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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.

Recommended for : Pilot project , Manav Vikas School , Telco , School in Jamshedpur , Environment-friendly toilet , toilet made of plastic bottles ,

Publish Date : May 22, 2017

India's Prashant Ranganathan wins Intel International Science Award 2017 in US

Prashant's innovation for fighting against pesticide and getting rid of its side effects through biodegradable use could be of great help for Indian farmers.

Recommended for : Indian Prashant Ranganathan , Intel International Science Award 2017 , ISEF

Publish Date : May 22, 2017

Astronomers create the largest map of Universe ever!

Astronomers have created the first largest map of the universe, solely using the positions of quasars that are incredibly bright and distant points of light.

Recommended for : Universe , First Map of Universe , Sloan Digital Sky Survey , Sloan Foundation Telescope , Quasars , Cosmology , Space Science , Astronomy

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.

Recommended for : Anti-dumping duty , Chinese Chemical , Aluminium Foil , Glass from Iran , Chinese aluminium radiators , Domestic industry , Cheap imports , Clear Floats Glass ,

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.

Recommended for : Australia , Assisted suicide for terminally ill patients , Assisted suicide , Terminally ill patients , Victoria , Motor Neurone Disease , Parkinson , Multiple Sclerosis , Dementia

Publish Date : May 18, 2017

Venkaiah Naidu announces separate 24x7 DD Channel for Jharkhand

Naidu urged State Government to make use of the platform of Community Radio to ensure last mile reach. The Community radio was an empowering tool which caters to the information needs of the people in local language/dialect.

Recommended for : DD Jharkhand , DD Bihar , Venkaiah Naidu , Doordarshan , FM Phase III , Private FM channels , Jharkhand , I&B Minister , DD Jharkhand announced ,

Publish Date : May 17, 2017

Two Researchers from IIT Madras generated white light from turmeric and pomegranate

Two researchers from the Department of Chemistry at IIT Madras were able to produce white light using the turmeric and red pomegranate extract.

Recommended for : IIT Madras , Department of Chemistry , Research Scholars , Vikram Singh , Scientific Reports

Publish Date : May 13, 2017

RBI tightens JLF rules, directs banks not to break any norms

The entire model of JLF is based on the ground of collective action of banks against a borrower for recovery.

Recommended for : RBI , JLF rules , Joint Lenders’ Forum , Corrective Action Plan , reserve bank

Publish Date : May 8, 2017

Paytm launches Digital Gold; Consumers now buy gold on Paytm

Using Paytm mobile wallets, consumers can purchase 24K 999.9 purity gold online and store it in MMTC—PAMP’s secure vaults free of charge.

Recommended for : Paytm , Digital Gold , gold on Paytm , Akshaya Tritiya

Publish Date : Apr 28, 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.

Recommended for : Sir Ganga Ram Hospital , Medical Bills , Hospital bills , Delhi High Court , Habeas Corpus Plea

Publish Date : Apr 27, 2017

Social activist Prafulla Samantra selected for Goldman Environmental Prize 2017

He was an iconic leader responsible for rallying tribes in Niyamgiri region of Odisha and made use of legal provisions to prevent mining-to-metals conglomerate Vedanta from running the mine in the area.

Recommended for : Vedanta Resources‬ , ‪Niyamgiri‬ , ‪Orissa‬‬ , Prafulla Samantra , Goldman Environmental Prize , Green Nobel

Publish Date : Apr 25, 2017

Google to introduce 'Copyless Paste' feature

The Copyless Paste feature will take data from Chrome usage and use that to improve the experience in other apps.

Recommended for : Google Chrome for Android‬ , ‪Android , ‬‬Copyless Paste , google

Publish Date : Apr 24, 2017

TripAdvisor presents Bali with 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards

The 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide.

Recommended for : Bali , TripAdvisor , Indonesia , Travelers' Choice Awards , Worlds Best Destination

Publish Date : Apr 21, 2017

No red beacon on Delhi HC judges cars

Delhi High Court judges have decided to give up the use of red beacons starting immediately. The decision follows Union Cabinet’s ruling that bans the use of beacon lights from 1 May 2017.

Recommended for : Union Government , Delhi High Court , High Court Judges , Red Beacon , VIP Status , Democracy , President of India , Prime Minister , Union Cabinet

Publish Date : Apr 21, 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.

Recommended for : Donald Trump , H-1B visa programme , H-1B visas , Buy American , Hire American , executive order

Publish Date : Apr 19, 2017

Bharat Biotech’s Zika Virus vaccine 100% efficient in animal trials

As per the study, the firm’s ‘killed virus vaccine’ or ‘inactivated vaccine’ contains virus that has been grown in culture and then killed using physical or chemical processes.

Recommended for : Zika Virus , Bharat Biotech , killed Zika virus vaccine

Publish Date : Apr 18, 2017

Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

The report states that countries will not meet global aspirations of universal access to safe drinking-water and sanitation unless steps are taken to use financial resources more efficiently.

Recommended for : WHO , GLAAS 2017 , Water , Sanitation , World Health Organisation

Publish Date : Apr 15, 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.

Recommended for : HIV/AIDS in India , HIV/AIDS Bill 2016 , Laws about HIV/AIDS in India , HIV/AIDS legislation in India.

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.

Recommended for : X- Ray Binary System , Exoplanet , Ophiuchus , Raman Research Institute , Space Science , University of Delhi

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.

Recommended for : Mumbai Port Trust , Child Cancer Patients , Child Care Centre , Corporate Social Responsibility , New Residential Facility , Nitin Gadkari

Publish Date : Mar 31, 2017

Current Affairs One liner of the day: 30 March 2017

30 March 2017: The one liner of 30th March covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like legislative approval for use of marijuana for medicinal use, online film certification system and online film certification system among others.  

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs One Liners , Current Affairs Question Answer

Publish Date : Mar 30, 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.

Recommended for : AAP government on advertisements , Penalty to AAP government , AAP violated Supreme Court guidelines , Supreme Court guidelines on advertisements , Aam Aadmi party , Delhi Lieutenant Governor , Anil Baijal

Publish Date : Mar 30, 2017

अर्जेंटीना ने मारिजुआना के औषधीय उपयोग को मंजूरी दी

इस सहमति से अर्जेंटीना भी उन लैटिन अमेरिकी देशों की सूची में शामिल हो गया है जहां मारिजुआना को औषधीय उपयोग में लाया जाता है.

Recommended for : Argentina , medicinal use of marijuana , marijuana , अर्जेंटीना , मारिजुआना , मारिजुआना का औषधीय उपयोग

Publish Date : Mar 30, 2017

Argentina approves medicinal use of marijuana

With the approval, Argentina joins other Latin American nations such as Uruguay, Chile and Colombia, which have already approved measures regulating the therapeutic use of cannabis.

Recommended for : Cannabis , Marijuana , Medicinal uses of Marijuana , Argentina

Publish Date : Mar 30, 2017

Aadhar card can't be made mandatory for government welfare schemes: Supreme Court

Aadhaar card cannot be made mandatory for extending welfare schemes; however, the government cannot be stopped from using Aadhaar in other schemes like the opening of bank accounts.

Recommended for : Supreme Court , Aadhaar not essential for welfare scheme , Aadhaar , Welfare Schemes ,

Publish Date : Mar 27, 2017

Panneerselvam and Sasikala Camp choose new symbols after EC freezes ‘Two leaves’

The election commission after a day-long hearing blocked both Panneerselvam and Sasikala camps from using the AIADMK party name and symbol at the upcoming crucial RK Nagar by-polls.

Recommended for : O Panneerselvam , VK Sasikala , AIADMK , J Jayalalithaa , TTV Dinakaran , E Madhusudanan , Election Commission , RK Nagar By-Polls

Publish Date : Mar 23, 2017

UK’s Newcastle University gets 1st license to make babies using 3-parent technique

Though the 3-parent technique is considered as a major breakthrough, it is well recognised that replacing a mother's faulty mitochondrial DNA is not that simple.

Recommended for : 3-parent baby , DNA , Fertility issues , UK health policies , Newcastle University

Publish Date : Mar 17, 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.

Recommended for : The National Tiger Conservation Authority , The Wildlife Institute of India , Kaziranga Tiger Reserve , Panna Tiger Reserve , Endangered Species

Publish Date : Mar 6, 2017

Andhra Pradesh proposed Smart Mosquito Density System to fight vector-borne diseases

The system will use the real time data that will help the authorities in mapping the spread of vector borne diseases.

Recommended for : Vector borne diseases , Mosquito control program , Zika virus , Malaria

Publish Date : Mar 6, 2017

CM Raghubar Das: Polythene bags will soon be banned in Jharkhand

The Jharkhand Chief Minister, Raghubar Das has announced that the state government is soon going to ban the use of polythene bags.

Recommended for : Jharkhand Chief Minister , Urban Water Projects , Polythene Bags , Environmental Hazard , Swach Bharat Abhiyan

Publish Date : Feb 27, 2017
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