Current Affairs Today
Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a process to remove nearly all traces of oil in produced water -- a byproduct from the oil refinery and extraction process.
About 2.5 billion gallons of produced water is generated each day in the US. Handling that water is a major challenge in the oil refinery industry, particularly because it is deemed unusable for household and commercial use because of remaining contaminants.
Researchers at Purdue University in the US have... Read More
President Ram Nath Kovind conferred with the highest State honour of Bolivia, “Condor de Los Andes en el Grado de Gran Collar” during his visit to Bolivia. President of Bolivia Evo Morales awarded him the Honour at a function held in Santa Cruz.
On the second day of President’s three-day visit to Bolivia, India and Bolivia signed eight MoUs in the fields of culture, Visa waiver arrangement for diplomats, exchange between diplomatic academies, mining, space, traditional... Read More
Shiv Sena it will contest 20 Lok Sabha seats.
The party has announced the names of 3 candidates.
Meanwhile, CPI(ML) has announced to contest four seats of Ara, Siwan, Karakat and Jehanabad.
State Party Secretary Kunal said the party will support RJD candidate Misa Bharati on Patliputra seat.
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) that it has recorded cargo movement of more than 200 million metric tonnes (MMT) at nine ports along the east and west coasts, becoming the first Indian port operator to achieve the milestone.
"Our projections were to reach this milestone by 2020 but we could achieve it ahead of schedule, courtesy the tech-driven operational efficiency and enhanced asset utilisation.
Wipro Limited (Bengaluru Based), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), signed an MoU to collaborate on high-impact, industry-focused applied research in the areas of 5G and AI.
Research outcomes from this partnership will be leveraged by Wipro to develop solutions for its customers, across industry verticals.
More than 6 lakh Japanese people over 40 are living in complete isolation from society, staying at home for more than six months without social interaction
The phenomenon is so widespread in Japan it even has its own name -- hikikomori -- defined as someone who does not go to school or work for six months and does not interact with anyone outside their family during that time.
A government survey published on Friday estimated there was 613,000 hikikomori aged between 40 and 64, nearly... Read More
Election Commission of India has appointed Shree K K Sharma (IPS 1982 Retd DG Border Security Force) as the Central Police Observer for the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
About Andhra Pradesh
♦ Capital- Amaravati.
♦ CM- N. Chandrababu Naidu.
♦ Governor- E.S.L. Narasimahan
♦ Capital- Hyderabad
♦ CM- K. Chandrashekar Rao
♦ Governor- E.S.L. Narasimham.
Chief Electoral Officer of Assam Mukesh Sahu launched a new initiative called ‘the Enajori’ at Janata Bhawan, Dispur in Guwahati for persons with disabilities with an aim that ‘No Voter to be Left behind’.
The initiative to make Lok Sabha Elections accessible to Persons with Disability (PwD) voters is a joint initiative of Assam CEO and Social Welfare Department.
♦ Capital: Dispur
♦ Chief Minister: Sarbananda Sonowal
The Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Shaktikanta Das launched the book “Indian Fiscal Federalism” authored by Dr. Y.V. Reddy and G.R. Reddy.
The launch event of the book was addressed by the Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission NK Singh, in New Delhi.
Dr Y.V. Reddy has served as the Governor of RBI during 2003-2008 and as the Chairman of the 14th Finance Commission of India.
The state of the Global Climate in 2018’, of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned that the physical and socio-economic impacts of climate change are accelerating day by day.
It is the 25th annual record of the Global climate.
In this report, there is a significant impact on temperatures, as 2018 was the fourth warmest year on record, and almost 1 degree C above from the period of 1850 to 1900.
It was reported that for the effect of greenhouse gases, temperatures may... Read More
A hyper-local connectivity app called “Bhonga” developed by Mumbai-based Company Linkus Infratech, to connect users to their neighborhood people in the city even without an Internet connection.
“Bhonga” is a Marathi word which means megaphone or loudspeaker.
This app automatically provides the lists the user living within the radius of one kilometre.
The app supports voice notes as well as photos.
Anyone can open their phone and send a message that is delivered to... Read More
After acquiring a majority stake in REC Ltd (formerly Rural Electrification Corporation Limited), center backed Power Finance Corporation (PFC) become India’s second largest Govt-owned Financial Firm after State Bank of India (SBI), based on market capitalization.
PFC has bought the 52.63% controlling stake in REC through Rs 14,500 crore deal with Union government.
The REC’ shares were acquired at Rs139.50 per equity share price.
70% of the deal was financed through cash... Read More
Tashigang at an altitude of 15,256 feet become the world’s highest polling station in the sleepy hamlet of Buddhist-dominated Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.
Tashigang polling station falls in one of the 17 assembly segments that form the Mandi Lok Sabha seat.
This polling station covers two villages of Tashigang and Gate.
About Himachal Pradesh
♦ Capital- Shimla
♦ CM- Shri Jai Ram Thakur
♦ Governor- Acharya Dev Vrat
The 16th meeting of the Canada-India Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism and its Expert Sub-group was held in Ottawa to provide detailed briefings on their respective nation’s counter-terrorism priorities, strategies, and legislative frameworks.
The meeting has reviewed the threats posed by terrorist groups worldwide and in their respective countries and regions.
♦ Capital – Ottawa
♦ Currency- Canadian Dollar
♦ PM- Justin Trudeau
Google has constituted an eight-member Advanced Technology External Advisory Council that will examine the ethical challenges related to artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies.
The aim of the council is to provide recommendations for Google and other companies and researchers regarding the AI.
♦ Parent organization – Alphabet Inc.
♦ Headquarters – Mountain View, California, United States
♦ CEO – Sundar Pichai
♦... Read More