Current Affairs This Week (11-11-2018)

  • Michael Dertouzos
    Michael Leonidas Dertouzos was a Greek professor in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science from 1974 to 2001.

 

  • Ekana cricket stadium renamed after Atal Bihari Vajpayee
    UP Govt has decided to rename newly-built Ekana International Stadium in capital city Lucknow after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The stadium with a seating capacity of around 50,000 will now be known as ‘Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium’.

 

  • Angad Vir Singh Bajwa wins gold in Men’s Skeet
    Angad Vir Singh Bajwa won gold medal by setting world record score in men’s skeet final of the 8th Asian Shotgun Championship held in Kuwait. With this, he became first Indian skeet shooter to win continental or world level event.

 

  • Nuclear submarine Arihant completes 1st deterrence patrol
    India’s first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant has successfully completed its first deterrence patrol. The development signifies that underwater warship has completed its maiden long-range mission with live nuclear-tipped missiles.

 

  • Tamil Nadu’s 1st bilateral hand transplant patient
    Narayanasamy: Tamil Nadu’s first bilateral hand transplant patient has started to tap a ball, use a mobile phone and drink water by holding a glass. A resident of Dindigul, Narayanasamy, a mason, lost both hands in an electrocution in August 2015.

 

  • World Tsunami Awareness Day: November 5
    The World Tsunami Awareness Day is observed every year across the world on 5 November 2016 to spread awareness among people across the world about Tsunami. This year it was third edition of World Tsunami Awareness Day after it was instituted in 2015.

 

  • Public Credit Registry
    PCR is digital registry of authenticated granular credit information. It will work as financial information infrastructure providing access to various stakeholders and enrich the existing credit information ecosystem.

 

  • Shakti: India’s 1st indigenous microprocessor
    The researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) have designed India’s first indigenous microprocessor called ‘Shakti’. It is aimed at developing industrial-grade microprocessors and other components of the microprocessor ecosystem. It will also help to reduce dependency on imported microchips and risk of cyber-attacks.

 

  • Odisha Government launches Saura Jalnidhi scheme
    Odisha Government has launched Saura Jalnidhi scheme to encourage use of solar energy in irrigation by farmers. Under this scheme, farmers will be given. 90% subsidy and 5,000 solar pumps. This will provide irrigation benefits in 2,500 acres of the state.

 

  • Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu
    Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu (10 November 1887 – 25 November 1973) was the first female engineer in romania and world’s second female engineer. Zamfirescu was the first female member of the General Association of Romanian Engineers & ran laboratories for the Geological Institute of Romania.

 

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