USA Current Affairs - 2020

NASA launches LADEE probe to study lunar atmosphere

NASA launched a robotic explorer LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) into space from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia. About LADEE spacecraft: LADEE is Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer or LADEE. Cost: $280 million Launching Site:  Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia on September 6, 2013. Carrier: Minotaur V launched from Wallops Flight Facility Mission: Read More…

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Paes-Stepanek clinch US Open men’s doubles title

The pair of India’s Leander Paes and Czech’s Radek Stepanek clinched US Open men’s doubles title as they vanquished Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares  in the final held in New York. For Paes, it is his eighth men’s doubles Grand Slam title. Leander Paes won his eighth men’s doubles Grand Slam title, and overall this was his 14th.

Scientists close to find cure of Down syndrome

US scientists have identified a compound that seems to reverse the learning deficits associated with Down syndrome in lab mice. In their experiment, they injected the compound in mice which had a condition similar to Down syndrome and they found that single injection enabled the cerebellum of the rodents’ brains to grow to a normal size. It Read More…

NSA snooped on Brazilian President’s phones and email content

The secret documents disclosed by the NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden in June have revealed that NSA spied on the content of telephone calls, emails and cellphone messages of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her key aides. The secret document mentions both Brazil and Mexico placing them in a group of nations that are being closely Read More…

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Current Affairs: Top Headlines for September 3, 2013

Moortidevi award to Haraprasad Das Noted poet, Haraprasad Das has been honored with the Moortidevi Award for 2012 for ‘Vamsha’, a poetic recreation of the Mahabharata in contemporary dialect, which has been heralded as a post-modern masterwork. Food Security Bill passed in Rajya Sabha The Rajya Sabha passed the ambitious Food Security Bill which aims to Read More…