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Union Government notified Hazardous Waste Management Rules, 2016

Import of metal scrap, paper waste and various categories of electrical and electronic equipments for re-use purpose were exempted from the need of obtaining Environment Ministry's permission.

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Article 356: Its Use and Misuse

This article focuses on Article 356 of the Indian Constitution and its misuse giving a historical perspective and the laid guidelines by Supreme Court to prevent its misuse.

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EIB announced loan of 33 billion rupees for Lucknow metro

The 450 million Euros long-term loan will be used to finance the first metro line in Lucknow, including both construction of the 23km long new metro line and a fleet of metro trains.

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar flagged off India’s first indigenous Sonar Dome

The Sonar Dome will now be delivered to Mazgaon Docks, Mumbai for use in the warships of Indian Navy.

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Foxconn agreed to buy Sharp Corporation for $3.5 billion

The deal, for a 66 percent stake in Sharp, is intended to make Foxconn a more attractive partner for Apple Inc. that uses Sharp screens for its iPhones.

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Union Government launched Innovative Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Programme of MANAS

The innovative Scheme proposes to use leading celebrities who belong to Minority communities in various skill sets as the driving force behind the skill development projects in their respective fields.

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Mint can help fight cancer: CIMAP Researchers

As per their research, a compound called L-Menthol derived from Mentha plant, commonly known as mint, can also be used in anti-cancer drugs.

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Union Government used telephone feedback mechanism under CPGRMS for the first time for grievance redressal

The Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System is a web based portal to receive grievances from citizens on the functioning of Government.

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Current Affairs Quiz: 22 March 2016

The daily current affairs quiz brought out by the jagranjosh.com covers the events like Asian Rich List 2016, CV Kunhiraman Literary Prize and 5th National Photography Awards among others. It will be very useful to the aspirants in their preparations for various competitive exams like civil services, bank, SSC and MBA.

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Current Affairs Quiz: 21 March 2016

The daily current affairs quiz brought out by the jagranjosh.com covers the events like International Day of Forests 2016, Krishi Karman Awards 2014-15 and Plastic Waste Management Rules among others. It will be very useful to the aspirants in their preparations for various competitive exams like civil services, bank, SSC and MBA.

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Ministry of Railways and ISRO signed MoU for Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies

The MoU was signed in the context of Suresh Prabhu’s special mention in his budget announcement regarding geospatial and enhanced use of Space technology in various sectors of governance.

Recommended for : Ministry of Railways , ISRO , Indian Railways , Remote Sensing

Bharti Airtel acquired Videocon's spectrum in 6 circles for 4428 crore rupees

The deal gives Bharti Airtel the rights to use 2x5MHz spectrum in the 1800 megahertz (MHz) band in six licence areas.

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World Kidney Day 2016 observed with theme Kidney Disease & Children. Act Early to Prevent It!

The theme was taken up to inform parents, caregivers, young patients, policy makers and the general public of the importance of identifying and treating childhood kidney diseases.

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ICICI Bank launched NFC-based mobile payment solution Touch & Pay

This solution is based on Near Field Communication technology and will enable the bank’s customers to make secure contactless payments at retail stores using smart phones.

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World Consumer Rights Day 2016 observed with theme Antibiotics off the Menu

The theme was taken up to ensure that fast food companies make a global commitment to stop the sale of meat raised with the routine use of antibiotics important to human medicine.

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59th Session of Commission on Narcotic Drugs inaugurated in Vienna

Among other things, the session’s work includes preparations for the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem to be held in April 2016.

Recommended for : drug abuse , narcotics , UN war on drugs , Commission on Narcotic Drugs , illicit drug use , opium

Malawi, UNICEF tested first UAV flights for early diagnosis of HIV in infants

Though drones were used in the past for surveillance and assessments of disaster, this is the first known use of UAVs in Africa for improvement of HIV services.

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Palestinian Hanan Al Hroub won 2016 Global Teacher Prize

Hroub uses a specialist approach developed by her to overcome tense environments of the region under the shadow of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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Long-term aspirin use linked to lower risk for certain cancers

The study concluded that long-term aspirin use was associated with a modest but significantly reduced risk for overall cancer, especially gastrointestinal tract tumours.

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Union Budget 2016-17: Tax Reforms – III

It lists out initiatives proposed in the Budget 2016-17 that are related to tax litigation, simplification and rationalization of taxation and use of Technology for creating accountability.

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United States won WTO dispute against India's solar rules

The US complaint alleged that the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission subsidies were available only if developers used equipment produced in India, violating a key global trade rule.

Recommended for : Solar Power , India , USA , WTO , Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission

Union Government released Seismic Microzonation reports for Delhi and Kolkata

It will help in minimizing the effects of earthquakes by assessing Seismic Hazards, by implementing safe building construction codes, and adopting appropriate land-use planning.

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ICC Cricket for Good and UNICEF launched Team Swachh clinics in partnership with BCCI

The step was taken to promote a nationwide initiative that aims to build a social movement for sanitation and toilet use there by leading to an open-defecation-free India.

Recommended for : ICC , Cricket , BCCI , Cricket for Good , UNICEF , Sanitation

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company agreed to store crude oil in India's Strategic Storage

It will take half of the 1.5 million tonne (MT) Mangalore facility, that is, 0.75 MT (6 million barrels). ADNOC will use this facility as a warehouse for trading its oil.

Recommended for : UAE , Abu Dhabi National Oil Company , ADNOC , crude oil in India , strategic petroleum storage , Mangalore facility , SPRL

Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection of ICAO proposed binding carbon emission standards for aviation industry

CAEP has ensured that the full range of sizes and types of aircraft used in international aviation used in present times are covered while proposing the standards.

Recommended for : Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection , ICAO , Carbon emission standards , aviation

Chettinad cotton saree won India Handloom tag

The Ministry authorised the Amarar Rajiv Gandhi Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society, which produced the sarees, to use the brand and logo for marketing the product.

Recommended for : Indian Handloom , Chettinad Cotton Saree , Kandaangi , Ministry of Handlooms and Textiles

Tea Board issued Version 5.0 of Plant Protection Code expanding list of Pesticides for use

The two new additions in the list are Emamectin Benzoate 5 SG and Flubendiamide 20 WG. The addition became mandatory from 1 January 2015.

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UK granted licence to use gene editing techniques on human embryos

With this issuance of license, the UK became one of the first countries in the world to give authorization for experimentation on human embryos.

Recommended for : gene editing , human embryos , infertility , IVF babies , in vitro fertilisation

Indian Bureau of Mines, National Remote Sensing Centre signed MoU for monitoring mining activity

The MoU helps in the sustainable development and responsible use of precious mineral resources and also checking illegal mining activities by licensee.

Recommended for : Indian Bureau of Mines , National Remote Sensing Centre , NRSC , bhuvan , illegal mining

BSE launched Algorithm Trading Test Environment in partnership with Symphony Fintech Solutions

As per SEBI’s Broad Guidelines on Algorithmic Trading, released in March 2012, algorithmic trading is defined as any order that is generated using automated execution logic.

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