Mumbai Current Affairs - 2019

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Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Vigraha decommissioned

The Indian Coast Guard ship (ICGS) Vigraha was decommissioned at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The decommissioning ceremony was attended by eight former Commanding Officers who had been at the helm of the ship, along with former and the present crew. About ICGS Vigraha Service: It is a frontline offshore patrol vessel (OPV). It was commissioned into Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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StartupBlink Ranking of Countries for Startup Environment

StartupBlink has ranked 100 countries for startup environment of countries globally. The rankings were based on the data from over 61,000 startups, more than 500 accelerators, and over 1,400 coworking spaces registered on its platform along with data gathered from its global partners including Crunchbase, SimilarWeb etc. The rankings were based on the impact startups Read More…

Month:  Categories: Reports & IndicesUPSC

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Indian Teams Win Awards at NASA Annual Rover Challenge

Three teams from India have won awards at the NASA’s annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge which invites high school and college students to build and test roving vehicles for future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. Indian Teams Awarded The team from KIET Group of Institutions in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, won the “AIAA Neil Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & TechnologyUPSC

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RailTel turns 1600 railway stations into RailWire Wi-Fi zone

RailWire Wi-Fi by RailTel is now live at 1600 railway stations across the country. The Santacruz railway station in Mumbai became the 1600th station to become a RailWire Wi-Fi zone. RailWire RailWire is a retail Broadband initiative of the RailTel. It envisages extending broadband and application services to the public. RailTel is working to establish bringing Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & ProjectsUPSC

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Skytrax World Airport Awards 2019

Skytrax World Airport Awards which lists the Best 100 Airports of the World was released by the UK-based Skytrax, a consultancy firm which runs an airline and airport review and ranking site. The accolade was awarded at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2019 in London. Best Airports of World Singapore’s Changi Airport has been crowned the Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalUPSC

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Facebook Hubs to Support Start-Ups

Social media platform Facebook has launched Facebook Hubs to foster innovation and offer support for budding entrepreneurs. Facebook Hubs Facebook Hubs will provide support for start-up community by hosting mentor hours and conducting trainings, workshops, discussions across 20 locations in Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Navi Mumbai and in Goa. Facebook has collaborated Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & BankingUPSC

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New population of Ultraviolet Stars Identified in the Globular Cluster NGC 2808

Astronomers from Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai have identified a new population of ultraviolet stars in the globular cluster NGC 2808 using the Indian multi-wavelength space observatory AstroSat, launched in September 2015. AstroSat AstroSat is India’s dedicated multi-wavelength space observatory which endeavours for a more detailed understanding of our universe. ASTROSAT observes the universe in the optical, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & TechnologyUPSC

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