Scotland: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Period Dignity

Published: March 3, 2020

Scotland is said to become the first country to provide free sanitary products for women, thus ending ‘period poverty’ and ensuring ‘period dignity’. Period Poverty: Period poverty refers to condition where certain circumstances make menstruation-a natural process, a ‘difficult experience’ for women. These include health conditions (like endometriosis), homelessness, coercive, controlling and violent relationships etc. ..

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Aarohi Pandit became World’s 1st woman to cross Atlantic Ocean solo in LSA

Published: May 15, 2019

India’s Captain Aarohi Pandit became world’s first woman to cross Atlantic Ocean (AO) solo in a Light Sports Aircraft (LSA) named Mahi. Key Highlights Aarohi Pandit is a 23 year old commercial pilot and LSA licence holder from Mumbai, Maharashtra. About: This achievement is part of her ongoing Women Empower (WE) Expedition in the tiny ..

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INS Vishal: India, UK in talks to replicate Naval Supercarrier

Published: May 7, 2019

According to reports, India is in talks with the United Kingdom (UK) for building a new state-of-the-art aircraft carrier that would be replicate (copycat version) of Britain’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier as part of ongoing ‘Make in India’ negotiations. It will be named ‘INS Vishal’ in 2022 and will become Indian Navy’s largest warship. ..

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New State of Matter Discovered

Published: April 11, 2019

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh of Scotland using powerful computer simulations have discovered the existence of the state known as the chain-melted state. Chain-Melted State At the chain-melted state, atoms are both solid and liquid at the same time. Scientists have discovered that when extreme pressure and temperature are applied to potassium, it can ..

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Sutherland: UK selects Scottish site for first spaceport

Published: July 18, 2018

UK Space Agency has selected site at Sutherland on A’Mhoine peninsula on north coast of Scotland for its first spaceport to launch rockets vertically and put satellites in orbit. For development of this spaceport, UK Government is going to provide $3.3 million funding and will be built with help of consortium of companies. Key Facts ..

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