Current Affairs January 17

Cotton Seeds on Moon and other Current Affairs January 17-Prelims 2019

CURRENT AFFAIRS JANUARY 17,2019

Important Current Affairs of January 17, 2019 taken from The Hindu newspaper & PIB.

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China’s lunar probe grown cotton seed on Moon

Current Affairs January 17
Photo Credit: AFP PHOTO / CHONGQING UNIVERSITY

China’s Chang’e-4 lunar probe sent to the  Moon and cotton seed has germinated inside the probe on the far side of the moon.

China sent the robotic spacecraft Chang’e-4 on January 3 2019 which landed on the far side of the moon.

The whole experiment is contained within an 18 cm tall, 3 kg canister that was designed by 28 Chinese universities, the BBC said.


CURRENT AFFAIRS JANUARY 17

Maha Agritech project launched

Maha Agritech project was launched by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister.

The project is being supported by Maharashtra Remote Application Centre (MRSAC) & ISRO.

This project will monitor digitally an area under cultivation right from sowing to harvesting, climate & disease on crops by the use of satellite and drone technology.


CURRENT AFFAIRS JANUARY 17

Macedonia parliament agrees to change its name

An amendment to the constitution has been passed by Macedonia Parliament for renaming the country as Republic of North Macedonia.

This comes with an agreement with Greece to put an end to a 27 year old dispute.

The agreement was signed in June 2018.

Macedonia will start using it only after the parliament in Athens (Athens is capital of Greece) also ratifies the agreement.

About Macedonia

Current Affairs January 17
Pic Credit: Wikipedia

Macedonia is a country in the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. (Greece is also a Southeastern European country)

Capital is Skopje.


CURRENT AFFAIRS JANUARY 17

Kerala: Spiritual Circuit Project

Current Affairs January 17

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 15th January 2019, inaugrated the project ‘Development of Spiritual Circuit: Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple-Aranmula-Sabrimala’ in Kerala.

Ministry of Tourism implemented the project under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme.

Sree Padmanabaswamy Temple is one of the 108 divyadesams of Lord Vishnu.

”Divya” means “premium” and “Desam” indicates “place”.

Divya Desam  is one of the 108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the works of the Alvars.

The Alvars were the Tamil poet-saints of Southern India who has bhakti in Lord Vishnu or his avatar Lord Krishna.


IMBEX 2018-19

India-Myanmar bilateral army exercise, IMBEX 2018-19, has begun at Chandimandir Military Station, Haryana.

 

 

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