Page-5 of Current Affairs - August, 2018

Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO unveils plans for India’s manned space flight mission

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) unveiled details of its first indigenous human space mission dubbed as Gaganyaan to be launched in 2022. The mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 72nd Independence Day speech. Under it, three Indian astronauts (Gaganyatris) will be taken to space on board Gaganyaan spacecraft by 2022. This ..

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Government constitute 21-member Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council

Union Government has constituted new 21-member advisory panel on science, technology and innovation called Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC). It will be headed by Principal Scientific Advisor to government K Vijay Raghavan. It will replace earlier Scientific Advisory Committee to Prime Minister and to Cabinet. PM-STIAC The council will advise PM ..

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Government asks States to ban e-cigarettes

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued advisory to all states and Union Territories to not allow manufacture, sale and advertisement of e-cigarettes and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). It also has issued warning that use e-cigarettes and other ENDS devices pose great health risk to public at large, especially to children and ..

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Horizon 2020: India, EU join hands for research programme to develop a next generation influenza vaccine

Union Government and European Union (EU) have collaborated for research programme named Horizon 2020 to develop Next Generation Influenza Vaccine to protect citizens across the globe. For this research programme, India’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and EU have committed Euro 15 million (Rs. 240 crore). Horizon 2020 research project Under this project, cost-effective and affordable ..

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Satya Tripathi appointed as Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of UNEP

Indian development economist and environment expert Satya S. Tripathi was appointed as has been appointed assistant secretary general of United Nations and will head New York office of UN Environment Programme (UNEP). He was appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Satya Tripathi Tripathi holds commerce and law bachelors degrees and masters in law from Berhampur ..

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