Current Affairs Today
The project is implemented by Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL), which is a Special Purpose Vehicle incorporated by Odisha Government.
It will initially have 100 hotspots enabled locations with 275 access points.
One wi-fi hotspot would be able to handle 150 users at a given point of time.
With this move, the Capital will stamp its entry as a global Smart City with 500 hotspots spanning the entire city.
India's largest container port JNPT is planning to host an edible oil refinery to maximise revenue and ensure captive cargo.
The port already has a liquid cargo terminal in addition to the 4 container terminals.
The port is situated in Maharashtra.
New York's iconic Empire State Building was lit in orange for the first time to celebrate Diwali.
It was organised by the Federation of Indian Associations in cooperation with the Empire State Realty Trust.
Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri and singer Jay Sean flipped the switch to turn on the lights on top of the building.
Ralph - a space instrument that has travelled as far as Pluto — was first launched aboard the New Horizons spacecraft in 2006 and obtained stunning flyby images of Jupiter and its moons.
In 2021, Ralph is set to journey with the Lucy mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. The instrumet will fly by another Kuiper Belt object called 2014 MU69 — nicknamed Ultima Thule - in January 2019.
India lost a major trade dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO), after a dispute settlement panel largely upheld Japan’s complaint that New Delhi’s imposition of safeguard duty on imports of hot-rolled steel flat products during September 2015 and March 2018 violated core global trade rules.
The case was filed by Japan in December 2017.
Defence ministers from European countries met in Paris and launched a joint military force known as the ‘European Intervention Initiative’ or EI2.
The military force could rapidly be deployed in response to a conflict or natural disaster.
Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Portugal, Britain and Finland are part of this initiative.
Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have created a bionic device that generates green power by 3D-printing clusters of cyanobacteria on an ordinary white button mushroom.
The researchers took an ordinary white button mushroom from a grocery store and made it bionic, supercharging it with clusters of cyanobacteria that create electricity and swirls of graphene nanoribbons that can collect the current.
New Saudi passport rules have barred Israeli Muslims from visiting Mecca for Hajj pilgrimage.
Since Israel and Saudi don't have diplomatic ties, Israeli Muslims visited Mecca by going to Jordan where they got temporary Jordanian passports that allowed them to travel to the kingdom.
Saudi will no longer accept temporary Jordanian passport.
He is an Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) of 1990 batch.
At present, he is Additional Secretary at Headquarters of Ministry of External Affairs.
The ozone layer that shields life from cancer-causing solar rays is recovering at a rate of one to three percent per decade, reversing years of dangerous depletion caused by the release of harmful chemicals.
The Antarctic ozone hole is recovering while continuing to occur every year.
The main aim is to unique organic products of the women farmers and entrepreneurs from across the country.
It will serve as an e-platform to bring them together and promote the achievements of women farmers.
It was launched during the 5th “Women of India National Organic Festival, 2018”.
It was unveiled at the Air Show China 2018 in Zhuhai, China.
UAV – CH7, China become the second country following the US, to produce high-altitude long-endurance combat UAVs with advanced penetration capabilities.
It can launch weapons, like anti-radiation missiles, air-to-ground or anti-ship missiles and long-distance precision-guided bombs.
It can be customized. It is 10 meters long.
It has a wingspan of 22-meters.
He urged the Conrad Sangma government to speed up the appointment of 4 other members of the Lokayukta.
This was awarded by Malabar Gold & Diamonds’, flagship company of Malabar Group, a leading Indian business conglomerate.
He was honored for his “pioneering” contributions to the field of education.
Tabla artist Vinayak Thorat will be awarded the Sangeeta acharya Annasaheb Kirloskar Lifetime Achievement.
Both the awards consist of cash prizes of Rs 5 lakh, citation, and a memento each.
Jayant Sawarkar started his career in Marathi theatre as a backstage artist.
She has been awarded for her inspirational achievements in mountaineering.
She is 30 years old.
In 2013, she became the world’s first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest.
She is a former Indian national Volleyball player.