Page-9 of Current Affairs - October, 2016

ECI amends election rules to allow e-transfer of postal ballot

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has amended the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961 to facilitate the e-transfer of postal ballot. The new rules empower a returning officer in any constituency to send postal ballots to an eligible voter by electronic means as specified by the ECI. In India, postal ballots have played a critical ..

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CO2 level reaches record high in 2016: WMO

According to the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin level of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the atmosphere has reached a record high. The globally averaged concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere reached to 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in 2015. It is expected to surge again to new ..

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ISRO starts landing tests for Chandrayaan-2 mission

The Indian Space Research Organsiation (ISRO)  has started a series of ground and aerial tests linked to the critical Moon landing of Chandrayaan-2. These tests were started as ISRO’s new site at Challakere in Chitradurga district, 400 km from Bengaluru. This site has simulated craters. ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) is the lead centre for the ..

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PM Narendra Modi launches Urja Ganga in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of Urja Ganga, the highly ambitious gas pipeline project in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The gas pipeline project aims to provide piped cooking (PNG) gas to residents of the eastern region of the country and CNG gas for the vehicles. Key Facts The project is being implemented ..

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Government to provide higher subsidy for airlines connecting two regional airports

The Union Government will provide higher a subsidy to airlines that operate flights between two regional airports under the Regional Connectivity Scheme. The subsidy amount given to airlines that operate between two unserved or underserved airports will be 10% higher than sum offered to airlines that connect only one regional airport. Key Facts The subsidy ..

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