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Agewell Foundation study: Human Rights of older people vulnerable

As per a study conducted by Agewell Foundation a majority of elder people are dwelling in misery, disparity and worries due to lack of family support, declining social and traditional values and their vulnerability to a sense of loneliness. The nationwide survey was done to understand the legal provisions and practices in context of protection ..

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New “Standing Wave Axial Nanometry (SWAN)” measures single biological molecules

An Indian-origin scientist and his colleagues at Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory in the US have developed a new technology called “Standing Wave Axial Nanometry (SWAN)” that can precisely measure single biological molecules. It is a mix of Optical and Atomic forces technologies. It can measure height and give complete 3 D structure of ..

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SSC-CGL 8th July 2012 (Evening Shift) Solution GK

1. The 2004-09 Foreign Trade Policy gave emphasis to [A]import substitution [B]increasing customs duty [C]export promotion [D]long term trade relations export promotion Show Answer 2. Markets fail when [A]they do not maximise the aggregate consumer and producer surplus [B]they maximise aggregate consumer and producer surplus [C]they equalise the aggregate consumer and producer surplus [D]they escalate ..

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Britain brings tough visa rule for Non-EU students

Britain introduced tougher targeted interview system for student VISA applicants from India and other non-EU countries to screen entry of students for education to the country. UK has taken this step to ensure genuine students benefit from Britain’s education sector. The new system will be active for a year, and focus on high-risk students in ..

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Planning Commission setting target of reducing poverty by 10% by end of 12th plan

By the end of the 12th plan, the Planning Commission is setting a target of bringing down poverty by 10%. The Commission had set a like target during the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-12). As per the data, the rate of poverty reduction b/w 2004-05 to 2009-10 was 1.5% every year whereas it was 0.7% ..

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