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Current Affairs 2017

Mathematician Yves Meyer has been awarded the Abel Prize for 2017

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the Abel Prize for 2017 to mathematician Yves Meyer of the Ecole normale superieure Paris-Saclay, France, for his “pivotal role in the development of mathematical theory of wavelets.” The theory of wavelets that he started and made fundamental contributions to finds wide-ranging applications from image processing to fluid dynamics.

Employment News

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PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA AND HIS CABINET MINISTER

Shri Narendra Damodar Das Modi has been taken oath as 15th Prime Minister of India along with his cabinet minister & minister of state.

Cabinet Ministers

Minister's NamePortfolios
Mr. Narendra Damodar Das ModiPrime Minister of India, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space, All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.
Rajnath SinghHome Affairs
Sushma SwarajExternal Affairs
Arun JaitleyFinance and Corporate Affairs
M. Venkaiah NaiduInformation & Broadcasting, Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation
Nitin Jairam GadkariRoad Transport and Highways, Shipping
Manohar ParrikarDefence
Suresh PrabhuRailways
D. V. Sadananda GowdaStatistics & Programme Implementation
Uma BharatiWater Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
Ramvilas PaswanConsumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
Kalraj MishraMicro, Small & Medium Enterprises
Maneka Sanjay GandhiWomen & Child Development
AnanthkumarParliamentary Affairs, Chemicals & Fertilisers
Ravi Shankar PrasadLaw & Justice, Electronics & Information Technology
Jagat Prakash NaddaHealth & Family Welfare
Ashok Gajapathi Raju PusapatiCivil Aviation
Anant GeeteHeavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Harsimrat Kaur BadalFood Processing Industries
Narendra Singh TomarRural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water & Sanitation
Chaudhary Birender SinghSteel
Jual OramTribal Affairs
Radha Mohan SinghAgriculture & Farmers Welfare
Thaawar Chand GehlotSocial Justice and Empowerment
Smriti Zubin IraniTextiles
Dr. Harsh VardhanScience & Technology, Earth Sciences
Prakash JavadekarHuman Resource Development

Ministers of State

Minister's NamePortfolios
Rao Inderjit SinghPlanning (Independent Charge), Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation
Bandaru DattatreyaLabour & Employment (Independent Charge)
Rajiv Pratap RudySkill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge)
Vijay GoelYouth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge), Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
Shripad Yesso NaikAAYUSH (Independent Charge)
Dharmendra PradhanPetroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge)
Piyush GoyalPower (Independent Charge), Coal (Independent Charge), New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge), Mines (Independent Charge)
Dr. Jitendra SinghDevelopment of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space
Nirmala SitharamanCommerce and Industry (Independent Charge)
Dr. Mahesh SharmaCulture (Independent Charge)Tourism (Independent Charge)
Manoj SinhaCommunications (Independent Charge), Railways
Anil Madhav DaveEnvironment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge)
General V. K. SinghExternal Affairs
Santosh Kumar GangwarFinance
Faggan Singh KulasteHealth & Family Welfare
Mukhtar Abbas NaqviMinority Affairs (Indipendent Charge), Parliamentary Affairs
S. S. AhluwaliaAgriculture & Farmers Welfare, Parliamentary Affairs
Ramdas AthawaleSocial Justice & Empowerment
Ram Kripal YadavRural Development
Haribhai Parthibhai ChaudharyMicro, Small & Medium Enterprises
Giriraj SinghMicro, Small & Medium Enterprises
Hansraj Gangaram AhirHome Affairs
Ramesh Chandappa JigajinagiDrinking Water & Sanitation
Rajen GohainRailways
Parshottam RupalaAgriculture & Farmers Welfare, Panchayati Raj
M. J. AkbarExternal Affairs
Upendra KushwahaHuman Resources Development
Radhakrishnan PRoad Transport & Highways, Shipping
Kiren RijijuHome Affairs
Krishan PalSocial Justice & Empowerment
Jasvantsinh Sumanbhai BhabhorTribal Affairs
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar BalyanWater Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
Vishnu Deo SaiSteel
Sudarshan BhagatAgriculture and Farmers Welfare
Y. S. ChowdaryScience & Technology, Earth Science
Jayant SinhaCivil Aviation
Col. Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreInformation & Broadcasting
Babul SupriyoUrban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Sadhvi Niranjan JyotiFood Processing Industries
Vijay SamplaSocial Justice & Empowerment
Arjun Ram MeghwalFinance, Corporate Affairs
Dr. Mahendra Nath PandeyHuman Resource Development
Ajay TamtaTextiles
Krishna RajWomen & Child Development
Mansukh L. MandaviyaRoad Transport & Highways, Shipping, Chemicals & Fertilizers
Anupriya PatelHealth & Family Welfare
C. R. ChaudharyConsumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
P. P. ChaudharyLaw & Justice, Electronics & Information Technology
Dr. Subhash Ramrao BhamreDefence

88th annual Academy Awards 2016

Oscars 2016The Academy Awards popularly known as Oscars Best Picture Spotlight Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant Best Actress Brie Larson for Room Best Director Alejandro Iñárritu for The Revenant Best Supporting Actress Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl Best Supporting Actor Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies Best Original Score Ennio Morricone for The Hateful Eight Best Foreign Language Film Son of Saul Best Live Action Short Film Stutterer Best Documentary Feature Film Amy Best Documentary Short Film A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness Best Animated Feature Film Inside Out Best Animated Short Film Bear Story Best Visual Effects Ex Machina, Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett Best Sound Mixing Mad Max: Fury Road, Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo Best Sound Editing Mad Max: Fury Road, Mark Mangini and David White Best Film Editing Mad Max: Fury Road, Margaret Sixel Best Cinematography The Revenant, Emmanuel Lube ...

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What is ISO (International Organization for Standardization)?

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. International Standards give state of the art specifications for products, services and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective. Developed through global consensus, they help to break down barriers to international trade. What it do? ISO develops International Standards. We were founded in 1947, and since then have published more than 19 500 International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and business. From food safety to computers, and agriculture to healthcare, ISO International Standards impact all our lives.

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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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