Page-10 of Current Affairs - October, 2013

"Frank": World’s first complete bionic man

What is Frank (Frankenstein) ? Researchers from Zurich (Switzerland) have revealed the world’s first walking, talking bionic man called Frank, short for Frankenstein Researchers have engineered the world’s first robot human or Bionic man made entirely of prosthetic parts. It can walk, talk and has a beating heart. The robot has been developed by Roboticists Rich Walker ..

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Prof. Ravi Chopra Expert panel to study the impact of Hydro-projects in Uttarakhand

A 17-member expert panel headed by Prof. Ravi Chopra has been constituted by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to investigate whether the environmental degradation caused by hydro-electric projects on Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers led to Uttarakhand floods. Tasks before the Prof. Ravi Chopra Expert Committee: To examine the extent to which the projects were ..

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"Tata SIA Airlines Ltd." – TATA-Singapore Airlines joint venture gets approval for its name

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs approved the name “Tata SIA Airlines Ltd.” to be used for the proposed aviation venture of TATA with Singapore Airlines(SIA) which plans to offer full-service passengers sevices on domestic and international routes. The initial investment in the project is estimated to be $100 million, with Tata Sons injecting $51 million ..

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Saudi Arabia declines UN Security Council Seat

Showing disappointment over the inability of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East issues, Saudi Arabia refused an esteemed seat on the UNSC. It cited the Security Council’s failure to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, take measures to end Syria’s civil war and curb nuclear ..

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First National Yash Chopra Memorial Award presented to Lata Mangeshkar

Legendary vocalist Lata Mangeshkar was presented the first national Yash Chopra Memorial Award by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting as a mark of tribute to the legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra on the eve of his first death anniversary. The Yash Chopra Memorial Award: Instituted by the TSR Foundation of T. Subbarami Reddy. It carries ..

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