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24 May 2019 Current Events General Election Results are Finally Here

The much awaited 2019 general election mandate of India has finally come. BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with allies, has bagged a bigger victory than 2014 with 343 seats. It has maintained its reigning positions in states like Gujarat and Maharashtra, and emerged victorious in states like, Odisha, West Bengal and the northeast where it had little presence earlier. World Leaders like Us President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and several others have congratulated PM Narendra Modi for his ginormous victory in the history of Indian democracy. 


BrahMos successfully tested by the IAF

As per reports from Press Information Bureau, yesterday, IAF was successful in firing the BrahMos air version missile from its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft. The launch from the aircraft was smooth and the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the land target. The integration of the weapon on the aircraft was a very complex process involving mechanical, electrical and software modifications on aircraft. The software development of the aircraft was undertaken by the IAF engineers. HAL carried out mechanical and electrical modifications on the aircraft. DRDO, BAPL and HAL also put in dedicated efforts to undertake such complex integration. Meanwhile, Indian Navy managed the range safety clearance for the test.


General Election Results are Finally Here

The much awaited 2019 general election mandate of India has finally come. BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with allies, has bagged a bigger victory than 2014 with 343 seats. It has maintained its reigning positions in states like Gujarat and Maharashtra, and emerged victorious in states like, Odisha, West Bengal and the northeast where it had little presence earlier. World Leaders like Us President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and several others have congratulated PM Narendra Modi for his ginormous victory in the history of Indian democracy. 

BrahMos successfully tested by the IAF

As per reports from Press Information Bureau, yesterday, IAF was successful in firing the BrahMos air version missile from its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft. The launch from the aircraft was smooth and the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the land target. The integration of the weapon on the aircraft was a very complex process involving mechanical, electrical and software modifications on aircraft. The software development of the aircraft was undertaken by the IAF engineers. HAL carried out mechanical and electrical modifications on the aircraft. DRDO, BAPL and HAL also put in dedicated efforts to undertake such complex integration. Meanwhile, Indian Navy managed the range safety clearance for the test.

India launches RISAT-2B

As per the recent news, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has already begun its expansion of the radar imaging satellite programme with the launch of Risat-2B. This satellite is an onboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Meanwhile, it was successfully launched on Wednesday morning, May 22, 2019. The reports state that this satellite uses the synthetic aperture radar, which helps to carry out its operations, by providing the detailed all-weather surveillance. The PSLV-C46 which is responsible for carrying Risat 2B is said to weigh 615 kgs of weight. Meanwhile, it has taken off from its first launch pad recently from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre of Sriharikota at 5:30 am as per the schedule. Moreover, this is the the 3rd launch by ISRO in 2019.

Bengaluru boy wins a trip to Google headquarters in California

Sachin Rammorthy, a class 11 student from Bengaluru has won a trip to Google's headquarters in California. He was working for two months on Liquid Galaxy which is an open source project, funded by Google. Amongst several other participants, Sachin is one of the fifty winners of Google's annual open source software development competition. To receive his reward, he's all set to fly to Googleplex in Mountain view, California and will also represent India internationally.

India faces delay in monsoon due to Cyclone in West Pacific

Climate Prediction Centre (CPC) of the United States (US) National Weather Service reports that India could be facing a delay in monsoon due to the suppression of Madden -Julian Oscillation (MJO) Wave. However it also confirms that the temperature and the process of cloud building and rainfall will gather pace at the end of May 2019. As per India Met Department (IMD), monsoon has entered southern parts of Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal, and looks set to advance in the next three days.

Venus is Next on ISRO's List: Chairman Dr K Sivan

ISRO is planning to send a mission to visit Venus next as a part of its 7 interplanetary mission. The mission comprises of various studies and research to be conducted by Chandrayaan 3, Mars Orbitor 2, etc on Sun's corona, Also, amongst several other missions, visiting Venus in 2023 is also on Isro's travel list. And the mission to Venus will focus on researching and studying the surface, atmospheric chemistry, reciprocation with solar radiation to count a few.

11 Tiger Cubs Have Been Sighted in the Forest of Madhya Pradesh

Tiger deaths are on the rise. Nearly 14 tiger deaths have been reported so far this year. India is considered to be one of the countries which have witnessing highest decline in tiger population. However, the good news is 11 new born tiger cubs have been sighted in Madhya Pradesh; 5 in Panna Tiger Reserve, three each in Nauradehi and Ratapani. The celebration is bigger in Nauradehi, since it's the first cub born there in years. The authorities have posted policemen for their protection. Amidst the century old man and tiger conflict, this news is definitely a hope for tiger preservation in the country.

Indian climbers lose their lives on Mount Kanchenjunga
As per recent reports, 2 Indian climbers, Kuntal Karar and Biplab Baidya, are said to have died while on their expedition to Mount Kanchenjunga. The expedition organizer in one of his statements informed that their team made multiple rescue attempts to save the lives of these climbers, but somehow they were unable to succeed. Other than this, Peak Promotion Officer of Kathmandu, Pasang Sherpa, said that one of these climbers had managed to climb the world's third tallest peak, while the other one died of sickness while mounting the summit.
IndiGo plans 'budget business class' for international flights
As per recent reports, IndiGo airline is said to have captured around half of the domestic Indian market within a decade. This time, they are planning to offer cheap and punctual flights in the international skies, and will charge extra for almost everything asked by the passengers. Taking Europe-Asia fliers into consideration, Indigo has a well directed strategy to cut-price for the business class seats by framing them into budget carriers. Other than this, IndiGo, which flies as far as Istanbul, is currently working to build a long-distance network. Ronojoy Dutta, the CEO of the airline, meanwhile, in a statement informed that the airline has decided to begin its one-stop trips to Europe within a duration of 6 months. 
Against US Dollar, Rupee Rises Marginally Higher

As per recent reports, at interbank forex market, Rupee is said to have opened at 70.43, which is around 9 paise higher. Other than this, it displays a rise in the value of Indian Rupee against its last close. Amidst the worries of foreign fund outflows and weak global cues, India seems to be going steady. The forex market dealers stated that this current trend of outflows in foreign funds, rise in the crude prices, and the ongoing bilateral trade war between US and China is ultimately responsible for causing fluctuations in the price of domestic currency.

Engineer from Tamil Nadu invents an eco-friendly engine

Sounthirajan Kumarasamy, a mechanical engineer from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, has recently invented an engine that runs on hydrogen as a fuel and releases oxygen in the air. This engine has a unique design for its distinguished qualities. In one of his statements, Kumarasamy said that it took him complete 10 years to develop this differentiated engine. Other than this, such an invention  has marked history in the world. As per reports, this engine will soon be introduced in Japan within a few days and we are hoping to get it in India too.

Rs 100 Crore Fine Imposed by NGT for Illegal Mining

AP government heaved a sigh of relied as Supreme Court stayed Rs 100 cr fine which is foisted by NGT (National Green Tribunal) for illicit sand mining. As per the reports, in a petition by the state government, NGT didn't consider its submission. Hence, SC ordered NGT to hear the state government's defense and finish the the case within three months. Sand mining has increased in the state in the last few years due to rising demand in constructions activities which prompted an NGO to file a petition. 

SC orders demolition of construction in Kochi's Coastal Regulation Zone
As per recent reports, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Supreme Court has ordered the clearance of the 5 buildings, consisting around 500 flats, which are specifically built near the Kochi coast of Kerala. The court is strictly prohibiting the construction of homes near the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) considering several ecological factors, which can harm naturex. Meanwhile, Honourable judges Navin Sinha and Arun Mishra examined an opinion of the expert committee placed before the apex court through the hands of top advocate Romi Chacko. He further represented this case on behalf of the Kerala State Coastal Zone Management Authority (KSCZMA). On hearing, the Supreme court immediately directed the authorities to demolish the building within the duration of one month, and  submit the compliance report related to it. 
France asks UNSC to make India a permanent member

As per recent reports, France has asked United Nations Security Council to include India as a permanent member. Along with this, France claimed that countries like Brazil, Germany and Japan are absolutely needed to be the part of the enlarged and reformed Security Council, as they can better reflect the contemporary global political realities. It has further added that these countries are a part of France's strategic priority members as per the UN's high-table. In some of the statements, it has been elaborated that Germany and France have powerful policies that will work together to enlarge and make a more powerful Security Council, that will reflect the world as it is.

iPhone plans for its users to dump Whatsapp
Whatsapp, an instant messaging application, which is widely used by both Android as well as iPhone users, has  become the favourite of each one of us. But to our surprise, Apple is planning to give an alternative of Whatsapp to its iPhone users. As per reports, the company is planning to upgrade its features of iMessage. This will include profile photo and display of name on your profile. Other than this, if you wish to hide your status or any other personal information from anyone in your contacts, it will be done easily. Meanwhile, it is expected that the Cupertino-based tech giant will probably add more features to your iPhone. Also, you will be able to share Animojis and e-gifts with your loved ones on your desirable iPhone. So, Apple is asking its users to stay tuned as the next level of excitement is on the way. 
Pakistani Man Built his Own Airplane
A pop-corn seller from Pakistan made his own airplane at home without any technical support. Muhammad Fayyaz, have used all the scraps such as roadcutter engine, wheels from a rickshaw and various other borrowed materials in order to build his plane. He stated that he learned the basics from his own experiments. However, the police has stopped him from flying as of now, after his attempt to perform an unauthorized take-off.
Nepal to connect Kathmandu with India and China via Railways
As per recent reports, President of Nepal, Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Friday, May 3, 2019, informed that Nepal is planning to start construction of railways network which will link Kathmandu with China and India. The report related to the Rasuwagadhi-Kathmandu and Birgunj-Kathmandu link project is already prepared. Meanwhile, they are just planning to initiate it within two years. Other than this, the President also informed the Parliament that the government of Nepal has already strategized for this first trans-border railways, for the upcoming fiscal year. 
Delhi achieves third position in terms of pass-percentage
On April 2, 2019, Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) finally declared the most awaited board results of the year, that is of class 12th. Here, Delhi has bagged third position in terms of its pass percentage. Whereas, Trivandrum secured first position, the students studying in Kendriya Vidyalayas topped institution-wise, with 98.2 and 98.54 percentages respectively. Meanwhile, in Chennai passing percentage was 92.93% where 82,719 students appeared for their board exams. Also, among the differently-abled category, the total of around 3260 students appeared for the exams of various streams, of which 90.25% of candidates qualified. As a whole, a rise in pass percentage was seen and teachers remarked that with hard work and consistency these students will go far ahead in their lives. 
Indian army claims to find Yeti footprints
On Monday, April 29,2019, the Indian army tweeted for its 6 million followers, that the footprints of Yeti, a mythical beast, have been discovered in the Himalayas, near Makalu Base Camp. The sources stated that Yeti is a giant creature that is usually found in the South Asian folklore. He is believed to be like a huge ape like creature. Till now, Yeti is just a myth, but people residing in South Asia strongly believe his presence. Updates like these are creating mixed reactions among the people. 
'Extremely severe' Fani is likely to hit Odisha

Meteorological department of Odisha issued a red alert on Tuesday for the seventeen districts of Odhisha. Bishnupada Sethi, the Special Relief Commissioner stated that the cyclone Fani is most probably destined to cause huge damage to the buildings and houses across Odisha. Moreover, it may disrupt road and rail link of several places. Other than this, the reports state that the storm Fani is predicted to cross Odisha coast between Chandbali and Gopalpur around Friday afternoon. The expected speed of wind will be around 175-185 Kmph that can even rise up to the speed of 205 Kmph.




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