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News in Short - 08-October-2019

Tripura temple stops animal sacrifice after 500 years

Date: 08 October 2019 Tags: Judiciary & Judgments
  • The Tripurasundari temple has stopped offering animal sacrifices in the temple as part of its daily ritual after it was banned by the court.
  • The division bench of the High Court of Tripura had passed a judgememt on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), banning animal sacrifice in the state’s temples with immediate effect.
  • The ban has affected other major temples like Chaturdas Devata Bari Temple and Durgabari temple in West Tripura.

Naomi Osaka wins China open

Date: 08 October 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has won the ATP China open in Beijing after defeating numero uno Ashleigh Barty.
  • This is Osaka's second successive title. She defeated Barty 3-6 6-3 6-2 to claim the title.

Nobel prize for medicine announced

Date: 08 October 2019 Tags: Honours & Awards
  • The 2019 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology has been jointly awardedto two Americans and a British scientist, namely William G. Kaelin Jr, Gregg L. Semenza, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe.
  • The scientists were awarded  for their discoveries of “how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability”.
  • Oxygen sensing is central to a large number of diseases and the discoveries made by this year’s Nobel Prize laureates have fundamental importance for physiology in studying various diseases like anaemia and cancer.

India gets Swiss bank account details

Date: 08 October 2019 Tags: Banking Agreements
  • India has received the first tranche of details about financial accounts of its residents in Swiss banks under the automatic info exchange framework.
  • In 2016, India and Switzerland had signed an information-sharing deal on bank accounts, which was to come in effect from January 2018.
  • This exchange of information is being carried out under the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), which has been developed by OECD.

Indian researcher included in Arctic research expedition

Date: 08 October 2019 Tags: Honours & Awards
  • Polar researcher Vishnu Nandan from Kerala will be the only Indian aboard the Multidisciplinary drifting observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition.
  • He will aboard the German research vessel Polarstern , which will help the researchers better understand the impact of climate change and aid in improved weather projections.