Current Affairs This Week (25-08-2019)

  • DRDO transfers design of Mobile Metallic Ramp to Indian Army
    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over to the Army on Tuesday the design of Mobile Metallic Ramp (MMR) for strategic mobility of armoured and mechanised units as well as formations of the Army.


  • 1st high-resolution measurements of Interplanetary Shock
    The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission — MMS — has spent the past 4 years using high-resolution instruments to see what no other spacecraft can. Recently, MMS made the first high-resolution measurements of an interplanetary shock. These shocks, made of particles and electromagnetic waves, are launched by the Sun.


  • 19 August: World Humanitarian Day
    World Humanitarian Day is an international day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. On World Humanitarian Day 2019 we honour the work of women in crises throughout the world.


  • India biggest emitter of sulphur dioxide
    A new report by Greenpeace India shows the country is the largest emitter of sulphur dioxide in the world, with more than 15% of all the anthropogenic sulphur dioxide hotspots detected by the NASA OMI (Ozone Monitoring Instrument) satellite.


  • 1st glacier lost to climate change
    Symbolic funeral was held for Okjökull, commemorating the fact that it is the first Icelandic glacier to completely melt away. As part of the ceremony, a plaque was put in place with a chilling message to future generations.


  • India gets its first national essential diagnostics list
    India has got its first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) finalised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) which aims to bridge the current regulatory system’s gap that do not cover all the medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic device (IVD).


  • 1st Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology Gujarat
    Describing Gujarat as a hub of the chemical industry, Mandiya said that Vapi, Ankleshwar and Vatva have a significant presence of chemical industries. Gujarat will get the country’s first CICET which will be set up either in Vatva or Surat.


  • Two new species of Freshwater Fish found
    New species of freshwater fish from the north-eastern and northern parts of the country. While Glyptothorax gopii, a new species of catfish was found in Mizoram’s Kaladan river, Garra simbalbaraensis was found in Himachal Pradesh’s Simbalbara river.


  • Chardham Highway project: 4 holy places in Uttarakhand
    Tourists visiting four pilgrim-destinations in Uttarakhand popularly known as ‘Char Dham’ will soon have the convenience of all-weather roads connecting these places. The Supreme Court has modified the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order and cleared the decks for construction of over 880-km all-weather roads under the Chardham highway project.


  • India win gold 2019 Junior Track World Cycling Championship
    India’s Esow Alben bagged two individual medals at the World Junior Track Championship to help India register its best ever performance at a global cycling event. India won a gold, silver and bronze each to finish sixth in the medals tally.



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