Current Affairs - October, 2019

National Symposium on United to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis

On October 30, 2019, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare organized National Symposium on the following theme Theme: United to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. Highlights The event was inaugurated by the Health and Family Welfare minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. The minister also signed the “Call to Action to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis by 2021” Significance The ..

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Nagaland govt launches Ex-gratia Scheme for Students

The state government of Nagaland has launched an ex-gratia scheme for students studying outside Nagaland, called ‘Nagaland Government Ex-gratia Scheme for Students Studying outside Nagaland’ (NGESSO). The scheme is the initiative of Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. Key Features of NGESSO Scheme It is a scheme initiated and sponsored by Government of Nagaland under which ..

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A Boost for DRDO’s AIP system

The Air Independent Propulsion system enhances the submerged endurance of the submarines several times. As compared to other technologies fuel cell AIP has merits in performance. DRDO is now set to build fuel-cell based AIP system for Indian Naval Submarines. Air Independent Propulsion AIP is a technology that allows the non-nuclear submarines to operate without ..

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5th International Conference on RoadTech held in New Delhi

The 5th International Conference on Road Tech (Sustainable Roads and Highways) was held in New Delhi. The Conference Agenda was- ‘Smart Use of Available Resources for Green and Sustainable Roads’ The conference was addressed by Union Minister of State for Road Transport V.K. Singh. Key Highlights of Conference In the last five years great amount ..

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October 31: World Cities Day

The World Cities Day (WCD) is being celebrated by the United Nations to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization. It also intends to address the challenges of urbanization and to contribute to sustainable urban development around the world. It was established in 2013. The general theme of WCD is Better City, Better Life. ..

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