Current Affairs June-2017

National Bio-Pharma Mission

June 30, 2017

Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched the country’s first ever Industry-Academia mission called Innovate in India (i3) i.e. the National Biopharma Mission on 30th June 2017. The mission has been launched to accelerate biopharmaceutical development in India. The Mission aims to...

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Open Acreage Licensing Policy and National Data Repository

June 28, 2017

Recently, the petroleum Ministry introduced a new oil and gas block licensing policy that proposes to open up 2.8 million square kilometres of sedimentary basins in the country for exploration and production activities. The new policy provides the explorers to study the seismic data released by the NDR about...

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United Nations Ocean Conference

June 27, 2017

Recently, the United Nations had hosted the first large-scale ocean conference devoted for protecting and saving the oceans.  The Ocean Conference is a United Nations Conference of world community to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. The conference served as a platform for the world community to...

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Qatari Diplomatic Crisis

June 26, 2017

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain and the Maldives have suspended their diplomatic relationship with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism. What are the reasons? Saudi Arabia has accused Qatar for supporting various terrorist groups like that of the Muslim brotherhood, al-Qaida, and other Iran...

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Short Note: Petya Ransomware Cyberattack

June 25, 2017

Petya ransomware cyber attack had crippled computer servers all across the world locking up computer data. Ukraine and Russia are the worst affected countries of the cyber attack. The attack has also crippled some computers in the US and Western Europe. What is Petya Ransomware? Petya is a ransomware,...

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Short Note: Myanmar NSCN-K Ceasefire Pact

June 25, 2017

India has asked Myanmar to revoke its ceasefire pact with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K). What India wants? NSCN-K has a ceasefire agreement with Myanmar. India has requested Myanmar to revoke this ceasefire agreement and hand over the leaders of the outfit to it. Apart from NSCN-K,...

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Short Note: Dedicated Antarctica Policy

June 25, 2017

Ministry of Earth Sciences is tasked with drafting a dedicated Antarctica policy which is expected to be tabled in the winter session of Parliament. The new policy is expected to come up with clear policy objectives regarding infrastructure, research, tourism, etc. in Antarctica. The new law will be drafted...

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WHO revised Antibiotics Protocol

June 24, 2017

The WHO has revised the Antibiotics Protocol and has divided the drugs into three categories-access, watch and reserve. Features WHO has kept the commonly used antibiotics under the ‘access’ category. The antibiotics in the ‘access’ group can be made available all times for treatment of a wide range of...

Short Note: CARTOSAT -2E Satellite

June 24, 2017

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched Cartosat-2 series satellite with the help of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C38). Cartosat-2E Cartosat-2 series satellite is an earth observation satellite. This will be the sixth satellite launch in catosat-2 series. The satellite offers high-resolution scene-specific spot imagery. The satellite...

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Hill Area Development Programme

June 23, 2017

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh has launched, “Hill Area Development Programme” (HADP) for Northeast in Imphal. Need The hilly areas of Manipur, Tripura and Assam have been found to possess a distinct geo-physical entity and hence are...

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