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August 2017
IAS EXPRESS
RajasirIAS.com

A monthly Current Affairs Booklet

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SOCIAL ISSUES AND DEVELOPMENT
CPWD reminded of challenges ahead as it turns 163
NGT imposes complete ban on nylon and synthetic manja
Govt to push e-education with 4 digital initiatives
Ministry, NITI Aayog moot privatisation of select services in district hospitals
Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana
Draft Guidelines for implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana
Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana
Evaluation of efficacy of Nai Roshni Scheme

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Electrified Droplets Create Mini Saturn Planets
“Moonshot” Technology
ASTROSAT, Chandra and Hubble jointly on Proxima Centauri
Novobiocin compound
Debug Fresno
Sexual Harassment electronic-Box (SHe-Box)
World‟s first wind farm
Aarambh app for Road maintenance
Human antibodies produced in lab for first time
First Two patrol vessels for Navy launched by private shipyard
Glow-in-the-dark shark discovered in the Pacific
policy on the Prevention and Control of haemoglobinopathies in India
QRSAM
Sharpest laser can help test Einstein‟s theory
IROAF wins Golden Peacock Award for Eco Innovation for the year 2017

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ECOLOGY
Sensor network to map and predict pollution, effluents in Godavari
Earth facing sixth mass extinction: study
SC stays Uttarakhand HC order on Ganga, Yamuna living entity status
Moef Approves Projects for Climate Change Adaptation in 3 States
Castor oil can reduce soil pollution
NGT directs Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh to submit guidelines on forest fire
Nine more bird, biodiversity areas in Kerala
Sunderbans steadily losing its famed mangroves

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