Daily Current affairs IAS UPSC – March 20 2017
THE HINDU DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS GS syllabus wise
G.S.-01 current affairs notes.
Buddhist site to get world heritage status
The Buddhist Heritage sites at Salihundam (Srikakulam district) and Sankaram near Anakapalle in Visakhapatnam district, in addition to Lepakshi (Anantapur district) and the Nagarjunakonda International Museum Guntur district) are likely to find a place in the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites.
Sankaram, also known as Bojjannakonda, was excavated under the aegis of Alexander Rim in 1906. A gold coin belonging to the Samudragupta period, copper coins of the Chalukya king, Kubja Vishnu Vardhan, coins of Andhra Satavahanas and pottery were discovered at the site.
An interesting aspect of the Bojjannakonda finds is that they feature all the three phases of Buddhism: Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. A stairway leads to a large double-storeyed cave on a hill. The rectangular cave has a doorway and is flanked by ‘dwarapalakas’ on either side.
There is a rock-cut stupa, standing on a square platform, at the centre of the cave. A series of rock-cut caves and monolithic structures standing on rock platforms are seen on the northern side of the hill. The upper cave has a rectangular doorway, flanked by figures of the Buddha on either side. The imposing figures of the Buddha in a seated meditative posture and the stupa are the main attractions for tourists at Bojjannakonda.
G.S.-02 current affairs notes.
Traffic problem In delhi
Parliamentary standing committee given report about heavy rising in traffic and stat of traffic now is at alarming level
Daily lakhs of vehicle being registered and delhi has one of the highest population vehicle ratio
Police system totally failed to improve system of any traffic management and infrastructure and technology also in old trend
Police should create state of art traffic system and make committed implementation of the law
Technology also should be use for the better traffic management
G.S.-03 current affairs notes.
Rail accident and IED chemical
Last year in October rail accident occur in bihar in which lots of people found dead
National investigation authority given task to inspection in this matter in which primary investigation found one chemical that are being used in improvised explosive device [IED]
Arsenic sulphide found on railway track that is primarily used for making pressure cooker bomb, fire cracker
House sparrow going toward extinction
The house sparrow that was declared the ‘State Bird of Delhi’ in 2012 is edging towards extinction due to lack of emotional connect
Common sparrows are going extinct because of mindless urbanisation. They are losing not just their natural habitats but also the essential human touch they need and thrive upon. The current generation is so much surrounded by technology that they have forgotten about nature. The indifference caused by lack of emotional connect has pushed these birds to the edge of extinction
“Unlike pigeons that can make nests on ledges, sparrows need cavities to build their nests. Since the new matchbox style buildings
don’t have cavities, sparrows are now homeless
The conservationist also attributed the depleting population of sparrows to the increased use of packed food, insecticides in farming, and changing lifestyles, resulting in an inadequate availability of food for the birds.
New IFSC in Maharashtra
Maharashtra government want one IFSC city like GIFT city in Gujarat in india’s financial capital Mumbai
The DEA, in the Finance Ministry, is the nodal agency for formulation and monitoring of economic policies at the macro-level such as the ones relating to the functioning of the financial services sector in the country like banking, insurance and capital markets, including stock exchanges. IFSC-related matters fall within the jurisdiction of financial sector regulators such as the Reserve Bank of India, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority and Securities and Exchange Board of India as well as the Finance Ministry.
The Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Act is pertinent in this case as IFSC is set up in a SEZ, and therefore, the Commerce Department has a crucial role here as it is the nodal body at the Centre for SEZ-related matters. The SEZ Act merely states that the Centre can approve only one IFSC in a SEZ, and does not bar more than one IFSC in the country.
New Wi Fi technology
Scientists have developed a new wireless Internet based on infrared rays that is reportedly 100 times faster than existing Wi-Fi networks. The wireless network developed by researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands not only has a huge capacity — more than 40 Gigabits per second (Gbit/s) — but does away with the need to share Wi-Fi as every device gets its own ray of light.
The wireless data comes from a few central ‘light antennas’, which can be mounted on the ceiling, that are able to precisely direct the rays of light supplied by an optical fibre. The antennas contain a pair of gratings that radiate light rays of different wavelengths at different angles (‘passive diffraction gratings’). Changing the light wavelengths also changes the direction of the ray of light. A safe infrared wavelength is used that does not reach the retina in the eye.