Page-7 of Current Affairs - December, 2016

Assam Government launches Health Insurance Scheme Atal-Amrit Abhiyan

Assam Government rolled out ‘Atal-Amrit Abhiyan’, a health insurance scheme to provide coverage against several critical illnesses. Atal-Amrit Abhiyan aims to make quality health care affordable to every individual member of a family in the state. This scheme is claimed to be the biggest health care initiative undertaken by any State Government in the country. ..

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China tests 5th-generation fighter jet FC-31 Gyrfalcon

China has successfully tested the latest version of its fifth-generation stealth fighter jet J-31 (now renamed the FC-31 Gyrfalcon). The newest version of twin-engine FC-31 took to the air for the first time recently. It is considered as China’s answer to the US F-35, the world’s most technically advanced fighter. Key Facts The newest FC-31 ..

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China passes law to levy environment tax to fight pollution

China’s top legislature has passed Environment Tax to levy environment tax on polluters, especially on heavy industries. It will enter into force on January 1, 2018. The law aims to improve taxpayers’ environmental awareness, force companies to upgrade technology and shift to cleaner production. Key Facts Under the new law, companies will pay environment taxes ..

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India successfully test-fires nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-5

India successfully test-fired its home-grown long range intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-5. The state-of-the-art surface-to-surface missile was test fired successfully from the launch complex 4 of the Integrated Test Range from the Abdul Kalam Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. It was the fourth developmental and second canisterised trial of the missile. About Agni-5 ..

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Scientists build bacteria-powered battery on a paper sheet

US-based scientists have developed a bacteria-powered battery (bio-battery) on a single sheet of paper, which is capable of powering disposable electronics. The paper-based bacteria-powered battery design is part of a new field of research called papertronics, which is a fusion of paper and electronics. How this bio-battery works? In this battery researchers had laid ribbon ..

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