Food Security Act to be implemented in Kerala in 2017
- A pilot project to supply ration food articles at the doorstep is set to launch in Kerala on 1 November 16.
- The scheme will be initially launched at Kollam city.
- It is expected to cover the entire state by April 2017.
Govt plans to rank states on education
- Quality of their school infrastructure,the government plans to rank states.
- The idea is to install a spirit of competition among states and get them to improve the quality of education.
- Their educational institutions and research outcomes will be the other measures to be ranked.
Nigeria, India likely to sign $15 bn oil deal
- Nigeria expects its oil production rate to jump by 22 percent by the year-end.
- Nigeria’s economy has been hit hard by low oil prices and militancy.
- Nigeria has a bit of a cash flow problem right now.
Argentina once had 5 Presidents in 2 weeks
- Argentina had five different Presidents in two weeks (ie) 2001-02.
- After a prolonged economic crisis, President Fernando de la Rua had resigned on December 20, 2001.
- The last of the five, Eduardo Duhalde remained on the post till May 2003.
House where Hitler was born to be demolished
- The house where Hitler was born in 1889 is to be demolished and replaced with a new building.
- This comes after concerns were raised that the site could become a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis.
- The house is now used by either a charity or local authorities.
NASA unveils new facility to test electric aircraft
- NASA has announced the ‘Electric Aircraft Testbed’, a new research wing to test electric aircraft.
- The facility will enable NASA engineers to design, develop and test electric aircraft.
- NASA had earlier announced its goal to transition to electric aircraft systems within 10 years.
Man creates ‘drone spotlight’ using 1,000W LED strip
- Daniel Riley a film maker has created the world’s brightest flashlight.
- He attached his homemade 1000 Watt LED light panel to 8-rotor drone.
- He released video to show his creation, illuminating forests,building tops and a metal bridge.
NASA Space Station cargo successfully launched to ISS
- NASA’s Cygnus was successfully launched from Virginia into space.
- The spacecraft is missioned to deliver over 2,313 kilograms of cargo supplies to its International Space Station.
- The Cygnus is estimated to support about 250 science and research studies.
September 2016 is the warmest September on record: NASA
- September 2016 is the warmest September in the 136 years of modern record-keeping.
- The temperature of the month this year was 0.004ºC more than 2014 September.
- 0.91ºC more than the mean of September temperatures from 1951 to 1980.
Jharkhand to introduce pension for sports persons
- Jharkhand government will introduce a pension scheme for sports persons who brought laurels to the country.
- This pension Scheme was anounced by Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma.
- Schools should give priority to sports so that children could be encouraged Rajbala Verma.