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News in Short - 07-October-2019

Human culture destroyed by prehistoric asteroid

Date: 07 October 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • A study has blamed an asteroid impact for triggering the ‘Younger Dryas’ period in Earth’s history, when temperatures declined rapidly.
  • Due to rapidly declining temperature, the Clovis people, an early North American culture, vanished from records.
  • Such disappearances were observed in Africa during the time period, indicating a catastrophic global event.

Low birth rate leads to cardiovascular disease in children

Date: 07 October 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • A study has revealed that children with low birth weight are more likely to exhibit cardiovascular risk factors in their lives.
  • Previously it was thought that risk factors for cardiovascular diseases were only observed in adults because cardiovascular disease is mostly seen in adults.
  • Low birth weight is associated with higher levels of 'bad' cholesterol and lower levels of 'good' cholesterol which triggers heart diseases.

Noted celebrities booked under sedition

Date: 07 October 2019 Tags: Bills & Laws
  • A case of sedition and breach of peace has been registered against 49 eminent persons, who had written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing concern overgrowing incidents of mob lynching and religious identity-based hate crimes.
  • The FIR filed on this has cited the letter written by eminent persons, including historian Ramchandra Guha, filmmakers Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Anurag Kashyap etc.
  • The sedition is mentioned in the article 124(A) of the Indian Penal Code.

Sri Lankan president abandons re-electionbid

Date: 07 October 2019 Tags: India & World
  • Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has decided not to stand for re-election in November polls.
  • Mr. Sirisena's Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) confirmed he was not seeking re-election.
  • The main candidates in fray are Two of Mr. Rajapaksa brothers —  Gotabhaya and  Chamal along with Sajith Premadasa, the deputy leader of Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party.

India’s first e-waste clinic in Bhopal

Date: 07 October 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Bhopal will have the first e-waste clinic of the country. The facility would ensure scientific handling and disposal of electronic waste generate from households and commercial establishments.
  • The project would be taken up as a pilot project in Bhopal for three months and depending on its success would subsequently be replicated across India.