Daily GK Update: Current Affairs in English Medium. Date: 01.12.2016

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Madras univ gets Japanese aid for victimology research
  • After one of the twin towers under construction at Moulivakkam came crashing down in June 2014, those who had invested their life's savings in the two and three bedroom apartments found to their shock that they had to continue repaying their bank loans for homes they would never have. And that there was no legal framework for the state to provide any form of relief to them. “This is a classic example of lacunae in the Indian legal system where there is no framework for assistance programmes for victims of natural disasters or crimes including rape, murder and kidnapping,“ said Professor M Srinivasan, head of the criminology department in the University of Madras
Protests in Nepal against constitution amendment bill
  • Thousands of people, including students, in Nepal protested on Tuesday against the Constitution amendment bill aimed at carving out a new province to meet the demands of Madhesis. They said that the resource-rich Province Number 5 should not be split. The protests affected life in Butwal area of Rupandehi district where people holding banners and shouting slogans took to the streets to register their discontent over the bill, which was registered at the Parliament Secretariat on Tuesday.
Japan to test `fishing mesh' to catch space junk
  • Experiment Part Of Int'l Cleanup Effort To Protect Astronauts And $900Bn Worth Of Infrastructure Space isn't so empty these days. Earth's orbit is cluttered with more than half a million bits of debris, mostly rocket and satellite remnants that can wreck anything in their flight path. A 106-year-old Japanese fishing net maker may have a solution. Nitto Seimo Co. is working with Japan's space agency to develop a mesh material to tether and drag bussize pieces of space junk into the atmosphere for incineration. Scientists will get their first indication of whether the metallic line will work when it's tested in orbit next month, said project chief Koichi Inoue, an associate principal researcher at the Japan Aero space Exploration Agency .
Now, shout in 3 languages with Japanese megaphone
  • Japan's obsession with keeping order, and its tech prowess, has reached its natural conclusion with an intelligent megaphone that can issue commands in Chinese, English and Korean. Panasonic Corp. recently unveiled the device -essentially a smartphone paired with a handheld loudspeaker --betting that police, event organisers and transport staff seeking to control crowds will be eager to get their hands on something that lets them bark orders to a disparate group of people at once. While the gadget might fall into the category of another Japanese invention in search of a prob lem -a net gun debuted in 2002 to control soccer fans -there's a decent chance it might succeed. Tourism is climbing in Japan. More than 20 million people have visited this year, up 23% from a year earlier, ac cording to the Japan National Tourism Organisation.
At 7.3%, India stays fastest-growing eco, but note ban clouds outlook
  • The Indian economy remained the world's fastest growing major economy in the July-September quarter rising on the back of healthy growth in agriculture but the outlook in the quarters ahead is clouded by the impact of the government's demonetisation move. Data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Wednesday showed the economy grew an annual 7.3% in the July-September quarter, marginally faster than previous quarter's expansion of 7.1%. It grew 7.6% in the July-September 2015-16. The July-September quarter is the second quarter (Q2) of the country's fiscal year which starts in April.
India inks Rs 5000 cr deal with US for 145 M777 howitzers
  • Breaking the Bofors jinx, India and the US inked a nearly 5,000 crore rupees deal for 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers, which will be mostly deployed near the borders with China.This is the first deal for artillery guns since the Bofors scandal in 1980s.India signed the Letter of Acceptance which formalises the contract between India and US for these guns, sources said.The deal for 145 American ultra-light howitzers, costing about 5,000 crore rupees was recently cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).The deal was inked as a two-day meeting of the 15th India-US Military Cooperation Group (MCG) began in Delhi.
PM Modi greets Nagaland on 53rd statehood day
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted Nagaland on its 53rd statehood day. He in a tweet, said Nagaland is known for its scenic beauty and talented citizens. He wished people of the state will take it to new heights of progress.It was on this day in 1963 that the Nagaland attained statehood as the 16th state of the Indian Union and second in North East after being bifurcated from Assam.
No request received from Pakistan for bilateral meeting: India
  • VIndia says no request has been received from Pakistan for bilateral meeting on the sidelines of 6th Heart of Asia Conference beginning this Saturday. MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said this while responding to a media query in New Delhi yesterday. 
Arun Jaitley to address Make in Odisha conclave today (01.12.2016)
  • On the second day today of the largest ever investors' meet, the Make in Odisha conclave, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will address a seminar on the topic of Indian Economy: The New Normal. The conclave which was inaugurated by the state chief minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar aims to showcase the State as a favoured investment destination for industries. 
President to present ICCR Distinguished Indologist Award to Chinese Professor
  • President Pranab Mukherjee will today present the second Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) ‘Distinguished Indologist’ Award to Prof. Yu Long Yu of China at Rashtrapati Bhavan. An official statement said, the award has been instituted by ICCR to recognize eminent Indologists working abroad who have made outstanding contribution to the study and research of India’s philosophy, thought, history, art and culture.
NGOs need to register with NITI Aayog for grant-in-aid: Govt
  • The Government has said, it is now mandatory for all Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs and voluntary outfits to register with the NITI Aayog to receive grant-in-aid from Ministries and Departments of the Central government. 
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to meet Bangladesh PM today (01.12.2016)
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is visiting Bangladesh Military Academy in Chittagong this morning where he will have talks with senior Defence officials. He is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who also holds the defence portfolio later in the day. Mr Parrikar, who is on a two-day visit to the neighbouring country is meeting top Bangladesh leadership to firm up an upgraded defence co-operation agreement likely to be signed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during her visit to Delhi later this month
UK scientists give green light to three-parent babies
  • British scientists have approved the use of so-called three-parent baby fertility treatments, paving the way for the country to become the first in the world to officially introduce the procedures.
India-born Preet Bharara agrees to remain US attorney
  • India-born US Attorney Preet Bharara has agreed to remain a federal prosecutor at President-elect Donald Trump's request. Following a meeting with Mr Trump yesterday, Bharara told reporters He was summoned to discuss remaining in his position and had made up his mind to stay on.
OPEC agrees first oil output cut in eight years
  • The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC has agreed its first oil output cuts since 2008, sending oil prices soaring. In late London trade Brent North Sea crude for January delivery was up 3.71 US Dollar at 50.09 dollar, the first time it has risen above 50 dollar in a month. 
GDP growth recorded at 7.3% in second quarter of current fiscal
  • The Indian economy grew 7(point)3 percent in the second quarter of the current fiscal, up from 7(point)1 per cent growth posted in the first quarter. The improvement was mainly on improved performance of the manufacturing, services and trade sectors.GDP had grown by 7.6 per cent in the second quarter of the previous fiscal.
Magnus Carlsen wins third world chess title
  • Magnus Carlsen of Norway has won the World Chess Championship for the third consecutive time after defeating challenger Sergey Karjakin of Russia. Carlsen sealed victory following three weeks of play and a series of tiebreakers in New York
Virat Kohli moves up to third spot in ICC Test rankings
  • In Cricket, Indian captain Virat Kohli has moved up to a career-best third place in the latest ICC Rankings for test batsmen following his useful contribution in India's eight-wicket win over England in the third Test at Mohali that helped the hosts have a 2-0 lead in the five-match cricket series. 
Courtesy: The Time of India / AIR News

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