Day May 16, 2020

[Editorial Analysis] Keeping Asia-Pacific afloat

Mains Paper 2: International Relations Prelims level: ESCAP Mains level: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Context: • The Asia-Pacific seas provide food, livelihoods, and a sense of identity, especially for coastal communities…

AspirantWorld One liners : 16th May

• Scientists at CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur, have developed two mobile indoor Disinfection Sprayer units, Battery Powered Disinfectant Sprayer (BPDS) and Pneumatically Operated Mobile Indoor Disinfection (POMID). • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved the launch of the…

Diamer-Bhasha dam

• The Ministry of External Affairs of India reminded China about India’s claims over Gilgit-Baltistan where China has teamed up with Pakistan to build the Diamer-Bhasha dam. About: • Diamer-Bhasha Dam is a concreted-filled gravity dam, in the preliminary stages…

International Day of Light

• UNESCO is celebrating the International Day of Light on 16 May. About: • The International Day of Light is celebrated on 16 May each year, the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist…

NIT Kurukshetra Implements SAMARTH

• NIT Kurukshetra has implemented Enterprises Resource Planning (ERP), SAMARTH to enhance productivity through better information management, and automating the process in the institute. About: • SAMARTH, an e-Governance platform, is an Open Standard Open Source Architecture Automation Engine for…