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Current Affairs 2017

Delhi Police chief Alok Verma appointed new CBI Director

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Alok Kumar Verma as the new CBI Director. His appointment will be for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of his office. Shri Alok Kumar Verma, currently Delhi Police commissioner, is a 1979 batch Indian Police Service officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.

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61ST FILMFARE AWARDS 2016

Best FilmBajirao Mastani
Best DirectorSanjay Leela Bhansali for Bajirao Mastani
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)Ranveer Singh for Bajirao Mastani
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)Deepika Padukone for Piku
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)Anil Kapoor for Dil Dhadakne Do
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)Priyanka Chopra - Bajirao Mastani
Best MusicAnkit Tiwari, Meet Bros. Anjjan and Amaal Mallik - Roy
Best LyricsIrshad Kamil - Agar tum saath ho (Tamasha)
Best Playback Singer (Male)Arijit Singh - Sooraj dooba (Roy)
Best Playback Singer (Female)Shreya Ghoshal - Deewani mastani (Bajirao Mastani)
Best Critics FilmPiku
Best Critics Actor (Male)Amitabh Bachchan - Piku
Best Critics Actor (Female)Kangana Ranaut - Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Lifetime Achievement AwardMoushumi Chatterjee
RD Burman AwardArmaan Mallik
Best Debut (Male)Sooraj Pancholi - Hero
Best Debut (Female)Bhumi Pednekar - Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Best Debut DirectorNeeraj Ghaywan - Masaan
Best ActionSham Kaushal - Bajirao Mastani
Best ChoreographyPandit Birju Maharaj - Mohe rang do laal (Bajirao Mastani)
Best CinematographyManu Anand - Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Best DialogueHimanshu Sharma - Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Best EditingA Sreekar Prasad - Talvar
Best ScreenplayJuhi Chaturvedi - Piku
Best Sound DesignShajith Koyeri - Talvar
Best StoryVijayendra Prasad - Bajrangi Bhaijaan

India Post Payments Bank

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 1st June 2016 has given its approval for setting up the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) as a Public Limited Company under the Department of Posts, with 100% Government of India (GOI) equity. The total expenditure involved in this project is Rs 800 Crore. All citizens, especially 40% of the country's population that is outside the ambit of formal banking in the country will benefit from this project. The project will be rolled out in the entire country in a phased manner. The IPPB will obtain banking licence from RBI by March 2017 and by September 2017, its services will be available across the country through 650 payments bank branches, linked post offices and alternative channels riding on modern technology including mobiles, ATMs, PoS and m-PoS devices etc and simple digital payments. Setting-up of the IPPB to further financial inclusion was one of the budgetary announcements during 2015-16. The Departme ...

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What is Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an international body, which comprehensively assesses increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the worlds and passes that information on to policymakers through its reports. Why is it in news? Along with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, the IPCC has been awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to educate the public on the threat of global warming and for creating an informed consensus about its connection with human activities. When and why was it set up? The World Meteorological organisation (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established the IPCC in 1988 to assess scientific and socio-economic information relevant to increasing our understanding about climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. How does it function? It is an intergovernmental body that is open to all member countries of the UNEP and of WMO. The Panel meets in plenary sessions about once a y ...

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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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