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Current Affairs 2017

Edappadi Palaniswami sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Tamil Nadu, Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao on 16th February evening administered the oath of office to Edappadi K. Palaniswami as the 13th Chief Minister along with a Council of 30 Ministers.

Employment News

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First in India (Women)

First Women's UniversityMaharshi Karve starts SNDT University in Pune with five students in 1916.
First Woman to hold a Union Cabinet postVijaya Lakshmi Pandit
First Woman governor of Independent IndiaSarojini Naidu, in charge of United Provinces
First Woman president of UN General AssemblyVijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1953)
First Woman Prime Minister of IndiaIndira Gandhi (1966)
First Woman IPS Officer of IndiaKiran Bedi (1972)
First Woman to win Nobel Peace Prize Mother Teresa (1979)
First Indian Woman to climb Mount EverestBachendri Pal (1984)
First Indian Woman to win Booker PrizeArundhati Roy (1997)
First Woman PresidentPratibha Patil (2007)
First Woman Speaker of Lok SabhaMeira Kumar (2009)
First Indian Woman to become "Miss World"Rita Faria
First Woman judge in Supreme CourtMrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
First Woman AmbassadorMiss C.B. Muthamma
First Woman to climb Mount Everest twiceSantosh Yadav
First Woman President of the Indian National CongressMrs. Annie Besant
First Woman Chief Minister of an Indian StateMrs. Sucheta Kripalani
First Woman chairman of Union Public Service CommissionRoze Millian Bethew
First Woman Director General of Police (DGP)Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
First Woman Lieutenant GeneralPuneeta Arora
First Woman Air Vice MarshalP. Bandopadhyaya
First Woman chairperson of Indian AirlinesSushama Chawala
First &Last Muslim Woman ruler of DelhiRazia Sultana
First Woman to receive Ashoka ChakraNiraja Bhanot
First Woman to cross English ChannelArati Saha
First Woman to receive Bharat RatnaIndira Gandhi
First Woman to receive Gyanpith AwardAshapurna Devi
First Woman Headmistress in schoolSavitribai Phule
First Indian woman who reached AntarcticaMahel Musa
First Indian woman who become an individual member of International Olympic CommitteeNita Ambani (2016)

National Institution for Transforming India

The Planning Commission, which was established in 1950 was on 1st January 2015 replaced by a new body, NITI Aayog or National Institution for Transforming India, which will serve as a policy think-tank for the central as well as state governments and have Prime Minister as its chairperson. NITI Aayog will have a CEO and a vice chairperson, to be appointed by the Prime Minister, in addition to some full-time members and two part-time members, while four union ministers would serve as ex-officio members. The NITI Aayog will have a governing council comprising of all state chief ministers and Lt Governors and will work towards fostering a 'co-operative federalism' for providing a "national agenda" to the Centre and states. The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has made the following appointments to the NITI Aayog: Vice Chairman : Shri Arvind Panagariya, Economist Full-Time Members : Shri Bibek Debroy, Economist and Dr. V.K. Saraswat, Former Secretary Defence R&D Ex-officio members ...

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What is London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR)?

London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is an interest rate at which banks can borrow funds from other banks in the London interbank market. One of the world’s most widely used benchmarks for short-term interest rates, LIBOR rates were first used in financial markets in 1986. From then on LIBOR has been growing in stature and today it is the key reference rate for financial products worth about $350 trillion. Small changes in the LIBOR can cause ripples in the money market. LIBOR is fixed on a daily basis by the British Bankers’ Association and is derived from a filtered average of the world’s most creditworthy banks’ interbank deposit rates. Countries that rely on t he LIBOR for a reference rate include the United States, Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In 2012, regulators from around the world were probing alleged manipulation of LIBOR by US and European banks. In 2013, a worldwide investigation discovered widespread manipulation of this benchmark interbank lending rates by ...

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Human Genome

The human genome is the genome of Homo sapiens, which is stored on 23 chromosome pairs. Twenty-two of these are autosomal chromosome pairs, while the remaining pair is sex-determining. The haploid human genome occupies a total of just over 3 billion DNA base pairs. The haploid human genome contains ca. 23,000 protein-coding genes, far fewer than had been expected before its sequencing. In fact, only about 1.5% of the genome codes for proteins, while the rest consists of non-coding RNA genes, regulatory sequences, introns, and (controversially named) "junk" DNA The Human Genome Project (HGP) produced a reference sequence of the euchromatic human genome, which is used worldwide in biomedical sciences. Genes Surprisingly, the number of human genes seems to be less than a factor of two greater than that of many much simpler organisms, such as the roundworm and the fruit fly. However, human cells make extensive use of alternative splicing to produce several different proteins from a single ...

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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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