Page-9 of Current Affairs - November, 2018
Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US have built and flown first-ever silent airplane with no moving propellers or jet turbines. At present, every aircraft have moving parts such as propellers, turbine blades and fans, which are powered by the combustion of fossil fuels or by battery packs that produce a persistent, whining buzz. ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
Topics: Aerodynamics • Airbreathing jet engine • Aircraft • Airplane • Electrodynamic Thrust • Energy • FIrst silent airplane • Gas turbines • Ionic wind • Jet engine • Massachusetts Institute of Technology • Mechanical engineering • Radio-controlled aircraft • Science and Technology • US • Vehicle
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has developed new technology called ‘Impact Based Forecasting Approach’ to assess rise of water level in rivers and reservoirs by rain. It shows pre-event scenario will help state governments authorities to minutely monitor impact of rainfall and take real-time decisions. It will help to avoid disastrous situation similar to Kerala floods. ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: Earth • Geography • IMD • Impact Based Forecasting Approach • India Meteorological Department • Meteorology • North Indian Ocean cyclone season • Physical geography • Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai • Science and Technology • Weather forecasting
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has appointed popular singer Nahid Afrin (17) of Assam as the first ‘Youth Advocate’ of the northeastern region to fight for child rights. UNICEF engages ‘Youth Advocates’ to harness their voice as agents of change in society. Nahid had made her playback debut in 2016 Bollywood film ‘Akira’ ..
Category: Awards, Persons & Places in News
The 7th edition of the ‘International Tourism Mart’ was held in Agartala, the capital city of Tripura. It was organised by Union Ministry of Tourism in association with Department of Tourism, Government of Tripura and North Eastern States. The theme for this year is “Adventure Tourism”. Key Facts This edition of tourism mart is expected ..
Topics: Agartala • Geography of India • International Tourism Mart • Ministry of Tourism • National • Northeast India • Northeast India International Travel Mart • Outline of Tripura • States and union territories of India • Tourism • Tourism in North East India • Tripura
Andhra Pradesh Government has launched Bhuseva and Bhudaar web portal through which people can view land records online. People can get land record records online through these portals using Aadhaar card. Bhudaar security policy was also launched to provide security to the land records of farmers. Bhudaar It is 11 digit unique identification code to ..
Topics: Aadhaar • Andhra Pradesh • Bhudaar web portal • Bhuseva web portal • Government • Government of India • Identity documents of India • India • Land Record Digitisation • Mee Seva • Ration card • States