Page-30 of Current Affairs - November, 2012

“Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill”: To regulate infertility clinics

Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill which is aimed at regulating the functioning infertility clinics in the country is awaiting approval of the Union Cabinet and Parliament. The Bill seeks to allow surrogate parenthood, which was not yet permitted in many Western countries. Around 15 % of the couples in the world were childless and the problem ..

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India declines 4 places, ranked 40th in WEF’s financial development index

 India was ranked at 40th position in the World Economic Forum’s Financial Development Report 2012, down four spots from last year. The index ranked 62 leading financial systems and capital markets. As per the report weak institutional and business environment in India is the reason behind the fall in ranking. As per Financial Development Report ..

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No resolution achieved during Antarctic Ocean sanctuary talks at CCAMLR

No resolution could be reached during the talks at the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), at Hobart in Australia. The commission is made up of 24 countries and the European Union. What is CCAMLR? Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) was established in 1982.  The Convention ..

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New test with highest accuracy to diagnose schizophrenics

Scientists have devised a diagnostic test which has around 100% accuracy in detecting schizophrenics. The test will be able to distinguish schizophrenics from healthy people. As per scientists, people with schizophrenia showed well-documented deficits in the ability to track slow moving objects smoothly with their eyes. Their eye movements tend to fall behind the moving ..

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Cabinet’s nod for amendments to benefit 88 lakh construction workers

The Union Cabinet approved amendments made to the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 and Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act, 1996. These amendments would be legitimized by tabling a Bill in this regard in the winter session of Parliament.These changes would benefit over 88.10 ..

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Orissa slaps a penalty of Rs 23,904 crore on ‘errant miners’

The Orissa steel and mines department has imposed a penalty of Rs 23,904 crore on 27 miners in the mining circle of the mineral-rich Keonjhar district for extraction of ore beyond the permissible limits. Companies which have been slapped with penalties include Tata Steel, Aditya Birla-owned Essel Mining and the state-owned Orissa Mining Corporation. Tata ..

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