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Places in news and current affairs for preparation of the Geography papers and map locations for UPSC Civil Services and State related examinations of 2019.

Gariela Isler of Venezuela crowned Miss Universe

Gabriela Isler(25) of Venezuela has been crowned Miss Universe 2013 at a grand finale held in Moscow, Russia. Year 2012 winner Olivia Culpo of the United States placed a diamond crown on the head of Isler.

This is the third win for Venezuela in the last six Miss Universe pageants. Dayana Mendoza and Stefania Fernandez won in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

The runner-up positions were bagged by Miss Spain, Patricia Rodrigues, Constanza Baez from Ecuador, Ariella Arida from the Philippines, and Jakelyne Oliveira from Brazil respectively.

JNCASR is the institution with the ‘highest impact’: Science Citation Index

Bangalore based Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), which is celebrating its silver jubilee, has been recognized as the institution with the “highest impact” in nano science and technology, according to the Science Citation Index for 2010-11.

Another institute, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, has been acknowledged as the institute with highest number papers published. The rating was made after an analysis of 90,958 papers published by Indian scientists in 2010-11.

JNCASR has been focusing on four major areas of interest such as advanced materials, molecular biology & genetics, evolutionary biology, and engineering mechanics. Over the years, the JNCASR has filed 150 patent applications and received 12 patents from various countries. It is looking for partners to convert these findings into technology that could reach people.