Puerto Rico Current Affairs, GK & News

Five Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope

After the collapse of the Arecibo Telescope, China is opening its world largest Radio Telescope for international scientists. The World second largest Arecibo Observatory collapsed in Puerto Rico after the 900-tonne receiver platform became loose and plunged 140-metres onto the radio dish below. With this, China recently announced that it is open its world largest ..

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Arecibo Telescope: Key Facts

Built in 1963, Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Telescope was built in 1963. It is the second-largest single-dish radio telescope in the world. It was in news recently because of its collapse. It is owned by the US National Science Foundation. It is known for its finding that Mercury rotates in 59 days and not 88 days ..

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Why US disagrees to grant Statehood to Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.?

The United States territory of Puerto Rico for the third time in ten years has voted in favour of statehood. It demands to be treated at par with the other 50 states of USA. On November 3, 2020, on the same day of US elections, majority of Puerto Ricans voted in favour of a non-binding ..

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Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019

26-year-old Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi was crowned as the Miss Universe 2019 on Sunday, 8th December 2019. In the finals, Zozibini defeated Miss Puerto Rico, Madison Anderson, who finished as the Runner-up. Miss Mexico, Sofia Aragon finished in third place. This year marked the 68th edition of Miss Universe competition and was held at ..

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Mumbai among world’s top trending tourist destinations for 2017

The data experts at Booking.com have found that financial and entertainment capital of India to be among the world’s top trending destinations for 2017. According to the survey, Mumbai is likely to see an increase in domestic and international tourist flow. It has scaled 10 places among the destinations which are most searched, relative to ..

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