Current Affairs – October, 2019

India supported Jaffna International Airport commence its operations

The Jaffna International Airport (JIA) in Sri Lanka received its inaugural flight from Chennai, Tamil Nadu in presence of country’s President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe. Alliance Air, the subsidiary of Air India sent its inaugural flight from Chennai to newly upgraded Jaffna International Airport at Palaly, (20 km north of Jaffna city Read More…

J&K’s Chenani-Nashri Tunnel to be renamed after SP Mukherjee

The 9.2-kilometer-long Chenani-Nashri tunnel to be renamed after Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. The renaming is homage by Central government to Dr. Shyama Prasad whose battle for Kashmir, One Nation One Flag has immensely contributed in national integration. The announcement in this regard was made by Union Minister for Road Transport and Read More…

Switzerland Glaciers Shrink 10%

Switzerland Glaciers have lost a tenth in their volume in the past five years. The melting is the largest in the last 5 years of observation. The Cryospheric commission at the Swiss Academy of Sciences published the annual study on the state of glaciers. According to the study, around 20 glaciers have shown melt rates Read More…

UAE to establish 1st graduate-level, research-based AI university in world

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced the establishment of first graduate-level, research-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) university in the world. The university is named as Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) after Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces. He has for Read More…

GoI: 20th Livestock Census

The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, operating under Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying released 20th Livestock Census. According to the census, total Livestock population is 535.78 million and has increased by 4.6% as compared to the previous census. The previous census was conducted in 2014. Highlights of the census The total Bovine Read More…