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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 (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)

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 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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