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NATIONAL NEWs Organ donations under scanner Kerala govt has decided to bring the entire organ transplant scenario in the State under the scanner It will include live and deceased donor organ transplants happening in both public and private sector hospitals To bring better accountability and transparency to the process of organ donation The decision has been taken following concerns and speculations raised by various quarters about the possibilities of exploitation, especially in the case of live donor organ transplants While the deceased donor organ donation programme in the State is being coordinated by the government through Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (KNOS), the government has absolutely no data on the number of living donor organ transplants happening in the private sector hospitals across the State . organ donor . . . .Approximately 1,000-1,200 live kidney donations and less than 500 live liver donations are performed in the State annually .There is no exact data on the number of live donations, the health status of the donor, and the survival data of those who received the organs in the private sector
ATIONAL NEWS Transparency puts India on the list for failing to curb corruption A major international index of corruption and transparency has placed India on the watch list for its inability to curb mega corruption scandals and petty bribery India with Brazil and China score of 40. India's condition showed growth with inequality, it said. "India's ongoing poor performance with a score of 40 reiterates the state's inability to effectively deal with petty corruption and large-scale corruption scandals," said Transparency International. The impact of corruption on poverty, illiteracy and policy brutality showed that not only was the economy growing but so was inequality. South Asia had performed poorly. Bangladesh at 27th and Nepal at 29th positions were slotted in the highly corrupt section. . . Pakistan, at 32, also came in the red zone. Afghanistan ranked 15th was in the "highly corrupt" list with South Sudan, North Korea and Libya. Country Corruption Index in 2010 Corruption Index Corruption Index in Pakistan 143/168 India 87 Estonia 26 USA 2015 117/168 76 23 2016 116/168 79 Transparency International is international Non Governmental Organisation, based in Berlin since 1993 Transparency International does not undertake investigations on single cases of corruption or expose individual cases. It works through its national chapters. The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. It is a composite index - a combination of polls - drawing on corruption-related data collected by a variety of reputable institutions
NATIONAL NEWs This post office will process your passport As govt grapples with lack of manpower for huge amount of passport applications, postal department has come to its rescue. One of country's first Passport Sewa Kendra started working on 25th January at Mysuru. Due to lack of manpower, MEA had delegated processing of passport services to postal department It would act like any other Sewa kendra where applicant's biometrics and photographs will be taken, documents verified and decision for granting passport will be taken MEA is also planning to outsource the work of document upload and capture of fingerprint and photograph to TCS, while rest of work would be managed by MEA . . . GSLV' s cryogenic upper stage tested successfully . Developed by ISRO, GSLV Mk 3 is intended to launch satellites into geostationary orbit and as a launcher for an Indian crew vehicle. The GSLV-III features an Indian cryogenic third stage and a higher payload capacity than the current GSLV. It has 3 stage propulsion system. Stage 1 consists of S-200 solid motors. Stage 2 consists of liquid motor designated as L 110, which is improvised version of Vikas engine. State 3 consists of cryogenic designated as C25 which would be powered by Indigenously developed CE 20 engine The Indian Space Research Organisation's Propulsion Research Complex at Mahendragiri, successfully conducte the stage level test of GSLV MK III's cryogenic upper stage C-25 . .
NATIONAL NEWs osquito trials to control dengue, chikungun utdoor caged trials to demonstrate the efficiency of genetically modified mosquitoes to suppress wild female Aedes aegvpti mosquito populations that cause dengue, chikungunva and Zika were launched on Tanua the Release of Insects carrying Dominant Lethal genes (RIDL) technology, and permission from Indian regulatory authorities, private players are expected to conduct open trials in the country- Gangabishan Bhikulal Investment and Trading Limited (GBIT) and Oxitec Oxitec (private player) technology uses genetically modified male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carrya dominant lethal gene. When male GM mosquitoes mate with wild female mosquitoes the lethal gene is passed on to offspring. The lethal gene in the offspring kills the larvae before they reach adulthood Since male mosquitoes do not bite humans, the release of GM males will not increase the risk of dengue, chikungunya and Zika. in Maharashtra . t this technique is not suitable to country like India. For per person, per month, it requires 100-150 mosquitos to be released to compete with wild mosquitos in mating. Since it cannot have offsprings as larvae dies during maturity, huge amount of mosquitos have to be released every month, that too depending upon population. It would be costly affair. India is looking at another alternative- MoU next month with Monash University for vector control using Wolbachia infected A. aegypti mosquitoes ae fmsquto 1 lookingat at tesr olbachia- . Vector control using A. aegypti infected with the bacterium Wolbachia is achieved by using the life-shortening bacteria strain in both male and female mosquitoes-Dengue, Zika or chikunguya viruses cannot replicate when mosquitoes have Wolbachia The downside is that the release of even a single female mosquito infected with Wolbachia could "potentially lead to the alien bacteria spreading in the target population .
NATIONAL NEWs Music tO of songbird found . Western Ghats shortwings Sholicola (closely related to flycatchers) and i) the laughing thrushes as Montecincla (closely related to babblers) The newly described Sholicola ashambuensis is confined to the Agasthyar Malai mountain ranges These birds live in the most vulnerable part of the ecosystem- fragmented forest patches on the highest peaks of the range- that is facing increasing pressure from humans activities and climate change esident bats for simultaneous polls, backs demonetisation President Pranab Mukherjee's Republic Day eve address to the nation batted strongly for simultaneous elections to Parliament and Assemblies . . Asked the Election Commission to carry forward the idea of simultaneous polls in . Also backed the demonetisation drive-It may have led to temporary slowdown in .Also asserted that the country's strength lies in is pluralism and diversity and that consultation with political parties economy but will bring more transparency in the system India has traditionally celebrated the argumentative" Indian; not the intolerant', Indian Underlined the strengths of Indian democracy but cautioned against disruptions in Parliament and State Assemblies-We have a noisy democracy. Yet, we need more and not less of democrac
INTERNATIONAL NEWS ac angaluru with oil fron India signed a deal with the UAE that allows UAE to fill half of an underground crude oil storage facility at Mangaluru that is part of India's strategic reserve system UAE is India's fifth biggest oil supplier and India is world's third-biggest oil consumer India has already filled the other half of the Mangaluru storage in Karnataka state with six million barrels of Iranian oil India has also filled a Vizag storage site in southern Andhra Pradesh with 7.55 million barrels of Iraqi oil and has invited bids from suppliers to fill an 18.3 million-barrel facility at Padur in Karnataka . . The Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve (ISPR) is an emergency fuel store of total5 MMT (million metric tons) or 36.92 MMbbl of strategic crude oil enough to provide 10 days of consumption-Hedging against energy security risks as we import most of our oil needs India is planning to expand 4 more strategic crude oil facilities in second phase at Bikaner in Rajasthan, Rajkot in Gujarat, Padur in Udupi district of Karnataka and Chandikhole in Jajpur district of Odisha . 1a India sealed 14 agreements, including a comprehensive strategic partnership, with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) The summit-level talks, however, fell short of clinching a major investment agreement for India, The Crown Prince described the strategic agreement as a testimony to the age-old ties between the two sides . Apart from this, agreements on defence industries, maritime transport, cybersecurity, shipping and transport were also signed . India has signed "strategic partnerships" with more than 30 countries