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Odisha Official Language (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 promulgated

The Ordinance empowers the state to formulate laws to implement the Odisha Official Language Act 1954 to facilitate use of Odia language in transaction of official businesses.

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Election Commission declares By-Election 2016 results

By-elections are the elections, which is used to fill elected offices that become vacant between two general elections/assembly elections.

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JP Nadda launches Centre for Environmental Health to assess environmental impact on health

The centre was launched to assess the impact of environment-related problems like air pollution, climate change, pesticide use and sanitation on health.

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China launches Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite

The satellite was placed in the sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) by using the Long March 2-D rocket.  

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Current Affairs Quiz: 15 May 2016

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like Pharmaceutical Corporation to block its drugs from use in lethal injections, E-commerce firm accused of selling wildlife specimens and issuance and transfer of controversy-ridden P-Notes among others.

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Singaporean, Hong Kong terms added to Oxford Dictionary

The dictionary included formations of English that are mostly used in Singapore or Hong Kong.

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बिजली उत्पादन की लागत को कम करने के लिए घरेलू कोयले के प्रयोग में लचीलेपन को केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने मंजूरी दी

राज्य के निजी उत्पादक स्टेशनों में कोयला दिए जाने के मामले में प्रतिस्थापित कोयला से बनने वाली बिजली प्रतिस्पर्धी निजी क्षेत्र के संयंत्रों के बीच निविदा के आधार पर खरीदी जाएगी.

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Union Cabinet approves to allow flexibility in using domestic coal to reduce power generation cost

This would create new thrust in promoting efficiency, optimum utilization of natural resources as well as overall economic benefit in the power sector in the country.

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US jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 55 million dollar for causing cancer

Ristesund, in her suit claimed that she used J&J's talc-based powder products which include the Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Powder on her genitals for decades. And, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had to undergo a hysterectomy and related surgeries.

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Scientists developed world's smallest engine

The engine is just a few billionths of a metre in size and uses light to power itself.

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Astronomers discovered 3 Earth like planets using TRAPPIST telescope

They found that the dim and cool star faded slightly at regular intervals which indicated that several objects were passing between the star and the Earth.

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ISRO Scientists made world’s lightest material ‘Silica Aerogel’ to keep soldiers warm in Siachen

It has an excellent thermal resistance and if it is used as filler in soldiers' uniforms it can save many lives at the Siachen glacier.

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Pulitzer Prize 2016 winners announced

The Associated Press won the Public Service Award for its investigation into the use of slave labour across the seafood industry in Southeast Asia.

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Maharashtra to use hologram technique to check spurious liquor

The Government decided to paste polyester base track and trace hologram, to be supported by a mobile app, which will help consumers find out whether the liquor is fake or genuine.

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Indian Railway used drone for the first time to inspect Dedicated Freight Corridor project

A drone is a flying robot which can be remotely handled through software-controlled flight plans embedded in its systems working in conjunction with GPS

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BRICS New Development Bank approved first set of loans for renewable energy

The loan will be used by four BRICS countries namely Brazil, India, China and South Africa to create 2370 MW of renewable energy capacity.

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Global Tiger population grew by 22% in a Century: WWF and GTF

This rise in the number of tigers can be attributed to increase in tiger population in tiger survey countries, namely India, Russia, Nepal, and Bhutan and enhanced protection of the specie through use of latest technology.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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