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JULY 26th 2018 Daily News Analysis
Important Topics of the Day 1. Karnataka: Separate Department for Cloud Seeding 2. VVPAT 3. Super Moon 4. Blue Moon 5. Blood Moon 6. Accessible India Campaign 7. Nilgiri Mountain Railway
1. KARNATAKA: Separate Department for Cloud Seeding Cloud is a technology to bring artificial rains. Project varshadhare of GOK was successful. a According Expert panel Project varshadhare helped in increasing rain by 27%. As Karnataka is second most driest state after Rajastan GOK wants create separate department for Cloud Seeding
2. VVPAT VVPAT stands for Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail. - The VVPAT system is a new initiative of the Election Commission to ensure free and fair elections.
- In the VVPAT system, when a voter presses the button for a candidate of his choice in the electronic voting machines (EVM), a paper ballot containing the serial number, name of the candidate and poll symbol _will be printed for the voter. It is intended as an independent verification system for EVM designed to 1. Allow voters to verify that their votes are casted correctly, Detect possible election fraud or malfunction 2. and Provide a means to audit the stored electronic results. 3.
3.Super Moon A Supermoon is a full or new moon which passes the earth at its closest point. They occur when a full moon coincides with the moon's perigee, the point in its orbit at which it is closest to Earth Since the Moon's orbit is elliptical, one side (the apogee) is about 30,000 miles (50,000 km) farther from Earth than the other (the perigee).
Perigee full moons appear about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than full moons that occur near apogee in the Moon's orbit. The 'supermoon' name was first coined by an astrologer, Richard Nolle, in 1979. 3 2
4.Blue Moon Blue moons are defined as the second full moon in a calendar month. Usually there is just one full moon in each month. On average, a blue moon takes place every two and a half years. A full moon occurs every 29.5 days. However, aside from February, our months are longer than this period, meaning that every couple of years there is a month with two full moons.