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Current Affairs 2017

Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas win Monte Carlo Masters doubles crown

India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas lifted the men’s doubles crown at the Monte Carlo Masters after registering a hard- fought three-set win over Spain’s Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in Monaco.

Employment News

Aeronautical Development Agency, Bangalore www.ada.gov.in invites applications for Project Assistant 01 post Refer website or Employment News dated 25-31 March 2017...

First in India (Men)

The first batsman to score three test century in three successive tests on debutMohd. Azharuddin
The first batsman to score double century in One Day International cricket matchSachin Tendulkar
The first man to have climbed Mount Everest twiceNawang Gombu
The first President of Indian RepublicDr. Rajendra Prasad
The first Prime Minister of free IndiaPt. Jawaharlal Nehru
The first Indian to win Nobel PrizeRabindranath Tagore
The first president of Indian National CongressW.C. Banerjee
The first Muslim President of Indian National CongressBadruddin Tayyabji
The first Muslim President of IndiaDr. Zakir Hussain
The first British Governor General of IndiaLord William Bentinck
The first British Viceroy of IndiaLord Canning
The first Governor General of free IndiaLord Mountbatten
The first and the last Indian Governer General of free IndiaC. Rajgopalachari
The first man who introduce printing press in IndiaJames Hicky
The first Indian to join the I.C.S.Satendranath Tagore
The first Indian man in spaceRakesh Sharma
The first Prime Minister of India who resigned without completing the full termMorarji Desai
The first Indian Commander-in-Chief of IndiaGeneral Cariappa
The first Cheif of Army StaffGen. Maharaj Rajendra Singhji
The first Indian member of the Viceroy's executive councilS.P. Sinha
The first President of India who died while in officeDr. Zakir Hussain
The first Prime Minister of India who did not face the ParliamentCharan Singh
The first Field Marshal of IndiaS.H.F. Manekshaw
The first Indian to get Nobel Prize in PhysicsC.V. Raman
The first Indian to receive Bharat Ratna awardDr. Radhakrishnan
The first Indian to cross English ChannelMihir Sen
The first person to receive Gyanpith awardSri Shankar Kurup
The first Speaker of the Lok SabhaGanesh Vasudev Mavalankar
The first Vice-President of IndiaDr. Radhakrishnan
The first Education MinisterAbul Kalam Azad
The first Home Minister of IndiaSardar Vallabha Bhai Patel
The first Indian Air Chief MarshalS. Mukharji
The first Indian Naval ChiefVice Admiral R.D. Katari
The first judge of International Court of JusticeDr. Nagendra Singh
The first person to receive Paramveer ChakraMajor Somnath Sharma
The first person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygenSherpa Anga Dorjee
The first Chief Election CommissionerSukumar Sen
The first person to receive Magsaysay AwardAchrya Vinoba Bhave
The first person of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in MedicineHargovind Khurana
The first Chinese traveller to visit IndiaFahein
The first person to receive Stalin PrizeSaifuddin Kitchlu
The first person to resign from the central cabinateShyama Prasad Mukharji
The first foreigner to receive Bharat RatnaKhan Abdul Gaffar Khan
The first person to receive Nobel Prize in EconomicsAmartya Sen
The first Chief Justice of Supreme Court Justice Hiralal J. Kania

National Agriculture Market (NAM)

National Agriculture Market (NAM) is a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities. The NAM Portal provides a single window service for all APMC related information and services. This includes commodity arrivals & prices, buy & sell trade offers, provision to respond to trade offers, among other services. While material flow (agriculture produce) continue to happen through mandis, an online market reduces transaction costs and information asymmetry. Agriculture marketing is administered by the States as per their agri-marketing regulations, under which, the State is divided into several market areas, each of which is administered by a separate Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) which imposes its own marketing regulation (including fees). This fragmentation of markets, even within the State, hinders free flow of agri commodities from one market area to another and multip ...

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What is polio?

Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease caused by the polio virus. It invades the nervous system, and can cause paralysis or even death in a matter of hours. How is polio transmitted? The polio virus (scientifically known as the wild polio virus or WPV) enters the body through water or food that has been contaminated with faecal material from an infected person. The virus multiplies in the intestine. From blood it may pass to the nerves of the brain stem and spinal cord. The disease mainly affects children under five years. Only humans can catch polio. The incubation period is three-five days for minor illness and one-two weeks for paralytic symptoms. So a large number of people may have had a minor dose of polio without really being aware of it. The original flu like illness, the more chance there is of deterioration occurring later in life (fatigue & weakness). What are the different strains of polio? Paralytic polio can be caused by any of three closely related strain ...

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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 Advertising Industry

Advertising world has led to the emergence of many new roles within the advertising profession. In the new edge of ad world, advertising goes beyond its conventional approach. For the non-conventional and conventional advertising approach, Industry requires well groomed people who can develop innovative and creative new idea. Flexibility and competence is must for the industry as the Ad World is highly creative as well as dynamic. Advertising careers are diverse and can run across a variety of departments, offering positions in the fields of creative departments, production, media, and research. The ultimate goal is to meet the client’s goals of increasing sales as much as possible. Public relations services are often involved with businesses, governments, and institutions and can help them make effective decisions. Students of an advertising school may choose to pursue a career as a: Advertising Media PlannerMedia ResearcherCreative DepartmentCopywriter/IllustratorAccount PlanningPr ...

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