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02 May 2017 Keywords



2nd MAY 2017

1.      Justice C.S. Karnan

  • Calcutta High Court Judge
  • Contempt of court proceeding by seven judge Supreme Court bench
  • First time against a sitting judge

2.      Great Indian Bustard

  • India's most critically endangered bird
  • State bird of Rajasthan.
  • Its last remnant wild population of about 90 in Rajasthan accounts for 95% of the total world population
  • Captive breeding planned

3.      North Indian Ocean (NIO)

  • consists of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and part of the Indian Ocean up till the 5°S latitude.
  • sea levels fell from 1993 to 2003
  • sea levels began an unprecedented, accelerated spike from 2004 till 2014

4.      Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

  • formed in 1967
  • for economic growth, social progress, and sociocultural evolution
  • Manila summit April 2017
  • 10 members
  • Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Philippines.

5.      Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

  • proposed free trade agreement between ASEAN and six other states- China, Japan, South Korea India, Australia, and New Zealand
  • under negotiation

6.      SpaceX

  • private USA-based aerospace company
  • headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk.
  • developed reusable rocket parts
  • first military satellite launched by it for USA

7.      NROL-76

  • military satellite of USA
  • made by National Reconnaissance Office, which makes and operates spy satellites for the United States
  • launched by SpaceX on Falcon 9 rocket

8.      Falcon 9 rocket

  • Belongs to SpaceX private aerospace company
  • reusable rocket
  • first stage of the rocket comes back to Earth and lands upright at Cape Canaveral

9.      Information Technology Agreement-I (ITA-I)

  • Agreement of WTO
  • India signed ITA-I
  • certain inputs for IT products were exempted from duties.

10.  Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • Cyber physical systems

11.  Eight core industries

  • comprise nearly 38 % of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).

1.        Electricity generation (weight: 10.32%)

2.        Steel (Alloy + Non-Alloy) production (weight: 6.68%)

3.        Petroleum Refinery Products (93% of Crude Throughput) (weight: 5.94%)

4.        Crude Oil production (weight: 5.22 %)

5.        Coal production (weight: 4.38 %)

6.        Cement production (weight: 2.41%)

7.        Natural Gas production (weight: 1.71 %)

8.        Fertilizer production (weight: 1.25%)

12.  Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme

  • Launched in 2008 by Ministry of MSME
  • Replaced REGP and PMRY schemes.
  • a credit-linked subsidy programme
  • through setting up of micro enterprises.
  • for creation of employment in both rural and urban area of the country

13.  Stents

  • Stents are spring like metal scaffolds used to prop open blocked arteries
  • inserted through angioplasty
  • price regulation in India in news
  • two types:

                       i.            Bare metal

                     ii.            Drug-eluting stents

-          polymer coating over mesh that emits a drug which prevents blockage of arteries from recurring

14.  3D printing

  • process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession.

15.  3D bioprinting

  • process of creating cell patterns in a confined space using 3D printing technologies, where cell function and viability are preserved within the printed construct.

16.  stem cells

  • undifferentiated cells of a multicellular organism which is capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells
  • they have capacity to differentiate into specialized cell types
  • totipotent or pluripotent
  • two broad types:

                       i.            embryonic stem cells

                      ii.            adult stem cells


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