Japan Current Affairs - 2019

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RBI inks a pact with Bank of Japan for raising BSA to $ 50 billion

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Bank of Japan (BOJ) signed an agreement to enhance the maximum amount of the Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA) between the two countries to $50 billion. The agreement signed by RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda. The BSA shall be effective until December 3, 2015. With Read More…

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India joined ‘Cryo Club’ with successful launch of GSLV-D5; 6th spacefarer to develop a cryogenic engine

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its heavy-duty rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-D5 (GSLV-D5) from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh and placed communication satellite GSAT-14 into orbit.  GSAT-14 is India’s 23rd geostationary satellites built by ISRO. It has a life span of 12 years. The 1,982 kg satellite carries six extended C-band and Ku-band transponders Read More…

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Survey by Trend Micro: Bitcoin malware, India among top targets

As per a survey conducted by the IT security firm Trend Micro, Bitcoin mining malware is infecting millions of computers globally and extending the threat of cyber security risks for users of the cyber currency. Thousands of computers, including in India, are being infected with malwares related to the virtual currency. Bitcoin mining is resource-intensive and Read More…

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Michiaki Takahasi: Developer of chickenpox vaccine passed away

Dr. Michiaki Takahashi (85),  a Japanese virologist, who developed a vaccine for the chicken pox virus passed away. Dr. Takahashi developed his vaccine by growing live but weakened versions of the virus in animal and human cells. The disease was not sourced by the vaccine, but the vaccine encouraged immune system to create antibodies. Thus, it fools Read More…

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Kirobo: World’s first robot astronaut

Kirobo, the world’s first robot astronaut talks about Christmas in its first chat with the Japanese commander of the International Space Station. About the world’s first robot astronaut Kirobo Kirobo is Japan’s first humanoid robot astronaut, developed by Tomotaka Takahashi, to accompany Koichi Wakata, the first Japanese commander of the International Space Station. Objective: To Read More…

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South Korea to expand its ADIZ

The latest move in a regional struggle over airspace above the East China Sea marks the South Korea’s decision to expand its ADIZ. China’s new air defense zone over the East China Sea is creating tensions in the world’s most geo-politically sensitive areas that includes the disputed Diaoyu or Senkaku islands in the East China Read More…

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China’s air defense zone unacceptable by White House

China’s new air defense zone over the East China Sea was not recognized by the United States. From this move of China, tensions will create in one of the world’s most geo-politically sensitive areas. What’s the issue? China had set up an air defence zone that covered the international airspace over parts of the disputed Read More…

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