Daily Current Affairs 24 December 2018
Gurugram (formerly Gurgaon) becomes the first state to become ODF (open defecation free) Plus in 3 lakh to 10 lakh population category.
Key components for an area to become ODF plus are :
- Solid Waste management
- Liquid Waste Management
- Recycling And Minimal Waste Generation
- Focus on Personal Hygiene (keeping itself and surrounding clean)
- Social Development Projects (like focusing on tree plantation, sustainable water supply, training people from an area to turn recyclable items into useful goods)
Sikkim became India’s first ODF state in 2008
NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign has lend a helping hand in securing Government’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) campaign aimed at making a cleaner India.
Campaign Ambassador is bollywood actor Mr. Amitabh Bachhan.
The campaign is primarily aimed at hygiene and sanitation & to make people aware of building toilets and making an open defecation free India.
Sabarimala is a temple complex located at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the state of Kerala, India.
Dedicated to Lord Ayyappa
Makaravilakku is the annual festival held at Sabrimala during Makar Sankranti.
fastest Asian to cycle the World.
Pune Girl Vedangi Kulkarni (20 years old) has become the fastest Asian to cycle the World.
Started from Perth, Australia completed the 29,000 Km distance in 159 days. She travelled 14 countries during her journey.
Jenny Graham (38) from Britain is the fastest woman to have cycled the globe in 124 days.
China launched first satellite for space based broadband
Google has got new Rival as China launched first satellite for space based broadband
Satellite is expected to work for more than one year.
This satellite is planned by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp (CASIC).
Recently Most Dwarf Planet of the solar system has been discovered.
It is the most farout object ever observed in the solar system. Named as “Farout”,it is a pink dwarf planet called 2018 VG18.
Three Astronomers, Carnegie’s Scott S. Sheppard, the University of Hawaii’s David Tholen and Northern Arizona University’s Chad Trujillo made the discovery.