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IIT-Bombay comes up with MOOC

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) have been launched by IIT-Bombay, in collaboration with edX, which is a non-profit initiative of MIT and Harvard

Search Engines to block Gender-determination Ads

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The union government has decide not to appeal against the October 2014 ruling of Bombay high court which states that Vodafone is not liable to pay Rs. 3200 crore in additional tax in transfer pricing case.

2G Spectrum to be auctioned

The Union Cabinet approved auction of 380.75 megahertz (MHz) of 2G (second-generation) spectrum in three bands. The bands are - the premium 900 MHz, 1,800 MHz and 800 MHz.

Centre direct states for informed consent for family planning

The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has communicated to all States to ensure that every person choosing family planning is provided options

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Australian novelist Richard Flanagan won the first Man Booker Prize that allowed American nominees for his book
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    Civil Services Mains, 2014 was a watershed moment in the nature of questions being asked in the Main examination. There was a shift in the direction of more analytical and interlinked questions from straight fact based questions.

    Mains 2014 Essay Paper Analysis

    UPSC 2014 mains essay paper took over all the mysteries surrounding Essay paper, where in 2014 preliminary notification UPSC stated that candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics without any clarity, which created chaos among the civil services candidates.




    Amid the chaotic din and bustle, the Preliminary Examination for the CSE 2014 was held on 24th August.

    IAS & IFoS 2014 Prelims Result

    Result of Civil Services Prelims examinations conducted by UPSC on 24th August 2014 has been declared. A total of 16960 candidates have been selected for the Mains Examinations. The Mains Examinations will be held from 14th December 2014.
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    Consider the following statements regarding Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC):

    1. The Defence Research and Development Organisation has an internal system of communication that acts like a private Internet system.
    2. DESIDOC connects various centres working on crucial defence projects, thus securing them from any kind of hacking or interception.
    3. The Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC) is located in Mumbai.

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    Deori or Deuri is one of the major ethnic tribes in Assam. The word Deori comes from the word Deu meaning great and wise.

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    President's Nod To Whistle Blowers Bill

    People who expose corruption in government or irregularities by public functionaries can now be free of any fear of victimization.

    National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility

    The Union Cabinet has approved the National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility that recognizes the need to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disabilities

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    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a gross budgetary support of Rs. 8632.77 crore
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    The Department of Personnel and Training in response to the news published in The Hindu on 18th November, 2014, clarified in a notification that it is true that the Government has took decision on ARC report.
    Haryana Public Service Commission Preliminary Examination will be held on 3rd August, 2014
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    • A surrogacy arrangement is the carrying of a pregnancy for intended parents. There are two main types of surrogacy, gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy.
    • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) estimates the practice of Commercial surrogacy in India will generate $2.3bn a year with nearly 20,000 such clinics operating across the country. However, there is no law to regulate the same. The Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill, 2013 has been pending for quite a while and it has not been presented in the Indian Parliament.
    • In 2002, the Supreme Court of India in the Manjis case (Japanese Baby) has held that commercial surrogacy is legal in India. , a U.N.-backed study estimates that the surrogacy business has raked in more than $400 million a year.
    • One of the main attractions of surrogacy in India is the price. In western countries surrogacy cost more than $90,000. In India the surrogates are paid between $6,500 and $7,500.
    • Tier 1 Capital (core capital) is a form of bank capital, that the bank possesses with itself for example common stock, preferred stock that is irredeemable and non-cumulative, and retained earnings etc.
    • Bank uses this capital for lending, trading and so on.
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