Page-6 of Current Affairs - August, 2019

Akademik Lomonosov: Russia launches world’s first floating nuclear reactor

Russia launched world’s first floating nuclear reactor called Akademik Lomonosov, sending it on epic journey across the Arctic. It was launched and loaded with nuclear fuel from Arctic port of Murmansk for its 5,000 kilometre voyage to Pevek in northeastern Siberia. On arriving in Pevek, it will replace local nuclear plant and closed coal plant. ..

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7 new species of water treaders belonging to genus Mesovelia discovered

Scientists from Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have discovered seven new species of water treaders belonging to genus Mesovelia. Water treaders are semi-aquatic insects that can walk or run on surface of water. These new discoveries include Mesovelia andamana is from Andaman Islands, M. isiasi and M. bispinosa are from Meghalaya, M. tenuia and M. ..

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BWF World Championships 2019:  PV Sindhu became 1st Indian to win gold

PV Sindhu became 1st Indian to win a Badminton World Championships gold by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan. Sindhu  crushed Okuhara with  21-7, 21-7 in just 38 minutes in a one-sided final held at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland. Sindhu’s gold is second medal that India won at BWF World Championships in 2019 ..

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Prabhakar Singh, DG, CPWD chosen for Eminent Engineer Award- 2019

Prabhakar Singh, Director General, Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has been chosen for elite and prestigious Eminent Engineer Award for Year 2019 by Institution of Engineers (India). He is chosen for his distinguished and exemplary Service in field of Engineering and Technology. The award shall be conferred to him on Engineers Day observed on 15 ..

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Celebrate September as Month of Nutrition: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to celebrate September 2019 as a month of nutrition. The announcement was made in his latest Mann Ki Baat programe in which he laid emphasis on creating awareness to fight malnutrition among children, particularly girl child. Key Highlights The month of September will be celebrated as ‘Poshan Abhiyaan’ across ..

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BWF World Championship 2019: B. Sai Praneeth wins bronze in men’s singles

India’s B. Sai Praneeth settled for bronze after losing (13-21, 8-21) to Kento Momota of Japan in men’s singles semifinal in BWF World Championships 2019 held at St. Jakobshalle in Basel in Switzerland. Kento Momota is world No.1 and defending champion of Badminton World Championship. Key Highlights Sai Praneeth, World No. 19, has ended a ..

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