International Current Affairs

Latest International Current Affairs 2019 with news summaries and current events in International developments, geopolitical, organizations, groupings and fora related updates for India and world with all important national news updates and events for the year 2019.

MACS0647-JD : possibly the oldest and farthest galaxy ever seen from Earth

Astronomers spotted the furthest galaxy ever, a little cluster named ‘MACS0647-JD’ b/w the Big and Little Dippers.

  • Probably the most distant, and thus oldest, galaxy ever seen.
  • Distance from Earth: 13.3 billion light years that created the Universe 13.7 billion years ago.
  • Formation: 420 million years after the Big Bang

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BP agrees to pay $4.5 billion in penalties for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster

imageBP Plc will pay $4.5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to felony misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which caused the worst US offshore oil spill ever. The settlement includes a $1.256 billion criminal fine, the largest such levy in US history.

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