BIMSTEC is unlikely to move forward

Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation(BIMSTEC) -A regional group of seven countries is an international organisation involving a group of countries in South Asia and South East Asia. These are: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. They are showing a slackening growth since the countries met for a summit in Delhi In 2008. According to the words of the Director of the Dhaka based BIMSTEC secretariat Md. Shafiqur Rahman, Things have undergone a serious change. Mr. Rahman along with the other experts attended a conference in Kolkata organised by the Centre for Studies in International Relations and Department in collaboration with CUTS International ...

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Delhi University sets up weather station for accurate and detailed reports

In order to do away with the problem of inaccuracy of the weather reports provided by the Experts of the the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) about the micro climate, The Delhi University has set up its own weather station for more precise and detailed updates. The varsity has claimed that the weather station which has been set up will fulfill the objectives relating to temperature, humidity, wind speed, pressure and rainfall like any other monitoring station.  This has been known as the first station to be established in the educational institution in India. What is the Need for setting up? ...

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Population problems in India

Facts About India: India is a diversified country where resources are available in abundance. It is the seventh-largest country by area and the second-most populous  country with over 1.2 billion people. 》  74% of the female working force  is engaged in agricultural activities 》 India has by far the largest population of illiterate adults at 287 million, amounting to 37 per cent of the global total, a United Nations report said 》100 million people come to India’s Kumbh Mela Festival, the world’s biggest gathering of humans. 》 Breathing the air in Mumbai, India, for just one day is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes. 》 India has the world’slowest meat ...

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Government plans to create buffer stocks of onions and potatoes

What is a buffer stock? Buffer stocks are A supply of inputs held as a reserve to safeguard against unforeseen shortages or demands. In case of emergency these crops are then supplied to the scarce production areas. Price rise is becoming an issue during  Delhi Assembly Polls, so in order to insulate the city residents from the seasonal crises of agricultural crops that too during the summer months, the Delhi Government is planning to take its step ahead towards creating a buffer stock of potato and onion. HIGHLIGHTS 》The government has also taken initiative to even supply  those crops to ...

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Current Affairs of 9th March 2015

1. Government looking for Rs. 1,00,000cr bonanza from spectrum sale: An earlier estimate of Rs. 82000 crore was made by the Modi government but now the estimate has been raised to 1,00,000 crore from the biggest ever sale of 2G and 3G airwaves. 》 The auction is said to resume on monday, may it be the question of high speed or improved quality services. 》 Voda phone, idea, airtel, cellular and reliance telecom hold most of the spectrum for sale in the auction. 2. Women SHG’s to take charge of piped water supply in Odisha: Due to decline in the ...

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Current Affairs of 8th March 2015

1. PMO no to RTI query on Gujrat Riots: The PMO has once again refused to release details of the correspondence during the Gujrat riots between Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Chief Minister Narendra Modi 2. Lalit Modi ousted as RCA president Lalit Modi was unseated as the President of Rajasthan Cricket Association(RCA) on monday. 3. Forest department asked to create land bank. The Odisha forest department has been asked to identify 10,000 hectare degraded land to create a land bank for compensatory afforestation against forest diversions national Highway and mining projects. 》 Around 40 projects were reviewed and ...

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Current Affairs of 6th and 7th March 2015

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1.  Oscars 2015: Winners in key categories: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held the 87th Academy Awards at a ceremony. > Best Picture: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) > Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) > Best Actress: Julianne Moore (Still Alice) > Best Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu (Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 2.  Dilip Shanghvi overtakes Mukesh Ambani as the richest Indian in terms of market value: The Sun Pharma’s founder and MD, is worth about Rs 1.46 lakh crore thanks to his 63% stake in three group companies – Sun ...

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General Knowledge Quiz from 1st to 5th March 2015

1. The first National Tribal Festival Vanaj 2015 was held in ________? A) Jaipur B) New Delhi C) Kolkata D) Raipur 2. Which state government has announced 35% reservation for women in non-gazette government jobs in group C and D grade? A) Gujarat B) Madhya Pradesh C) Bihar D) West Bengal 3. Prithvi-II missile is a ____? A) surface-to-surface B) air-to-surface C) surface-to-air D) air-to-air 4. Who has acquired US-based mobile wallet startup Loop Pay? A) TCS B) Samsung Electronics Co C) Wipro D) Facebook 5. Who has been appointed as the Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counter-terrorism Communication? ...

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Current Affairs of 1st march 2015

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1. Tintu Luka broke 18 year record in 35th National Games: Tintu Lukka, Middle-distance runner, won gold in 800m in 35th National Games. She has broken the 18 years old record of Rosa Kutty of Kerala in 800m race. Tintu finished the race in 2:01.86 sec to win gold. 2. Brahmos Missile successfully test-fired from INS Kolkata: Brahmos Missile successfully test-fired from INS Kolkata. With a range of 290 kilometers BrahMos missile can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kilograms and three times faster than the US subsonic Tomahawk cruise missile with a speed of Mach 2.8. With ...

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Current Affairs of 5th March 2015

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1. Tapan Misra has been appointed as the Chief of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre : Scientist Tapan Misra was appointed as the Chief of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre (SAC). He is an electronics and telecommunication engineering graduate from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. > In 1984, he started his career at SAC as a digital hardware engineer. He was lead designer for the development of C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) of India’s Radar Imaging Satellite-1 (RISAT-1). 2. International Mother Language Day: International Mother Language Day was observed across the world on 21 February 2015. The year 2015 is the 15th anniversary of International ...

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