Current Affairs 22nd November 2018

NATIONAL NEWS India to host 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in 2019 The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health will be held in Hyderabad next year. The conference ‘Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action’ which will be held from October 30 to November 2 next year, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease said. The meeting culminated in a political Read more about Current Affairs 22nd November 2018[…]

Current Affairs 21st November 2018

NATIONAL NEWS 27th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change Held in New Delhi The 27th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change has urged the advanced countries to enhance their support to the developing nations in effectively implementing the Paris Agreement to combat climate change. The BASIC countries comprise Brazil, South Africa, India and China. The two-day Read more about Current Affairs 21st November 2018[…]

How to melt gold at room temperature

When the tension rises, unexpected things can happen  not least when it comes to gold atoms. Researchers from, among others, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have now managed, for the first time, to make the surface of a gold object melt at room temperature. Ludvig de Knoop, from Chalmers’ Department of Physics, placed a small Read more about How to melt gold at room temperature[…]

Current Affairs 20th November 2018

NATIONAL NEWS 14th edition of children’s festival begins The 14th edition of international children’s theatre festival, ‘JashneBachpan’, was inaugurated in New Delhi with folk dance performances from Assam, Rajasthan, Punjab, Manipur among other states. The nine-day theatre festival will see performances from Switzerland, Sri Lanka and Indonesia along with their Indian counterparts. The festival will come to a close on November Read more about Current Affairs 20th November 2018[…]

How electric fish got their big brains

Helmet-heads of the freshwater fish world, African mormyrid fishes are known for having a brain-to-body size ratio that is similar to humans.But there’s actually a great deal of variation in the size of mormyrid brains. These differences provide an opportunity to look at what’s behind the bulk. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have Read more about How electric fish got their big brains[…]

Current Affairs 19th November 2018

NATIONAL NEWS INDO-Russian Joint Exercise INDRA 2018 held in Jhansi India and Russia will hold joint military exercises in Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh from November 18. “Exercise Indra 2018” will begin at the Babina Field Firing Ranges. The aim of the exercise is to practice joint planning and conduct enhance interoperability of the two Armies in peace keeping and Read more about Current Affairs 19th November 2018[…]

3D chemical maps of single bacteria

Scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) — a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have used ultrabright x-rays to image single bacteria with higher spatial resolution than ever before. Their work, published in Scientific Reports, demonstrates an x-ray imaging technique, called x-ray fluorescence microscopy Read more about 3D chemical maps of single bacteria[…]

Current Affairs 18th November 2018

NATIONAL NEWS Nepal: 3 educational institutions set up by India inaugurated Three educational institutions that have been built by India were inaugurated in Nepal. The Shree Saraswati Tika Higher Secondary School has been built with an Indian assistance of 37.10 million Nepalese Rupees. Shree Laxmi Adarsha Multiple Campus was also inaugrated in Lekhnath and the Shree Gupteshwor Mahadev Multiple Campus in Pokhara. India has Read more about Current Affairs 18th November 2018[…]

Current Affairs 17th November 2018

NATIONAL NEWS ADB inks loans agreements worth $574 mn for various projects in India The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed three loan agreements with the government to provide debt of $574 millionfor on-lending, electricity transmission and water supply infrastructure projects. As part of the loan agreements, ADB will provide $300 million to support lending by India Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFCL). Among others, the $169 million loan Read more about Current Affairs 17th November 2018[…]

Current Affairs 16th November 2018

NATIONAL NEWS NITI Aayog Constitutes Himalayan State Regional Council NITI Aayog has constituted the ‘Himalayan State Regional Council’ to ensure sustainable development of the Himalayan region. The Himalayan State Regional Council will be chaired by the Dr VK Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog and will consist of the Chief Secretaries of the Himalayan States as well as the Secretaries of Read more about Current Affairs 16th November 2018[…]