Page-2 of Current Affairs - December, 2011

India on verge of eliminating Syphilis

Syphilis (caused by treponema pallidum) actually appears due to the sexual intercourse or masturbate done through the infected persons and thus it is basically a sexual contact disease. The most common symptoms of it are the appearance of red spots on the penis and vagina after the sex later the occurrence of the hard painless ..

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The Arsenic Hit Ganga Belt

Over thousands of years, arsenic has been washing down from the Himalayas with the Ganga water as sediment. In the plains, this arsenic has been leaching into the ground. It remained within permissible limits and did no harm till around the 1970s when, concerned over deaths in the Gangetic belt caused mainly by the unhygienic ..

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Bangalore hosts 11th ministerial meeting of IOR-ARC

Bangalore hosted Indian Ocean Rim countries meet: India’s tech hub Bangalore, hosted the 11th ministerial meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) that will focus on promoting trade and investment among the 18 member-countries. The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC), launched in Mauritius in March 1997, is a ..

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India-Pakistan: Implications of MFN Status

According to WTO, MFN status means that every time a country lowers a trade barrier or opens up a market, it has to do so for the same goods or services from all its trading partners — whether rich or poor, weak or strong. Today, over 150 members of the World Trade Organization offer MFN ..

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Statue of Liberty completes 125 yrs

The Statue of Liberty is located on the Liberty Island in New York Harbor. It was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and recently it completed 125 years of dedication. The statue was designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and was gifted to the United States from the people of France. The female figure represents Libertas, the Roman ..

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