We have launched our mobile app, get it now. Call : 9354229384, 9354252518, 9999830584.  

News in Short

News in Short - 05-February-2020

Decoding space weather

Date: 05 February 2020 Tags: Space
  • A European Space Agency mission to make unprecedented close-up observations of the Sun is due for launch.
  • By studying the solar radiation much closer to its source, scientists aim to transform their understanding of 'space weather'.
  • This could pave the way for making much more accurate forecasts, so that Earth can prepare for bad space weather.
  • The observations it will collect will be far more detailed than in previous solar missions because it has an unprecedented array of sensitive cameras, telescopes and sensors recording and measuring different wavelengths of light, such as X-rays and radio waves, as well as the various components of solar wind.

WHO report on Cancer

Date: 05 February 2020 Tags: Reports & Indices
  • Global cancer rates could rise by 60 per cent over the next 20 years, according to WHO report
  • India had an estimated 1.16 million new cancer cases in 2018,which said that one in 10 Indians will develop cancer during their lifetime and one in 15 will die of the disease.
  • Cancer patterns in India are dominated by a high burden of tobacco-related head and neck cancers, particularly oral cancer, in men and of cervical cancer in women, which are associated with lower economic strata.
  • The burden of cancer types, such as breast cancer and colorectal cancer, associated with overweight and obesity, lower levels of physical activity are associated with higher socio-economic status.

Seattle city council passes resolution against CAA and NRC

Date: 05 February 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The Seattle City Council, one of the most powerful city councils in the U.S., has unanimously passed a resolution condemning India’s recently-enacted Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
  • The resolution urges the Parliament of India to uphold the Indian Constitution by repealing the CAA, and to stop the National Register of Citizens, and take steps towards helping refugees by ratifying various UN treaties on refugees.

CAG report highlights poor gears given Siachen troops

Date: 05 February 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • A report by Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) has pulled up the Army for deficiencies in the provision of special clothing, rations and housing for troops in high-altitude areas, including Siachen.
  • There were delays of up to four years in the procurement of high-altitude clothing and equipment, leading to an acute shortage of essential clothing and equipment.
  • The CAG said Indian National Defence University (INDU), proposed by the Kargil Review Committee in 1999, was yet to fructify, even as the project cost had been revised from ?395 crore to ?4,007.22 crore.

Maharashtra records highest number of missing women

Date: 05 February 2020 Tags: Reports & Indices
  • The highest number of women and children who go missing in the country are from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh respectively, according to a study by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
  • The NCRB said that the study aims to identify the areas where registered cases of missing persons, specifically women and children, are higher than in other areas.
  • The Supreme Court had directed the NCRB to analyse the data on missing persons (especially on women and children) so that areas prone to persons being trafficked can be identified.