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News in Short - 23-December-2019

Plans to build new parliament Kick starts

Date: 23 December 2019 Tags: Architecture
  • The plot opposite the Parliament House is likely to be used for the construction of a new Parliament building.
  • The plot is opposite the Parliament House, with Red Cross Road to its north, Raisina Road to its south and Parliament to its west.
  • There  are also plans under which Prime Minister’s residence could be shifted closer to the Prime Minister’s Office in South Block.

Remote ultrasound images using laser

Date: 23 December 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with an alternative to conventional ultrasound that does not require contact with the body to see inside a patient.
  • The new laser ultrasound technique makes use of an eye- and skin-safe laser system to remotely image the inside of a person, which may one day allow doctors to assess the health of infants, burn victims, and accident survivors in hard-to-reach places.
  • By mechanically scanning the lasers over the body, scientists can acquire data at different locations and generate an image of the region.

Mirabai Chanu wins gold in Qatar international cup

Date: 23 December 2019 Tags: miscellaneous
  • Former world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu notched up the women's 49kg category gold medal at the 6th Qatar International Cup.
  • Chanu won gold with an effort of 194kg in the Olympic qualifying event, which was way below her best of 201kg.
  • Chanu lifted 83kg in snatch and 111kg in clean and jerk to finish on top of the podium.

Portugal announces Gandhi citizenship education prize

Date: 23 December 2019 Tags: India & World
  • Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa has announced the Gandhi Citizenship Education Award, inspired by his thoughts and life, to help perpetuate the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Costa said that Gandhi Citizenship Award will be dedicated to social welfare. This year’s prize will be for animal welfare.
  • Mr Costa was addressing the second meeting of the National Committee for Commemoration of the 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at New Delhi.

Kannada writer L.S. Sheshagiri Rao passes away

Date: 23 December 2019 Tags: Obituaries
  • Noted Kannada writer and critic LS Sheshagiri Rao, popularly known as Prof LSS, passed away following age-related ailments.
  • Apart from critical works, LSS is known for the English-Kannada dictionary he compiled.
  • He has won many honours, including Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Rajyotsava award, Masti Award and Karnataka Sahitya Academy award.