Page-4 of Current Affairs - August, 2019

Indian Institute of Petroleum sets up plant to turn plastic waste into diesel

Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) has set up a waste plastic to diesel plant in Dehradun (capital of Uttarakhand) as a step towards ensuring freedom from plastic. It was inaugurated by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science and Technology and Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Key Highlights Process: In the waste plastic ..

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Shaheen VIII: Pakistan-China aerial exercise held in China’s Hotan City

Pakistan and China are conducting joint bilateral aerial exercise Shaheen VIII (Eagle VIII) in Chinese city of Holton, close to the Indian border near Ladakh. It was eight edition of this aerial exercise, which is conducted annually by India’s two neighbours since 2011. About Shaheen VIII The air to air war games as part of ..

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India, Nepal launch Kathmandu-Siliguri bus service

India and Nepal have launched Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and Siliguri in West Bengal. The first bus service on this route was flagged off by Nepal’s Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation Raghubir Mahaseth and Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri rom Kathmandu. It is overall 11th route for bus service between Nepal and India, of the ..

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CoP18 of CITES held in Geneva

The 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was recently held in Geneva, Switzerland. Highlights of COP18 CITES Smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) was moved from CITES Appendix II to CITES Appendix I, giving it highest level of international protection from commercial trade. ..

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Kalvi Tholaikkatchi: Tamil Nadu Govt launches education TV channel for school students

Tamil Nadu Government launched its exclusive education TV channel named Kalvi Tholaikkatchi (Education TV). It is an initiative of the School Education Department aimed at benefiting students of classes I to XII. Kalvi Tholaikkatchi TV channel It will telecast programmes from 6 am to 9.30 pm every day. Its programmes will be based on board ..

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MoU signed for enhanced outreach on HIV/AIDS Prevention

Department of Social Justice (DSJE), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced outreach On HIV/AIDS Prevention. Key Highlights of MoU Inclusion of target groups of NACO and National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) in the ..

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