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    Current Affairs 05th November, 2018

    Posted on: 2018-11-05 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: General Knowledge

    Current Affairs

    5 November 2018


    1. 1.                  3rd Ayurveda Day Celebrated; All 19 New AIIMS To Have Ayurveda Departments
    • This 5th November the 3rd Ayurveda Day was celeberated.
    • Minister of State for AYUSH Shri Shripad Yesso Naik has announced that Ayurveda Departments will be opened in the new 19 AIIMS.
    • Ayurveda Departments in hundred  ESIC hospitals under Ministry of Labour.  Further, approval has been received from Home Ministry to open Ayurveda Departments in seven hospitals of BSF and other Para military forces.
    1. 2.                  Mou Signed Between WAPCOS and Doppelmayr for Passenger Ropeway Projects
    • MoU signed between WAPCOS and Doppelmayr for providing end-to-end solutions for passenger ropeway projects.
    • WAPCOS is a leading engineering consultancy organisation of the Government of India, which has grown into an Indian multinational with projects in over 45 countries across the world.
    • Doppelmayr, Austria are the world’s largest ropeway manufacturers with cutting-edge ropeway technologies. It has set up more than 15,000 ropeway installations across the world.
    1. 3.                  India's First Nuclear-Powered Submarine INS Arihant Completed Its First Deterrence Patrol
    • The submarine completes India's nuclear triad -- which means that the country now has the capability of firing nuclear weapons from land, air and sea.
    •  INS Arihant was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 2016.
    • Another nuclear submarine -- the Argihat -- will be commissioned in the next few years.
    • INS Arihant can fire nuclear weapons from underwater.
    • Arihant is an important part of India's no-first-use nuclear policy.
    • Arihant is part of a top-secret project.

     

    1. 4.                  India To Extend $310 Mn Loan For Zimbabwe Power Plant
    • India announced that it would extend a $310 million loan to Zimbabwe to finance a rehabilitation project for a thermal power plant that would entail upgrading the station and extending its lifespan.
    • A fund of $2.9 million will also be extended to upgrade the Indo-Zim Technology Centre, which India had gifted to the African country.

     

    1. 5.                  Plans For Antarctic Sanctuary Shot Down
    • The plan to create the world’s largest marine sanctuary in Antarctic waters was shot down as the environmentalists denounced a lack of scientific foresight and hence the key conservation summit failed to reach a consensus.
    • Member states of the organisation tasked with overseeing the sustainable exploitation of the Southern Ocean failed at an annual meeting to agree over the 1.8 million sq km maritime protection zone.
    • The proposed sanctuary is around five times the size of Germany.  The proposed sanctuary would ban fishing in a vast area in the Weddell sea, protecting key species including seals, penguins and whales.
    •  A consensus is needed from all 24 members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) and the European Union.

     

    1. 6.                   World Tsunami Awareness Day
    • In December 2015, the UN General Assembly designated 5th November as World Tsunami Awareness Day.
    • Over the past 100 years, 58 tsunamis have claimed more than 260,000 lives, which is the highest number of deaths than in any other natural hazard.

     

    1. 7.                  World's Largest Supercomputer 'SpiNNaker' Switched On For The First Time
    • The world's largest neuromorphic supercomputer SpiNNaker (‘Spiking Neural Network Architecture’ machine), which was designed and built to work like a human brain, has been switched on for the first time.
    • Made up of one million processors, SpiNNaker can complete over 200 million-million actions per second.
    • The supercomputer will help scientists better understand how neurological diseases like Parkinson's impact the brain.

     

    1. 8.                  Pari Singh, 22-Yr-Old Jharkhand Girl Heads Australia High Commission For A Day
    • She got the opportunity after winning an annual programme held to mark the United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child.
    • Pari Singh hails from a naxal-affected village in Jamshedpur.
    • In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution adopting 11th October as the International Day of the Girl Child, recognizing girls' rights and the unique challenges girls around the world face realizing them.

     

    1. 9.                  Delhi's Signature Bridge Inaugurated 14 Years After Conceptualisation
    • Signature Bridge over the Yamuna river is double the height of Qutub Minar and connects the Wazirabad across the river Yamuna to the inner city.
    • It'll reduce the travel time between North and Northeast Delhi from 45 minutes to just 10 minutes, saving the pollution and fuel.
    • With features like a 154-metre high observation deck and selfie spots, the bridge will also serve as a tourist spot.
    • Delhi’s Signature Bridge is the first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge in India which will enable and will offer a panoramic view of the city.

     

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