Page-27 of Current Affairs - May, 2013

"RoboBee" – Bee-size Robot developed

Harvard University researchers have successfully taken first flight of bee sized robot named as ‘RoboBee’- which is less than tenth of gram in weight. Objective of development: Able to sense and act like a bee which is helpful for insect flight study. Encourage unique methods for designing and building an electronic surrogate nervous system which ..

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Supreme Court questions 'Z security' for Mukesh Ambani

The Supreme Court questioned ‘Z’ security to industrialist Mukesh Ambani when the government was unable to provide security to the common man. The Apex court asked “Why is state providing security to such person when the rich can afford to hire private security personnel?” In a brief order, the Bench directed all States to inform ..

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Ireland introduces new bill on limited abortions

The government of Ireland has unveiled a long-awaited bill that envisages new rules governing when life-saving abortions can be performed, a point of potentially deadly confusion for women in a country that illegalizes abortions. The bill has come after an Indian origin woman, Savita Halappanavar, died due to blood poisoning last year after she was refused a ..

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Supreme Court calls FDI in multi-brand retail a boon

The Supreme Court has maintained the central government’s proposal to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Multi-Brand Retail Trade (MBRT) saying the move did not suffer from any unconstitutionality, illegality, arbitrariness or irrationality. The called the Centre’s move to allow 51% FDI in retail is legally valid as per Foreign Exchange Management Act 2000 (FEMA). The ..

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Union Cabinet’s approves the launch of NUHM as a sub-mission under the National Health Mission (NHM)

The National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) will be launched as a new sub-mission under the extensive National Health Mission (NHM), as approved by the Union Cabinet. The Union Cabinet had already approved the continuation of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the other sub-mission under NHM till 2017. Focus of NUHM: Primary health care ..

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