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NATIONAL NEWS o Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as 44th CI of India by the president h Khehar sworn in as 44th CJI of India by the president o Daily hearing on Cauvery appeals from February 7- SC stated Despite ARTICLE" 262, the Hon'ble Apex Court does have jurisdiction to adjudicate water disputes, provided that the parties first go to water tribunal and then if they feel that the order is not satisfactory only then they can approach Supreme Court under article 136. o Bench held that remedy under Art 136 is constitutional right and it cannot be taken away from legislation o Jurisdiction exercised by SC under article 136 is extraordinary jurisdiction which empowers court to grant leave to appeal from any judgement, decree or determination in any cause or matter passed or made by any court or tribunal. o UAE army is likely to march on Raj path during Republic Day, during which chief guest will be Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zyed Al Nahyan, Crown prince of UAE French army created history last year being first foreign army to participate in RD celebration. o UAE is considered to be one of the closest ally of Pakistan but there has been increased engagement between India and UAE over the last two years.
NATIONAL NEWS o The NITI Aayog) has recommended that Madhya Pradesh o The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) has opposed this and INDEX MAP OF KEN-BETWA LINK PROJECT Ken-Betwa river linking project faces new hurdle DSTT DIST. contribute 40 per cent of the project cost, with the Centre contributing 60 per cent. contributin a op recentnof the project cost, with the Centre requested that 90 percent of the funds be routed through the Centre. o Project has already been given 'go-ahead' clearance by NBWL b 10,000 cr project will irrigate drought prone Bundelkhand region of MP and UP but it will also submerge the 10% of Panna tiger reserve, feted as model tiger conservation reserve. DAM The main feature of the project is a 230-km long canal and a series of barrages and dams connecting the Ken and Betwa rivers that will irrigate3.5 lakh hectares in Madhya Pradesh and 14,000 hectares of Uttar Pradesh in Bundelkhand. The proposal includes construction of a dam across the Ken river upstream of the existing Gangau Weir, for storing and transferring of the waters through a link canal from Ken river to Betwa river A dam at the Daudhan 2.5 km upstream of the existing Gangaru weir is proposed NATIONAL WATER DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
NATIONAL NEWS PROPOSED INTER BASIN WATER TRANSFER LINKS o National Water Development Agency (NWDA) was set up in July, 1982 as Autonomous Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, to carry out the water balance and other studies on a scientific and realistic basis for optimum utilisation of Water Resources of the Peninsular rivers system for preparation of feasibility reports and thus to give concrete shape to Peninsular Rivers Development Component of National Perspective o In 1990, NWDA was also entrusted with the task of Himalayan Rivers Development Component of National Perspectives Interlinking of rivers 103 sub-basins Central Water Commission o River Basin in Indiai. India WRIS-25 Major River Basins and o ii. The entire country has been divided into 22 basins as per o ii. The entire country has been divided into 24 basins as per National Commission for Integrated Water Resources Development Plan (India) o T Entire river system of the country has been divided into 34 basins as per central ground water board INDIAN OCEAN
NATIONAL NEWS Team Indus may help brew beer on the moon Team Indus is the only Indian team competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE is a global competition to challenge and inspire engineers and entrepreneurs to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration. o To win, a privately funded team must successfully place a robot on the Moon that explores at least 500 meters and transmits high-definition video and images back to Earth. explores at least so0 use successfully place a robot o It has also entered into a commercial agreement to carry a robotic rover developed by Hakuto, the Japanese team in the Google Lunar XPRIZE o A thumb imprint is enough to help detect jaundice detecting hyperbilirubinemia, a condition in which the amount of bilirubin in the blood is in excess and turns the sclera of the eye, urine and even the skirn yellow- Indian Institute of Technology (II) Guwahati o need to press the thumb on the membrane for a few minutes to restore the yellow luminescence in the the gold nanoclusters The way to test people with different concentration of bilirubin on the skin is by changing the amount of copper that is deposited on the membrane containing gold nanoclusters.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS State media cautions China over India's labour cost edge- o India is anticipated as next manufacturing hub, a space vacated by China which is shifting its manufacturing capabilities up in value chain and India taking its place in value chain. o o India has currently conducive environment to become global manufacturing hub as the large pool of cheap labour is available and government is inviting firms to make in India with attractive policies. o However China has edge over India as it has better nurtured skilled workforce available over past decade 7%
BUSINESS NEWs o Services sector shrinks a second straight month-The Nikkei India Services PMI, which tracks the services sector companies on a monthly basis, stood at 46.8in December, largely unchanged from November's 46.7 reading, A reading below 50 denotes contraction. The index had slipped into the contraction territory in November. p 6900 o TRAI issue paper on Net Neutrality- TRAI has sought comments on what the principles for ensuring non-discriminatory access to content on the Internet could be in the Indian context and as to how Internet traffic and providers of Internet services should be understood in the context of net neutrality o Net neutrality is the principle that individuals should be free to access all content and applications equally, regardless of the source, without Internet service providers discriminating against specific online services or websites o Provides level playing fields to start-up