- 1 Andhra Pradesh launches e-Pragati core platform
- 2 Myanmar joins International Solar Alliance
- 3 Shubhankar Sharma becomes youngest Indian to make cut at a golf Major
- 4 Meghalayan Age: Newest phase in earth’s history officially named after Meghalaya rock evidence
- 5 Govt launches MicroDot technology to curb vehicle thefts
- 6 Latest Current Affairs
Andhra Pradesh launches e-Pragati core platform
- Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has launched the ‘e-Pragati core platform’ at Undavalli.
- The digital initiative is aimed at connecting the citizen to 34 departments, 336 autonomous organisations and 745-plus services.
- Through the e-Pragati core platform the State government aims to realise the vision of ‘Sunrise AP 2022’.
Myanmar joins International Solar Alliance
- Myanmar is the latest nation to join the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA).
- Myanmar has become the 68th signatory to the Framework Agreement of the ISA.
- The aim of the ISA is for optimum utilisation of solar energy.
- This move was made during a bilateral meeting on Delhi Dialogue 2018.
Shubhankar Sharma becomes youngest Indian to make cut at a golf Major
- Shubhankar Sharma became the youngest Indian golfer to make the cut at a Major.
- He achieved the feat at the 147th Open Championships at Carnoustie, Scotland.
- Sharma made the cut at the British Open over the back nine of the demanding course, just one day before he turned 22.
Meghalayan Age: Newest phase in earth’s history officially named after Meghalaya rock evidence
- After the stone age, bronze age and iron age, there is a new chapter in the Earth’s history: the Meghalayan Age.
- The past 4,200 years have been officially classified as the Meghalayan Age after specific chemical signatures were found in stalagmites in caves in Meghalaya.
- The Meghalayana Age begins with a drought that devastated ancient human civilisations from Egypt to China.
- This age is special because it is a convergence of geological and cultural events, where changes in climate affected civilizations who depended on agriculture.
Govt launches MicroDot technology to curb vehicle thefts
- The Indian Government has announced the launch of a new MicroDot technology to help check vehicle thefts.
- The technology involves etching thousands of small dots using laser technology all over the vehicle’s body including the engine.
- These laser etched dots is to contain information about the vehicle, including vehicle identification number.
- Before it is used, the technology has to be finalized by the Central Motor Vehicles Rules -Technical Standing Committee (CMVR-TSC), which is the highest body for setting automobile technical standards.