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Epicenter NATIONAL NEWs Part of Purvanchal hill, extension of Himalaya which extends up to Andaman and Indonesia a. National centre for seismology has been set up by bringing together all Seismology related activities of IMD (including those of EREC) under one umbrella. Following institutions come under MOES Fault Line Hypocenter (focus) MOES Mnistry of Earth Sciences INCOIS National Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting Indian Institute of Tropical Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services NIOT P-wav shadoww P-wave10 shadow zone 103 National Centre for Antartic and Ocean Recearch Institute of Ocean National Cenbre for Earth Science Stodies one 142 P waves receiv ceived here 142
NATIONAL NEWs o Delhi HC-Jhuggis and Jhoparis I) are normally "born out of need" and unauthorised colonies are "born out of greed" while rejecting the petition of regularisation of colonies. o It noted that regularisation of such colonies in the past has embolden the encroachment causing environmental degradation, traffic bottleneck and spread of disease like malaria and water born diseases. It is also considered regularisation of JJs set up wrong precedent and approval of one such demand further led to subsequent similar demands. JJs are mainly formed due to migration of unsustainable workers due to various push and pull factors. BirdFlu-Mysore Zoo to be shut till Feb 2 due to death of some migratory birds because of avian influenza H5N8 confirmed by NIHSAD Bhopal o avian influenza virus subtypes A (H5N1), A (H7N9), and A(H9N2) and swine influenza virus subtypes A(H1N1) and (H3N2) Human infections are primarily acquired through direct contact with infected animals or contaminated environments some antiviral drugs, notably oseltamivir, can reduce the duration of viral replication
NATIONAL NEWs Government will initiate the selection procedure for single engine fighter jet to be built in India with extensive technology transfer. Defence minister said guidelines for 'strategic partnership' model to be under framework of defence procurement procedure 2016 are in 'final discussion stage US base Boeing and Lockheed Martin and Sweden based SAAB has already submitted detailed offers on F-16, F-18 and Gripen fighters Key proteins that make Zika deadly identified o However, they do not know which Zika protein or proteins are causing harm, or exactly how these proteins cause damage. o Using fission yeast o University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) in the US has for the first time identified seven key proteins in the virus that may be the culprits behind this damage.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS o Return of Cold War? Cold War (1947-1991) a. 70 countries host about 800 US military base, 10 countries host Russiarn Base b. $597bn US defence budget, $66bn Russian defence budget c. When Ukraine and Georgia offered NATO membership, Russia protested(CONTAINMENT OF Domino effect), it was followed by Russian intervention in Georgia d. Russia offered asylum to Edward Snowden, Accused for spying US national security agency e. Russia annexed Crimea, US sanctions on Russia, Russia suspended from G-8 f. Syria Crisis and armed intervention of Russia, Fall of Aleppo, Russian Ambassador shot down in Turkey g. US accusations on Russia for meddling in 2016 presidential election and suspension of 35 Russian diplomats h. Conversing relations in China and Russia Seviet Uinion (USSR usSA igned comes igana. Czechosiovakia, EatGmany,ngary oland,Romania) Former USSR aigned country Abania aligned unti 196 Non aligned country Yugolava Neutral courtries nnd Seterand Weutral countries, Westem-aligned AstraFrance, Ireland 5weder Westem -algned countries (Geece Nonwy, keeland, Unided Kingdon Desmark, West Germany, taly. uriey.
BUSINESS NEWs o Prospects of April 1 rollout of GST diminish further- Critical issue of cross empowerment not finalised, Dual control of taxation power is yet to finalised which is crux of contention between states and centre p 6900 o Ensure 40% of currencv reaches to rural areas-RBI a. In a circular, RBI advised their currency chest to step up issuance of freslh notes to RRBs White label ATMs, Post Offices and District central Co-Op banks on priority basis o Paytm Payment bank gets final RBI approval to commence operations. o Diamond contracts set to debut soon in India 680096 o India is all set to become the first country in the world where polished diamonds will be traded on a commodity exchange.-The Indian Commodity Exchange Ltd (ICEX)-final approval by SEBI India is the third-largest consumer of diamond after the US, and China, it has the largest share in diamond-cutting and polishing. Lack of a global benchmark price for diamond makes the stone less attractive than gold or silver