Current Affairs This Week (15-09-2019)

Stolen Nataraja idol back to Tamil Nadu after 37 years The two-and-a-half-foot idol, taken away from the Kulasekaramudayar Aramvalartha Nayaki Amman temple in 1982, was traced to Australia.   Cryodrakon boreas, the largest flying animal plane-sized reptiles that lorded over primeval skies above T-rex, Triceratops and other dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous.With a wingspan of 10 m and weighing 250 kg, Cryodrakon boreas rivals another pterosaur as the largest flying animal of all time.   Chandrayaan 2 orbiter ‘sights’ Vikram lander on moon Chandrayaan-2 is the second lunar exploration mission developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation, after Chandrayaan-1. It … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (15-09-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (08-09-2019)

1st World Youth Conference on Kindness held in New Delhi The theme of the conference was ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Gandhi for the Contemporary World: Celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.’ In attendance were Union Ministers, prominent artists, nobel laureates and over 1,000 youth representing 27 countries.   22 August International Day for Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness about religious intolerance, and violence and discrimination against anyone based on their religion or belief.   NASA1st high-resolution measurements of Interplanetary Shock The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission — MMS — … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (08-09-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (01-09-2019)

Peacock Parachute Spider Rare tarantula sighted for 1st time The known habitat of Peacock Parachute Spider is in degraded forests near Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh. The spider belonging to the genus Poecilotheria, commonly known as the Peacock Parachute Spider or Gooty Tarantula was spotted by a team of researchers of the Puducherry-based IBF.   India’s first woman DGP Kanchan Chaudhary she was country’s second female Indian Police Service (IPS) officer after Kiran Bedi. Bhattacharya, a 1973 batch IPS officer, made history when she was appointed the DGP of Uttarakhand in 2004. She retired as the DGP on October 31, 2007. … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (01-09-2019)

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. … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (25-08-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (18-08-2019)

India to conduct 1st National Time Release Dept of Revenue, under Union Ministry of Finance, is conducting India’s 1st National Time Release Study for enabling faster movement of cargo across borders to benefit traders. TRS is an internationally recognized tool advocated by Brussels based World Customs Organization to measure efficiency and effectiveness of international trade flows.   Ravish Kumar wins 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award It is Asia’s premier prize and highest honour. It is often regarded as region’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize.Indian journalist Ravish Kumar (44) of NDTV news channel was chosen for 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award.   QRSAM: … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (18-08-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (11-08-2019)

10 August: World Biofuel Day Every year 10 August is observed as World Biofuel Day with aim to create awareness about importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels. It is being observed by Union Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas since 2015.   9 August:Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Observance of this day seeks to recognize the contributions & achievements of indigenous people to improve world issues such as environmental protection. ‘Indigenous Languages’. It is dedicated to languages of indigenous peoples’.   Manipur tops in Breastfeeding, Infant & Young Child Feeding The report card on … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (11-08-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (04-08-2019)

1st time after Partition, Nagar Kirtan arrives from Pakistan For 1st time after Independence (1947), ‘Nagar Kirtan’ carrying Guru Granth Sahib which was taken out from Nankana Sahib district of Punjab province of Pakistan, arrived at Attari in Amritsar, India. Nagar Kirtan is a religious procession.   TOI 270: NASA’s TESS discovers NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) recently discovered new dwarf star and planetary system named as TOI 270. It is located about 73 light years away from Earth, and in the constellation Pictor.   Julu 30: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons United Nations (UN) observed World Day … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (04-08-2019)