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PRACTICE QUESTION Who has been selected for the 2016 National Geoscience Award in the field of geo-environmental studies a) Rajendra Agarwal b) PV.Joseph c) Vishnu Deo Sai d) Keshav Krishna Post your answers below! (without googling) Post your answers below! (without googling) (3) Yesterday's answer- a. 6th The list is topped by the US, China and Ta pan are at second position, followed by Russia (4th) and Germany (5th). Iran is ranked 7th and Israel is on the 8th spot. Jeevan-Rekha', answer is Kerala, It is a first-of-its-kind initiative in India to provide a centralised database of healthcare information and efficient service delivery to the people
NATIONAL NEWS States seek to allay fears over measles-rubella vaccine Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Lakshadweep and Puducherry .These five States in the country hoping to launch a massive measles-rubella (MR) vaccination drive to cover children above nine months and below 15 years of age from February, questions have been raised about the immunisation drive in schools. There was a fear among the parents-about re-vaccinating their children, even if they have been vaccinated with the older version of the Measles Mumps Rubella MMR) vaccine earlier. States are trying to convince parents about the safety of the drive .Puducherry said that it would not force the students to be vaccinated. Iragi forces discover chemical agent in Mosul Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Iraqi forces discovered a mustard chemical warfare agent in eastern Mosul alongside a cache of Russian surface-to-surface missiles, an Iraqi officer said on Saturday. Iraqi and US. officials have repeatedly warned of Islamic State (IS) group's efforts to develop chemical weapons. Link-The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, for their "extensive work to eliminate chemical OPCW- headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands. . weapons" OPCW logo .
Odisha reiects panel on Mahanadi . Odisha government has rejected the Centre's negotiation committee on Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh. . The committee is not in accordance with the provisions of Sec 4(1) of the Inter-State River Water Dispute Act of 1956 and its composition is arbitrary" The provisions of the Act of 1965 put responsibility on the central government to negotiate after receiving complaints and in this regard the principle of federal relations mandated that the constitutional functionaries namely the prime minister or Union minister for water resources conduct negotiations with the chief ministers of the riparian states rather than appointing a committee headed by an officer of the subordinate office namely Central Water Commission . Stealth frigate deal in choppy waters . The multi-billion dollar deal between India and Russia for four stealth frigates has run into trouble over pricing and local construction with Transfer of Technology (ToT) India and Russia had signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) for four additional Krivak or Talwar class stealth frigates during bilateral discussions on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in October As per the agreement, two ships are to be procured directly from Russia and two to be built in India with Russian assistance would steeply push up the overall cost of the two ships and it was seen as a way to ensure that all four ships were imported from Russia- setback for Make in India Read- about-Defence Acquisition Council . . ead- about- Defence Acquisition Counc
MEG best R-Day contingent from Services . The Army's Madras Engineer Group has been adjudged the best marching contingent among the Services, while Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has been adjudged the best among the paramilitary forces and other auxiliary marching contingents that took part in this year's Republic Day parade The Defence Ministry on Saturday announced the results of different competitive presentations at the Republic Day Parade Among the 23 tableau, the first slot went to Arunachal Pradesh which depicted the Yak dance. Tripura's tableau based on Hojag dance was the second best. The third position was shared by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu . . . onald s Mexico border wall wil bad for Eart tists w . Scientists say a 1,000-mile wall across Mexico border would require an estimated 275 million cubic feet of concrete . Concrete is a potent source of greenhouses gas, and Trump's "great wall" will need a lot of it more than double the . Most of the carbon dioxide from concrete comes from its main ingredient: cement. The cement industry and would release as much as 1.9 million metric tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere amount in Hoover Dam, according to engineers at New York University and University College London. accounts for about 5% of global carbon dioxide emissions, according to the Earth Institute. because it's made by heating limestone, a process that releases carbon, and also because it requires the equivalent of about 400 pounds (181 kilograms) of coal to crank out a single ton of cement. . Alternatives-a Montreal-based clean technology company, developed a type of concrete that absorbs carbon dioxide.
SCIENCE NEWS What is the Gibraltar Arc? The Gibraltar Arc is a geological region, considered one of the most narrowest landforms on Earth Arctic Ocean Karo Sea Seo .The researchers have been able to prove that, since then, large worldatlas B Senti Russio Denmorik Straic blocks of land, with sizes about 300 kilometres long and 150 kilometres wide, have rotated clockwise (in the case of the Baetio System mountain range) and counter-clockwise (in the case of the Rif mountain range, in the north of Morocco) movements have completely reshaped the Gibraltar Arc, since they have been carried out at a very high speed: 6 per million years (in total, 53 for the block of the Western Baetic System), and are compatible with both the opening of the Strait of Gibraltar about 5 million years ago as with the current movements measured with GPS Their research culminates with a reconstruction of the Gibraltar Arc 9 million years ago, at a key moment in the tectonic history of the collision between Africa and Iberia, shortly before the closure of the connection between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and when the Gibraltar Arc was situated more to the East than at present. ARCTIC 66 30N CIRCLE Sea Atlantic Oceon North ASIA EUROPEAN RUSSIA Sea nglish EUROPE Bay of Biscay Black Seo ibraltar about 5Gibraltar Turkey Tunisio Syria on Sea Mediterraneon Sea Iroq Jorden ASIA MIDDLE EAST Morocco ubyo e00 mi Egypt i AlgeriaLibyo 800 km TROPIC OF CANCER Soudi AFRICA L
BUSINESS NEWS ast to begin today mi or nor The first ever Investors' Summit for the north eastern states which aims to showcase the region as a global destination for investments begins here today- Shillong Focussed on manufacturing in textiles and allied sectors, the two-day summit themed Exploring Opportunities in North East Region' (NER) will explore the possibility of bringing in convergence of efforts of various central ministries and states in the region to attract investments. . build Sri or Representatives of about 65 Indian companies, ranging from textiles to engineering, are participating in the Jaffna International Trade Fair 2017 that commenced on January 27 The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) will explore the "virgin market" in Jaffna, located in Sri Lanka's Tamil-majority Northern Province, for possible business collaborations and to help commercially rebuild the former war-zone . The aim is to create iobs and bring in investments Payments banks can accept deposits up to Rs. 1 lakh per account from individuals and small businesses. The new model allows mobile firms, supermarket chains and others to cater to banking requirements of individuals and small businesses. It will be set up as a differentiated bank and will confine its activities to acceptance of demand deposits, remittance service Internet banking In 2015, RBI had granted in-principle' approval to 11 entities to set up payments banks . and other specified services. .
BUSINESS NEWS t by banks' reluctance to transact with Iran difficulties faced by them due to some Indian nationalised banks refusing to deal with Indian exporters are complaining of Iran-related transactions, according to the apex body for exporters in the country, the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) . This is despite the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in a notification in May 2016, specifying that payment or remittance or reimbursement can be made from or to Iran in any freely convertible currency for imports from Iran and exports to that country Previously, following the sanctions on Iran over its nuclear activities, both the nations had agreed in 2012 that 45% of India's oil import payments to Iran would be paid in rupees and deposited in UCO Bank as that bank hardly had an exposure to U.S. or European Union-Iran was to utilise that amount to pay for its imports from India. India's trade with Iran in FY'16 was $9 billion, of which $6.3 billion were imports from Iran (of which $4.5 billion was the oil import bill), while India's exports were worth only $2.7 billion. To boost India-Iran trade, FIEO had in December 2016 asked the RBI to soon allow Iranian banks such as Persi International Bank, Parsian Bank, Bank Pasargad, Bank Mellat and Saman Bank to open branches in India. O Hannover fair EMO Hannover 2017, the world's premier trade fair for the metal working sector, will focus on attractive and high potentia markets-The fair is being held at Hannover, Germany from September 18 to 23, after a gap of four years. . to focus on India India Day will be celebrated on September 20 It is being organised by the VDW, Frankfurt am Main, Germany on behalf of the European Association of the Machine Tools Industries from Brussels, Belgium and in conjunction with Deutsche Messe AG, Germany
A stomach for gut research Our Body has around 35 trillion cells o Gastrointestinal tract has 3,000-4,000 species of bacteria,among them are harmful and beneficial. o The beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract is called the probiotics o Knowledge that the balance of microbes in the gut can deal with infection already underlies the global probiotics (or Knowledge that the balance of miczobes in the gut can deal with infection already undeties the global probiotices(or beneficial gut bacteria) industry o lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, being among the most popular species employed in developing a range of products such as yoghurt, curd and several dietary supplements Mother Dairy, Amul, Danone Yakult and Nestle India are among the leading producers of probiotic functional foods Theses probiotics have proved their role in stomach infections Now evidence shows that there is a distinct pattern of microbes healthy and harmful found in the gut when stricken by atherosclerosis, obesity, intestinal and even psychological disorders. This could help design new drugs and treatment regimes to tackle complex disorders. Eg: gut bacterium Prevotella histicala was fed to transgenic mice engineered to have human-like immune systems to suppress the inflammation caused by multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. . Theses probiotics have proved their role in stomach infections. Now evidence shows that there is a distinet pattern