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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

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

Garbage from Ghazipur Dump to be used for Highway Construction

In the last decade, the dump at the site has turned into a mini mountain, reaching the height of almost 50 metres, much above the permissible limit of 15-20 metres. The ground exhausted its capacity to take in waste material way back in 2002.

Recommended for : NHAI , Ghazipur , Waste Segregation , East Delhi Municipal Corporation , Union Ministry of Urban Development

Akodara in Gujarat becomes India’s first Digital Village

The village, which sustains a total population of 1191 people, uses a various cashless system for payments of goods and services. All transactions in the village are carried out through digital modes like net-banking, SMS or debit cards.

Recommended for : Akodara , India’s First Digital Village , Gujarat , Demonetization

Goa to become India’s first cashless state

The cashless move includes providing all vendors with a unique mobile money identifier code that will be used in the final payment. The cashless transfer will not have any minimum limit.

Recommended for : Goa , Indian State , Demonetization , Manohar Parrikar

Barco projection technique used in 47th IFFI first time

आईएफएफआई इस सफलतम तकनीक का चलन शुरू करने वाला भारत में पहला फिल्म महोत्सव बन गया. 47वें आईएफएफआई में सभी फिल्मों का प्रदर्शन इसी तकनीक के माध्यम से किया जा रहा है.

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World Robot Olympiad to be held for the first time in India

The theme for the 13th World Robot Olympiad is Rap the Scrap. The theme is in line with 'Swachh Bharat Mission' of the Indian government. The students are expected to come up with innovative ideas using robotics technology to ‘Rap the Scrap’ i.e. to reduce, manage and recycle waste.

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UP State allows use of old currency for Land Registry

जमीन पंजीकरण शुल्क का निर्धारण जमीन के आकार या खरीदे जाने वाले घर के आकार के आधार पर किया जाता है. फिलहाल, सबसे उच्च देय राशि 20,000 रुपए है.

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Ten Commandments tablet sold at an auction

It was initially used by an Arab as a part of flooring in his private courtyard and then later it was acquired by Y Kaplan in 1943, who got in experts to study it. Antiquities dealer Robert Deutsch bought it in 1990s after which it was obtained by Rabbi Saul Deutsch for his Living Torah Museum in 2005.

Recommended for : Ten Commandments , Biblical Artifacts , Living Torah Museum , Israeli Antiquities Authorities

Revamped Aadhaar toll-free helpline number launched

The free of cost helpline 1947 will be available 24x7 throughout the year on IVRS mode. It will be especially beneficial in these times when the Aadhaar number is being increasingly used in the banking sector to identify individuals.

Recommended for : UIDAI , Aadhaar , 1947 , Toll-Free Helpline Number Aadhar

UP State allows use of old currency for Land Registry

The use of old currency notes have been permitted by various other state governments for specific purposes. Vinod Tawde, Minister of Cultural Affairs in Maharashtra announced his government’s decision of allowing the use of old notes in Marathi theatres.

Recommended for : UP Government , Union Government , Demonetization of currency , Devendra Fadnavis , Trinamool Congress

Google launches PhotoScan App to scan physical photographs

It uses augmented reality to create four points near the frame and uses the four photos to create composite image without glare.

Recommended for : Google , launches , PhotoScan App , scan physical photographs

"Post-truth" named Word of the Year for 2016 by Oxford Dictionaries

Post-truth saw its usage for the first time in an essay written for the Nation Magazine by the late Serbian-American playwright Steve Tesich. It was used to reflect the Iran-Contra scandal and the Persian Gulf War.

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Maharashtra becomes first Indian state to adopt Fly Ash Utilisation Policy

As per the policy, 100 per cent of fly ash generated from thermal power plants and biogas plants will be used for construction activities.

Recommended for : Fly Ash , Maharashtra , Coal , Environment

Gujarat government to open generic medicine stores for poor patients

The state government also launched a Mobile application named 'G-Dava' that will act as a search engine for information on branded and generic medicines, price difference, chemical composition, availability, and others.

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India, Japan signed 10 agreements including nuclear deal, space, agriculture

Agreement for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy provides for the development of nuclear power projects in India and thus strengthening of energy security of the country.

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Radio Kashmir Jammu starts Morning Gojri News Bulletin

The J&K Government recognized Gujari language, first used as literature language in 12th century, by including it into sixth scheduled of the constitution.

Recommended for : Gojri , Gujari language , J&K Constitution , Radio Kashmir Jammu , News Bulletin in Gojri , Gojri speaking people ,

Archaeologists to use airborne lasers to examine Rajgir’s history

Rajgir Archaeological Survey Project (RASP) is a collaborative project between the society and Nalanda University in co-ordination with Bihar’s Ministry of Art, Culture and Youth. It aims to establish a better understanding of the historic city’s landscape by studying the existing archaeological remains through a comprehensive survey.

Recommended for : Rajgir , Archaeological survey , LIDAR , Rajgir Archaeological Survey Project , Bihar’s Ministry of Art , Culture and Youth , Nalanda , Magadha Empire , Gautama Buddha , Lord Mahavira

Researchers discover biomarkers to identify drug-resistant TB

The research covered measuring of the levels of 4 miRNAs – miR-16, miR-29a, miR-125b and miR-155 in 30 newly diagnosed TB patients, 19 Multi Drug Resistant (MDR TB) patients and 10 patients who completed their therapy and were cured of the disease. 30 healthy individuals were also recruited as controls.

Recommended for : microRNA , Biomarkers , Tuberculosis , Therapy , miRNA , Drug Resistance

IISER researchers develop Gelator to scoop out marine oil spills

A team led by Dr. Kana M. Sureshan from the School of Chemistry used glucose as a starting material and through several chemical reactions produced compounds (gelators) that selectively congeal oil, including crude oil, from an oil-water mixture.

Recommended for : Crude Oil , Gelator , IISER , Angewandte Chemie

Union Government directs car makers to declare emission details of every vehicle

The ministry has notified the amendment of Form 22 under the Central Motor Vehicles Act. It is used to provide the initial certification of compliance with pollution and safety standards at the time of sale to buyers.

Recommended for : Union Ministry of Road Transport , Emission Details , Pollution , Pollution Check

Scientists at Delhi produce electricity from water without using energy

Nanoparous magnesium ferrite was used to split water into hydronium (H3O) and hydroxide (OH) ions. Silver and Zinc were used as electrodes to make a cell that produces electricity.

Recommended for : Nanoparous magnesium ferrite , Hydronium , Hydroxide , Dr. RK Kotnala , National Physical Laboratory , Electricity production from water ,

Scientists at Delhi produce electricity from water without using energy

इस प्रक्रिया में नैनोपैरस मैग्नीशियम फेराइट द्वारा पानी को हाइड्रोनियम (एच3ओ) तथा हाइड्रोऑक्साइड (ओएच) में पृथक किया गया. सिल्वर एवं ज़िंक के उपयोग से पैदा हुए इलेक्ट्रोड सेल द्वारा बिजली बनाई जा सकी.

Recommended for : Nanoparous magnesium ferrite , Hydronium , Hydroxide , National Physical Laboratory , नैनोपैरस मैग्नीशियम फेराइट , हाइड्रोनियम , हाइड्रोऑक्साइड , राष्ट्रीय भौतिकी प्रयोगशाला

BRICS summit concluded with adoption of Goa-declaration

PM Modi used the forum to attack Pakistan by describing it as the mother ship of terrorism that poses threat to prosperity and development of the region.

Recommended for : BRICS summit , BRICS India Summit , 8th BRICS Summit , Mother Ship of Terrorism , BIMSTEC , BRICS- BIMSTEC Summit ,

Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO after it passed resolution on Jerusalem

The action came after UNESCO approved a draft resolution, sponsored by several Arab countries, which repeatedly used only the Islamic name for a hilltop complex, which is also the holiest site in Judaism.

Recommended for : Israel , Jews , Temple Mount , Haram al-Sharif , UNESCO resolution , UNESCO

Researchers at IISER used human hair to produce cathodes for solar cells

This is the first time where a bio-waste-derived electrode has been used as cathode in a quantum dot sensitised solar cell device.

Recommended for : Human Hairs , IISER , Cathodes , Solar Cell

NASA develops electroactive bandages for wound healing

The bandage could be used by military personnel wounded in the field, patients who have undergone surgery or who have suffered a serious wound and astronauts in space.

Recommended for : Wound Healing , Electroactive Bandages , NASA , Polyvinylidene Fluoride

HIMANSH, India’s remote and high-altitude station opened in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

The researchers will use the station as a base for undertaking surveys using Terrestrial Laser Scanners (TLS) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).

Recommended for : NCAOR , Himansh , Himalaya , M. Rajeevan , Spiti , Himachal Pradesh

Pakistan passes Anti-honour killing legislation

The Anti-Rape Bill passed by the parliament calls for punishing rapists by use of modern technology of DNA testing in probes involving rape cases.

Recommended for : Pakistan Parliament , Honour killing , Pakistan’s Anti-rape bill , Pakistan’s honour killing bill ,

Indian-origin Kiara Nirghin wins Google Science Fair prize 2016

She won this grand prize of 50000 US dollars scholarship for using orange peel to develop a cheaper super-absorbent material that helps soil retain water.

Recommended for : Indian-origin , Kiara Nirghin , wins , Google Science Fair prize 2016 , orange peel

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