Page-6 of Current Affairs - November, 2012

DRDO setting up missile launch site in Machilipatnam

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is developing a new missile launch site in Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs 1,000 crore. Currently the launch facilities are at Chandipur and Wheeler Island locations in Balasore in Odisha.

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26,000 hectares in Bagalkot will have Drip irrigation

Drip irrigation project is planned to irrigate nearly 26,000 hectares of land in the command area of the Krishna in Bagalkot district. The project would cost Rs. 800 crore. What is Drip Irrigation? Drip irrigation or trickle irrigation or micro irrigation or localized irrigation, is an irrigation method deployed to save water and fertilizer by ..

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Aflibercept: Drug that can halt cancer growth

Scientists have developed a new drug ‘Aflibercept’ for stopping the cancerous cells from multiplying. The new drug makes cancerous cells to sleep thus inhibiting them from multiplying. The drug functions by exchanging the molecular switches in cancer structure so that there is no multiplication of the cancerous cells. The drug has shown effectiveness in extending ..

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Sebastian Vettel becomes youngest triple champion of F1

25 year old Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull became Formula One’s youngest triple world champion at the Brazilian Grand Prix. The German, who needed only a fourth place to be sure of becoming the first driver to win his first three titles consecutively, finished 6th in the Brazillian Grand Prix.

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Mount Tongariro in New Zealand erupts again

Mount Tongariro, a volcano situated on New Zealand’s North Island, erupted for the second time this year. Where exactly is Mount Tongariro? Mount Tongariro is a compound volcano in the Taupo Volcanic Zone of the North Island of New Zealand. Located 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the southwest of Lake Taupo, and is the northernmost ..

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Pepsi replaces DLF by winning 5 years sponsorship of the IPL

Pepsi won the five-year title sponsorship of the Indian Premier League (IPL). It replaced earlier sponsor DLF by paying Rs 396.8 crore ($71.93 million) which is almost double the amount DLF paid.

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