Page-8 of Current Affairs - January, 2019

Atal Setu of Goa

Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the “Atal Setu” on the Mandovi river in Goa. Key features of the Bridge The important features of the bridge are: It is a four-lane 5.1-km long cable-stayed bridge connects state capital Panaji with north Goa. This four-lane bridge weighs at 2.5 lakh tonnes is equivalent to the ..

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Study on Greenland Ice: Key Facts

The study of Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Space Lab published in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on changes to Greenland’s ice sheet lists the following findings: Greenland’s melting ice caused sea levels to rise and resulted in the disappearance of glaciers four times faster in 2013 than in 2003 and ..

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India Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Report 2018: Key Facts

The India Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Report 2018 has been released Kochi based Institute of Small Enterprises and Development at the  South India MSME Summit 2019 in  Bengaluru. Findings of the Report The important findings of the report include: MSMEs need radical reforms to solve its pressing problems and to utilize its potential. Several ..

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Supreme Court refuses to stay amendments to SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court has refused to stay the amendments to Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018. These amendments were brought in to nullify the safeguards instituted by the Supreme Court to prevent its misuse. Safeguards proposed by Supreme Court Expressing concerns over the misuse of the various provisions under ..

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South Asian Nitrogen Hub

The British government has announced a research project, South Asian Nitrogen Hub to study nitrogen pollution in India and South Asia. The project led by UK’s Centre for Ecology and Hydrology will partner with 50 organisations from the UK and South Asia. The Indian Institutions partnering the study are: National Institute of Oceanography Guru Gobind Singh ..

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