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)