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News in Short - 23-August-2019

WADA suspends India’s doping testing laboratory

Date: 23 August 2019 Tags: Sports
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) for six months.
  • This suspension has been imposed due to non-conformities with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) found during a WADA site visit.
  • National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) can still carry on with sample collection (blood and urine) but will have to get it tested by a different WADA accredited laboratory outside India during the suspension period.
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency is a foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee based in Canada to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against drugs in sports.

Ebiz company owners arrested for fraud

Date: 23 August 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The Managing Director of multilevel marketing company eBIZ and his son were arrested by the Hyderabad Police for allegedly cheating thousands of people, including students and unemployed youths, to the tune of 5,000 Rs. crore nationwide.
  • The company targeted youngsters with their scheme.Initially, a member joins the scheme by paying Rs.16,821 . After this, the member receives 4 per cent commission if he/she brings other persons to the forum.
  • They also lured students claiming that their money invested in the company's account would be given back in double figures after a month.

Artificial chameleon skin developed

Date: 23 August 2019 Tags: Nanotechnology
  • Researchers have developed artificial chameleon skin that changes its colour when exposed to light.
  • The material, developed by researchers from the University of Cambridge, is made up of tiny particles of gold-coated in a polymer shell, and then squeezed into micro droplets of water in oil.
  • When exposed to heat or light, the particles stick together, changing the colour of the material.
  • The material developed by researchers is only of a single layer and hence can change to a single colour. But multilayer can make the material dynamic and appear like real chameleon skin.

Assistant coaches for Indian cricket team announced

Date: 23 August 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Former India opener Vikram Rathour has been appointed as India's new batting coach. Bharath Arun and R Sridhar were retained as bowling and fielding coaches respectively.
  • Rathour will replace Sanjay Bangar, who was the batting coach earlier.

Rupee hits lowest of this year

Date: 23 August 2019 Tags: World Economy
  • The Indian rupee plunged to an over eight-month low of 71.81, dropping 26 paisa against the United States (US) dollar.
  • The sudden drop in Yuanled to increase in volatility in emerging market currencies including the rupee. Tumbling equity and excessive outflow of foreign funding also resulted in fall.
  • The fall in rupee value is estimated to affect domestic growth as well as global trade.