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11th January, 2017: Daily Summary and Analysis of The Hindu
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Today's Hindu summary covers in-depth analysis of National, International and Business news with background information about articles linked to the syllabus of the examination. Also attempt practice question for today based on Prelims and post your answer in the comment section below

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Deepanshu Singh
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In bioaccumulation there is an increase in concentration of a pollutant from environment to the first organism in food chain. in biomagnification there is an increase in concentration of a pollutant from one link in food chain to another. bioconcentration is the accumulation of a chemical in or on an organism when the source of chemical is solely water
Raunak Sinha
3 years ago
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3 years ago
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3 years ago
Bio accumulation means accumulation of certain chemicals , generally called POPs, in the living organisms.These POPs accumulate in living bodies because they are more soluble in fats and Lipids as compared to water. Hence their rate of intake is greater than their excretion rate Bio concentration refers to accumulation of POPs in living org through aqueous soln mode that is through water. Bio magnification is the process of increase of POPs as we move up the Trophic level. like the concentration of a chemical will be greater in tertiary consumers than in secondary than in primary consumers. Both bio accumulation and bio concentration occur at same trophic level but bio magnification occurs across different trophic levels Note- POP stands for Persistent organic Pollutant.
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Bioaccumulation: accumulations of pesticides and other toxic substances in organisms. It occurs when rate of absorption is higher than discharge by catabolism and excretion. Biomagnification: refers to increased concentration of a toxic substance while moving up the trophic level.

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  3. PRACTICE QUESTION Agenda-2063 in news recently is related to which of the following? a) European Union b) African Nations c) Mercusor d) RCEP Post your answers below! (without googling) Yesterday's answer- China.

  4. NATIONAL NEWS SC orders audit of 30 Lakh NGOs a. NGOs are very strong medium of black money circulation b. Those who receive public money and nexus with launderers often fail to explain to the government in what way they spend the money c. Those receiving funds internationally are regulated by FCRA in India under MHA. d. Recently compassion India was in quite news as government cancelled its licence to receive funds blaming that it is indulged in religious conversions in India FCRA FCRA, 2010 has been enacted by the Parliament to consolidate the law to regulate the acceptance and utilization of foreign contribution or foreign hospitality by certain individuals or associations or companies and to prohibit acceptance and utilization of foreign contribution or foreign hospitality for any activities detrimental to national interest and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  5. NATIONAL NEWS Effect of Endosulfan devastation-says SC a. SC directed Kerala Govt to release entire compensation to affected 500 families, mostly newborns. CJI said state of Kerala can initiated the process to recover compensation money from pesticide company responsible for production and sale of cheap agrochemical b. It is banned only in Kerala and Karnataka following health impacts in Kasaragod and Dakshin Kannada districts where endosulfan was aerially sprayed on cashew plantations for over 20 years c. Endosulfan is an organochlorine insecticide. This colorless solid has emerged as a highly controversial agrichemical due to its acute toxicity, endocrine effects, and potential for bioaccumulation. Endosulfan is used as an insecticide on a variety of crops, including many food crops such as teas, grains, fruit, vegetables, and also on nonfood crops such as tobacco and cotton. Set up banks for poor- Mohd. Yunus a. Mohd Yunus is 2006 Nobel Peace Prize 2006 for or their efforts to create economic and social development from below and initiating Gramin banks for poor sections of society

  6. NATIONAL NEWS EC starts screening of Govt Ads as MCC has already come into effect with the announcement of elections dates in 5 poll bound states a. EC reiterated that govt funded ads which publicise achievements of political functionaries and parties violate the MCC b. As per 2014 order no political party of functionary can use publicresources to eulogise themselves or enhance their image, however government hoardings with general message on social welfare scheme and awareness campaign are allowed c. EC also issued a stern warning in poll bound states against making statements which could trigger disharmony in society on the basis of religion and hamper free and peaceful conduct of assembly elections d. EC also reiterated the Abhiram Singh Vs C D Commachen Judgement of SC on RPA Sec 123(3) Lack of political will holds India's big projects-David Gross, physicist and 2004 Nobel laureate a. India is not moving fast enough on major scientific projects because 'legal and political delays' referring to stalled underground neutrino observatory project proposed to come up in Tamilnadu but pending for environmental clearance-also mentioned that IndiGo project was given clearance only after gravitational waves discovered and said India has to go beyond its minor role in big science projects to leading role.

  7. BUSINESS NEws India opposed to inclusion of 'new issue' at WTO a. Ahead of a special meeting of trade ministers on the sidelines of the forthcoming World Economic Forum at Davos, India opposed attempts by some developed nations to introduce 'new issues' including e-commerce and investment into the formal agenda of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)-level negotiations on liberalisation of global trade. b. India had on earlier occasions too rejected the attempts of the developed world to make such 'new issues' part of the ongoing Doha Round talks saying it will 'dilute' the 'development agenda' of the negotiations. The World Economic Forum is scheduled to take place between January 17 and 20 RBI's autonomy need to be maintained-Jalan a, Earlier former Governor Y V Reddy said for a central bank "reputational risk is worst risk." b. Another former governor said in an interview->"The autonomy of the RBI-that is a very fundamental fact and we have to maintain it and I hope the government would give attention to that part also,

  8. INTERNATIONAL NEWS o China deepens military ties with Malaysia a. A Chinese submarine has docket at the port of Malaysia for the first time Malaysia is already a partner with China on maritime silk route project o MSR is part of China's BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE submarine docking are seen as high degree of mutual trust and emerging special ties in relation of countries as submarine docking is very sensitive and secretive operation THE MARITIME SILK RO Qui Nhon