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Meerut Scissors • Registered GI

About Meerut Scissors The first pair was made 360 years ago by Asli Akhun. The tool is a pair of scissors made of metal scrap by a community in Meerut. The community is “the only scissor cluster in India” and which has been making the product for more than three centuries. …

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Priority Sector Lending

Background Priority Sector Lending At a meeting of the National Credit Council held in July 1968, it was emphasised that commercial banks should increase their involvement in the financing of priority sectors, viz., agriculture and small scale industries. The description of the priority sectors was later formalised in 1972 on …

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BrahMos Missile • Features & Significance

IN NEWS Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos scored once again in its 34th launch on Wednesday off Visakhapatnam, hitting a decommissioned vessel with accuracy. As it took off vertically from a naval warship, reached an altitude of 14 km, levelled out and started cruising at three times the speed of sound, …

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Manual Scavengers Bill 2012 • Detailed

Manual Scavengers at work

IN NEWS “Manual Scavengers” The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed serious concern at the inordinate delay in Parliament passing the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill. The Bench said: “they [manual scavengers] are marginalised and Parliament needs to take adequate steps to pass the Bill. It …

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Arctic Council • India & China Case

Arctic Council India China Case

Introduction It is a known fact that the melting of the Arctic sea-ice is offering both opportunities and challenges for the international community. The opportunities accrue in the form of newfound oil and gas deposits, unexploited marine living resources and shorter shipping routes connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. …

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Rotavac • First indigenous rotavirus vaccine

“Rotavac” – New vaccine to control Diarrhoea

IN News: Rotavirus vaccine Rotavac Rotavac is the first indigenous rotavirus vaccine. Rotavac has been developed by a joint vaccine development initiative supported by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Research Council of Norway, and the UK Department for International Development with Bharat …

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Rotavirus • Causes, Effects & Indian scenario

Rotavirus Diagram

Introduction The name Rotavirus comes from the characteristic wheel-like appearance of the virus when viewed by electron microscope (the name rotavirus is derived from the Latin word Rota, meaning “wheel”). Rotavirus causes diarrheal infection of the stomach and bowel (or ‘gut’ means the part of the alimentary canal between the …

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Raghuram Rajan • Chief Economic Advisor to FM

Raghuram Govind Rajan, Chief Economic Advisor to FM, GOI

Introduction Raghuram Govind Rajan was born in Bhopal in 1963 to a Tamil Family. In 1985, Raghuram Rajan graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Raghuram Rajan completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 1987. Raghuram Rajan received a PhD in management from the Massachusetts …

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Agni-I Missile • Features and Significance

Agni-I Missile

Indigenously developed Indigenously developed by DRDO the missile is already in the arsenal of Indian Armed Forces and was launched by the Strategic Forces Command as part of training exercise to ensure preparedness. Background Agni-I was first tested at the Interim Test Range in Chandipur in 1989. Instead of developing a …

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Pandit Ravi Shankar • Bharat Ratna

Sitar Player Pt. Ravi Shankar, often referred to by the title Pandit, was an Indian musician and composer who played the plucked string instrument sitar. He has been described as the most known contemporary Indian musician. Pt. Ravi Shankar was born on 7 April 1920 in Varanasi to a Bengali Brahmin family. He gave …

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