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

Union Cabinet approves Rs 5,718 crore World Bank’s Project STARS

Published: October 14, 2020

On October 14, 2020, Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the project STARS aided by the World bank. Key highlights The cabinet has approved Rs 5,718 crores of aid from World Bank to implement project STARS. STARS is Strengthening Teaching Learning and Resources for States. The project is to be implemented ..

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STARS Project: World Bank approves 500 million USD for education

Published: June 29, 2020

On June 28, 2020, the World Bank approved 500 million USD to improve learning outcomes in India. Highlights The project is to focus governance of government schools in 6 Indian states. The fund allocated by the World Bank is to be used to implement the project called STARS (Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States). The ..

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Indian Scientists detect ionized Fluorine in Extreme Helium stars for the first time

Published: June 22, 2020

The Extreme Helium Stars are low-mass super giants and are devoid of hydrogen. So far, around 21 helium stars have been detected. The scientists at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics have determined Fluorine in Extreme Helium stars for the first time. Highlights The chemical peculiarities of the Extreme Helium stars challenge evolution of stars. However, ..

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Existence of Earth like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri confirmed

Published: May 31, 2020

On May 30, 2020, the international team of scientists confirmed the existence of the planet that is of the size of the earth. The planet is revolving Proxima Centauri star in the Alpha Centauri star system. Highlights The planet has the mass of 1.17 times as that of the earth. The mass of the planet ..

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Super Earth discovered

Published: May 18, 2020

The scientists from New Zealand have discovered the “Super Earth”. It potentially holds the conditions to sustain human life. Highlights The super earth is one of the handful of planets discovered that are of the same size and orbiting distance as that of the earth. The host star of the planet is 10% the mass ..

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