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Current Affairs in Short: 26 March 2018

A self-taught rocket scientist Mike Hughes propelled himself about 1,875 feet into the air in a home-made rocket, before a hard landing in the Mojave Desert, North America.

Mar 26, 2018 17:29 IST
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Fire broke out at shopping complex in Russia's Kemerovo

• At least 64 people have died in a fire that engulfed a shopping complex in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo, Russia.

• The cause of the fire is not yet known, however, the authorities have launched an investigation.

• According to the Investigative Committee, four people have been detained for questioning, including the head of the company that manages the shopping centre.

• The fire started on an upper floor of the Winter Cherry complex shopping mall in central Kemerovo.

Mike Hughes blasts himself into the sky on his home-built rocket

• A self-taught rocket scientist Mike Hughes propelled himself about 1,875 feet into the air in a home-made rocket, before a hard landing in the Mojave Desert, North America.

• Hughes believed that the earth is flat and he launched himself to prove the planet's flatness.

• In order to carry out the launch, the 61-year-old limo driver converted a mobile home into a ramp and modified it to launch from a vertical angle so he wouldn't fall back to the ground on public land.

• The rocket crashed back down to earth with the nose of the ship breaking in two places, like it was designed to do.

 



Commerce ministry terminates anti-dumping probe on solar cells

• The Commerce Ministry's investigation arm Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) terminated its anti-dumping probe on imports of solar cells from China, Taiwan and Malaysia.

• The probe was initiated by the DGAD on July 21, 2017 following complaints of dumping of the product by the association.

• The Indian Solar Manufacturers Association has made a request to terminate the present investigation.

e-Tribes India to be launched by Tribal Affairs Ministry

• The “e-Tribes India” would be launched soon by the Union Tribal Affairs Ministry.

• The Launch of e-Tribes includes www.tribesindia.com, www.trifed.in and Retail Inventory Software and M-commerce app.

• Besides, the occasion will also mark the launch of ‘Tribes India’ Banners at Amazon, Snapdeal, Paytm & GeM.

First International Exhibition of Graphic Prints held in New Delhi  

• The first-ever International Print Biennale, an International Exhibition of Graphic Prints was held in New Delhi.

• It was organised by Lalit Kala Akademi.

• The event displayed a total of 200 original prints created by Indian and international artists of impeccable competence.

• Total 988 entries at the national level were received of which 127 were chosen for display.

 

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