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Jan 14 th, 2016
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25 Short hand Notes Current Affairs – Aug-Dec(10) 2015 onwards – For Coming Exams – Part II

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• International solar alliance > by NaMo in paris during climate change summit > developing and developed countries to expand solar power deployment > will work from National Institute of Solar Energy in India, Gurgaon > centre will provide both funds and land

• India’s 1st IPV > part of global polio eradication program > as per reco of WH Assembly > polio – viral, transmitted from food, contaminated water, facal-oral route- affects nervous system

• 7th Pay Commission > help retaining good persons > India only 1.5% in govt. jobs, China – 3%, ri Lank – 4.5 % > Other needs : better competition, performance based incentives and pay

• 2015 > hottest year on records and 2016 can be even worse > effects of el-nino and GHG effect > same effects can lead 2016 even hotter

• New agency > for corporate frauds vigilance > after satyam computer scam > examine accounting frauds > penalizing auditing firms > look after fraud > Rs.500 crores > ICAI to investigate and take disciplinary action against auditors

• Anju Bobby George > TOPS Chairman > by MSYA > TOPS for identifying and supporting potential sportsperson with capability to won medal in 2016 and 2020 olypics under NSDF > NSDF by MYAS in 1998 > fund obj to promote sports facilities in India

• Direct Benefits Transfer into accounts like of pensions, NREGA wages > states will be free from providing some essential services > but indexing transfer to inflation > improving reach to people > no effective redressal mechanism etc. > Bolsa Familia of Brazil for social welfare

• Prithvi II Missile > test fired > ITR Chandipur, Orissa > S2S > 350 km > developed by DRDO under IGMDP

• Delhi (Right of Citizen to Time Bound Delivery Services) Amendment Bill > automatic deduction of salary in case of delay in services > citizen charter > e-governance > rewards for timely delivery

• Kadmatt:Anti Submarine warfare (ASW) corvette > named after an island of Lakshadweep > to neutralize enemy submarines using weapons on board > atmospheric control ventilation system for fighting in various type of environments

• PAN based litigation management system > by IT dept. > part of National Judicial Reference System (NJRS) > maintained by NSDL > will decrease tie of appeal >easy management of litigations > will help in decreasing backlog of litigations in various courts related to direct tax

• Parliamentary Standing Committees > 1993 for expert work on complex issues > supporting parliament > functioning throughout the year > NCRWC pointed that PSC don’t follow proper norms little time for specialization > providing specific research personnels, research support etc.

• RBI deputy governors > urjit Patel to resign jan, 2016 > RBI has 4 DG> 2 promoted from inside and other two are outsiders i.e. an commercial banker and an economist > term 5 years or 62 whichever is earlier

• LRSAM > India-Israel > Barak 8 > means lightning

• NHAI Greenbelt Along Highways > designed by NEERI, Nagpur > trees both sides NH-7 5 km stretch > 5 years life > BEERI will record impact

• CBDT and APA > aa APAs signed by CBDT > APA b/w taxpayer and tax authority for determining price and ensuing taxes > CBDT part of Dept. of Revenue, MpF, estd under CBRA, 1963 > main members from IRS

• India’s Solar Target > 20 to 100 GW by 2022 > Germany world leader only 38 GW > India’s solar potential 700GW > night can’t remain dependent on it

• International Maritime Organisation > India selected fro it > specialized agency of UN for > prevention of marine pollution coz of ships > safety ands security of ships > IMO deals with development and maintenance of regulatory framework for ships safety, environmental concerns etc. > IMO council governing body of IMO

• India’s interceptor Boat ICGS C-422 > commissioned by ICG > with state of the art communication and navigation equipments > capable of undertaking multiple tasks simultaneously

• CAG > submitted 16 reports to Finance Ministry > estd under A#148 > audits receipts and expenditure > same status as judges of SC > appointed by PoI by reco of PM > 65 yrs or 6 yrs > can be removed only on ground of misbehavior or incapacity

• IRDA > autonomous > regulation and development of insurance industry of India > under IRDA Act, 1999 > allows entry of insurance sector in India

• Diabetes > over 66 mn in India > India : diabetes capital of India > high blood glucose with inadequate insulin production > inadequate physical activities etc.

• Zero TB program > Chennai and Lima in Peru > two cities for creation of island of elimination > started in 2014 > reach a condition where no person die of it > reducing number of TB cases

• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Capital > lung disease > make breathing hard > non-communicable > tobacco, smoking, vehicle fums etc. > 3rd largest killer worldwide > 15 mn case

• Global Index of Information technology Access > India 131/167 > India’s ranked dropped >IT rules becoming strict day by day > mobile subs – 74.48 > 18% individuals using internet > 13% – % of households with computer

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