Insights Current Affairs - 2019

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Fact Box: Inflation Indexed Bonds (IIBs)

RBI to launch Inflation Indexed Bonds in June 2013 As stipulated in the Budget 2013-14, the government, in consultation with the RBI, has decided to launch Inflation Indexed Bonds (IIBs) to wean away investors from the yellow metal (Gold) to paper-based savings instruments. This new investment instrument with provide an alternative for those who were in recent Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & BankingReports & Indices

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Fact Box: Junk DNA

Scientists from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) have found in a study that all the non-coding part of human DNA is not junk.  While more than 50% of the non-coding DNA was repetitive, Simple Sequence Repeats (SSRs) account for about 3% of the human genome. What is Junk DNA? Human has 100 Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Fact Box: HO41 Superbug

Doctors warn of Superbug in Japan deadlier than AIDS As per doctors, a new sexually-transmitted superbug- antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea HO41 – could ultimately prove to be even more deadly than AIDS. The superbug- gonorrhoea strain HO41 which was discovered in Japan two years ago, is found to be more aggressive and affects more people quickly. It can cause Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Fact Box: Top 15 countries with gigantic Oil Reserves

Following sanctions over Iran on its oil-trade, oil prices have experienced volatility. Many fear that it would lead to high oil prices. However, Saudi Arabia has said that it would raise oil supply to keep the oil prices low but many doubt that the kingdom has as much oil as it claims. As per a Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityInternational

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Fact Box: “Factory Asia”

Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan recently held that India is looking forward to introduce the concept of ‘Factory Asia’ in economy to develop rapid production networks. Factory Asia is concentrated where infrastructure is good and there is a large pool of untapped potentially productive labour. What is the concept of “Factory Asia”? The concept works on Read More…

Month:  Categories: Persons in News

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Fact Box: Fire Glass

Fire Glass is tempered glass that is used in fireplaces and fire pits to increase vibrancy, reflection and color. It does not burn, but retains heat and refracts light as a result of burning gas. Why it is used? Fire Glass is used to enhance the radiance, reflection and color which also adds to the Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Fact Box: National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP)

Govt. launched a 6-year aspirational agricultural research programme, the National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP). To fulfill the Govt of India’s objectives as expressed in India’s National Policy on Agriculture (NPA), the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has started National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP), which grants high priority to generation and transfer of agricultural technologies, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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