Current Affairs – September, 2013

CCEA gives nod to TUFS for 12th Plan

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave nod  for the implementation and continuation of Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) during the 12th Plan period with a focus on powerlooms with a total outlay of Rs.11,900 crore. What is the aim of TUFS (Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme)? The aim of TUFS is to encourage and Read More…

“HIP 102152”: Scientists discover Sun’s twin

An 8.2-billion-year-old twin of the Sun has been discovered by the astronomers. Astronomers in Brazil used ESO’s Very Large Telescope to locate the star HIP 102152 located 250 light-years away. It is very similar to the Sun- except that it is nearly four billion years older. How would the discovery of Sun’s twin help? Studying Read More…

Current Affairs: Top Headlines for September 1, 2013

Curiosity to take pictures of solar eclipse Mars rover Curiosity took pictures of the planet’s moon, Phobos, eclipsing the sun. NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on the red planet in August 2012 for a 2-year mission to study if the planet similar to Earth in the solar system ever had the chemical ingredients for supporting life. RBI Read More…

Melbourne tops the list of livable cities in world

According to a survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Australian city of Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world while conflict battered Syria‘s capital Damascus is the least liveable city. The survey also lists Karachi and Dhaka among the least liveable cities. Top 10 livable Cities of the World: Melbourne (Australia), Vienna (Austria), Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary (all three Read More…

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