Tnpsc Current Affairs December 2015 in English Part - 7

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

·         The Government of China approved the production of RXIE, which is China’s First Domestically developed electricity – powered Aircraft

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·         The European Space Agency, launched the LISA Pathfinder on December 3, 2015
·         The Path Finder is used to detect the Gravitational Waves
·         LISA = Laser Inferometer Space Antenna

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·         Google released, “Cardboard Camera”, which is an app to create 360 degrees panoramc photos in virtual reality for the cardboard.

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·         Chinese Scientists invented World’s First Brain Driven Car
·         To control the car, the driver have to wear brain reading helmet, which has the EEG (Electroencephalogram) Sensors
·         The Software used for this driving is = Ground Zero

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·         India launched “I-LTEO” programme
·         Aim= to monitor the 8  different biomes across the country
·         Only one LTEO programme has been already working in the country. It was in the MudumalaHillsi (Nilgris District of Tamil Nadu), which was monitored by Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru by last 30 years
·         I-LTEO = Indian – Long Term Ecological Observatories

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·         Scientists have genetically modified Anopheles gambiae, the malaria-causing species of mosquito to fight the deadly disease.
·         The species of Anopheles gambiae mosquito has been genetically modified by the scientists in a way so that they carry a modified gene disrupting egg production in female mosquitoes.
·          A technology called 'gene drive' has been used for this.
·         Developed by London Scientists

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·         Mexico Government approves World’s First Dengue Vaccine = Dengvaxia

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·         Chinese Scientists released aa report showing Glaciers on Mt. Everest have Shrink by 28% over the past 40 years due to Climate Change

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·         The average temperature over Arctic land for the year, ending in September 2015 was the highest on record indicating that the Arctic is warming twice as fast as other parts of Earth.

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·         ISRO successfully launches 6 Satellites of Singapore into space, launched using PSLV-C29
·         From Sathish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
·         This successful launch coincides with 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Singapore in year 2015
·         It was PSLV’s 32nd space flight, and 31st consecutive successful one
·         It was also 50th launch from Sathish Dhawan Space Centre
·         6 payloads of Singapore = TeLEOS – One (400 kg), VELOX – C1, VELOX II, Athenoxat – 1, Kent Ridge 1, Galarria (3.4 kg)
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·         IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation), tied up with mobile commerce platform “Paytm”, to offer an additional payment gateway for food ordered through its e-catering.

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·         A new type of eel species has been discovered by the scientists of Zoological Survey of India, which was been named as “Gymnothorax mishrai”.

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·         American Aerospace Company Space X successfully launching and landing Falcon 9 rocket.

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·         Chinese Scientists developed a “Darwin” neural chip, a kind of information processing system that mimics the principle of biological brains

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·         Pandurum Technologies developed India’s first Artificial Liver tissue with the help of 3D printing technology
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·         Biocon Ltd launched the generic version of hepatitis-C drug, a generic version of the drug namd “Harvoni” will be sold under the brand name of CIMIVIV-L

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·         Ministry of Women and Child Development launches, “e-office”, which digitizes more than 12000 files of the department.

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·         Tech Mahindra launches first “tap N pay” contactless digital payment wallet “MOBOMONEY”


PLACES

·         Uttar Pradesh government launched the First International Festival of Birds, held at = National Chambal Sanctuary, Agra

·         46th Film Festival of India held at = Goa

·         The Central Research Institute in Yoga and Naturopathy will be set up in = Odisha, Khordha District

·         The NSA (National Security Advisor) level talks between India and Pakistan was held at Bangkok, Thailland

·         World T20 match between India and Pakistan was held at = Dharmasala on march 2016

·         59th National Shooting Games held at = New Delhi

·         26th Southern Zonal Council meeting will hosted in = Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

·         India’s Largest National Cancer Institute will be set up in = Haryana’s Jhajjar District

·         International Conference on Policy of Neutrality held at = Turkmenistan

·         10th Ministerial Conference of World Trade Organization (WTO) held at = Nairobi, Kenya

·         India’s first National Defence University comes at = Gurgaon

·         16th India – Russia Annual Summit held at = Moscow

·         2015 Asian Luge Championship Held at = Nagano, Japan

·         12th National Ice Skating Championship held at  = Gulmard, Jammu and Kashmir

·         Senior National Weightlifting Championship held a = Patiala


COMMITTEES & PANELS

·         DrArvind Subramanian Committee
·         The Committee was recommended the standard rate for GST (Goods and Service Tax) at 17 to 18%

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·         Justice L. Narasimha Reddy Committee
·         Union Government appoints Justice L. Narasimha Reddy to preside the Judicial Commission on OROP Scheme (One Rank One Pension), for the implementation of scheme

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·         Justice A. P. Shah Committee
·         The committee formed for, to look the dispute between ONGC and Reliance Industries on Krishna Godavari gas fields
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·         Delhi government formed Gopal Subramanian Commission to enquire the scam if Delhi District Cricket Association.

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·         Reserve Bank of India, released the report on Medium Term Path on Financial Inclusion, submitted by the Committee, headed by RBI Executive Director Deepak Mohanty. The Committee was formed in July 2015


STORMS
·         The storm Desmond strongly hits UK

·         Typhoon Melor hits Philippines (Melor also known as Nona)


BOOKS
·         “On My Terms : From the Grasroots to the Corridors of Power”, an autobiography of Former Union Minister SharadPawar
·         The book was released by Prime Minister

·         “Flood of Fire” wrote by Amitav Ghosh



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