9 PM Current Affairs Brief – 5th November, 2017


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Abandoned cows: MP panel seeks penalty

Abandoned cows: MP panel seeks penalty Context A state government committee has recommended on anti – cow slaughter that the existing law should be amended to include provisions to penalise owners who abandon their cattle. The new provision for stray cattle: The Madhya Pradesh Gauvansh Vadh Pratishedh Adhiniyam, the state anti-cow slaughter law has stringent … Continue reading “Abandoned cows: MP panel seeks penalty”

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Rajasthan’s Nindar, where farmers launched a desperate protest against land acquisition

Rajasthan’s Nindar, where farmers launched a desperate protest against land acquisition Context To protest against land acquisition by the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) for a housing project at Nindar, farmers performed an unusual demonstration by digging pits and trenches and buried themselves waist – deep in the earth. Peasants’ plight. The unique protest generated immense … Continue reading “Rajasthan’s Nindar, where farmers launched a desperate protest against land acquisition”

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IIT Guwahati uses superhydrophobic cotton to remove oil – spill

IIT Guwahati uses superhydrophobic cotton to remove oil – spill Context A team of Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has removing up to 95% of oil-spill of different densities, light and heavy oils, repetitively at least 100 times using super hydrophobic (extremely water repelling) medical cotton. What was the experiment? The … Continue reading “IIT Guwahati uses superhydrophobic cotton to remove oil – spill”

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India’s homegrown Nirbhay cruise missile ready for fifth trial

India’s homegrown Nirbhay cruise missile ready for fifth trial Context The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) post two consecutive failures is all geared up for a fresh experimental trial of India’s first home-grown subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay scheduled for the next week, November 7 to 9. Preparation underway Hectic preparations are underway at the … Continue reading “India’s homegrown Nirbhay cruise missile ready for fifth trial”

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