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NATIONAL NEWS Election Commission bans exit polls between February 4 and March 8 . The Assembly polls in five States and the Amritsar Lok Sabha bypoll Exit polls cannot be conducted and publicised by means of print and electronic media or dissemination in any other manner starting from February 4, Under- Provisions of section 126 A of Representations of the Peoples' Act, 1951 2017 at 7 a.m. to March 8, 2017 at 5.30 p.m. . Exit poll: A poll of voters taken immediately after they have exited the polling stations Asking for whom the voter . Opinion poll: Asks for whom the voter plans to vote Aadhaar number printed actually voted on pa rfectly valid: Cent Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)- Has cautioned people about sharing their personal information with unauthorised agencies for printing Aadhaar numbers on a plastic card The Aadhaar letter, with its cutaway portion or the downloaded version, on an ordinary paper is perfectly valid The printout of the downloaded Aadhaar card, even in black and white form, is as valid as the original Aadhaar card sent by UIDAI
Scientists have grown human cells inside pig embryos Preliminary stage: Any growing of human organs in pigs is far away and the new research is just a very early step toward the goal Significance: It is considered a very early step toward the goal of growing livers and other human organs in animals to transplant into people Putting human cells in animals could pay off for studies of how genetic diseases develop and for screening potential drugs . . . . Such human-animal research has raised ethical concerns Metal that conducts electricity but not heat found Electrons in vanadium dioxide can conduct electricity without conducting heat It is an incredibly useful property which may pave the way for systems that convert waste heat from engines and appliances into electric power The findings could lead to a wide range of applications, such as thermoelectric systems that convert waste heat from engines and appliances into electricity For most metals, the relationship between electrical and thermal conductivity is governed by the Wiedemann Franz Law-The law states that good conductors of electricity are also good conductors of heat. But that is not the case for metallic vanadium dioxide Vanadium dioxide is already noted for its unusual ability to switch from an insulator to a metal when it reaches 67 degrees Celsius .
Renewables to overtake India's oil output in 2035: BP Energy Outlook BP Energy Outlook-India's demand for green energy is expected to grow by seven times in 2035 Accordingly, the share of renewable energy in the country's fuel mix will increase from the present level of 2% to 8% in 2035 .However, the green surge will be inadequate to meet India's growing need for energy with the country's demand growth expected to be more than double the non-OECD countries' average of 52% The growth in India's energy demand is expected to outpace the other so-called BRIC (Brazil, Russia, China, India) countries India's energy demand is expected to grow by 129%, while China and Brazil's energy demand will grow by 47% and 41%, respectively, Russia's energy demand is expected to grow by 2% Atomic clocks on indigenous navigation satellite develop snag NavIC, the indigenously built satellite- based positioning system, has developed a technical snag in the atomic clocks on its first satellite. .In the NavIC, a constellation of seven satellites, one of the three crucial rubidium timekeepers on IRNSS-1A spacecraft failed six months ago. The other two followed subsequently-similar to the atomic clock glitches that struck the European navigation constellation Galileo NavIC has 21 atomic clocks on seven spacecraft. trying to revive the clocks on 1A and readying one of the two back-up navigation satellites to replace it in space in the second half of this year.
ites Chola king in orde An ancient Chola king is the personification of a perfect judge for the Supreme Court. The legend of Manu Needhi Chozhan or Elara' the Chola king This king who ruled South India around 250 B.C. has been the torch-bearer of the judges' work philosophy that "nobody is above the law and all are equal." Madras High court- When one enters the magnificent precincts of the High Court of Madras which is a Chartered High Court, he notices the statue of a man standing with two wheels on either side with a calf and a small child beneath each wheel, and a cow. The apex court narrated the legend of how Manu Needhi Chozhan, who believed in "even justice towards friends and foes", had hung a giant bell in front of his palace and announced that anyone seeking justice could ring it and he will be heard . wheeis on either side with a calr and a Srmall child beneath each .ordered his own son to be killed for his recklessness, the prince who had crushed a young calf under his chariot.
Global warming, ecological changes and heavy shelling by Pakistani troops are triggering avalanches in places like Jammu and Kashmir, which had not reported such instances earlier Ceasefire violations and use of heavy weapons by Pakistani troops are leading to loosening of soil, thus creating danger of a landslide. Global warming is also leading to cracks in glaciers An avalanche (also called a snowslide or snowslip) is a rapid flow of snow down a sloping surface. After initiation, avalanches usually accelerate rapidly and grow in mass and volume as they entrain more snow. If the avalanche moves fast enough some of the snow may mix with the air forming a powder snow avalanche . . . Although primarily composed of flowing snow and air, large avalanches have the capability to entrain ice, rocks, trees, and other material on the slope, and are distinct from mudslides, rock slides, and serac collapses on an icefall Avalanches are not rare or random events and are endemic to any mountain range that accumulates a standing snowpack. Avalanches are most common during winter or spring but glacier movements may cause ice and snow avalanches at any time of vear. entre to give tablet PCs to schools in Chhattisgarh School can feed in data on teachers' attendance, students' attendance and even the midday meals served. Even if there is no immediate connectivity, the data will be transferred to our server the moment the teacher accesses the internet This would help in better assessment of quality of education in schools. Teacher training videos and educational videos for students can also be made available on the tablets as an aid to teaching. According to the latest Annual Status of Education Report (Rural) of Pratham, only 28% of Class-3 students in Chhattisgarh can read a Class-2 text. This was 56% in the case of Class-5 students and 73.5% in the case of Class-8 students.
BUSINESS NEWS conomically viable, without increasing tariffs Though the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) was set up way back in 1986 and five National Waterways NW) have remained designated for several years now, it is only now that there is progress on developing a sustainable water transport system in key rivers and inland waters across the country, in a bid to take the pressure away from the rail and roadways as well as ensuring drastic reduction in emission and logistics costs. In 2014, the Union Government announced the Rs. 5369 crore NW1 project spanning 1,400 kms from Allahabad to Haldia on the river Ganga that would come up with technical and financial assistance of the World Bank (WB). The government has also ensured the passage of the National Waterways Act 2016 by which an additional 106 waterways were declared as NWs, taking the total to 111 NWs. Construction of three multi-modal terminals with railway and road connectivity at Varanasi (U.P), Sahebgunj in Jharkhand and at Haldia in Bengal. We are also constructing a new navigation lock at Farakka . . . operating vessels with the capacity of 1,500 to 2,000 tonnes so as to provide commercial and competitive choice to users . To address concerns of environmentalists, DST Germany is designing . Trial run- Maruti cars- had stated that the transportation cost had reduced by Rs. 3,800 per car . identified 18 locations in six cities by the NW1 where we will provide ferry services. . River Information system-will set up the Vessel Tracking and Monitoring System to avoid collision of vessels. LNG-powered vessel spending only 5% of the project cost on land acquisition. In highway projects more than 50% of the project cost goes for only land acquisition and compensation package, leasing out of lands to private parties to set up warehousing, tourism or cold-storage facilities (READ- about all NWs)
BUSINESS NEWS inMin may aid rail safety fun The Finance Ministry has agreed to contribute partially to a new dedicated railway safety fund in the upcoming Budget to be presented on February 1 to create a non-lapsable' safety fund named 'Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh' over five years-initial proposed corpus of Rs. 20,000 crore for every year (Rs. 1.19 lakh crore safety fund) to be set up based on the recommendations of a high-level safety review committee under former chairman Atomic Energy Commission Dr. Anil Kakodkar. . . . The Centre has so far fully implemented 22 out of 87 partially or fully accepted recommendations made by the . About Rs. 10,000 crore will likely be earmarked from the Central Road Fund (CRF) that is collected by levying a . The dedicated rail safety fund is proposed to be utilised for track improvement, bridge rehabilitation work, rolling panel. cess on diesel and petrol at present for safety-related work. stock replacement, human resource development, improved inspection system and safety work at level-crossings, among other things. Train derailments have increased to a six-year high of 74 till January 23 this year compared to 65 in 2015-16 .