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Scientists of Japan creates first-ever artificial crater on an asteroid ‘Ryugu’

The Japanese scientists have successfully created the first-ever artificial crater on an asteroid ‘Ryugu’. It’s a step towards shedding light on how the solar system evolved. The announcement comes after the Hayabusa2 probe fired an explosive device at the Ryugu asteroid early this month to blast a crater in the surface and scoop up material. ..



The Hwasong-15 is an intercontinental ballistic missile developed by North Korea. It is the first ballistic missile developed by North Korea that is theoretically capable of reaching all of the United States mainland (including Washington D.C.). It was designed to carry a “super-large heavy warhead.” It has operational range of 13,000 km.


Minamata Convention

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is an international treaty signed on 10th October 2013. The convention was designed to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds.  The Convention is named after the Japanese city Minamata. This naming is of symbolic importance as the city went through a devastating incident of mercury poisoning. Note: Recently, Union ..


Japan launches world’s smallest rocket to carry tiny satellite into orbit

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully launched the world’s smallest rocket with the ability to put a tiny satellite into orbit. The experimental SS-520 sounding rocket lifted off from the Uchinoura Space Center. It carried a microsatellite TRICOM-1R, a three-unit CubeSat weighing about 3 kilograms. The CubeSat will now be used to collect ..


Current Affairs: December 15, 2011

Canada quits Kyoto Complaining that Kyoto Protocol does not cover the world’s two largest emitters, the United States and China, and therefore cannot work, Canada has quit the Kyoto Protocol. The Protocol originally covered countries generating less than 30 per cent of global emissions and now it covered less than only 13 per cent and ..