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World Bank reappoints Jim Yong Kim as President

The World Bank reappointed Jim Yong Kim to a five-year term as President of the multilateral development lender after the nomination period closed without any challengers coming forward. Mr. Jim, an American citizen, was unanimously chosen by the bank's executive directors for a term that begins on July 1, 2017.

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Central Council For Research In Homoeopathy, New Delhi www.ccrhindia.org invites applications for Pharmacist - 2 posts : 1 UR, 1 OBC Refer Website or Employment News dated 4-10 June 2016...

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20th Commonwealth Games Indian Medal Winners

Gold Medal Winners Medal Winners Events Amit Kumar Wrestling Abhinav Bindra Shooting Apurvi Chandela Shooting Sukhen Dey Weightlifting Yogeshwar Dutt Wrestling Sanjita Khumukcham Weightlifting Sushil Kumar Wrestling Babita Kumari Wrestling Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa Squash Kashyap Parupalli Badminton Jitu Rai Shooting Rahi Sarnobat Shooting Vikas Shive Gowda Athletics Sathish Sivlingam Weightlifting Vinesh Wrestling Silver Medal Winners Ayonika Paul Shooting Amalraj Anthony Arputharaj, Sharath Kamal Achanta Table Tennis Bajrang Wrestling Navjot Chana Judo Mirabai Chanu Saikhom Weightlifting Laishram Devi Boxing Malaika Goel Shooting Ashwini Ponnappa, Jwala Gutta Badminton Geetika Jakhar Wrestling Mandeep Jangra Boxing Satywart Kadian Wrestling Ravi Katulu Weightlifting Devendro Laishram Boxing Lalita Wrestling Shushila Likmabam Judo Sakshi Malik Wrestling Santoshi Matsa Weightlifting Prakash Nanjappa Shooting Gagan Narang Shooting Seema Pu ...

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What is the Indo-US Civilian Nuclear Deal?

India and the United States signed a landmark deal in October 2008, which allows India access to US civil nuclear fuel and technology. What is it that makes this deal so significant? How does India stand to gain from it ? Here are some answers to these questions : What is the Indo-U.S. Civilian Nuclear Deal ? This is a deal between India and the United States for civil nuclear cooperation. Under this agreement, the United States can sell civilian nuclear fuel and technology to India. India in turn, has to separate its civil and military nuclear facilities and place all its civil nuclear facilities under International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) inspection. The accord took three years to be finalized, during which it went through a series of complex stages that included amendment of U.S. domestic law, formulation of a civil-military nuclear separation plan in India, an India-IAEA safeguards (inspections) agreement and the grant of an exemption for India by the Nuclear Suppliers' ...

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Genetically Modified Food or Crops

Genetic Modification Genetic modification refers to techniques used to manipulate the genetic composition of an organism by adding specific useful genes. A gene is a sequence of DNA that contains information that determines a particular characteristic/trait. All organisms have DNA (genes). Genes are located in chromosomes. Genes are units of inheritance that are passed from one generation to the next and provide instructions for development and function of the organism. Crops that are developed through genetic modification are referred to as genetically modified (GM) crops, transgenic crops or genetically engineered (GE) crops. Over the last 30 years, the field of genetic engineering has developed rapidly due to the greater understanding of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) as the chemical double helix code from which genes are made. The term genetic engineering is used to describe the process by which the genetic makeup of an organism can be altered using “recombinant DNA technology.” This ...

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Career Scope in Print Media

Print media are lightweight, portable, disposable publications printed on paper and circulated as physical copies in forms we call books, newspapers, magazines and newsletters. They hold informative and entertaining content that is of general or special interest. They are published either once or daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, bimonthly or quarterly. Print Media is the oldest form of media. But even today it is growing from strength to strength. Around 4000 small, medium and large newspapers and magazines across the county are registered with the Registrar of Newspapers every year. This indicates that it is a growing sector where employment opportunities are increasing with each passing day. Most of the young aspirants who want to enter the print media prefer reporting, but newspapers and magazines also seek young talent as photographers, artists, editors, computer experts, librarians, and cartoonists. Students who have writing ability, graphics or photo skills, curiosity and deter ...

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