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06 August Current Affair For All Competition Exams

  1.  NCAER’s State Investment Potential Index(N-SIPI)
  • Delhi has emerged the most-attractive State for investors, improving its position on the think-tank National Council for Applied and Economic Research (NCAER)’s 2018 State Investment Potential Index.
  • Gujarat, previously No 1, slipped two places to the third position.
  • N-SIPI was constructed with six pillars that were classified into four broad categories:
    (i) Factor-driven (land and labour)
    (ii) Efficiency-driven (infrastructure)
    (iii) Growth-driven (economic climate, political stability and governance)
    (iv) Perceptions-driven (responses to the survey)
  • Researchers at NCAER contacted 1,049 business enterprises of different sizes in the manufacturing and services sector for the survey.
  • In the overall rankings, the most attractive States to do business were:
    (1) Delhi
    (2) Tamil Nadu
    (3) Gujarat
  • While the least attractive were:
    (1) Odisha
    (2) Uttar Pradesh
    (3) Assam

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National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)

  • National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), Delhi based non-profit think tank on economics has launched this index in 2016.
  • It ranks 20 states and 1 UT (Delhi) based on six parameters.

Source- The Hindu

  1. Govt launches e-pashu Haat portal, for farmers.
  • The government has launched e-Pashu Haat portal for connecting breeders and farmers of indigenous breeds.
  • Through the portal, farmers can obtain information on the location of quality indigenous germplasm in the form live animals, semen doses and embryos.
  • This portal will play crucial role in the development and conservation of indigenous breeds.
  • It is launched under the National Mission on Bovine Productivity for connecting breeders and farmers of indigenous breeds.

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National Mission on Bovine Productivity

  • National Mission on Bovine Productivity has been launched in November 2016 with the aim of enhancing milk production and productivity and thereby making dairying more remunerative to the farmers.

Source- The Hindu

  1. Portuguese man-of-war
  • The Drishti Marine, Goa Tourism’s beach safety agency has issued an advisory for tourists as well as residents to refrain from venturing into the sea on Baga beach, as lifeguards have spotted a cluster of Portuguese man-of-war, a jelly-like marine organism, washed ashore on the popular beach in north Goa.

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  • The Portuguese man-of-war is a jelly is a marine organism is commonly known as ‘bluebottle’ or ‘floating terror’.
  • While most jellyfish stings are harmless to humans and cause only a mild irritation, species like the bluebottle are venomous and can cause harm to contact.
  • Vinegar is also known to diffuse the poison present in the tentacles.

Source- The Hindu

  1. Govt approves research projects worth over Rs 100 crore under ‘IMPRINT-2’ scheme.
  • The government has approved 122 new research projects of 112 crore rupees under its Impacting Research Innovation and Technology ‘IMPRINT-2’ scheme.
  • The initiative aims to advance research in energy, security, and healthcare domains in the high education institutions.

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IMPRINT

  • IMPRINT is the first of its kind MHRD supported Pan-IIT + IISc joint initiative to address the major science and engineering challenges that India must address and champion to enable, empower and embolden the nation for inclusive growth and self-reliance. This novel initiative with the twofold mandate is aimed at:
    (a) Developing new engineering education policy
    (b) Creating a roadmap to pursue engineering challenges.

Source-AIR

  1. Telangana, Tech Mahindra ink MoU for India’s first Blockchain district.
  • Tech Mahindra and the Telangana government signed an agreement to establish the Blockchain district, the first-of-its-kind Centre of Excellence for Blockchain.

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Blockchain 

  • A blockchain is a growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked using cryptography.
  • It is a decentralizes information without it being copied.
  • The database is not stored on physical servers but on the cloud, which makes it easy to store unlimited data.
  • Information held on blockchain is accessible on the real-time basis.

Source- The Hindu

  1. Hiroshima marks the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing in WWII.
  • Hiroshima marked the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing with a somber ceremony to remember the people killed and injured and a call to eliminate nuclear weapons amid hopes of denuclearizing North Korea.

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Hiroshima’s atomic bombing

  • On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
  • The explosion wiped out 90 Percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people.
  • Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people.
  • Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s unconditional surrender in World War II.

Source- The Hindu

 
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