Page-31 of Current Affairs - November, 2012

Cabinet backs off RTI amendments

The Cabinet submitted to protests and withdrew a set of amendments it had proposed to the RTI Act. What were those withdrawn amendments? There were three amendments which were proposed to be made to the RTI Act: Restrict the disclosure of file notes to social and development issues. Exemption of examination papers and selections to ..

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Scientist a synthetic molecule to quell allergy

Scientists have discovered that a new synthetic molecule named “DARP E2-79” could pave the way for quick-acting remedies for a number of acute allergic reactions. What is Allergy? Allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of immune system. These reactions occur when a person’s immune system  reacts to normally harmless substances in the environment. The substance which ..

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Frauds caused Rs 6,600 cr loss to Indian Economy

As per the first edition of Ernst & Young’s Fraud Indicators in India, different types of frauds may have caused Rs 6,600 crore loss to Indian economy in the last fiscal and banks were the most common victim in scamming cases. As per the report: 61 % of the frauds are insider enabled. Magnitude of ..

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BCCI awards 2011-12

BCCI will honor Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli with Polly Umrigar Award at its Annual Awards ceremony to be held on November 21, 2013 in Mumbai. Sachin will be honored for his 100th century while Virat will awarded for being India’s top international cricketer of 2011-12. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar will be receiving the ..

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Chhattisgarh tribals denied sterilisation facilities for three decades

Primitive Tribal Groups (PTGs) have been denied of sterilization facilities for three decades. It was happening due to misinterpretation of an order issued in 1979 by the then Madhya Pradesh government during the period when targets were set to attain population control. However, 26 blocks were exempted from this, which had a high population of ..

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China irked by India-Japan-US meet

Strategic Analyst and media outlets of China have expressed chariness at the India, Japan and the U.S. trilateral meet held in New Delhi describing it as aimed at wielding pressure on China over its regional aspirations. Why China is wary of this trilateral meet? Strategic Analyst and media in China are of the view that ..

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