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CURRENT AFFAIRS: JULY 14,2018 By Tina Malhotra
MEERKAT . 1. RADIO TELESCOPE South Africa has unveiled MeerKAT-a super radio telescope, a first phase of what will be the world's largest telescope in a projectto tryto unravel the secrets of the universe. The telescope was inaugurated in the remote South African town of Carnarvon. 2. WHAT IS MeerKAT MeerKAT is a followup to the KAT 7 (Karoo Array Telescope), built in the vast semi-desert Karoo region north of Cape Town to demonstrate South Africa's ability to hostthe SKA. will be the biggest radio telescope of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
PURVANCHAL EXPRESSWAY -1. FIVE COMPANIES The 354-km Purvanchal Expressway project, the country's longest, is on stream with the Uttar Pradesh government awarding the eight packages of the projectto five companies- PNC Infratech Limited, Gayatri Projects, GR Infra, Oriental Structural Engineering and Apco Infra. 2. ABOUT THE PROJECT The project, which will connect Lucknow with Ghazipur, will start from Chand Sarai area near NH-56 in Lucknow and is estimated to cost around Rs 23,000 crore. 3. EPC MODE: Engineering, Procurement and Construction
INDIA RUSSIA 1. BACKGROUND India and Russia had signed an inter-governmental agreement for the mega project in 2007, vowing to take the military ties between the two strategic partners to the next level. 2. FGFA - India has conveyed to Russia that it will not be part of the project now to develop a fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) and may join the programme at a later stage, 3.COST cost of the project which was estimated at around USD 30 billion or Rs 2 lakh crore.
INDIAN RAILWAYS 1. SMART CLEANING SYSTEM washing system has been installed by Northern Railways at Hazrat In a bid to save water required for cleaning trains, an automatic train Nizamuddin station in Delhi. 2. BENEFIT fautomatic washing plants are installed at maor stations, it would be eco-friendly and uses a minimum quantity of water, soap and disinfectants. Further, water used for washing can be treated at the ETP plant and recycled 3.CAPACITY aimed at facilitating safe, orderly and regular migration, while reducing the incidence and impact of irregular migration,
GLOBAL COMPACT FOR MIGRATION 1. U.N For the firsttime ever, United Nations member states, exceptthe U.S., have agreed on a deal to better manage international migration, address its challenges, strengthen migrant rights and contribute to sustainable development GLOBAL COMPACT FOR M GRAT ON: Known as th e Global Compact for Migration, the agreement will be formally adopted by world leaders in Morocco in December. 2.AIM aimed at facilitatingsare, orderly and regular migration, while reducing the incidence and impact of irregular migration,
SHORTS 1. MINISTRY OF MINES The Ministry of Mines organized the 4th National Conclave on Mines & Minerals on 13th July 2018 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan was the chief guest of the conclave 2. RAJYASABHA - President of India nominated four members to Rajya Sabha on the recommendation of the government. The names include farmer leader and former MP Ram Shakal, author and columnist Rakesh Sinha, sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra and classical dancer Sonal Mansingh.
SHORTS 3. GYAN VANI Pune office of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started FM radio Gyan Vani. LICENSE: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Governmemt of India, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, the Ministry of Communications, Government of India have given the licence to IGNOU for running 37 FM stations in the country forthe sole purpose of educational broadcasting.
INS TARINGIN 1. TALL SHIPS RACES Indian Navy ship'INS Tarangini' as of late setsail as a participant in the Tall Ships Races from the United Kingdom's Sunderland port - 2. LOKAYAN 18 The ship is on a Lokayan-18 voyage, which is able to soak up 15 ports throughout 13 nations 3. ABOUT NSTAR NG NI The ship is a part of the first training squadron based at Kochi, beneath the Southern Naval Command of the Indian Navy. ORGANISED BY: Sail Training International organises Tall Ships' Races and regattas, which advertise global friendship and figuring out between youngersailors and the thousands of holiday makers.
ICELAND 1. UNHRC Iceland was elected to take up the seat left vacant atthe United Nations Human Rights Council afterthe United States quit the body over what it charges was anti-lsrael bias In a vote at the General Assembly, lceland picked up 172 votes during a secret ballot as the candidate put forward by the regional grouping forthatseat. - 2. ABOUT UNHRC United Nations body whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world