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News in Short - 10-September-2019

IAF's 17 squadron consisting of Rafale aircrafts resurrected

Date: 10 September 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The Indian Air Force is expected to resurrect its 'Golden Arrows' 17 Squadron which will be the first unit to fly the multi-role Rafale fighter jets.
  • The squadron, which operated from Bhatinda air base, was disbanded in 2016 after the IAF started gradual phasing out old Russian-origin Mig 21 jets.
  • The second squadron of Rafale will be stationed at Hasimara base in West Bengal.

Journalist Ravish Kumar receives Magsaysay award

Date: 10 September 2019 Tags: Honours & Awards
  • NDTV's Ravish Kumar was conferred the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award.
  • Ravish Kumar is among the five recipients of the 2019 Magsaysay award, the Asian equivalent of the Nobel, which recognises the "greatness of spirit and transformative leadership in Asia".
  • Ravish Kumar is known for his show ' Prime Time' which highlights the real problem faced by the people.

Chinese telescope detects strange signals from Deep space

Date: 10 September 2019 Tags: Space
  • Chinese astronomers have detected repeated fast radio bursts (FRB) of mysterious signals believed to be from a source about 3 billion light-years from the Earth, with the largest and most sensitive radio telescope ever built.
  • Scientists detected the signals with the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC).
  • FRBs are the brightest bursts known in the universe. They are called "fast" because these blips are very short.

Rajiv Kumar appointment Microsoft managing director

Date: 10 September 2019 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Microsoft has announced appointment of Rajiv Kumar as the managing director of Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt Ltd (MIRPL). At present he is the corporate vice-president of Microsoft's Experiences and Devices (E+D) Group.
  • Among his recent key contributions to Microsoft are Kaizala , an enterprise productivity chat app and bootstrapping the campus hiring programme in India.