Telangana Current Affairs 4th December 2015
Justice Thakur Sworn in as CJI
Justice T S Thakur was sworn in on Thursday as the 43rd Chief Justice of India. President Pranab Mukerjhee administered the oath of office.
Thakur succeedded CJ H L Dattu who demmitted office on December 2. CJ Thakur will have a tenure of 13 months as he is slated to retire on January 3,2017.
Scientists to drill deep inside Earth
Scientists are attempting to drill a hole in to Indian Ocean floor this week to discover more about what is hidden beneath the Earth’s surface. The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is running the project known as Expedition 360. If the project is successful it will be the first time that the Earth’s Crust has been reached. Through the drilling, the team hopes to discover what materials the crust is made of. They also want to find how the crust was constructed.
Patanjali group eyes a bigger bite of consumer goods pie with Rs.360 cr ad blitz
On an annualised basis, it will, by 31 March 2016, have spent more on advertising in the previous months than Emami Ltd, GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd, Nestle India Ltd and Godrej Consumer Products Ltd, some of the India’s largest packaged consumer good companies. In 5 years, it hopes to be the biggest packaged consumer goods company in the country.
Scientists at the CDFD discovered protein linked to TB
Scientists at the centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnosis (CDFD) have discovered a novel protein which could lead to development of a therapy for Tuberculosis.
Rv1988, the mycobacterial protein identified by a team of scientists,modulates the human cell’s response to the mycobacterial tuberculosis (Mtb), a break-through which can lead to development of a drug or become a potential diagnostic bio-marker for Malian Genetics, CDFD, conducted the study, which was recently published in the prestigious journal ‘Nature Communications’.
TS Cries foul over Centre’s aid funding schemes
The State government expect to recieve Rs,25,223.49 crore,but all it could get was only Rs.13,074.50 crore from the Centre. The Telanganagovernment, while preparing the budjet estimates for 2015-16, was under the impression that it would be able to secure an aggregate amount of Rs.25,223.49 crore fromt he Centre. It estimated that it would get a share in Central taxes up to Rs.12,823.25 crore against which it got only Rs,7,327.64 crore. For Plan grants, it expected Rs. 6,497.24 crore, but got only Rs.4,217.46 crore.