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Current Affairs 2017

Mathematician Yves Meyer has been awarded the Abel Prize for 2017

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the Abel Prize for 2017 to mathematician Yves Meyer of the Ecole normale superieure Paris-Saclay, France, for his “pivotal role in the development of mathematical theory of wavelets.” The theory of wavelets that he started and made fundamental contributions to finds wide-ranging applications from image processing to fluid dynamics.

Employment News

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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

Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

The Finance Minister has announced a new initiative called Atal Pension Yojana (APY) in his Budget Speech for 2015-16. The APY will be focussed on all citizens in the unorganised sector, who join the National Pension System (NPS) administered by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and who are not members of any statutory social security scheme. Under the APY, the subscribers would receive the fixed pension of Rs. 1000 per month, Rs. 2000 per month, Rs. 3000 per month, Rs. 4000 per month, Rs. 5000 per month, at the age of 60 years, depending on their contributions, which itself would vary on the age of joining the APY. The minimum age of joining APY is 18 years and maximum age is 40 years. Therefore, minimum period of contribution by the subscriber under APY would be 20 years or more. The benefit of fixed pension would be guaranteed by the Government. The Central Government would also co-contribute 50% of the subscriber’s contribution or Rs. 1000 per annum, ...

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What is the Global Slavery Index?

The Global Slavery Index 2013 measures the size of the modern slavery problem, country by country. The Index provides a quantitative ranking of 162 countries around the world according to the estimated prevalence of modern slavery (that is, the estimated percentage of enslaved people in the national population at a point in time). The Index is constructed from three quantitative indicators on prevalence, one of which was generated internally (estimated prevalence of slavery), and two of which are based on an analysis of pre-existing data from UNICEF and the US Trafficking in Persons report. The second section, on the risk of modern slavery, analyses risk based on an assessment of 31 qualitative and quantitative indicators that reflect five key dimensions: a country's anti-slavery policies; a country's respect for human rights; a country’s level of human and economic development; the stability of the government and the institutions of the country; and the level of discrimination against ...

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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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