Current Affairs - December, 2019

DRDO tests QRSAM (missile) successfully

On December 23, 2019, the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) test fired the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) successfully. The test was conducted at the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, Odisha. Highlights The missile was tested in its deployment mode. It intercepted a target in mid-air meeting the mission’s objectives successfully. The entire launch Read More…

First Tripartite Agreement on Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Fund

On December 23, 2019, the department of fisheries (GoI), NABARD and Tamil Nadu Government signed an agreement to implement Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Fund (FIDF). The tripartite agreement set a total of Rs 7522 crores to address the infrastructure requirement of fisheries sector. Highlights The fund includes setting up of berth facilities for safe landing Read More…

QCI Survey: More than 67% of toys fail to meet the standards

The Quality Council of India (QCI) recently released its survey on imported toys. According to the report, 66.9% of the toys failed the test. Highlights The QCI conducted the testing on toys that were available in the Delhi markets and in the National Capital Region. Around 121 varieties were procured and submitted to NABL (National Read More…

22 Dec: National Mathematics Day 

National Mathematics Day is being celebrated today to commemorate the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan. Ramanujan is remembered for his contributions to number theory, mathematical analysis, infinite series and continued fractions. This year, was his 132nd birth anniversary. About Srinivasa Ramanujan He was born on 22 December 1887 in Tamil Nadu’s Erode district. In his Read More…

Ebola emerges again in Congo

Health officials in Eastern Congo recently documented the first relapse of current Ebola epidemic. The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has so far infected more than 3,300 people and killed more than 2,200 since the middle of 2018, making it the second-worst on record. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), this recent Read More…