Morning Current Affairs: 6 November 2017

Nov 6, 2017 09:00 IST
Morning Current Affairs: 6 November 2017

India, South Africa trace evolution of galaxies

India and South would be jointly expanding their efforts in tracing the evolution of galaxies thereby, further strengthening their 20 years of strategic partnership.

India would be participating in the multi-nation Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - a large multi radio telescope project aimed to be built in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, where the view of the Milky Way Galaxy is best and radio interference least.

The telescope when built would be the world’s most powerful radio telescope and it would have a total collecting area of approximately one square kilometre.

Indian women's hockey team lifts Hockey Asia Cup after 13 years

The Indian women's hockey team on 5 November 2017 beat China 5-4 to lift the Asia Cup 2017 title.

This is the second time that India has claimed the top spot in the history of the tournament. The first time was 13 years ago in the year 2004. The victory has also helped Team India to secure a place at the 2018 Hockey World Cup.

Both the teams were 1-1 at full time. Though India took the lead with Navjot Kaur scoring in the 25th minute, China’s Tiantian Luo converted a penalty corner to equalise the scoreboard in the 47th minute.

Mohan Joshi honoured with Vishnudas Bhave award

Renowned Indian film and television actor Mohan Joshi was felicitated with the prestigious Vishnudas Bhave award for his contribution to theatre in Sangli on 5 November 2017.

The award was conferred by veteran actor Jayant Sawarkar in the memory of Vishnudas Bhave, the founder of Marathi theatre. The award comprises a trophy, a citation and a cash prize worth Rs 25,000.

Besides plays, Joshi has acted in a number of Marathi and Hindi films including Major Saab, Baghban, Gangaajal, Garv: Pride and Honour and more recently Yeh Hai India.

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