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Right to Privacy in India: Legality, Necessity & Controversies

Aug 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The ambit of the Right to Privacy is no more limited to search and seizure at the physical level as construed a few decades ago. With the ever growing presence of individuals and the corporate in the digital sphere, it is high time to define the role of the state vis-à-vis citizen in matters of privacy.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi succeeded Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister of Pakistan

Aug 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The party will have to propose a name for interim Prime Minister, to fill the 45 day vacuum until Shehbaz Sharif gets elected to the Parliament.

Dhrupad maestro Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar passes away

Aug 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Dhrupad is a Sanskrit blend of Dhruva (immovable) and Pad (verse). It has its roots in ancient times, it was first mentioned in 3rd Century B.C. in the Natyashastra.

Summer Olympics: Los Angeles agrees to host 2028 Games; Paris gets 2024

Aug 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The agreement, which has been in the works for several months, means Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics, following Tokyo in 2020.

Maharashtra government to launch pilot project to encourage use of bicycle

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Maharashtra state government is planning to create cycle tracks through 'streets with cycle track' project in order to encourage the use of bicycles, to ease congestion and reduce air pollution.

Delhi Metro declared as world’s first green metro

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Apart from depots and sub stations, DMRC was also awarded the platinum rating for its 10 residential colonies for adherence to green building norms by the IGBC.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 July 2017

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Muntra that has three variants- Muntra-S, Muntra-M and Muntra-N have surveillance radar, an integrated camera along with laser range finder that can be used to spy a 15km away ground target.

Scientists develop strong adhesive for wound healing

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The bio-glue is inspired by an adhesive material secreted by slugs that sticks to biological tissues. Slugs naturally secrete a special kind of mucus in its place when threatened, making it difficult for a predator to pry it off its surface.

Tiger bearing forests play mitigative role in combating climate change, says Harsh Vardhan

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan has said that tiger-bearing forests play a mitigative role in combating Climate Change.

Sebastian Vettel wins 2017 Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The 2017 Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 2017 Formula One season and the 32nd running of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

China makes historic breakthrough, produces natural gas from flammable ice

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

China successfully produced natural gas from methane hydrate, also known as ‘flammable ice’, in an experimental project conducted in the South China Sea.

India’s first unmanned tank Muntra launched

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Muntra was developed and tested for the Indian Army by Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) in Avadi.

US tests missile-defence system after North Korea missile launch

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

THAAD is a ground-based missile defence system designed to shoot down short, medium and intermediate-range ballistic missiles.

2017 FIBA Women's Asia Cup: India beat Kazakhstan to clinch Division B crown

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

On the other hand, Japan defeated Australia 74-73 in the Division A summit clash.

India, Pakistan to hold talks on hydropower projects under Indus Waters Treaty

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The Indus system of rivers comprises three western rivers — the Indus, the Jhelum and Chenab — and three eastern rivers — the Sutlej, the Beas and the Ravi.

World's smallest spacecraft Sprites launched by Indian rocket

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Sprite Spacecraft was developed under the Breakthrough Starshot program and is the creation of Zac Manchester, whose 2011 Kickstarter campaign 'KickSat' raised the first funds to develop the concept.

Four Arab States ready for dialogue with Qatar

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Four Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain announce their willingness to start a dialogue with Qatar if it agrees to show a willingness to stop funding terrorism.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launches Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2 in Mumbai

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

While launching the Phase-2, Naqvi said that Parsi community has immense contribution in nation building and Parsi community has been a “role model” for other communities for its culture and traditions. The Parsi community has given so many great people who have been “architects of nation building”.

Russia asks 755 US diplomats to leave country following American sanctions

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Putin's statement follows US Senate's approval of a bill to toughen sanctions on Russia for allegedly meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and for its annexation of Crimea in 2014.

United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2017 observed

Jul 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The day aims at raising awareness of the plight of human trafficking victims, and promoting and protecting their rights.

Scientists journey to the world's hidden 8th continent

Jul 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

A team of scientists has set sail to unravel the secrets hidden in the sunken land of Earth’s lost 8th continent, ‘Zealandia’.

Jhulan Goswami and Subrata Bhattacharya felicitated by Mohun Bagan

Jul 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Debabrata Das was honoured with the Best Cricket Player of the Year award.

International Tiger Day 2017 observed

Jul 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The seventh annual Global Tiger Day was celebrated in various ways around the world. Local events have been organized in Bangladesh, Nepal, and India as well as non-tiger-range countries such as England and the United States.

Union Government launches Sagar Vani to alert coastal community

Jul 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

This Integrated Information Dissemination System (IDS) was developed by ESSO-Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).

Panama Papers – Frequently Asked Questions

Jul 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Termed as the biggest leak in the history, Panama Papers reveals the set of 11.5 million documents and 2.6 terabytes of information.  The documents link at least 12 current and former heads of State and 143 other politicians to illicit financial transactions.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 July 2017

Jul 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

The article contains 5 most important current affairs of the day.

Lok Sabha passes Companies Act (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Jul 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

It amends provisions related to the composition of the Selection Committee of the National Companies Law Tribunal and the National Companies Law Appellate Tribunal.

Trump administration urges NSG members to support India's application

Jul 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Donald Trump’s administration has re-affirmed support to India’s bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group and has urged other members of the elite grouping as well to support its claim.

In a first in USA, scientists edit DNA of human embryos

Jul 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The officials at Oregon Health & Science University confirmed on 27 July 2017 that the experiment was indeed conducted. They went on to state that results would be published in a journal soon.

Fact Box: Lingayat Community in Karnataka

Jul 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Lingayats are politically powerful as their vote is widely believed to be decisive in 110 of the 224 Assembly constituencies.

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