The Hindu Notes 30th July,2017

 Centre plans to remote-map canals •The Centre plans to link all canals via a geographical information system that would allow them to be remotely mapped. V.K. Vohra, Commissioner (Irrigation) said that 99 projects, identified as a part of the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme, would have canals under satellite scrutiny to ensure that they be completed on time. •The Central government has earmarked Rs. 77,595 crore to states to complete a range of irrigation projects that have been stuck for decades owing to lack of funds, with the water ministry committed to ensuring that 99 such projects would be completed by 2020. Twenty-three would be completed by 2016-17 and 31 by… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 30th July,2017

1) DRDO develops India’s first unmanned tank ‘Muntra’ •Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed India’s first unmanned tank, which has three variants – surveillance, mine detection and reconnaissance in areas with nuclear and bio threats. It is called Muntra (Mission UNmanned TRAcked) and has been rolled out of the Chennai lab. •The tanks will facilitate Indian Armed forces in conducting unmanned surveillance missions. Muntra-S has been developed for unmanned surveillance missions, whereas Muntra-M is built for detecting mines. Muntra-N will be deployed in areas where nuclear radiation or bio weapon risk is high. 2) Care Companion Programme is a Health Scheme Launched in Punjab •The state govt. of Punjab has… Read More

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The Hindu Notes 29th July 2017

Scientists set sail to unlock secrets of lost continent Investigation of samples taken by drilling into rock will help discover how Zealandia has behaved over millions of years •Scientists are attempting to unlock the secrets of the “lost continent” of Zealandia, setting sail on Friday to investigate the huge underwater landmass east of Australia that has never been properly studied. •Zealandia, which is mostly submerged beneath the South Pacific, was once part of the Gondwana super-continent but broke away some 75 million years ago. •In a paper published in the Geological Society of America’s Journal GSA Today in February, researchers made the case that it should be considered a new… Read More

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Daily current Affairs 29th July,2017

1) International Tiger Day: 29 July •The 7th International Tiger Day is observed globally on 29 July. This year’s International Tiger Day would be celebrated with the slogan ‘Fresh Ecology For Tigers’ Protection’. •The conference of the heads of 13 countries – where tigers are available – held at Saint Petersburg of Russia in 2010 took the decision to mark the world tiger day on July 29 every year. 2) Dr. Harshvardhan launches “Sagar Vani” – An Integrated Information Dissemination System •Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Dr. Harshvardhan launched an app “Sagar Vani” on the occasion of Foundation Day of Ministry of Earth Sciences.… Read More

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The Hindu Notes July 28, 2017

Two C-130J aircraft arrive at Bengal IAF station Part of eastern squadron and not linked to Doklam: officials •While the standoff with China continues in Doklam, the Air Force Station at Panagarh in Bardhaman district of West Bengal has got its first set of the U.S.-made C-130J Super Hercules multi-skilled transport aircraft. •Two of these aircraft manufactured by Lockheed Martin have arrived recently, while the station — named after Marshal of Air Force Arjan Singh — is awaiting the arrival of four more within a month. The six medium-lift capability C-130Js will complete the first squadron of such aircraft in eastern India. •Senior Defence Ministry officials did not want to… Read More

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Daily current affairs 28th July,2017

World Hepatitis Day: 28 July •World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July and brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. •The Theme for World Hepatitis Day 2017 is ‘Eliminate Hepatitis’. Viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death globally, accounting for 1.34 million deaths per year – that’s as many as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria. Together, hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C cause 80% of liver cancer cases in the world. 2) Mumbai Metro launches India’s first mobile ticketing system •Mumbai Metro announced the launch of India’s first Mobile… Read More

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The Hindu Notes 27th July,2017

‘Privacy a fundamental but wholly qualified right’ Nine-judge Bench prods AG to make govt. stand clear •The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that privacy was indeed a fundamental right, but a “wholly qualified” one. •This led a nine-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar on Wednesday to sum up Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal’s submission thus: “You are saying that right to privacy is a fundamental right. But not every aspect of it [privacy] is a fundamental right. It depends on a case-to-case basis.” Mr. Venugopal agreed to the court’s interpretation of the government stand. •The acknowledgement from the Centre came after several hours of walking… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 27th July,2017

1) PM Modi inaugurates APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial in Rameswaram •Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the former President, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial at Pei Karumbu in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu on the second death anniversary of the former President. Mr Modi unveils a statue of Dr. Kalam and hoisted the National flag at the memorial. •Mr. Modi will flag off Kalam Sandesh Vahini, an exhibition bus which will travel across the country and reach Rashtrapati Bhavan on 15th of October, which marks the birth anniversary of the former President. The majestic memorial for the missile man Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam has been designed and built by the Defence Research and Development… Read More

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Computer Awareness Previous Questions (IBPS Clerk Mains 2016)

Q1. The scrambling of code is known as: (a) Encryption (b) Firewalling (c) Scrambling (d) Deception (e) Permuting   Q2. Which is the full form of VoIP? (a) Voice of Internet Power (b) Voice over Internet Protocol (c) Voice on Internet Protocol (d) Very optimized Internet Protocol (e) Very official internet Protocol   Q3. Why do you log off from your computer when going out from your office? (a) Someone might steal your files, passwords etc. (b) In order to save electricity (c) logging off is essential to increase performance (d) logging off is mandatory you before go out (e) logging off is a good exercise to perform regularly   Q4. Which… Read More

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Puzzle – Set 1

Eight friends- Misha, Neeta, Om, Piya, Rita, Siya, Tina and Umang visit different malls viz. Westend, Ansal Plaza, MBD and Flames are sitting around a circular table facing the centre of the table. Each mall is being visited by two people only, but not necessarily in the same order. All these friends have different phones i.e. -Motorola, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Panasonic, Lava, LG, Oppo and Xiaomi. No two people visiting the same mall are sitting adjacent to each other except those visiting Ansal Plaza. The person who has Panasonic is sitting on the immediate left of the person who has Xiaomi. Rita neither has Xiaomi nor HTC. Umang has LG… Read More

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The Hindu Notes 26th July,2017

China remains a threat: Army It is expanding its influence in the region, says Vice-Chief of Staff Sarath Chand •China, with its growing influence in the region, will remain a threat for India in the future, said Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand, Vice-Chief of Army Staff, on Tuesday even as he defended the comment of the Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, on a “two-and-a-half front war”. •His comments come in the backdrop of the continuing standoff between the two Armies at Doklam which began on June 16 after Chinese troops tried to build a road in the disputed territory. •“China is expanding its influence across the Himalayas into our neighbourhood. Despite… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 26th July,2017

1) Nation celebrates Kargil Vijay Diwas: 26 July •The country is celebrating the 18th Anniversary of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ today. On the occasion, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and three Chiefs of Services will lay floral tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate. •Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July, commemorates India’s emphatic victory against Pakistan and honors the war heroes. On this day in 1999, the Indian Army successfully took control of posts at a treacherous high altitude and glaciated terrain across the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, after fighting for 60 days. 2) Union Home Minister Chairs First Meeting Of Islands Development Agency (IDA) IDA Focuses… Read More

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The Hindu Notes 25th July,2017

Don’t harbour unrealistic illusions, China tells India Will safeguard security at any cost, says Defence Ministry •China said on Monday that it will safeguard its security interests at “any cost” as its sovereignty was “indomitable”, amid a standoff with India in the Sikkim sector. •Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian made this assertion ahead of this week’s National Security Advisers’ (NSA) talks to resolve the standoff. •Maintaining China’s hardline stance on the issue, Mr. Wu told a media briefing that “India should not leave things to luck and not harbour any unrealistic illusions.” ‘Correct your mistake’ •Commenting on the over a month-long standoff between the troops of the two countries… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 25th July,2017

1) Ram Nath Kovind to take over as country’s 14th President today 4 •Mr. Ram Nath Kovind will take over as the 14th President of India today. He will be administered the oath of office by the Chief Justice of India Justice J S Khehar at a special function in the Central Hall of Parliament. •The stage would be shared by President and President-elect, Speaker, Vice President and Chief Justice of India. After the oath of new President, a 21-gun salute will be honored followed by the acceptance speech of Mr. Kovind. Mr. Kovind was elected the President recently as a ruling NDA candidate. He defeated the Opposition parties’ nominee Meira… Read More

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The Hindu Notes 24th July,2017

Once hero, now ‘white elephant’ Decommissioned submarine Vagli lies idle in Chennai port after plan to convert it into a museum fails •She served the Indian Navy and the nation for over 36 years and could have become only the second submarine museum of the country. But since her decommissioning in 2010, the Russia-designed submarine INS Vagli has taken a tedious and uncertain course. She currently lies idle at the Chennai port. •The submarine, which was to be the centrepiece of the maritime heritage museum planned by the Tamil Nadu government in the tourist town of Mamallapuram, was expected to be displayed on a 30-acre stretch of land near the… Read More

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