Current Affairs in Short: 08 January 2020
Southern Australia administration ordered to kill 10,000 camels as government agencies are unable to provide them water and food due to wildfires.
Australia to kill 10,000 camels due to drought
• Administration in Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands ordered to kill 10,000 camels in southern Australia.
• As per media reports, People complained that wild animals are entering their homes for water due to wildfires. Tribal leaders of the area ordered to kill 10,000 camels.
• Australia camel administration said that the population of wild camels doubles every nine years. Camels require a lot of water which is impossible to fulfill.
Gaganyaan menu released by DRDO
• Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) has recently released food items that will be part of the space menu of Gaganyaan.
• DFRL prepared a list of items for astronauts of Gaganyaan including - vegetable rolls, egg rolls, idli sambhar, upma, vegetable pulao, and Moong Dal Halwa.
• Gaganyaan’s menu has been prepared by the DFRL, Mysore. The crew will also have a food heater to warm their meals.
NASA's TESS finds first Earth-sized habitable planet
• TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) has recently discovered TOI 700d. As per the reports, it is an earth-sized habitable planet found by TESS.
• This planet is 101.5 light-years away from the Earth. NASA has predicted life on this planet which is 20 percent larger than the Earth
• TESS is designed to search for planets orbiting stars near the Earth. TESS was launched by NASA on April 18, 2018.
Indian Cobra’s genome sequenced
• Cobra is believed as one of the poisonous snakes in the country and a group of scientists has mapped its genome.
• This research will help to prepare anti-venom vaccination. It will also help scientists to understand the chemical constituents of the venom.
• According to the reports, about 46000 people die every year due to snakebites in India.
Three Kerala cities in the world's fastest-growing cities’ list
• According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Malappuram (India) city ranks first among the top 10 fastest-growing urban areas in the world.
• Kerala’s Kozhikode has been ranked number 4; Kollam is in the tenth position.
• Vietnam’s Can Tho is in the second position while China’s three cities (Suqian, Putian, and Suzhou) have included in the list.