Page-7 of Current Affairs - September, 2019

UAE’s Hazza Al Mansouri became first Arab Astronaut in space

The United Arab Emirates’s (UAE) Hazza Al Mansouri became the first Emirati and the first Arab astronaut to travel to International Space Station (ISS). However he is only the 3rd Arab in space after Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia (1985), and Mohammad Faris (1987) of Syria. He blasted into space accompanied ..

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Right Livelihood Award 2019

The winners of Right Livelihood Award 2019 were announced in Stockholm, Sweden. The year 2019 was celebrated as the 40th anniversary of Right Livelihood Award, widely known as ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’. 2019 Right Livelihood Award Laureates The Sweden-based Right Livelihood Foundation announced 4 winners in 2019 edition of awards, namely- Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg– ..

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September 26: International Day for Total Elimination of nuclear weapons

Every year September 26 is marked as the International Day for total elimination of Nuclear weapons. It is being observed since 2014. The day is observed to enhance public awareness about the threat posed to humanity by nuclear weapons. Background The United Nations General Assembly declared the day in 2013 through a resolution 68/32. The ..

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China launches its first Amphibious Assault Ship

China has launched its first amphibious assault ship in Shanghai. This ship would enable ground forces to carry out attacks on enemy territory from sea. It is independently developed by China and has a strong capacity in amphibious operations as well as performing a variety of tasks. About China’s Amphibious Assault Ship The new ship ..

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Malabar Exercise 2019: India, Japan, US Naval Exercise begins

The Malabar Exercise 2019, the trilateral maritime exercise between navies of India, Japan and the US began off the coast of Japan. The year 2019 is the 23rd edition of Malabar Exercise. Key Highlights Indian Navy: Two frontline indigenously designed and built Indian naval ships participating in exercise are- INS Sahyadri, a multi-purpose guided-missile frigate ..

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