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Top 5 Current Affairs: 4 August 2017

The L & S band microwave data obtained from the satellite will be used for a variety of application, which includes estimating agricultural biomass over the full duration of crop cycle; assessing soil moisture; monitoring of floods & oil slicks.

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Publish Date : Aug 4, 2017

Swachh Survekshan 2018’s anthem ‘Swachhata Ki Jyot Jagi Hai’ released

The anthem will now be extensively used on various platforms including social media to connect the people with the sanitation survey.

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Publish Date : Aug 1, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 July 2017

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.

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Publish Date : Jul 31, 2017

Spanish scientists discover compound that can combat effects of Zika virus

Researchers from a southeastern Spanish University have announced the discovery of a molecule that could be used to combat the effects of Zika virus.

Recommended for : Zika Virus , Molecular , Aedes , World Health Organization , Epidemic

Publish Date : Jul 24, 2017

Harampreet’s unbeaten 171 helped India to dethrone Australia in ICC Women's World Cup

Harmanpreet took just 26 balls to move from her half-century to a century. She used just 18 more deliveries to bring up her 150 from 100.

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Publish Date : Jul 21, 2017

Widely used malaria drug may shield foetuses from Zika infection

Hydroxychloroquine is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria.

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Publish Date : Jul 19, 2017

World's most detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring produced

This detailed scan of brain’s wiring will help increase understanding of a range of neurological disorders and can be used instead of invasive biopsies.

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Publish Date : Jul 5, 2017

TB patients have to submit Aadhaar details to avail cash benefits: Health Ministry

A recent notification by the Union health ministry states that people suffering from tuberculosis will now have to submit their Aadhaar details to avail cash benefits from the government for their treatment.

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Publish Date : Jun 22, 2017

टीबी रोग में सरकारी लाभ प्राप्त करने हेतु आधार अनिवार्य

केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय द्वारा जारी अधिसूचना में कहा गया कि जिन लोगों के पास आधार कार्ड नहीं हैं उन्हें 31 अगस्त तक पंजीकरण कराना आवश्यक है.

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Publish Date : Jun 22, 2017

Construction begins on world's largest telescope in Chile

The telescope is also designed to be an adaptive telescope and has the ability to correct atmospheric turbulence.

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Publish Date : May 28, 2017

Plastic bottles to be used for developing Environment-friendly toilet in a school

Sending a message that unused materials can also be used for constructive work, a school in Jamshedpur has decided to have an environment-friendly toilet made of plastic bottles and other materials.

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Publish Date : May 22, 2017

Anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of chemical, aluminium foil from China

Anti-duty imposed on aluminium foil is up to $1.63 per and up to $8.71 per kg duty was slapped on imports of amoxicillin, used in pharmaceuticals.

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Publish Date : May 19, 2017

Australian state considers assisted suicide for terminally ill patients

The decision of death should be approved by two independent doctors with specialist training and at least five years' experience.

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Publish Date : May 18, 2017

IIT researchers used Jamun to create inexpensive solar cells

Scientists from IIT Roorkee created inexpensive solar cells using naturally occurring pigment in Jamun.

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Publish Date : May 2, 2017

Hospitals can't hold patients hostage for unpaid bills: Delhi High Court

A two-judge bench of High Court said even if dues are outstanding, custody of patients cannot be withheld to extract money towards unpaid bills of the hospital.

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Publish Date : Apr 27, 2017

US President Donald Trump signs executive order to tighten H-1B visa programme

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs.

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Publish Date : Apr 19, 2017

HIV/AIDS Bill 2016: A Giant Step

Parliament passed the HIV/AIDS Bill 2016 in this month. This bill sets some benchmarks in the direction of rights and healthcare of HIV/AIDS affected patients.

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Publish Date : Apr 14, 2017

Scientists for first time saw eclipses of binary star shed light on orbiting exoplanets

Scientists recently used a new technique -X-ray binary star system-to detect orbiting exoplanets.

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Publish Date : Apr 3, 2017

Union Minister inaugurates new Child Care Centre for child cancer patients

Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a new child care centre in central Mumbai, which will provide housing and protection to children suffering from cancer.

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Publish Date : Mar 31, 2017

Delhi LG orders recovery of Rs 97 crore from AAP for violating SC guidelines on advertisement

The money to be collected was allegedly used by the AAP government on advertisements which was a violation of guidelines issued by the Supreme Court.

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Publish Date : Mar 30, 2017

Conservation Drones to be used to monitor Tigers

The Wildlife Institute of India and the National Tiger Conservation Authority would be using drones to monitor the tiger count and habitat in 10 tiger reserves across the country.

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Publish Date : Mar 6, 2017

RAHAT medical project launched in Rajasthan

A private hospital in Rajasthan has launched a new medical project to provide quick and effective treatment to patients suffering from heart attacks in the remote and rural areas of the state.

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Publish Date : Feb 27, 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.

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Publish Date : Feb 6, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz: 6 February 2017

6 February 2017: Daily Current Affairs Quizzes brought by 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.

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Publish Date : Feb 6, 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.”

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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.

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Publish Date : Jan 27, 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.

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Publish Date : Jan 11, 2017

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.

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Publish Date : Dec 27, 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.

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Publish Date : Dec 26, 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.

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Publish Date : Dec 20, 2016
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