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Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 December 2017

The Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi inaugurated a 2-day National Workshop on Role of Sakhi One Stop Centres in strengthening the multi-sectoral response to violence. The initiative aims to provide quality services to the victims/survivors of violence.

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Publish Date : Dec 15, 2017

NASA spots eighth planet Kepler-90i in Solar System

The newly-discovered planet Kepler-90i was discovered in data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope. It was found using Machine Learning from Google. Machine learning is an approach towards artificial intelligence in which computers learn. In this case, computers learned to identify planets by finding the instances in the Kepler data where the telescope recorded signals from exoplanets, planets beyond our solar system.

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Publish Date : Dec 15, 2017

Morning Current Affairs: 15 December 2017

Disney on 14 December 2017 reached a deal to acquire certain assets of 21st Century Fox (FOXA), the parent company of FOX Business, for approximately USD 52.4 billion in stock. The total transaction is valued at USD 66.1 billion, including 21st Century Fox’s debt. The deal includes 21st Century Fox assets- Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses like Star India.

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Publish Date : Dec 15, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 8 December 2017

NASA scientists in Antarctica are set to launch SuperTIGER Balloon, a balloon-borne instrument, to study heavy cosmic particles, collect information on cosmic rays that enter Earth’s atmosphere every day. The announcement was made by NASA on 6 December 2017.

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Publish Date : Dec 8, 2017

NASA's SuperTIGER Balloon to study Heavy Cosmic Particles

The most common cosmic ray particles are protons or hydrogen nuclei, making up roughly 90 per cent of the particles, followed by helium nuclei (8 per cent) and electrons (1 per cent). The remainder cosmic ray particles contain the nuclei of other elements.

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Publish Date : Dec 8, 2017

प्लैनेटरी बॉडी से धरती पर पहुंची बहुमूल्य धातुएं: नासा

नासा के वैज्ञानिकों के सहयोग से किए गए इस अध्ययन में बताया गया है कि जिस समय धरती की रचना हो रही थी, उस वक्त एक चांद के आकार का विशालकाय भूमंडलीय पिंड (प्लैनेटरी बॉडी) धरती के केंद्र (कोर) में पहुंचा, जिसने सोने और प्लेटिनम जैसी बहुमूल्य धातुओं को धरती पर पहुंचाया.

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Publish Date : Dec 7, 2017

Afternoon Current Affairs Quiz: 4 December 2017

4 December 2017: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics like Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival, new NASA study and India’s new award among others.

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Publish Date : Dec 4, 2017

Pluto may have liquid water oceans, suggests NASA study

According to a new NASA study, some of the icy worlds outside our solar system including Pluto may have liquid water oceans beneath their surface. The study stated that the heat generated by the gravitational pull of moons formed from massive collisions could extend the lifetimes of liquid water oceans beneath the surface of these large icy worlds.

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Publish Date : Dec 2, 2017

Scientists use algorithm to track whale sharks

Australian marine scientists have made the use of an algorithm, which was developed by NASA to study star charts, in order to track and identify whale sharks. The extensive international research project t by Murdoch University applied the technology developed by NASA to examine the distinctive spots that appear on whale sharks.

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Publish Date : Nov 30, 2017

नासा ने सुपरसोनिक पैराशूट का सफल परीक्षण किया

इस अवसर पर नासा ने मंगल ग्रह के लिए भेजे जाने वाले मिशन की तैयारी हेतु एक वीडियो भी जारी किया, जिसे इन्टरनेट पर देखा जा सकता है.

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Publish Date : Nov 22, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 November 2017

India's Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 at the prestigious pageant’s 67th edition that was held in Sanya, China. The 20-year-old’s win has brought home the coveted title after a 17-year-long wait. The last Indian contestant to win Miss World was Priyanka Chopra in the year 2000.

Recommended for : Manushi Chhillar , Miss World 2017 , NCPCR , Baal Utsav , Hausla-2017 , Girish Karnad , Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award , NASA , Universal Children's Day 2017

Publish Date : Nov 20, 2017

NASA launches advanced satellite to improve weather forecast

NASA has successfully launched a highly advanced polar-orbiting satellite to improve weather forecasts for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Publish Date : Nov 20, 2017

नासा ने संयुक्त पोलर सेटेलाईट प्रणाली को लॉन्च किया

जेपीएसएस-1 को कैलिफोर्निया में वेंडनबर्ग वायु सेना बेस से संयुक्त लॉन्च एलायंस निर्मित डेल्टा II रॉकेट से कक्षा में लॉन्च किया गया.

Recommended for : NASA , JPSS-1 , Polar Satellite , current affairs in hindi , नासा , जेपीएसएस-1 , पोलर सेटेलाईट , हिंदी करंट अफेयर्स

Publish Date : Nov 20, 2017

उबर ने एयर पायलट योजना हेतु नासा से समझौता किया

एप के माध्यम से टैक्सी सेवा प्रदाता कंपनी उबर (UBER) ने उबर एयर पायलट योजना हेतु अमेरिका के प्रमुख अंतरिक्ष संगठ नासा से समझौता किया है. उबर (UBER) के अनुसार उड़ने वाली टैक्सियों का किराया भी सामान्य टैक्सी यात्रा के बराबर ही रखा जाएगा.

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Publish Date : Nov 10, 2017

Heat source under Antarctica melting its ice sheet, reports NASA study

A new study by NASA reveals that a geothermal heat source called a ‘mantle plume’ lies deep below West Antarctica, which explains some of the melting that creates lakes and rivers under the ice sheet.

Recommended for : Antarctica , Melting of Ice Sheets , Climate Change , Global Warming , Rise in Sea Levels , Mantle Plume , Ice Age

Publish Date : Nov 9, 2017

NASA: Ozone hole over Antarctica smallest in 30 years

The ozone hole that forms over Antarctica every year in September was found to be the smallest this year since 1988. This was revealed by the NASA satellite measurements from 2017.

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Publish Date : Nov 8, 2017

ओजोन में वर्ष 1988 के बाद सबसे छोटा छेद बना: नासा

नासा के अनुसार, 11 सितंबर 2017 को ओजोन छेद में सबसे ज्यादा विस्तार हुआ, जोकि आकार में तकरीबन अमेरिका के क्षेत्र का ढाई गुना यानी 76 लाख वर्गमील था.

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Publish Date : Nov 8, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 October 2017

Ace Indian shuttler, Kidambi Srikanth lifted the Denmark Open Superseries trophy at Odense, marking his third Super Series win of the year and fifth overall. The eighth seeded Srikanth defeated his opponent, South Korea's Lee Hyun-il in straight games, 21-10, 21-5.

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Publish Date : Oct 23, 2017

Dawn spacecraft to orbit dwarf planet Ceres until its fuel runs out: NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that it would be extending the Dawn mission at Ceres until its hydrazine fuel runs out, after which it will continue to remain in a stable orbit around the dwarf planet.

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Publish Date : Oct 23, 2017

Planet Nine exists in solar system: NASA

If discovered, Planet Nine could turn out to be the missing super Earth- a planet with a mass higher than the Earth’s, but substantially lower than the masses of ice giants Uranus and Neptune.

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Publish Date : Oct 20, 2017

प्लैनेट नाइन का सौर मंडल में अस्तित्व है: नासा

अमेरिका के कैलिफॉर्निया इंस्टिट्यूट ऑफ टेक्नॉलजी (कैलेटेक) में प्लैनेटरी ऐस्ट्रोफिजिसिस्ट कंस्तनचीन बैटीगिन ने कहा की प्लैनेट नाइन के अस्तित्व का संकेत देने वाले अब 5 अलग-अलग व्याख्यात्मक प्रमाण हैं.

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Publish Date : Oct 18, 2017

NASA finds ‘Shape-shifting’ bacteria on the International Space Station

Bacterial cells treated with a common antibiotic have been spotted changing shape to survive while aboard the International Space Station (ISS).The "clever shape-shifting" was detected in bacteria being experimented on in the near-weightlessness of space, and is believed to help the bacteria survive. The result came after a group of researchers led by Luis Zea from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in the United States sent E-Coli to ISS for experiment.

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Publish Date : Sep 16, 2017

Morning Current Affairs: 15 September 2017

NASA Spacecraft Cassini on mission to explore the giant ring-world of Saturn and its menagerie of moons will end its 20 year voyage on 15 September 2017 by diving into the atmosphere of Saturn. For 13 years, the orbiter has been sending back images of its extraordinary discoveries at Saturn to Earth.

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Publish Date : Sep 15, 2017

NASA captures images of strongest Solar Flare in 12 years

Sun emitted two strong solar flares. The first flare is classified as an X2.2 flare and the second is an X9.3 flare.

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Publish Date : Sep 9, 2017

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson to return home after 288 days in space

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to return to Earth from the International Space Station on 2 September 2017, after completing a 288-day mission.

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Publish Date : Sep 3, 2017

NASA's WINDY Mission to create white artificial clouds that glow in night

This mission aims to study disturbances in the upper atmosphere that interfere with communication and technology systems.

Recommended for : NASA , WINDY Mission , white artificial clouds , Ionosphere

Publish Date : Aug 27, 2017

नासा द्वारा कृत्रिम बादल बनाने की तैयारी

अमेरिकी स्पेस एजेंसी ने कहा कि ये कृत्रिम बादल रिपब्लिक ऑफ मार्शल आइलैंड के निवासियों को दो रॉकेट फ्लाइट के दौरान 29 अगस्त 2017 और 9 सितंबर 2017 को दिखेंगे.

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Publish Date : Aug 25, 2017

A total Solar eclipse to sweep across North America after 241 years

On 21 August 2017, the people of the United States would be witness to a complete eclipse of the sun, a spectacle that would be visible exclusively in the US.

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Publish Date : Aug 21, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 August 2017

The Indianapolis sank in 12 minutes, making it impossible for it to send a distress signal or deploy life-saving equipment.

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Publish Date : Aug 21, 2017

NASA launches TDRS-M Satellite to help astronauts communicate with Earth

The TDRS network receives signals from vehicles like the space station flying at a mere 250 miles above Earth and routes the telemetry, voice, video and science information to a dedicated ground terminal.

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Publish Date : Aug 21, 2017
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