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Today’s Important News Articles 2nd May 2017 by IASToppers

Turkey supports India’s UNSC bid; Fortified foods; Bustard breeding centre; Nagarajunasagar Project Right Canal; May Day; Stern message against frivolous PILs; GSAT-9; Curious case of dip, rise in Indian seas; 2 mn. jobs in mobile phone units; Abolishing 2% duty on mobile phone circuits; Employment under PMEGP; 3D-printed cartilage; etc.
By IT's Selection Team
May 02, 2017

Contents

  • Erdogan calls for war on terror
  • Fortified foods to tackle malnutrition
  • Rajasthan to set up bustard breeding centre
  • P.-Telangana water row resurfaces
  • Why you may (or may not) have worked on May Day
  • SC sends out stern message against frivolous PILs
  • GSAT-9 heralds cost-saving electric propulsion
  • Turkey supports India’s UNSC bid
  • Centre allows beacon use for emergencies
  • Curious case of dip, rise in Indian seas
  • ASEAN wants stronger ties with China
  • eyes 2 mn. jobs in mobile phone units
  • Niti Aayog for abolishing 2% duty on mobile phone circuits
  • ‘Employment under PMEGP falls 9.5%’
  • Blood group may predict heart attack risk: study
  • 3D-printed cartilage may help treat osteoarthritis

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Erdogan calls for war on terror

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Terrorists will drown in their own blood, warns Turkish President


Fortified foods to tackle malnutrition

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MNCs, co-ops, other manufacturers will add premixes of micronutrients to products


Rajasthan to set up bustard breeding centre

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The State government plans centre in Kota and hatchery in Jaisalmer


A.P.-Telangana water row resurfaces

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Officials, engineers have heated exchanges at Nagarajunasagar Project Right Canal


Why you may (or may not) have worked on May Day

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State governments use their discretion in declaring a holiday


SC sends out stern message against frivolous PILs

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Bench slaps Rs. 25 lakh costs on Non-Governmental Organisation for wasting judicial time


GSAT-9 heralds cost-saving electric propulsion

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Test feature in May 5 mission is a tool to cut fuel load & space launch costs


Turkey supports India’s UNSC bid

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Calls for restructuring of Council


Centre allows beacon use for emergencies

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Issues a notification allowing officials on emergency and disaster management-related duties to use beacons on top of their vehicles.


Curious case of dip, rise in Indian seas

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Scientists say such a ‘decadal swing’ in North Indian Ocean is unique and never observed in others


ASEAN wants stronger ties with China

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Bloc is also preparing a code of conduct in South China Sea that urges all parties to show self-restraint


Govt. eyes 2 mn. jobs in mobile phone units

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Talks are on with Apple on the new phased manufacturing plan to see how the Cupertino-based firm can fit in


Niti Aayog for abolishing 2% duty on mobile phone circuits

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The Budget had proposed a 2% additional duty on imports of PCBs


‘Employment under PMEGP falls 9.5%’

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Project numbers too declined, says Assocham, citing government data for FY16


Blood group may predict heart attack risk: study

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Analysed the association between blood group and all coronary events, combined cardiovascular events, and fatal coronary events.


3D-printed cartilage may help treat osteoarthritis

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Successfully generated cartilage tissue using a 3D bioprinter, an advance that could lead to new treatments for osteoarthritis.

 

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