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Trump administration revokes law protecting transgender students

Donald Trump’s administration has revoked Obama’s order to public schools that allowed transgender students to use washrooms that matched with their chosen gender identity.

Recommended for : LGBT Rights , Donald Trump , Gender Equality , Transgender Rights , Title IX

Publish Date : Feb 23, 2017

Digital payments industry to hit USD500 billion by 2020: Google-BCG study

The report said that more than 50 per cent of India's Internet users will use digital payments by 2020, when the size of digital payments industry in the country will be 500 billion dollars.

Recommended for : Digital Payments 2020 report , Digital payments industry , Google-BCG report on digital payment , Digital India ,

Publish Date : Feb 23, 2017

Gujarat Assembly passes Aadhaar Bill, 2017

The Bill empowers the state government to use Aadhaar number as the sole identifier for the delivery of various subsidies and benefits in an effective and targeted manner.

Recommended for : Gujarat Aadhaar Bill , Gujarat , Aadhaar

Publish Date : Feb 21, 2017

Scientists create high-quality graphene using soybean

The scientists developed a novel "GraphAir" technology, which does not require a highly-controlled environment.

Recommended for : Graphene , GraphAir , Soybean Oil , CSIRO

Publish Date : Feb 17, 2017

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 2017 observed

The theme for the 2017 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is “Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM by 2030.”

Recommended for : United Nations , Female Genital Mutilation , UN , Sustainable Development Goals

Publish Date : Feb 6, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz: 6 February 2017

6 February 2017: Daily Current Affairs Quizzes brought by Jagranjosh.com wants to help the aspirants’ of different competitive exams in to revising the day at an ease. These quizzes will help you in answering questions which can/may be asked in the next exam that will be faced by you. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, Sasikala Natarajan and CEO of National Stock Exchange among others.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Quiz , Current Affair , Interactive Quiz , Competitive Quiz

Publish Date : Feb 6, 2017

Current Affairs One liner of the day: 6 February 2017

6 February 2017: The one liner for 6 February 2017 covers important current affairs happenings that us relevant competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important happenings like International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, Sasikala Natarajan and CEO of National Stock Exchange among others.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs One Liners , Current Affairs Question Answer

Publish Date : Feb 6, 2017

2016 was the hottest year ever recorded: WMO

WMO used data from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the UK’s Met Office Hadley Centre and the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit.

Recommended for : Global Warming , WMO , World Meteorological Organization , 2016

Publish Date : Jan 27, 2017

Scientists spot sunspot with centre twice the size of Earth

Scientists were able to observe an enormous sunspot using two of ALMA’s receiver bands at wavelengths of 1.25 millimetres and three millimetres.

Recommended for : Scientists , spot sunspot , centre twice the size of Earth , sunspots

Publish Date : Jan 25, 2017

Union Cabinet approved MoU between ISRO and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency

It aims to pursue future cooperative activities in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes in accordance with the laws and regulations applicable in each country.

Recommended for : Union Cabinet , MoU , ISRO and JAXA , Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency

Publish Date : Jan 19, 2017

Zhou Youguang, father of Pinyin writing system, dies

Pinyin, the writing system that turns Chinese characters into words using letters from the Roman alphabet, changed the way the language was taught. It was officially adopted by the Chinese Government in 1958, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1982, and the United Nations in 1986.

Recommended for : Zhou Youguang , Chinese Language , Pinyin , Romanized Chinese

Publish Date : Jan 16, 2017

Expert Group on SECC submitted report

The expert group observed that the use of SECC data would lead to better budgetary planning and allocation of resources for various programmes.

Recommended for : SECC data , expert group , socio economic census , poverty , development

Publish Date : Jan 13, 2017

Roman Herzog, former President of Germany, passes away

Herzog used the presidency to serve as a moral guardian for liberal and democratic values. He often talked about Germany’s moral responsibility for the crimes of its past.

Recommended for : Germany , Roman Herzog , Former President of Germany , Christian Democratic Union

Publish Date : Jan 11, 2017

Bunkar Mitra helpline for handloom weavers starts functioning

The helpline is part of the Digital India initiative of the Government that seeks to use technology for mitigating problems of common man.

Recommended for : Bunkar Mitra , toll free helpline , Textiles ministry , Smriti Irani , exports , rural economy

Publish Date : Jan 4, 2017

World’s most heat resistant materials identified by scientists

The researchers of the study developed a new extreme heating technique using lasers to test the heat tolerance of the two materials.

Recommended for : Tantalum Carbide , Hafnium Carbide , Heat Resistant Materials , Science and Technology

Publish Date : Dec 27, 2016

First biological pacemaker developed from human stem cells

The scientists used a developmental-biology approach to ascertain a specific protocol for generating the pacemaker cells.

Recommended for : Human Pacemaker , Human Stem Cells , Biological Pacemaker

Publish Date : Dec 27, 2016

ICICI Bank launches EazyPay app for merchants

Customers can use this app to make payment through any bank account using UPI or by entering credit or debit card details on a link forwarded by the merchant.

Recommended for : ICICI Bank , launches , EazyPay app , for merchants , consumers

Publish Date : Dec 26, 2016

NITI Aayog launches the National Index of Performance on Health Outcomes

The data collected by the Health Outcomes’ index will be used to propel actions of states to improve health outcomes and improve data collection systems.

Recommended for : Performance on Health Outcomes’ index , NITI Aayog , Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Publish Date : Dec 26, 2016

Zika-linked birth defects more severe than previously thought: Researchers

Zika infection during pregnancy is associated with fetal death, fetal growth restriction and a spectrum of central nervous system abnormalities.

Recommended for : Zika-linked , birth defects , more severe , zika virus , microcephaly

Publish Date : Dec 20, 2016

Resolution seeking demonetisation of Rs 5000 notes adopted in Pakistan

Senator Usman Saifullah who tabled the resolution argued that the Rs 5000 note was being used in illegal transactions and should be withdrawn.

Recommended for : Pakistani senate , Resolution to demonetise Rs 5000 notes , demonetisation

Publish Date : Dec 20, 2016

Lanura becomes first village to go cashless in J&K

Cashless economy is an economy in which almost all transactions are done digitally or by using cards.

Recommended for : Lanura village of Jammu and Kashmir , Budgam district , Jammu and Kashmir , Cashless village , Electronic Payment System

Publish Date : Dec 19, 2016

Henry Heimlich, inventor of Heimlich manoeuvre, dies

Heimlich also invented the Micro Trach portable oxygen system for ambulatory patients. He was also the inventor of the Heimlich Chest Drain Valve, which drains blood and air out of the chest cavity.

Recommended for : Henry Heimlich , Heimlich Manoeuvre , Abdominal Thrusts , Flutter Valve

Publish Date : Dec 19, 2016

Pakistan's Intelligence agencies spying on Indian security using 4 apps

Minister of State for Home Affairs, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary stated in the Lok Sabha that Pakistan intelligence agencies are sending malwares through gaming, music and entertainment apps to steal confidential information.

Recommended for : Ministry of Home Affairs , Cyber Crime , Pakistan Intelligence Agencies , Entertainment Apps , ISI

Publish Date : Dec 15, 2016

Union Cabinet approves MoU between ISRO and United States Geological Survey

ISRO first received the Landsat data during 1984 to 2001 through its ground station at Shadnagar. Data from Landsat series of satellites that are operated by USGS was used by Indian scientists.

Recommended for : Union Cabinet , MoU , ISRO , United States Geological Survey , Landsat

Publish Date : Dec 15, 2016

Green Panel imposes interim ban on Manja

A bench chaired by NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar temporarily banned the use of glass-coated string for kite flying due to the danger it poses to humans and animals.

Recommended for : The National Green Tribunal , PETA , Manja Association of India , Makar Sankranti , Kite Flying Day

Publish Date : Dec 15, 2016

एनजीटी ने देश भर में चीनी मांझे को प्रतिबंधित किया

एनजीटी ने इस मामले में मांझा एसोसिएशन से भी एक रिपोर्ट सेंट्रल पॉल्यूशन कंट्रोल बोर्ड (सीपीसीबी) को देने को कहा है. इसमें पतंग की इस डोर के नुकसान को रेखांकित करने को कहा गया है.

Recommended for : NGT , NGT bans sale and use of glass coated thread , Chinese manjha , एनजीटी , देश भर में चीनी मांझे प्रतिबंधित

Publish Date : Dec 14, 2016

Ravishankar Prasad launched Digishala TV Channel to promote cashless India

Digishala TV Channel and Digi Dhan Abhiyan were launched to make people aware of the benefits of digital payment and how to use digital mode for payment.

Recommended for : Digishala TV Channel , Digi Dhan Abhiyan , Cashless India , Digital India , Digital Payment

Publish Date : Dec 11, 2016

A roadmap to cashless economy

Cashless economy is an economy where cash is not used or least used. In cashless economy, digital money is used instead of cash, and transactions are made by digital devices such as mobile phones, ATMs etc. The government has also announced incentives like reduction on service charge and other levies on debit/credit card transactions.

Recommended for : Cashless Economy , Cashless , Cashless-ness

Publish Date : Dec 6, 2016

Vegans voice outrage against Britain’s new five pound note

The new £5 note contains traces of Tallow, a substance derived from animal fat. It is mostly used in the manufacture of soaps and candles.

Recommended for : Bank of England , £5 note , Pound , Tallow

Publish Date : Dec 2, 2016

Drones help assess land problems in North East

Drones were used to assess the extent of damage caused to Meghalaya’s NH-40, which was cut off completely last year due to heavy landslides.

Recommended for : ISRO , North-Eastern Space Applications Centre , Drones , Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Publish Date : Dec 1, 2016
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