Power of Apti - Lesson 9


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Power of Apti - Lesson 9

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Power of Apti - Language / Vocab / RC     


Grammar Exercise # 3 - Singular Plural # 1



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1. Rural Games to take place in Delhi
(Entertainment Games and Sports)
The first edition of Rural Games or Grameen Khel Mahotsav began in New Delhi. Dates for the tournament: 28th August to 3rd September 2017. The objectives are : Popularising the indigenous games like wrestling and athletics, and also have fun games like Matka Race, Tug of War for senior citizens to add the fun element in the games and boost viewership and participation. This festival will help participation of rural youth in large numbers in popular sports and encourage them to achieve excellence and adopt healthy life style. These games are intended to act as a catalyst to promote sports in rural areas across the country and deepen the sports culture among the rural youth. Such initiatives along with others such as celebrating the culture of Yoga are aimed at harnessing the maximum out of the human capital available in our country and reduce the burden on health infrastructure as well since a fit body allows an individual to become more productive and remain disease free.  |  Compilation by PT's IAS Academy, Civils Tapasya Portal

2. Simultaneous LS polls from 2024 - the debate gets stronger
(Indian Politics - Elections)
The NITI Aayog in a recent report favoured the idea of conducting synchronised two-phase Lok Sabha and assembly elections from 2024 in “national interest”. It said that all elections in India should happen in a free, fair and synchronised manner to ensure minimum “campaign mode” disruption to governance. The benefits will be substantial, including : (a) No Unnecessary expenditures : Elections are held all the time and continuous polls lead to a lot of expenditure. More than Rs1,100 crore was spent on the 2009 Lok Sabha polls and the expenditure had shot up to Rs 4,000 crore in 2014. Such a move will save a lot of public money which could be put to better use, (b) Freeing up Human Capital: Also, over a crore government employees, including a large number of teachers, security personnel, etc. are involved in the electoral process. Thus, the continuous exercise causes maximum harm to the education sector. Human capital made available could be put to better uses in the interest of the economy, (c) It will allow political parties to focus more on policy and governance rather than always being in campaign mode. Read more on Elections here |  Compilation by PT's IAS Academy, Civils Tapasya Portal

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3. Bioethanol from Cotton stalks
(Science and Technology)
Scientists from CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST), Thiruvananthapuram have developed new technique to produce bioethanol from discarded cotton-stalks. CSIR is the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. The technique uses combination of chemical and biological techniques.The new technique will help to produce bioethanol, a clean fuel from cotton stalk wastes. Converting the agro-residues such as cotton stalks and wheat and rice husks to ethanol reduces the food vs fuel competition. India has about 9.4 million hectares under cotton cultivation and every hectare generates 2 million tonnes of cotton stalk wastes. The technique : In the new technique, cotton stalks first are treated with acid, alkali and different enzymes to breakdown its complex organic polymers. The acid treatment remove hemicellulose, a polymer of cell wall and alkali makes easier to extract lignin, a binding matrix in cell wall, made of complex phenolics. These treatments exposes cellulose of cotton stalks made of glucose to the action of enzymes. It converts glucose into final product bioethanol by the process of fermentation using a novel yeast strain. The novel yeast strain used was Saccharomycescerevisiae-RRP-03N, obtained from a rotting wild fruit we found in the Silent Valley National Park, Kerala. Compilation by PT's IAS Academy, Civils Tapasya Portal

4. Apache Helicopters for IAF to be made locally by Boeing
(Defence and Military)
The Boeing Co. of America will start manufacturing and handing over made in India Apache AH-64E multi-role attack helicopter fuselages from next year. India bought 22 Apaches and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters worth $3 billion for the Indian Air Force (IAF) under a government-to-government deal with the US in 2015. This month it ordered six additional Apache AH-64E helicopters valued at Rs.4,168 crore for the Indian Army.Boeing will make the helicopter fuselage at Tata Advanced Systems’ Hyderabad facility which will be ready by end of the year and the fuselage will then be taken to the US for fitting before being sent to customers. While the first Apaches for Indian Air Force will be delivered in 2019 and are being built in the US and other places, the Indian Army Apache will be made locally. Compilation by PT's IAS Academy, Civils Tapasya Portal

5. Import of Gold, Silver banned from South Korea!

(Markets)
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in the Union Commerce Ministry has finally banned duty free imports of gold, silver items from South Korea. Importers will now have to obtain a license from the DGFT for importing gold and silver from South Korea. Why? There was a sudden surge in imports of precious metals from South Korea, with which India has a free trade agreement (FTA) since January 2010. Why was there a sudden surge? Under the India-South Korea FTA, India has allowed duty free import of gold and silver items. However, 12.5% countervailing duty was imposed to offset equal level of excise duty on gold and silver jewellery items produced domestically. After GST regime was implemented from 1 July 2017, countervailing duty was abolished as it subsumed excise duty and only 3% GST was imposed on gold. This created a situation where importing gold via South Korea became profitable due to its duty free status with India even as government continued to impose 10% basic customs duty on gold imports from other countries. Between 1 July and 3 August 2017, gold imports from South Korea surged to $339 million against import of only $70.5 million in 2016-17.  Compilation by PT's IAS Academy, Civils Tapasya Portal

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North Korea targets Japan, via Guam
(World Politics)
While everyone was relaxed over the easing of the "Guam tensions", suddenly without any warning, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan in a major escalation that triggered global alarm and a furious response from the government in Tokyo. US analysts have said that it might have been an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM). An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council was called at the request of Japan and the USA. This comes after the US President, Donald Trump had warned North Korea of facing "fire and fury" if it did not accede to the demands of de-nuclearisation. Shinzo Abe called the event "an unprecedented, serious and grave threat". All it takes to start the end of the world is an irresponsible leader in control of a nuclear device. North Korea offers exactly that. Donald Trump has only made matters worse. This event must be serve as a wakeup call to leaders of all nations to address the issue before it gets too late. This compilation by Civils Tapasya portal, PT's IAS Academy

7. 
West Bengal's Gobindobhog Rice gets geographical indication status 
(Agriculture)
Gobindobhog rice, a speciality from Burdwan district of West Bengal, has got the geographical indication (GI) status. About Gobindobhog rice: Gobindobhog is a rice cultivar from West Bengal. It is a short grain, white, aromatic, sticky rice having a sweet buttery flavor. (a) It derives its name from its usage as the principal ingredient in the preparation of the offerings to Govindajiu, the family deity of the Setts of Kolkata, (b) The rice has several advantages. It is cultivated late and therefore not much affected by rains. It is less prone to pests as well. The productivity per area is high and farmers get better prices for Gobindobhog rice, (c) About GI tag: GI is covered under the Intellectual Property Rights and the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), (d) A GI tag certifies the origin of a product or produce from a particular region as the quality or other features of the product is attributable only to the place of its origin, (e) The tag helps farmers or manufacturers, as the case may be, to get a better price in the market. Read more on Agriculture related issues here and here

8. 
ICEX launches first diamond futures contract
(Markets)
The Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX) as launched world’s first diamond futures contracts to provide exporters with a hedging tool. India is a global diamond polishing hub where 14 out of every 15 rough diamonds in the world are polished. The futures contracts will enable companies involving in cut and polished gems business to better hedge price risks. ICEX has received approval from market regulator Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) regarding the same. Key Facts : The ICEX has started trading in 1 carat/100 cent contracts and eventually in future will add 50 cent and 30 cent contracts. It has put in place necessary infrastructure to handle deposits, grading and sealing, vaulting and delivery of diamonds for the diamond futures contracts.To avail futures contracts sellers will need to get the diamond certified by De Beers-promoted International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research. The certification will allow getting credit in electronic form equivalent to the carat deposited. The Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX) is deemed recognized Stock exchange providing a nation-wide on-line trading platform in commodity derivative. It is a public-private partnership with Reliance Capital, MMTC Ltd, Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd, Indian Potash Ltd, KRIBHCO and IDFC Bank as major shareholders. It was established under the SCRA, 1956 in terms of Section 131(B) of Finance Act, 2015 pursuant to central Government notification issued in August 2015.  Compilation by PT's IAS Academy, Civils Tapasya Portal

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9. 
BRICS Summit it is - all aboard please!
(Treaties and Protocoals - Global treaties)
The 9th BRICS Summit, 2017 will be held in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China from 3rd to 5th September 2017. The motto for this year is - "Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future". The participating leaders are - Michel Temer, President, Brazil; Vladimir Putin, President, Russia; Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, India; Xi Jinping, President, China and Jacob Zuma, President, South Africa. The 8th edition of the BRICS Summit was held in Goa, India. China considers BRICS as a big bulwark against similar Western models, and hence, it cannot treat India as a pushover any more. The urgent resolution of Dokalam crisis is a clear indication of that.  This compilation by Civils Tapasya portal, PT's IAS Academy

10. 
August 29: International Day Against Nuclear Tests

(History)
The International Day Against Nuclear Tests was observed across the world on 29 August with an aim to raise awareness about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions. Why observed? Observance of the day seeks to promote peace and security world-wide and calls for urgent need to prevent nuclear catastrophes to avert devastating effects on humankind, environment and the planet. It also highlights urgent need for cessation of nuclear weapons as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world. History: The International Day against Nuclear Tests was instituted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by unanimously adopting resolution 64/35 in December 2009. The resolution was initiated by Kazakhstan with support of large number of sponsors and cosponsors with a view to commemorate closure of Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site on 29 August 1991. The Day was first observed in 2010 and since then observed annually to galvanize the necessity of banning nuclear weapon tests. Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site: The Site (also known as The Polygon) was the primary testing venue for the Soviet Union's nuclear weapons. It is located on the steppe in northeast Kazakhstan (then the Kazakh SSR part of USSR), south of the valley of the Irtysh River. The Soviet Union conducted 456 nuclear tests on this site from 1949 until 1989 including 340 underground and 116 atmospheric explosions (roughly the equivalent of 2500 Hiroshima atomic bombs) with little regard for their effect on the local people or environment.






Q1. Where is the Grameen Khel Mahotsav taking place this year?
(Entertainment Games and Sports, Dynamic)
(1) Odisha
(2) Madhya Pradesh
(3) New Delhi
(4) Jharkhand

Q2. When did the first major disruption in simultaneous polling cycle happen in India? Why?
(Elections, Dynamic)
(1) Late 1960s, dissolution of some State Governments
(2) Early 1950s, poor fiscal situation
(3) Early 1990s, emergency like situation
(4) It has always been this way

Q3. Approximately how much area is under cotton cultivation in India?
(Agriculture, Dynamic)
(1) 1 million ha
(2) 5 million ha
(3) 10 million ha
(4) 30 million ha

Q4. 
Which if these is the manufacturer of Apache Attack Helicopters?
(Defence and Military, Dynamic)
(1) Lockheed Martin
(2) Dassault
(3) Bombardier
(4) Boeing


Q5. Which duty was abolished as it subsumed excise duty under the new GST regime leading to a spike in imports of Gold and Silver from S Korea?
(Taxation and revenues, Dynamic)
(1) Anti-dumping
(2) Countervailing
(3) Import
(4) Customs





Q6. What is the name of China’s ICBMs?
(Defence and Military, Dynamic)
(1) Dong Hai
(2) Dong Feng
(3) Chang Jian
(4) Hong Niao

Q7. Which of the following does not have a GI status?
(World Trade, Dynamic)
(1) Muga Silk
(2) Darjeeling Tea
(3) Basmati Rice
(4) Fenni (Goa)


Q8. Who is the President of South Africa? Why has he been in news?
(People and Personalities, Dynamic)
(1) Dilma Rouseff, corruption allegations and slush money in oil business
(2) Jacob Zuma, corruption allegations and closeness to an Indian business family
(3) Michel Temer, corruption allegations in constructions contracts
(4) Nicolás Maduro, allegations of murder of pro-democracy protestors

Q9. When is the International Day against Nuclear Tests observed?
(History, Static)
(1) April 2nd
(2) September 15th
(3) August 29th
(4) December 31st


Q10. Who is the Union Minister of Commerce and Industries in India?
(People and Personalities, Dynamic)
(1) Mrs Smriti Irani
(2) Mrs Sushma Swaraj
(3) Mrs Uma Bharti
(4) Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman





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