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50+ Short hand Notes Current Affairs – Aug-Dec(10) 2015 onwards – For Coming Exams – Part-I

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• HPRA, 2015 > min qual. > toilet > no dues elec & cooperative banks > Gen men – X, gen F & SC men – VIII, women SC – V

• Anti-dengue > vaccine > dengvaxia > france Co. > mexico > breakbone fever > mosquito > tropical > genus aedes > dengue virus > low blood platelets etc.

• Mumbai – Ahmedabad > bullet train > Japan support fund and tech. > Shinkasen > China disappointed

• Karnatka start-up portal > pitch local govt. contract > good service in time and cost > currently cumbersome process > no new and innovative solutions

• India – South Korea MoU > suspension of tax collection till MAP pending > improvement trade and commerce > no double taxation > negotiating mutually acceptable settlement

• Digital India Initiative of India > to provide broadband access > amalgamation NOFN + NKN _ e-gov. ini > 95% Indian no internet > limited FDI > additional check by BIS > $ 148 bn IT industry India

• PWDA, 1995 > Still many places have no space for it > 3% resv > NGOs effort > SC judgment 2014 to follow laws strictly > Bureaucracy research

• Heart of Asia conference > 2015 – Pak > 2016- India > cooperation, peace, stability etc. > Afghan development

• Real estate (R&D) Bill, 2015 > protect consumer interest, promote fair play and timely execution of projects > RERA estb. > regn > tribunal > disclosure of regtd projects

• Angela Merkel – Time “Person of the year” > leadership debt, migrant and refugee crisis > started 1927

• National Waterways Bill, 2015 > 106 new inland waterways > now total 111> NW1: All-Haldia, Ganga > NW2: Sadiya-Dhubri> NW3: west coast canal > NW4- Kakinada-Pondicherry Godavari, wazirabad-Vijaywada-Krishna > NW5 – Talcher to Shamra, mahanadi

• Black money source > China – 139 bnUSD > Russia – 104 > Mexico – 52.8 > India – 4th > overall 1.1 trillion USD > tax evasion, crime, corruption, illegal activities

• PSLV bagged order > US > Sept. ban removed > Spire global 1st customer PSLV > PSLV India’s 1st LV, three versions

• WTO > TFA > easing customs rules > India may not take advantage > Help improving India’s ranking WEDB report, attract investment > can add $ 1 trillion GDP > TFA part, 9th ministerial conference Bali

• FDI India > Singapore (1st) – 6.7 bn USD > Mauritius (2nd) – 3.66 bn USD

• Forest cover India > 3,775 sq km gained > MP highest 77K, Ar. P – 67K > % wise Mizoram – 89%, Laksh – 85%

• PMNRF > By JLN > to deal with help > natural calamities > victims accidents, riots etc. > No budget support > only pub support > corpus fixed deposits > PM ChM

• Secularism > Socialist & secular > 42nd amendment, 1976 > Kesvananda Bharati case > secularism > basic structure > parl can’t amend

• Atomic Energy Bill, 2015 > amend AEA,1962 > ease nuclear projects installation > 51% share can be shared by multiple govt. co. > license to govt. entity only > no govt co. no license

• Indra Navy – 15 > India-Russia > BoB, Vizag > Sharing practices > mutual confidence > interoperability

• Rajasthan joined > UDAY > UDAY for improving financial and operational efficiency > reducing AT&C losses, cost of power etc.

• Beijing red alert > severe pollution > no outdoor works > no schools > traffic restrictions > some vehicles not allowed on roads etc.

• Prevention of Corruption (amendment) Bill, 2013 > old 1988 > reason overlap with Lokpal Act > bribing public servant is an offence > criminal misconduct > forfeiture of property

• Delhi odd-even formula > reduce pollution > increase in govt. vehicles and metro service > 88 lakh 4 and 2 wheeler hit road everyday > Haryana and Punjab straw burning > concerns > double vehicles > increase police force > number plates forging

• HAL 75 yrs > Part of MoD > started by Walchand Hirachand Doshi > 1942 British acquired > India’s sole manufacture of military craft > R&D for aircraft > Make aircrafts like LCA< Sukhoi etc. • Heavy downpour > water release in periyar > threat to kerala > increase water in Mullaperiyar dam closer to 142 ft > dam built 1887-1895, John Pennycuick > divert water from main reservoir to vaigai basin in TN > irrigation benefits on Cardamom hills Thekkady (Idukki dist. Kerala) > Operated and maintained by TN and Periyar NP

• Krishna water share between K, T and M > Telangana demanding more > but acc. To AP Re-org. Act, 2014 > can get water from AP share only > Mh opposing

• Mangrove fforest increase by 112 sq. km > WB, Guj, A&NI > Mangroves lies in coastline and crucial for coastal ecosystem

• TIPCU > anti-piracy unit in India 1st > control online piracy and reco websites needed to be blocked > Imp. Move from telugu ind. Point of view > film piracy = $1 bn > losses of big amount of tax revenue > move to safeguard creative content of film ind

• Fundamental Duties > added by 42nd amendment act > Justice JS verma committee 1998 > suggested to teach FD into citizens > teach in schools, help of voluntary agencies, initiatives of HRD

• Guj. Controversial labour law > to give momentum to industrialization in state > issues > ban on strikes > out of the court settlement > employer can change nature of job w/o prior info

• Yuan 5th currency of IMF currency basket > $, pound, euro, yen > will increase yuan share to 10.92% >increase demand of china’s currency and renminbi dominated assets > SDR 1969 > to boost global liquidity > not a currency but a right to take any currency of basket for BoP needs

• Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2015 > Faridabad > autonomous institution for research, education and training in Biotech > will act > hub expertise in SAARC and Asia > designing new and novel prog. In biotech related areas

• India-Israel MoU > water resource management and development cooperation > benefits in efficient use of water, waste water recycle, desalination etc. > taking help of Israel’s expertise and experience

• India-Germany Solar energy pact > taking germany help technically and financially > germany will provide 1 bn euro loan > will help India achieving it’s 100 GW target under NSM by 2022

• 6 new IITs approval > And. P, C, Goa, J, Kerala, Karnatka > will start from temporary places

• DTAC India-Japan 1989 > recently govt. has given approval for amendment of same > exchange of tax matters info > sharing same info with other law enforcement agencies > assisting each other in collection of revenue

• Smart city initiative > for sustainable cities & improving quality of life in urban areas > jobs, investment attraction > clean and sustainable energy > good governance > more people migrating to cities > 1/3rd population currently living in cities > to face calamities

• Heavy rains TN and Pondicherry > NDRF rescuing > NDRF constituted under DM Act > result of National calamities of Orissa Super Cyclone (1999) and Gujarat Earthquake (2001) > govt thought and formed it under DM Act, 2005 > only disaster dedicated response force of world > mock drills, providing training, capacity building, public awareness etc.

• International Festival of Birds > UP > promote it as international bird watching destination > three day fest > by SFD and FICCI > at National Chambal Sanctuary, Agra > 1st of its kind fest

• CJI > 43rd > TS Thakur > sworn in by PoI > last HL Dattu > law min – PMO – PoI

• BIS > National Standards Body of India > bill passed by LS > BIS Bill, 2015 replaced BIS Act, 1986 > new features precious metal hallmarking > preventing misuse of standards > recalling default ISI marked products etc.

• ZSI > 100 years > stamp released > estd. 1916 > promote exploration, research etc. in animal taxonomy of India > MoEFCC > also has a red data book on Indian animal like IUCN >equipped with modern tools GIS tools, scanning electron microscope, DNA bar coding etc.

• Polio in India > since jan 2012 not even a single case > 2014 declared polio free > but non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) still prevalent > 50K every year > AFP exactly like polio > in OPV weak polio virus injected in human body for activating immune response > weakened virus replicate in children stomach and with open defecation t spreads hence called VDPV > hence 2-3 layer protection is good like IPV recently launched

• Accessible India Campaign or Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan > to improve conditions of PWD > providing universal access > development opportunity > infra in various places i.e. accessible carriers > website, mobile app for crowd sourcing etc.

• Soil degradation India > almost a third i.e. 120 mha out of 328 is degraded > disadv > challenge food security and biodiversity > non-availability of humus and organic matter for replenishment > reasons >excessive fertilizers, chemicals, wind erosion, floods etc.

• CEA > Arvind Subramanian report on GST > no tax on inter state trade of goods > GST: 17-18% > excluded – petroleum pdt.s, electricity, alcohol and real estate (but will be included)

• Odd-even formula > emergency vehicles, CNG driven buses etc. exempted > commercial vehicle entry after 10 pm only >

• Paris pact on water and climate change adaptation > part of water resilience focus > under Lima to paris Action Agenda on CC > better water monitoring and measurement system > making water system resilient to climate change > LPAA to make low carbon, climate resilient societies etc.

• Airtel > project leap > reason – increasing cases of call drops > will increase base stations to approx. 1,60,000 covering 2.5 lakh villages > govt. pointed lack of investment in infra is main reason

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  • admin January 14, 2016
    Thanks, just keep in touch will be updating the same type of article today night as well.....and i will be glad if you can share your website address and article where you are linking it.....

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