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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...

Indian National Highways

NH No Passing Rout Length (Km)
1 Delhi - Ambala - Jalandhar - Amritsar - Indo-Pak Border 456
2 Delhi - Mathura - Agra - Kanpur - Allahabad - Varanasi - Mohania - Barhi - Palsit - Baidyabati Bara - Calcutta 1,490
3 Agra - Gwalior - Shivpuri - Indore - Dhule - Nasik - Thane - Mumbai 1,161
4 Junction with NH 3 near Thane - Pune - Belgaum - Hubli - Bangalore - Ranipet - Chennai 1,235
5 Junction with NH 6 near Baharagora - Cuttack - Bhubaneswar - Vishakhapatnam - Vijayawada - Chennai 1,533
6 Surat - Dhule - Nagpur - Raipur - Sambalpur - Baharagora - Calcutta 1,932
7 Varanasi - Mangawan - Rewa - Jabalpur - Lukhna - don Nagpur - Hyderabad - Kurnool -Babgalore - Krissnagiri - Salem - Dindigul - Madurai - Kanyakumari 2,369
8 Delhi - Jaipur - Ajmer - Udaipur - Ahmadabad - Vadodara - Mumbai 1,428
9 Pune - Sholapur - Hyderabad - Vijayawada 791
10 Delhi - Fazilka - Indo - Pak border 403
11 Agra - Jaipur - Bikaner 582
12 Jabalpur - Bhopal - Khilchipur - Aklera - Jhalawar - Kota - Bundi - Devil - Tonk - Jaipur 491
13 Sholapur - Chitradurga 491
14 Beawar - Sirohi - Radhanpur 450
15 Pathankot - Amritsar - Bhatinda - Ganganagar - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Barmer - Samakhiali (near Kandla) 1,526
16 Nizamabad - Mancherel - Jagadalpur 460
17 Panvel - Mahad - Panaji - karwar - Mangalore - Cannore - Calicut (kozhikode) - Ferokh - Kuttipuram - Pudu Ponnani - Chowghat - Cranganur Junction with National Highways No.7 near Edapally 1,269
18 Junction with National Highway No.7 near Kurnool - Nandyal - Cuddapah -Junction with National Highway No.4 near Chittoor 369
19 Ghazipur - Balia - Patna 240
20 Pathankot - Mandi 220
21 Junction with National Highway No.22 near Chandigarh - Ropar - Bilaspur - Mandi Kullu - Manali 323
22 Ambala - Kalka - Shimla - Narkanda - Rampur - Chini Indo - Tibet border near Shipki La 459
23 Chas - Ranchi - Rourkela - Talcher Junction with National Highway No 42 549
24 Delhi - Bareilly - Lucknow 438
25 Lucknow - Kanpur - Jhansi - Shivpuri 319
26 Jhansi - Lakhnadon 396
27 Allahabad - Mangawan 93
28 Junction with National Highway No. 31 near Barauni - Muzaffarpur - Pipra Gorakhpur - Lucknow 570
29 Gorakhpur - Ghazipur - Varanasi 230
30 Junction with National Highway No.2 near Mohania - Patna - Bachtivarpur 230
31 Junction with National Highway No.2 near Barhi - Bakhtiarpur - Mokameh - Purnea - Dalkola - Salmara - Nalbari Charali Aminagaon Junction with Nationl Highway No. 37 1,125
32 Junction with National highway No.2 near Gobindpur - Dhanbad - Jamshedpur 179
33 Junction with National highway No.2 near Barhi - Ranchi Junction With national Highway No.6 near Baharagora 352
34 Junction with National highway No.31 near Dalkoa - Berhampore - Barasat - Calcutta 443
35 Barasat - Bangaon - Indo- Bangladesh Border 61
36 Nowgong - Dabaka - Dimapur (Manipur Road) 170
37 Junction with National Highway No.31 near Goalpara - Guahati - Jorabat - Kamargaon - Makum - Saikhoaghat 680
38 Makum - Ledo - Lekhapani 54
39 Numaligarh - Imphal - Palel - Indo - Burma Border 436
40 Jorabat - Shillong - Indo - Bangladesh Border near Dawki 161
41 Junction with National Highway No.6 near Kolaghat - Haldia Port 51
42 Junction with National Highway No. 6 near Sambalpur - Angul Junction with NationalHighway No. 5 near Cuttack 261
43 Raipur - Vizianagaram Junction with National Highway No. 5 551
44 Shillong - Passi Badarpur - Agartala - Sabroom 630
45 Chennai - Tiruchirapalli - Dindigul 387
46 Krishnagiri - Ranipet 132
47 Salem - Coimbatore - Trichur - Ernakulam - Trivandrum - Kanniyakumari 640
48 Bangalore - Hassan - Mangalore 328
49 Cochin - Madurai - Dhanushkodi - 440
50 Nasik - Junction with National Highway No.4 near Pune 192
51 Paikan - Tura - Dulu 149
52 Baihata - Charali - Tezpur - Bander Dewa - North Lakhimpur - Pasighat - Tezu - Sitapani Junction with National Highway No.37 near Saikhoaghat 850
53 Junction with National Highway No.44 near Badarpur - Jirighat Imphal - Silchar 320
54 Silchar - Aizawl - Tuipang 560
55 Siliguri - Darjeeling 77
56 Lucknow - Varanasi 285

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 credit rating?

A credit rating assesses the credit worthiness of an individual, corporation, or even a country. Credit ratings are calculated from financial history and current assets and liabilities. Typically, a credit rating tells a investor the probability of the subject being able to pay back a loan. However, in recent years, credit ratings have also been used to adjust insurance premiums, determine employment eligibility, and establish the amount of a utility or leasing deposit. A rating is an opinion of the credit rating agency (CRA), on the future ability and legal obligation of the company whose instrument is being rated, to make timely payments of principal and interest on the obligation. The rating measures the probability that the issuer will default on the security over the life of the instrument being rated, this is expressed by means of a symbol. What are the factors that influences a person's credit rating? Ability to pay a loan Interest Amount of credit used Saving patterns ...

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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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