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Be Happy, Share & Help Each Other!!! Copyright @ Study-IQ education, All rights reserved

Be Happy, Share & Help Each Other!!!

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Be Happy, Share & Help Each Other!!!

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Expensive, hazardous and inequitable

Intro:- Recent approval to ten new nuclear reactors deserves to be carefully appraised By all accounts, nuclear power has had a bad year. In March, Westinghouse, the largest historic builder of nuclear power plants in the world,

declared bankruptcy, creating a major financial crisis for its parent company, Toshiba. French nuclear supplier, Areva, went bankrupt a few months earlier. U.S. to decline from about 20% in 2016 to 11% by 2050. Newly elected Presidents of Korea and France have both promised to cut the share of nuclear

energy in their countries. And the Swiss just voted to phase out nuclear power. A comprehensive re-evaluation of the role of nuclear power in the country’s energy mix. Electricity is likely to be costly- ₹6 per unit at current prices. All currently operating Indian coal, natural gas and hydroelectric power plants produce cheaper

electricity. Solar Park in Rajasthan held last month was ₹2.44 per unit

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Be Happy, Share & Help Each Other!!!Continue… Nuclear power would be even less economically attractive- Delayed by over years Government claimed that these plants would “generate more than 33,400 jobs in direct and

indirect employment”. But the ratio of the jobs produced to the capital invested. In contrast, solar photovoltaic sources were more than six times as labour intensive Bad fit for climate change Nuclear power poses its own set of threats to the environment and public health- produce

radioactive waste materials. Fission event involving nuclei of uranium or plutonium gives rise to radioactive elements Capable of catastrophic accidents, as witnessed in Fukushima and Chernobyl. The people’s concerns- Opposition to nuclear construction Government claims that its decision displays “India’s commitment to sustainable development”. But does the path to sustainable development run through a source of electricity that is

expensive, hazardous and antithetical to equity?

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In a new orbit

Intro:- ISRO lifts India into the elite group capable of putting heavier satellites into orbit. Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, the GSLV Mark-III. first time a satellite weighing over 3.1 tonnes has been launched from India Communication satellites ISRO has started testing electric propulsion(संचालक शक्ति) in a small way; South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) that was launched last month used electric propulsion. An indigenously developed lithium-ion battery was used for the first time to power the satellite Another key achievement is the use of an indigenously developed cryogenic stage- which uses

liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen. India belongs to the elite club of countries that have mastered cryogenic technology This will make India self-reliant in launching heavier satellites, bringing down costs substantially. Till now, heavier communication satellites have been launched on Europe’s Ariane rockets. Other countries will soon turn to ISRO for the launch of heavier satellites at a lower cost. Mk-III is far more reliable than the GSLV and the PSLV

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Cryogenic rocket engine is a rocket engine that uses a cryogenic fuel or oxidizer, that is, its fuel or oxidizer (or both) are gases liquefied and stored at very low temperatures.

Oxidizer is a type of chemical which a fuel requires to burn.

Most types of burning on Earth use oxygen, which is prevalent in the atmosphere.

However in space there is no atmosphere to provide oxygen or other oxidizers so rockets need to carry up their own oxidizers.

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‘What greater crisis do you want in our agriculture?’

Intro:- GM Mustard, the first such food crop that’s been cleared by the Environment Ministry’s technical committee for release into the fields.

Soil bacterium (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens), called barnase and barstar, that make mustard, a self-pollinating plant.

DMH-1 (Dhara Mustard Hybrid-1), the only hybrid released by the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) after extensive field trials.

It’s effective but large scale seed production isn’t possible- It has problems with stability That employed a different technique, called cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS). Need a robust pollination control mechanism. GM Mustard is now in a similar situation to what Bt Brinjal was, about a decade ago. It’s been cleared by scientific groups but awaits a nod from the Environment Minister. Are you worried mustard may go the Bt Brinjal way

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Govt. regulator gives nod for GM mustardMay pave way for more such food crops Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee

(GEAC),India’s apex regulator for genetically modified seeds- cleared GM mustard for environmental release and use in farmers’ fields.

GM mustard would be the first transgenic food crop to be allowed for commercial cultivation in Indian farms would be a gateway for several genetically modified food crops in the country.

Bt Brinjal was cleared by the Committee in 2010 butwas blocked by the then Environment Minister.

Be Happy, Share & Help Each Other!!!News Analysis… Page-1,10 As July 1 nears, GST interface not ready GST Suvidha Providers (GSPs), who are expected

to help taxpayers cope with the transition to the new regime and its compliance paperwork.

GSPs are expected to provide convenient methods to taxpayers to access and uploadtheir documents and returns onto the GST Network (GSTN), the information technology backbone of the new indirect tax regime.

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Be Happy, Share & Help Each Other!!!Continue… Page-1,11- IMD predicts more rain this monsoon India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. Rainfall would be ‘normal’ and around 98% of the Long Period Average (LPA), the IMD said in an

update on Tuesday. (The LPA is a 50-year average of the monsoon rains in India.) This is 2% more than the 96% or ‘near normal’ rain it had forecast in April. El Nino is weaker than anticipated, says IMD

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Be Happy, Share & Help Each Other!!!Continue… Page-11- Navy eyes advanced subs Six Scorpenes are now under construction, and the

Navy is keen to accelerate the tender for a new line of advanced submarines under Project-75I.

The first submarine Kalvari is set to join the Navy in August and all six are expected to be inducted by 2022.

India and France have held informal discussions forthree additional Scorpenes as a follow-on contract.

The deal for six submarines under P-75I is expected to cost about ₹50,000 crore

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Be Happy, Share & Help Each Other!!!Continue… Page-13- Centre notifies rules on capital gains tax A tax levied on profit from the sale of property or an investment. An amendment has been made in the Finance Act 2017 to curb the declaration of unaccounted

income as exempt long-term capital gains under the previous provisions of the Income Tax Act

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Be Happy, Share & Help Each Other!!!Continue… Page-18- Arundhati Roy’s new novel goes on sale Arundhati Roy’s eagerly awaited second novel went on sale

on Tuesday, Two decades after her prize-winning debut The God of

Small Things Ms. Roy, now 55, became the first Indian woman to win

the Booker Prize with her 1997 work. her latest novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, which

she has said took 10 years to produce.

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Q- Ans… Rabindranath Tagore – The Nobel Prize in Literature 1913

Amartya Sen – Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 1998

National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Ayog) Chairman: Prime Minister Narender Modi Vice Chairman: Arvind Pangariya CEO: Amitabh Kant

2011 Census of India (15th Indian Census): Mr. C. Chandramouli is the Commissioner & Registrar General of the Indian 2011 Census.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency dealing with labourproblems- Formation: 1919

Headquarter: Geneva, Switzerland

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