Current Affairs – October, 2018

India among nations that face grave danger to soil biodiversity: WWF

According to recently released Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas prepared by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), India among nations that face grave danger to soil biodiversity. The atlas was released as part of WWF’s biennial Living Planet Report (LPR) 2018. The key aspect of this year’s report was threat to soil biodiversity and pollinators, the two Read More…

19th meeting of FSDC held in New Delhi

The 19th meeting of Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was held in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The meeting was attended by RBI Governor Dr. Urjit R. Patel, SEBI chairman, IRDAI Chairman along with heads and other senior officers of Government and financial sector regulators. Key Highlights of Read More…

Defence Ministry signs contract with GRSE for supply of four survey vessels for Indian Navy

Union Defence Ministry has signed contract worth Rs 2,435.15 crore with public sector Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata for manufacturing of four survey vessels aimed at boosting to capabilities of Indian Navy. The project completion time is 54 months from date of signing contract. The first ship will be delivered within 36 months Read More…

Fact Sheet: Odisha Coastal Disaster Alert System

Odisha Government has launched an automatic public address system to warn citizens about cyclone and tsunami, floods.  Key features This is the first of its kind technology in field of Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) in India. The EWDS of Odisha government has been implemented under the assistance of World Bank with a cost of Read More…

CSIR developed Less Polluting Firecrackers named – SWAS, SAFAL and STAR

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) scientists has developed less polluting green firecrackers named SWAS,SAFAL,STAR. Green crackers are so named because they do not contain harmful chemicals that would cause air pollution. Features SWAS stands for safe water releaser, SAFAL stands for safe minimal aluminum and STAR stands for safe thermite cracker. These Read More…

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