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8th January, 2017: Daily Summary and Analysis of The Hindu
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Today's Hindu summary covers in-depth analysis of National, International and Business news with background information about articles linked to the syllabus of the examination. Also attempt practice question for today based on Prelims and post your answer in the comment section below

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Deepanshu Singh
Faculty- Indian Polity and Current Affairs| UPSC CSE Reserve list 2015| Consultant-G.O.I. Loves Geography Teaching since 2015

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I want to ask one question ..when was it uttar pardesh formed??? it's actual date...jatin sir please answer me out this question
Preeti Rawat
2 years ago
Raushan Tantiya
2 years ago
created on 1 April 1937 as the United Provinces during British rule, and was renamed Uttar Pradesh in 1950
Preeti Rawat
2 years ago
Raushan Tantiya
2 years ago
thx Preeti :)
mycobacterium tuberculi=tuber culosis solmanella typhi=typhoid vibrio cholera=cholera e.coli=bacterial dysentry
Raunak Sinha
3 years ago
Thanks...upvoted :)
Vivek Tiwary
3 years ago
covered every single aspect..thanks...
The extra explanation and value addition to news is really awesome.Just change this comment section and allow users to post images of answers.
Thank you so much Sir but the voice echos a lot while you are speaking .
Sir while explanation given by you, please slow down your speaking because it took some time to grasp the's a request to u sir.
Pradip Kumar
3 years ago
Do yourself a favor and watch Video at 0.5X speed..
Pawan Godara
3 years ago
or you may at 1.5 cuz after this you can be at 1
answer for the above question is option A

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  4. NATIONAL NEWS Rain in Northern India raises hopes for bumper wheat yielda. Wheat is a Rabi crop, staple crop in India, rich in protein, vitamins and fibres b. Winter rains in northern India is associated with western disturbances c. Fall in mercury, drizzles at the time of ripening helps higher yield of wheat crop which is temperature sensitive crop. d. 100 cm isohyets in India marks the boundary for wheat cultivation in India China setting up highest altitude telescope close to LAC- World's highest altitude gravitational wave telescope in a Tibet prefecture close to LAC. It has been code named Ngari No. 1, It is located at 5,250 mtr above the sea level and intended to detect and gather the precise data on primordial gravitational waves in N Hemisphere. Gravitational waves are 'ripples' in the fabric of space-time caused by some of the most violent and energetic processes in the Universe, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves in 19161n his general theory of relativity. massive accelerating objects (such as neutron stars or black holes orbiting each other) would disrupt space-time in such a way that 'waves' of distorted space would radiate from the- ripples in pond.

  5. NATIONAL NEWs Other imp infoc- IndIGO, the Indian Initiative in Gravitational-wave Observations is an initiative to set up advanced experimental facilities, with appropriate theoretical and computational support, for a multi-institutional Indian national project in gravitational-wave astronomy. Proposed site in India is Hingoli, MH. Note- Don't confuse with FAST telescope of China- The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) is a Chinese mega-science project aiming to build the largest single dish radio telescope in the world Sunday Magazine- 1. 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. To win, a privately funded team must successfully place a robot on the Moon that explores at least 500 meters and transmits highdefinition video and images back to Earth. of roboand taminse

  6. NATIONAL NEWS Kerala's avian diversity gets richer a. BirdLife International-has split the group of montane laughing thrushes, which are endemic to the Western Ghats, and recognized them as two new species. As a result, Kerala now has four mountain laughing thrushes in place of two. b. The newly accepted species are Banasura laughingthrush (Trochalopteron jerdoni), which has a very restricted distribution in Wayanad district and Travancore laughingthrush (Trochalopteron merdionale) found in Thiruvananthapuram district. While the conservation status of the Banasura species was assessed as endangered, the Travancore variety was considered vulnerable, considering the risk the species were facing c. Bird Life International- BirdLife International is the world's largest nature conservation partnership. Together we are 120 BirdLife Partners worldwide- one per country or territory-and growing d. The International Council for Bird Preservation (ICBP) founded in 1922 and transition from ICBP to the BirdLife Partnership in March 1993 Tweaking photosynthesis for a better crop yield Plants protect themselves from such light-induced damage by releasing heat and process is called non-photochemical quenching process (NPQ). NPQ is process which takes time in the form of relaxation and activation during heat loss and cloudy conditions respectively and hastening the NPQ process can increase the efficiency of photosynthesis and productivity Such a switching of NPQ levels is governed in plants by the action of three proteins. One protein abbreviated as ZEP speeds up the NPQ rate. A second one, termed VDE, balances ZEP activity, hile a third one called PSBS adjusts the NPQ level- can tweak efficiency by manipulating these three proteins.

  7. NATIONAL NEWS o The last two volumes of a comprehensive, five-volume dictionarv on around 15,000 freedom fighters o who became martyrs during the struggle for Independence are yet to see the light of day though work on them has been completed. o Indian Council of Historical Research is an autonomous organization which was established under Societies Registration Act (Act XXI of 1860) in 1972. It is located in New Delhi. o PM made a strong case for transparency in poll funding. In the report of proposed electoral reform EC mentions o COMPULSORY MAINTENANCE OF ACCOUNTS BY POLITICAL PARTIES AND AUDIT THEREOF BY AGENCIES SPECIFIED BY THE ELECTION COMMISSION ECI has stated that effective from 1st October, 2014, all political parties are required to keep and maintain books of accounts and documents so as to enable calculation of the parties income. The parties are required to maintain accounts based on the guidance note issued by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and that the accounts need to be audited and certified by qualified practicing Chartered Accountants. o All the political parties resist bringing political parties under ambit of RTI and both previous and present government o India can emerge a superpower- Savs Surinam Vice-President during PBD o Surinam, which is largely Indian ethnicity based country asked for nature friendly technology transfer to Surinam to has reiterated against 2013 CIC order. enable it compete in global market

  8. INTERNATIONAL NEWS India Portugal sign defence agreements. India and Portugal on Saturday inked seven pacts to expand bilateral engagement in a wide range of areas including defence and security, IT and renewable energy even as they took a veiled dig at China for blocking New Delhi's move at the UN to list JeM Chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Portugal PM visit India, India invited Portuguese companies to Make In India and set up joint ventures and commercial ventures based on technology transfers Also agreement on visa free travel for diplomats and marine research concluded separate declaration for cooperation in third country India and Portugal working together in third country taking into account their priorities)

  9. BUSINESS NEWS loan disbursal o Demonetisation hits M o Loan disbursal slowed down in third quarter by the Micro Unit Development and Refinance Agency MUDRA) following o PM MUDRA Yojna- Flagship scheme of Government of India to "fund the unfunded", It enables a small borrower to demonetisation move borrow from all Public Sector Banks such as PSU Banks, Regional Rural Banks and Cooperative Banks, Private Sector Banks, Foreign Banks, Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) and Non Banking Finance Companies NBFC) for loans upto Rs 10 lakhs for non-farm income generating activities. The scheme was launched on 8th April, 2015 by the Hon'ble Prime Minister. Under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yoana, MUDRA has already created the following products / schemes. o i. Shishu: covering loans upto 50,000/-, ii. Kishor covering loans above 50,000/- and upto 5 lakh ,ii. Tarun : covering o For all PMMY loans, the following are to be noted- i. No processing fee ii. No collateral iii. Repayment period of loan is o KVIC to open Khadi Lounge. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is a statutory body established by loans above 5 lakh and upto 10 lakh. extended up to 5 years iv. Applicant should not be defaulter of any Bank / Financial Institution an Act of Parliament. In April 1957, it took over the work of former All India Khadi and Village Industries Board. The KVIC is charged with the planning, promotion, organisation and implementation of programs for the development of Khadi and other village industries in the rural areas