Current Affairs – September, 2016

China, Russia conduct joint naval exercises Joint Sea-2016 in South China Sea

China and Russia have carried out joint naval exercises dubbed as Joint Sea-2016 in the resource-rich South China Sea (SCS) off China’s southern Guangdong province. The exercises follow a spike in tensions after Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague rejected China’s claims in the SCS and slammed it for causing environmental damage there. Key Read More…

Scientists successfully grow three-dimensional lungs in lab using stem cells

Scientists in the United States including those of Indian origin have successfully grown three-dimensional (3D) lungs in the lab, using stem cells. The 3D lungs or organoids was created by coating tiny gel beads with lung-derived stem cells and then allowing them to self-assemble into the shapes of the air sacs found in human lungs. Read More…

Indian shooter Subhankar Pramanick wins gold at ISSF Junior World Cup in Azerbaijan

Young Indian shooter Subhankar Pramanick has won the gold medal at the ISSF Junior World Cup for pistol, rifle and shotgun in Gabala, Azerbaijan. He won the gold medal in 50-metre rifle prone event with overall 205.5 score to finish top of the podium.Czech Republic’s Filip Nepejchal (205.2) followed in second position, while Romania’s Dragomir Read More…

Priyesha Deshmukh wins bronze medal in World Deaf Shooting Championships

India’s Priyesha Deshmukh (23) has won a historic bronze medal in the first World Deaf Shooting Championships held in in Kazan, Russia. She claimed the third position with total score of 180.4 in the 10 metres air rifle category and it was her maiden international participation. In the finals, Ukraine’s Svitlana Yatsenko (201.6) and Serbia’s Read More…

Charkhi Dadri declared 22nd district of Haryana

Haryana Government has announced Charkhi Dadri as the 22nd district of the state. At present, it is part of Bhiwani, the state’s largest district carved out on December 22, 1972. It was announced by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at a public rally in Dadri in Bhiwani district. The new district will have two state Read More…