Page-4 of Current Affairs - March, 2014

SC awarded compensation for sewer deaths since 1993

The Supreme Court of India awarded a compensation of Rs.10 lakh each for the families of all the manual scavengers who have died in sewerage work since 1993 and also criminalized entering sewer lines without safety gear. The Chief Justice P. Sathasivam bench stated that Sewer deaths—entering sewer lines without safety gear should be made ..

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Newly acquired IAF aircraft C-130J Super Hercules crashed near Gwalior

The newly-acquired US-made C-130J Super Hercules Special Operations transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Gwalior. All the five members of the crew died in the incident. Recently, India has inducted six C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, which were bought from the US at the cost of around Rs 6000 crore (USD 1.1 billion) three years ..

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Third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) 2014

The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) 2014 held at The Hague, Netherlands. In the third edition of nuclear summit, 58 world leaders participated to enhance the global nuclear security structure. Objective: To prevent nuclear terrorism by reducing the amount of dangerous nuclear material in the world, improving the security of all nuclear material and radioactive sources ..

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India’s spices export registered 41% increase in April-Dec 2013

As per the data released by the Spices Board at Kochi, the India’s spices export in rupee terms registered an increase of 41% in the current financial year (April-Dec 2013). The total volume of 1,93,625 tonnes seed spices valued at Rs.1,906 crore has been exported against 1,09,067 tonnes valued at Rs.1,008 crore in the previous ..

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Internet transition to speedier Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)

The Internet transition from the current Internet Protocol IPv4 to the next-generation Internet protocol IPv6 is set to speed up in 2014 as web addresses under the system IPv4 come to an end. IPv6 addresses are longer and more complex than the familiar 192.168.0.1-style IPv4 addresses.  Why the internet transition from IPv4 to IPv6 is ..

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