Page-37 of Current Affairs - February, 2015

Pakistan successfully test-fires new cruise missile Ra'ad

Pakistan has conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) Ra’ad. This successful launch has helped Pakistan to achieve strategic standoff capability both on land and at sea. Key facts about Ra’ad missile Designed to operate with Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aircraft’s like Dassault Mirage III ROSE and JF-17 ..

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Anish Aggarwal takes over as Director (Pipelines) at Indian Oil Corporation

Anish Aggarwal has taken charge as Director (Pipelines) at nation’s largest oil refining and marketing company, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). Previously, he was Executive Director (Operations) at the IOC’s Pipelines Division. Anish Aggarwal As Executive Director (Operations), he was leading a IOC team that looked into operations and maintenance of company’s 11,221 kms long pipeline ..

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Malaysia’s Nicol David sets world No.1 squash record

Malaysia’s female professional squash player Nicol David has set a new record by topping the world squash rankings for 106th month. She is first Asian to achieve this milestone and has overtaken previous 105th month record set by four time world champion Susan Devoy from New Zealand which was set in February 1993. For first ..

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NASA launches SMAP satellite to observe soil moisture

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite to observe soil moisture. It was launched from the Delta 2 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite SMAP satellite is three-year mission which will measure the amount of moisture in soil. The satellite is ..

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Jackal research and translocation project launched in Uttar Pradesh

Wildlife SOS in collaboration with Uttar Pradesh (UP) Forest Department and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is launching Jackal Research & Translocation Project in UP. Under this project, study and translocation of 30-35 wild jackals from Akbar’s Tomb in Sikandra, Agra to safe natural habitat will be undertaken. Jackal Translocation Project It seeks to protect ..

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