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17th September Part-1: Daily News Analysis
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Rishab Arora
Graduate in Economics. Gold medal in Dissertation, Prepared various documents on Demonetisation and GST, Share-trading and many more

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sir you told in daily news analysis course to tell you that we have watched this video. So, here I am🙏🙏.
Rishab Arora
9 months ago
very good.
  1. Q1- Consider the following statements regarding Wholesale Price Index 1.It is calculated by Central Statistics Office under Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. 2.Manufacturing items has highest weightage followed by Primary Articles and Fuel & Power respectively. 3.The base year for calcualting WPI is 2015-16. Which of the above statement(s) is/are not correct? A) 1 and 2 only B) 1 and 3 only C) 2 and 3 only D) All of the above


  2. Q2- Consider the following statements regarding Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) 1.Under the scheme, pregnant women and lactating mothers are offered a cash incentive as a compensation for wage loss. 2.The cash incentive is given for first two child births. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? A) 1 and 2 B) 1 only C) 2 only D) None


  3. More river stretches are now critically polluted: CPCB (GS-2) (Pane-1) Troubled waters Maharashtra and Assam have the highest number of polluted stretches on rivers , ASSAM (44) MADHYA PRADESH (22) MAHARASHTRA (53) POLLUTED STRETCHES 27 53 KERALA (21) The Powai to Dhorovi stretch of MItN river in Mumbai is among the most polluted


  4. The number of polluted stretches in India's rivers has increased to 351 from 302 two years ago, and the number of critically polluted stretches where water quality indicators are the poorest - has gone up to 45 from 34, according to an assessment by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). While the Rs. 20,000 crore clean-up of the Ganga may be the most visible of the government's efforts to tackle pollution, the CPCB says several of the river's stretches -in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh - are actually far less polluted than many rivers in Maharashtra, Assam and Gujarat. These three States account for 117 of the 351 polluted river stretches. Based on the recommendations of the National Green Tribunal, the CPCB last month apprised the States of the extent of pollution in their rivers. Mithi among the worst The most significant stretches of pollution highlighted by the CPCB assessment (which is yet to be published) include the Mithi river from Powai to Dharavi- with a BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand) of 250 mg/l, the Godavari from Someshwar to Rahed - with a BOD of 5.0-80 mg/l; the Sabarmati - Kheroj to Vautha - with a BOD from 4.0-147 mg/l; and the Hindon Saharanpur to Ghaziabad - with a BOD of 48-120 mg/l. D its complatyon of poruted stretches is indicated as a priority Ariven sn uitar Pradesh, the Ganga wina Boprange or3 88 mg


  5. The cultural significance of the Ganga is such that there's been greater focus on it but many more rivers are far more polluted," said an officer in the Union Water Resources Ministry, who didn't want to be identified. scale The CPCB, since the 1990s, has a programme to monitor the quality of rivers primarily by measuring BOD, which is a proxy for organic pollution - the higher it is, the worse the river. The health of a river and the efficacy of water treatment measures by the States and municipal bodies are classified depending on BOD, with a BOD greater than or equal to 30 mg/l termed 'priority 1,' while that between 3.1-6 mg/l is 'priority 5. & The CPCB considers a BOD less than 3 mg/l an indicator of a healthy river. In its 2015 report, the CPCB had identified 302 polluted stretches on 275 rivers, spanning 28 States * A person involved in the monitoring exercise, who didn't wish to be identified as he was not and six Union Territories. authorised to speak to the media, told The Hindu that the increase in numbers reflected higher pollution levels as well as an increase in water quality monitoring stations


  6. ISRO launches two U.K. satellites (GS-3) (Page-7)


  7. The late-night dark skies at Sriharikota lit up in bright orange hues as the PSLV-C42 lifted off and vanished into the thick black clouds, carrying two satellites from the United Kingdom NovaSAR and S1-4 from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR here. & The lightest version of the PSLV, flying in its core-alone version without the six strap-on motors, the PSLV-C-42 rose into the skies at 10.08 p.m. Almost 18 minutes later, the two satellites were placed in the desired orbit by ISRO. This was the 12th such launch of a core- alone version of the PSLV by ISRO "This was a spectacular mission. We have placed the satellite in a very, very precise orbit," R. Hutton, Mission Director, said.


  8. The two satellites, owned by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) were placed in a circular orbit around the poles, 583 km from Earth. The commercial arm of ISRO, Antrix Corporation earned more than 220 crore on this launch. The NovaSAR is a technology demonstration mission designed to test the capabilities of a new low cost S-band SAR platform. It will be used for ship detection and maritime monitoring and also flood monitoring, besides agricultural and forestry applications. The S1-4 will be used for environment monitoring, urban management, and tackling disasters. "This unique mission is mainly for 'ascending daytime node, launch. This is the first time we have executed a different type of mission altogether," K. Sivan, Chairman, ISRO said. outlining the road map for ISRO, Mr. Sivan said the next six months will see 18 missions-10 satellite missions and 8 launch vehicle missions. "We are almost going to have one launch every two weeks. Definitely the load on us is going to be huge," he said. Among the slew of launches scheduled over the next few months, the much-awaited and delayed, India's second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 finally has a launch window