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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...

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 : Shri Rajnath Singh (Union Minister), Shri Arun Jaitley (Union Minister), Shri Suresh Prabhu (Union Minister), Shri Radha Mohan Singh (Union Minister).

Special Invitees : Shri Nitin Gadkari (Union Minister), Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot (Union Minister), Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani (Union Minister)

Padma Awards 2017

This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons as per the list below. The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. 19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 5 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 6 Posthumous awardees. Padma Vibhushan Name Field State Shri K J Yesudas Art-Music Kerala Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Others-Spiritualism Tamil Nadu Shri Sharad Pawar Public Affairs Maharashtra Shri Murli Manohar Joshi Public Affairs Uttar Pradesh Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao Science & Engineering Karnataka Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa (Posthumous) Public Affairs Madhya Pradesh Late Shri PA Sangma(Posthumous) Public Affairs Meghalaya Padma Bhushan Name Field State Shri Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Art-Music Rajasthan Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad Dwivedi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh Shri Tehemton Udwadia Medicine Maharashtra Shri Ratna Sundar Maharaj Others-Spi ...

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Where is world largest solar telescope developed?

India's remotely controlled terrestrial solar telescope, which will be the largest of its kind in the world will be operational by 2013. A high-resolution two-metre class solar telescope be placed soon to help scientists study the sun. The solar telescope will developed by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in Banglore in collaboration with the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics Pune and the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital. The remotely controlled terrestrial solar-telescope, which will have a 2-metre diameter aperture, is the biggest and the initial cost of developing the telescope will be about Rs.150 crore. The institute is evaluating the Indian Astronomical Observatory in Hanle (Ladakh), Leh (Ladakh) and Devasthal (near Nainital) as possible location for housing the telescope. A team of about 30 to 40 scientists are working for the Development of the project. The telescope has to be located in a place where the ...

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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 Advertising Industry

Advertising world has led to the emergence of many new roles within the advertising profession. In the new edge of ad world, advertising goes beyond its conventional approach. For the non-conventional and conventional advertising approach, Industry requires well groomed people who can develop innovative and creative new idea. Flexibility and competence is must for the industry as the Ad World is highly creative as well as dynamic. Advertising careers are diverse and can run across a variety of departments, offering positions in the fields of creative departments, production, media, and research. The ultimate goal is to meet the client’s goals of increasing sales as much as possible. Public relations services are often involved with businesses, governments, and institutions and can help them make effective decisions. Students of an advertising school may choose to pursue a career as a: Advertising Media PlannerMedia ResearcherCreative DepartmentCopywriter/IllustratorAccount PlanningPr ...

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