Current Affairs in Short: 06 November 2019

A Guinness World Record for the largest astrophysics lesson (45 minutes) and assembly of spectroscopes was successfully achieved at IISF 2019. 

Nov 6, 2019 17:37 IST
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Kolkata students create Guinness World Record
• On the first day of India International Science Festival (IISF), 2019 the Guinness World Record for the largest astrophysics lesson (45 minutes) and assembly of spectroscopes was successfully achieved.
• About 1598 students participated in the effort. This year’s theme is - RISEN India –Research, Innovation and Science Empowering the Nation.
• Spectroscopes are generally used by the astronomers to know details like chemical composition, temperature etc. of celestial objects millions of light-years away from the earth.

DRDO’s Igniter Complex at HEMRL, Pune
• Defence Research & Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Igniter complex was recently inaugurated at the High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) in Pune.
• This ignition centre consists of various facilities like Planetary Mixer, Pelleting Machine, Granulating Machine and Sieve Shaker.
• The ignition process is the utmost and highly critical phase in the ignition chain of Rocket motor.

ICAR Report: 12.01% less stubble burning cases than 2018
• As per the ICAR’s Creams Laboratory bulletin 12% of less stubble burning cases were reported this year than in 2018.
• The report said that there were 31402 stubble burning cases were reported in 3 states – Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.
• Supreme Court said that it is the time to punish those officers who failed to implement the regulations issued by the Supreme Court.

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ISS receives 12 bottles of red wine for an experiment
• As per the media reports, a dozen bottles of French wine have been sent to the International Space Centre (ISS) for scientific research.
• This wine will be aged for one year to find out weightlessness and space radiation affects the ageing process.
• The Cygnus capsule also contained pieces of carbon fibre used by Lamborghini sports car and over for baking chocolate chip cookies.

Rs. 5 Cr fine on Mehsana Urban Co-operative Bank
• The reserve bank of India has imposed a penalty of Rs. 5 cr on Gujarat based Mehsana Urban Co-operative Bank for violating rules.
• It was said in RBI’s notice that loans and advances were sanctioned to the directors, relatives and firms/concerns in which they are interested.
• RBI found that Master Directions on 'Know Your Customer (KYC) were not followed by the Mehsana Urban Co-operative Bank.

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