-fired the new version of nuclear-capable Shaurya missile in Balasore, Odisha. It is a hypersonic surface-to-surface missile developed by DRDO of range of 700-1000 km. These missiles can be hidden or camouflaged underground from enemy satellites or surveillance till they are fired from a particular storage cum launch canisters. The missile is more comfortable to operate in comparison with existing missiles. Read more on: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

When is Swachh Bharat Diwas celebrated in India?

When is Swachh Bharat Diwas celebrated ?

October 3, 2020
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Swachh Bharat Diwas is celebrated on October 2nd on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. In 2019 on the occasion of Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary, Prime Minister first inaugurated Swachh Bharat Diwas to recognise the best performing States/UTs, districts, blocks, GPs and others in various categories of cleanliness. This year Gujarat tops with the first prize in the state category and Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu as the best district. Read more on: orissadiary.com

Naval Exercise Bongosagar

What is Exercise Bongosagar?

October 3, 2020
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Exercise Bongosagar is the bilateral naval exercise between India and Bangladesh. The exercise aims to develop interoperability and joint operational skills through the conduct of a broad spectrum of maritime exercises and operations. As part of the SAGAR (Security And Growth for All in the Region) Vision, The activity reflects the priority that Indian Navy accords to the Bangladesh Navy. The second edition of Exercise Bongosagar, scheduled to commence in Northern Bay of Bengal. Read more on: republicworld.com

Confronting Carbon Inequality

Rich person contributes more to the climate crisis than a poor person

October 3, 2020
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The Stockholm Environmental Institute  and the Oxfam International released a report titled “Confronting Carbon Inequality -2020”. The report highlights that a rich person contributes more to the climate crisis than a poor person. 1% of rich people accounted for 15% of cumulative emissions, whereas 50% of poor accounted for only 7%. But the ill effects of such emissions are vice versa, i.e. poor people are more suffered than the rich with these emissions.     Read more on: downtoearth.org.in

coronavirus is undergone 12,000 mutations

What is called Mutation, where coronavirus is undergone 12,000 mutations till now?

October 2, 2020
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The mutation is an alteration of a virus to change when it multiplies. When it replicates, the virus may or may not produce exact replicas of itself. Sometimes it may create new strains. Recently the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 undergone 12,000 mutations. Some strains die out, while the more effective ones, which spread efficiently, survive. D614G, the mutation has been found more transmissible than most others. Read more on: indianexpress.com

What are Zombie fires that had the potential of increasing global warming?

What are Zombie fires that had the potential of increasing global warming?

October 2, 2020
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A zombie fire is a fire from a previous growing season that continues to burn underground and then reignites when the weather warms on the surface after some time. These fires’ are becoming more frequent in the Arctic region, and now these are spreading to areas which were formerly fire-resistant.  The fires and record temperatures had the potential of increasing global warming, the experts noted.   Read More on: downtoearth.org.in

What is meant by government borrowing?

What is meant by government borrowing: India?

October 2, 2020
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To meet the crisis afflicting the country’s economy due to COVID-19, the Government will borrow the amount of Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the current fiscal year said by the Ministry of Finance. The borrowing is a loan taken by the Government to fund its spending on public services and benefits. Borrowing falls under capital receipts in the Budget document. Borrowing is done through the issue of government securities called G-secs and Treasury Bills.  Read More on: economictimes.indiatimes.com

Boeing 777 aircraft: The New VVIP security aircraft for PM, President, Vice President 

Boeing 777 aircraft: The New VVIP security aircraft for PM, President, Vice President 

October 2, 2020
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The first specially modified Boeing 777 aircraft, for President, Vice President, and Prime Minister landed in New Delhi from the United States. The aircraft is equipped with an advanced and secured communication system, which will enable availing audio and video communication functions mid-air without any worries of hacking or being taped. This newly designed aircraft  B-777 will replace wide-body aircraft Boeing B-747 jumbo aircraft.  Read More On: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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Uttar Pradesh : The first state in the country to undertake one crore COVID tests

October 2, 2020
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Uttar Pradesh becomes the first state to undertake over one crore COVID-19 tests in the country. .1,00,98,896 tests conducted in the state as of September 30. Out of these tests, nearly 42 per cent of tests were done through the RT-PCR method, and the rest are Rapid Antigen Detection Tests (RADT). With this, the states share in conducting the tests across the country stands at 13.6 per cent. Read More on : ndtv.com

World’s longest highway tunnel ‘Atal Tunnel’

The world’s longest highway tunnel will inaugurate on October 3

October 2, 2020
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The world’s longest highway tunnel- Atal Tunnel, will inaugurate by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 3, 2020. The Tunnel is of length 9.02 KM that connects Manali with Lahaul-Spiti valley throughout the year.  The Tunnel reduces road distance by 46 km between Manali and Leh.  It is built using ultra-modern specifications in the Pir Panjal range of Himalayas at an altitude of 3000m from the Mean Sea Level.  Read More on: moneycontrol.com 

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