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MSI launched world's first eye tracking -enabled Laptop

At CES 2016, MSI unveiled a brand new high-performance gaming laptop that includes an integrated Tobii eye tracking system, which the company claims is a world first.When the system is tracking your eyes, "game characters and environments will react to your gaze, focus and attention" in supported titles.
Other laptops of MSI at CES:
- portable 14-inch GS40 Phantom with a Skylake CPU
- GS72 Stealth Pro, which is the company's slimmest and lightest 17-inch gaming notebook.
-  WS72 workstation with an Intel Xeon CPU.
About Micro-Star International(MSI)
- It is a Taiwanese multinational information technology corporation.
- It is headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
- It belongs to the Computer hardware Electronics industry which e-signs, develops and provides computer hardware, related products and services, including laptops, motherboards, graphics cards, All-in-One PCs etc.

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Achyuta Samanta elected as General President of 105th ISCA

Indian Science Congress is all set to move forward with its new president. 
Dr. Achyuta Samanta has been elected for this post. This decision  came in the 103rd Indian Science Congress for the 105th Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) scheduled for 2017-18.
About Dr. Achyuta Samanta
- He is the founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS).
- These organizations provide free accommodation, food, healthcare, and education from kindergarten to post-graduation with vocational training.
- He has been the organizer of Nanhi Pari, a Little Miss India competition, since 2000. 
- He is going to set up 'Gandhi Gram' in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi, a Tribal Museum to showcase Tribal life, art and culture, and a Center for Yoga and Spiritualism.
- He is a member of various National and International bodies. Some of them are University Grants Commission (UGC), Executive Committee Member of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Academic Council Member of Central University of Orissa, Serving Member of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Coir Board of India, National Executive Council Member, Indian Society for Technical Education, Executive Committee Member, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).
- Recently honoured by following awards:
. Talas State University, Kyrgyzstan – 2015
2. Issyk- kul State University, Kyrgyzstan – 2015
3. Issyk- kul Co-operative Institute, Korakoll – 2015
4. Tajikistan State National University, Dushanbe – 2015
5. Daejeon Institute of Health Science, Daejeon, Korea – 2015
6. Kyrgyz-Uzbek University – 2015

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India 163rd position in FIFA

India moved up three places to the 163rd spot in the FIFA football rankings Increase in ranking due to following achievements:
1. Won the SAFF Cup by defeating Afghanistan.
2. Defeated Nepal and Sri-Lanka in the regional tournament.
3. India accumulated 139 points, and is at the 31st spot among Asian countries.
- Top 5 countries:
. Belgium
2. Argentina
3. Spain
4. Germany
5. Chile
- Top Asian country: Iran (global ranking-42)
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
- It is the governing body of association football, futsal and beach football. 
- Its headquarters are in Zurich, Switzerland.
- Its current President is Issa Hayatou.
- FIFA has adopted an anthem composed by the German composer Franz Lambert.
- Tournaments organized by FIFA:
FIFA World Cup, FIFA Women's World Cup, FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA U-17 World Cup, Football at the Summer Olympics, FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup, FIFA Futsal World Cup, FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
- Winners of recent FIFA tournaments:
. Women's World Cup: USA
2. Club World Cup: Spain FC Barcelona
3. Futsal World Cup: Brazil
4. Beach Soccer World Cup: Portugal
5. Interactive World Cup: (Saudi Arabia) Abdulaaziz Alshehri

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Sachin Tendulkar roped in as brand ambassador for ‘Changing Diabetes’

Novo Nordisk has announced Sachin Tendulkar as the brand ambassador for 'Changing Diabetes'. Primary objective of this move is to raise awareness, improve access to care and address psycho-social aspects of diabetes to improve people’s lives.Novo Nordisk has also initiated the Changing Diabetes in Children, a programme designed to improve access to diabetes care for children with Type I diabetes.
About Diabetes
- It is a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. 
- Medical Name: Diabetes Melitus
- Types:
1. Type 1 Diabetes - the body does not produce insulin. 
2. Type 2 Diabetes - the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function.
3. Gestational diabetes- This type affects females during pregnancy. Some women have very high levels of glucose in their blood, and their bodies are unable to produce enough insulin to transport all of the glucose into their cells, resulting in progressively rising levels of glucose.

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Ganga Gram Yojana

Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti launched Ganga Gram Yojana at Village Puth in Hapur district of U.P.
- Aim: to develop 1600 villages situated along the banks of The Ganga.
- Features:
. In this villages open drains falling into The Ganga will be diverted and alternative arrangements for sewage treatment will be made.
2. The villages will have toilets in every house hold.
3. These villages will be developed under the Sichewal model. 

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Andhra Bank launches IMPS for money transfer

Andhra Bank has launched Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) at all its branches.National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is associated with Andhra Bank in his step.IMPS makes payments possible within fraction of seconds without compromising security.
- Benefits:
. facility will be available round-the-clock unlike the NEFT, which is available only for limited hours.
2. a real time instant fund transfer system for inter-bank remittances.
About IMPS
The IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) helps customer to access their bank account and transfer funds instantly and securely. Currently majority of interbank mobile fund transfer transactions are channelized through NEFT mechanism. Under NEFT, the transactions are processed and settled in batches, hence are not real time. Also, the transactions can be done only during the working hours of the RTGS system. IMPS offers an instant, 24X7, interbank electronic fund transfer service through mobile phones.
Objectives of IMPS:
IMPS is an emphatic tool to transfer money instantly.
1.To enable bank customers to use mobile instruments as a channel for accessing their banks accounts and remit funds.
2.Making payment simpler just with the mobile number of the beneficiary.         
3.To sub-serve the goal of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in electronification of retail payments
4.To facilitate mobile payment systems already introduced in India with the Reserve Bank of India Mobile Payment Guidelines 2008 to be inter-operable across banks and mobile operators in a safe and secured manner.
5. To build the foundation for a full range of mobile based Banking services.   
ly within banks across India through mobile, internet and ATM which is not only safe but also economical both in financial and non financial perspectives.

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"6 pack band" India's First Transgender Band

India’s first transgender band, has released its debut single “Hum hain happy” along with its music video.The band was launched by Yash Raj Films’s youth films wing Y-Films in association with Brooke Bond Red Label. Through this, they want to spread the message that all living beings should be treated with the same respect and dignity. Also, according to them, where words fail, music speaks.
Transgender people are individuals of any age or sex whose appearance, personal characteristics, or behaviors differ from stereotypes about how men and women are ‘supposed’ to be. 
Problems faced by transgender
. Discrimination, 
2. Unemployment, 
3. Lack of educational facilities, 
4. Homelessness, 
5. Lack of medical facilities
6. Neglected in inheritance of property or adoption of a child.
Judgement of Supreme Court in favour of Transgender
.  Legal Recognition for Third Gender
2. Legal Recognition for people transitioning within male/female binary
3. Centre and State Governments have been asked to take steps to create public awareness so that Transgender people will feel that they are also part and parcel of the social life and not be treated as untouchables.
4. Centre and State Governments have been directed to take proper measures to provide medical care to Transgender people in the hospitals and also provide to them separate public toilets and other facilities.

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Indian Won Bronze at British Junior Open Squash

India’s Neel Joshi capped his brilliant run at the prestigious British Junior Open Squash Championships by clinching the bronze medal in the Boys U13 category in Sheffield.Last year, India had captured another bronze through Kush Kumar in the Boys U19 category.Neel Joshi is presently ranked number 1 in the Under -13 category of the Indian Junior Rankings.
British Junior Open squash championship
-British Junior Open squash championship is considered the second most prestigious junior open squash championship in the squash history after the World Junior Squash Championship.
- It takes place at Sheffield in England.
- The Under-19 boys category was known as the Drysdale Cup before 1999.

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North Korea tested Hydrogen Bomb

North Korea has successfully carried out its first hydrogen bomb test.After the test, South Korea is in talks with the United States to deploy U.S. strategic assets on the Korean peninsula. The test also alarmed Japan and the White House. Hours after the nuclear test, The U.N. Security Council announced it would work immediately on significant new measures against North Korea.
Convention on Nuclear Safety
-The Convention on Nuclear Safety was adopted in Vienna on 17 June 1994.
-Its aim is to legally commit participating States operating land-based nuclear power plants to maintain a high level of safety by setting international benchmarks to which States would subscribe.
-The Convention is based on Parties’ common interest to achieve higher levels of safety which will be developed and promoted through regular meetings.
-The Diplomatic Conference to consider a Proposal by Switzerland to amend the Convention on Nuclear Safety was held on 9th February 2015 at the IAEA Headquarters, in Vienna, Austria.
Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM)
-The Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material entered into force on 8th February 1987. 
-The Convention is the only legally binding international instrument in the area of physical protection of nuclear material and one of the 13 international counter-terrorism instruments. 

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J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed no more

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed , Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, passed away of multiple organ failure in New Delhi. Mr Sayeed, a two-time chief minister, started his second tenure on March 1st, 2015 in alliance with the BJP.
- He founded the Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (JKPDP) in 1999.
- In a long career in politics, Mr Sayeed was a Congressman till 1987. 
- He was Minister for Tourism in the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1986, after which he joined former Prime Minister V P Singh's National Front government as Home Minister.
Past Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir
2005-2008: Ghulam Nabi Azad
2009-2015: Omar Abdullah
March, 2015- Jan,2016: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
During this time, J&K was under the President’s rule for three times.
The last President’s Rule (Jan, 2015-March 2015) was due to the delay by political parties in forming the government.

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