Japan Current Affairs - 2019

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Solution for Global Hunger: Study shows instant noodles can play key role to battle global hunger

Instant Noodles a solution to Global Hunger: As per a latest study by Deborah Gewertz, Professor of Anthropology at Amherst College in US, instant noodles can play a significant role in combating the challenge of global hunger which is aggravating with the increasing population.   The study examines the history, manufacturing, marketing and consumption of Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalPersons in NewsScience & Technology


No proposal to increase FDI ceiling in banks

The government has clarified that there is no proposal to raise foreign investment limit in the banking sector. What is the current status of foreign investment in banking sector? Currently, the aggregate foreign investment (FDI, FII and NRI) cannot be more than 74% in private sector banks while the limit is at 20% for nationalized Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking


Noted Kamaicha player Sakar Khan passed away

Renowned Rajasthani folk musician Sakar Khan known for the melodious bow and string instrument Kamaicha passed away in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Sakar Khan: He belonged to the traditional Manganiyar folk musician community of Rajasthan and learned to play the Kamaicha from his father Chunar Khan who is known as a legend among the folk musicians of Read More…

Month:  Categories: Persons in News


GSLV-D5 to be powered by indigenous Cryogenic Engine, to lift off on August 19, 2013

As Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D5) is slated to lift off around 5 p.m. on August 19, 2013 from Sriharikota is powered by an indigenous cryogenic engine and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has used every expertise available in the country to ensure that the engine performs smoothly this time. GSLV-D5 will put India’s advanced Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalScience & Technology


Izumo, Japan’s biggest warship unveiled

Japan has unveiled its biggest warship since World War II called Izumo. About Izumo: Flat top destroyer resembling a conventional aircraft carrier. Nearly 250 metres (820 feet) long flight deck which can carry up to 14 helicopters. Used particularly in anti-submarine warfare and border-area surveillance missions. It will boost Japan’s ability to transport personnel and supplies in response Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security


Researchers develop CNT-Cu (Carbon Nanotubes and Copper) material using carbon nanotubes for next-gen conductors

Researchers from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, have developed a new material called CNT-Cu (Carbon Nanotubes and Copper) which makes possible lighter conductors that can carry larger currents. Researchers, led by Indian chemist Dr. Subramaniam Chandramouli, have created this material by embedding carbon nanotubes in copper. It resulted into a new material Read More…

Month:  Categories: Persons in NewsScience & Technology


MPA signed for the construction of Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

Five countries participating in the project TMT- Canada, China, India, Japan and the U.S. have inked Master Partnership Agreement (MPA) for the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) costing $1.5 billion. Main promoters of Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project: The main promoters of the international project are Caltech and the University of California in the Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology