THE EXAMS MADE SIMPLE: THE HINDU and PIB News Analysis / SUmmary 11th January 2017: UPSC / IAS

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THE HINDU and PIB News Analysis / SUmmary 11th January 2017: UPSC / IAS

11th January 2017

1) India and Israel committed to strengthen bilateral relations in the field of Agriculture.

2)According to scientists, a new plate boundary may be forming on the floor of the Indian Ocean in Wharton Basin as a result of the 2012 earthquake that shook the Andaman-Sumatra region.
Deformations had occurred on the Indo-Australian Plate.

3)The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare will roll out measles-rubella (MR) vaccine in the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP)

Universal Immunization Programme: It is a free vaccination program launched by the Union Government in 1985 against vaccine preventable diseases.

It is currently one of the key areas under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) since 2005.

The program consists of vaccination for 10 diseases- Tuberculosis, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Poliomyelitis, measles, Hepatitis B, Diarrhoea, Japanese Encephalitis and Pneumonia.

4)Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first international exchange India INX at the International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) of GIFT (Gujarat International Financial Tech) City Gandhinagar, Gujarat. India INX is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). It will enable Indian firms to compete on equal footing with offshore firms.

India INX will initially trade in equity derivatives, currency derivatives, commodity derivatives including index and Stocks. Subsequently, it will offer depository receipts and bonds once required infrastructure is ready.

It will work for 22 hours in a day working from sunrise to sunset i.e. starting when Japan exchanges begin and close when US markets end. It will have 250 trading members including commodity and overseas brokers.

India INX is one of the most advanced technology platforms with turnaround time of 4 Micro seconds.

5)Gujarat government launched India’s first student startup and innovation policy with an aims to provide Rs 200 crore in the form of grants to ideas developed by students/

6)Researchers from Midwestern University have identified the function of the human appendix, often viewed as a vestigial organ with little-known use.

They discovered that the human appendix has evolved at least 30 times and even possibly up to a maximum of 41 times throughout the mammalian evolution.

According researchers, once the appendix appears in human body, it never disappears, suggesting that the organ likely serves an adaptive purpose.

Appendix could serve as a secondary immune organ.

The appendix might also function as a “safe house” for helpful gut bacteria.

6)Sardar Sarovar Dam is on River Narmada. It was in News because of a dispute of Land vs Cash.


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