Page-3 of Current Affairs - May, 2013

Carbon dioxide causing increase in the acidity of Arctic Ocean

As per the findings of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP), Carbon dioxide emissions are making arctic seas more acidic and even if the emissions are completely stopped today it would take tens of thousands of years to reverse this phenomena. AMAP which has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway, has been recording widespread changes ..

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Japan restarts operating Dreamliner flights

Japan’s biggest airline- All Nippon Airways (ANA) has resumed Boeings 787 Dreamliner flights. It is for the first time for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner when its flights were resumed after the planes were grounded worldwide after two incidents on Japanese-owned planes involving overheating of the lithium-ion battery packs in January 2013. The Matter: The US ..

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Philippines objects to Dan Brown's ‘Inferno’

The Philippines government has objected to poor description of its capital in the Dan Brown’s latest novel “Inferno” which describes the capital Manila as “the gates of hell”. The book includes a character who is visiting the city and taken aback by poverty, crime and the sex trade. Who is Dan Brown? Dan Brown is an ..

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UN releases World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013 Report

As per the forecast report World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013 released by the United Nations, it is hopeful that the world economy can gain slow momentum for the rest of the year as a result of improved global financial conditions. Highlights of the report: It is expected that global economic activity will gain momentum ..

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UIDAI launches online authentication services

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched three new Aadhaar-enabled services and announced the establishment of around 300 permanent enrolment centres (Aadhaar kendras). The number of centres will be scaled up to 1,000 by September 2013. These services will enable Aadhaar holders to avail themselves of various services by using the Aadhaar identity ..

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