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CSIR-CIMFR inked MoU for coal quality analysis with coal supplying companies

The CSIR-CIMFR would make use of its knowledge base support in maintaining the quality of coal at national level for the entire power sector.

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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed with theme Listen First

On this day, Punjab Frontier of Border Security Force organised a Cycle Rally with an aim to spread the message of utmost dedication to national Security & awareness against drugs.

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Expanded Panama Canal reopens after 9 years of work

The first ship to cross the canal using the third set of locks was a modern New Panamax vessel, the Chinese-owned container ship Cosco Shipping Panama.

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What, Why and How of IoT technology

With this technology, each and every device that we use in daily life (including refrigerators, cars and even tooth brush) can be made intelligent and smart by using device specific operating systems and connectivity to the Internet.

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Union Cabinet approves largest-ever Spectrum Auction

It will put up 700 MHz band, which is used for offering high-speed broadband services, for sale for the first time at a reserve price of 11485 crore rupees per MHz pan-India.

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Kuumbi Cave: Bone artefacts used by Early Humans discovered in the Cave

Kuumbi Cave is one of a group of caves that underlie a flight of marine terraces in Pleistocene limestone in eastern Zanzibar.

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Union Government bans use of Potassium Bromate as food additive

In May 2016, FSSAI in its recommendation asked health ministry to remove potassium bromate from the list of permissible food additives.

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केंद्र सरकार ने खाद्य पदार्थों में पोटेशियम ब्रोमेट के उपयोग पर रोक लगायी

गैर सरकारी संगठन सेंटर फॉर साइंस एंड एनवायरनमेंट (सीएसई) ने एक स्टडी में ब्रेड में पोटेशियम ब्रोमेट और पोटेशियम आयोडेट पाये जाने की बात उठाई थी.

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State Bank of India floats IT Innovation Start-up Fund to assist start-ups in fintech space

The traditional banks around the world are opening up to work with fintech firms which are disrupting business models by using technology to deliver services at lower cost.

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NASA spots Single Methane Leak from Space using Hyperion spectrometer

The observation that occurred over Aliso Canyon, near Porter Ranch, California is a breakthrough as it provides an ability to eventually measure emissions of this potent greenhouse gas from space.

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Review meeting of Indo-EU ‘Water4crops’ project held

Water4Crops stands for “integrating bio-treated wastewater reuse and valorization with enhanced water use efficiency to support the Green Economy in Europe and India”.

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Underwater Robots to be used to Study Indian monsoon: Scientists

As part of the initiative seven underwater robots will be released from an Indian ship in the third week of June 2016 by Scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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Maharashtra Government decides to use plastic waste in building roads

The decision is aimed at improving the durability and longevity of asphalt roads and reducing soil pollution caused by plastic.

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Florida’s Stonegate Bank to issue first US credit card for use in Cuba

US citizens traveling to Havana can now do so without exchanging dollars, at a 10-percent fee, into the Cuban peso if they are using the Stonegate cards.

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Researchers in Assam developed two rice variants, Ranjit Sub-1 & Bahadur Sub-1, for submerged areas

These new rice variants are improvement forms of the Ranjit and Bahadur varieties which the farmers of the Barak valley have been using for years.

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Use of money power in elections & Ways to curb the menace

The Election Commission of India asked the Union Government to bring necessary amendments to the Representation of the People Act, 1951. The amendments are aimed at empowering the Commission to curb money power in the electoral process. Against this backdrop, this article lists out the ill effects of money power in elections and the steps to be taken to curb the practise.

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Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to launch green-concept based State Data Centre

CM Virbhadra Singh directed all government departments to make use of SDC for hosting e-Governance applications instead of creating their own infrastructure.

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Sachin Tendulkar's name to be used in Kerala Government's Anti-Drug Campaign

This agreement was reached when Tendulkar along with three other co-owners of the Kerala Blasters Football Club (KBFC) met Vijayan at the state secretariat.

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World Milk Day observed globally

The day seeks to inform people about usefulness of milk and milk products, its nutritional value and economic importance.

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Cancer-causing chemical, potassium bromated/iodate, found in bread samples from Delhi: CSE

It says that Indian bread manufacturer’ use two chemicals, banned in many countries but not in India, being used by bread industry are potassium bromate (KbrO3) and potassium iodate (KIO3).

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Google wins Java copyright case versus Oracle

The jury of eight women and two men took three days to declare its verdict. The jury found that Android does not infringe Oracle-owned copyrights because its re-implementation of 37 Java APIs is protected by fair use.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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