Current Affairs, News & Facts of 05 Jul 2016

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  • MV Dhekane takes over as Director of IISU

    MV Dhekane takes over as Director of IISUNoted scientist M V Dhekane has assumed the office of Director of ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He is the seventh director of IISU that functions under the aegis of the Department of Space. 

    About M V Dhekane 

    M V Dhekane who is a  B-Tech graduate in electrical engineering and M-tech (Systems and Control) from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, joined Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in 1983. 

    He has wide experience and expertise in the launch vehicle control and guidance design, onboard software development and mission design and analysis. 

    He had also held various significant positions in ISRO such as Deputy Director, Control, Guidance & Simulation Entity, VSSC, Chief Controller, VSSC and Associate Director (R&D), VSSC.

  • JNPT becomes first Indian port to implement logistics data tagging of containers

    JNPT becomes first Indian port to implement logistics data tagging of containersJawaharlal Nehru Port has become the first port in the country to implement logistics data tagging of containers.

    The implementation of the logistics data bank tagging of containers will help importers/exporters track their goods in transit through logistics data bank service.

    Key highlights :

    An RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Tag) tag would be attached to each container which would be tracked through RIFD readers installed at different locations. 

    This service will integrate the information available with various agencies across the supply chain to provide detailed real time information within a single window. 

    This will help in reducing the overall lead time of the container movement across the western corridor and lower the transaction costs incurred by shippers and consignees.

    Radio-frequency identification (RFID) : It uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. The tags contain electronically stored information.It should be noted that unlike a barcode, the tag need not be within the line of sight (LoS) of the reader, so it can be easily embedded in the tracked object.

  • India to host meet of BRICS anti-narcotics heads  

    On July 8, 2016 India will host a meeting of the heads of anti-narcotics agencies this week to discuss issues related to narco-terrorism and money laundering among the member-nations. This meet will be held ahead of the eighth annual Summit of BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa nations scheduled in October 2016.

    India to host meet of BRICS anti-narcotics headsThe one-day meeting will be hosted by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the agenda of the high-level meeting is expected to revolve around illicit drug trafficking including diversion of precursors and chemicals, usage of new psychoactive substances, maritime drug trafficking, narco terrorism and drug money laundering.

    All the BRICS nations (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) will discuss ways to enhance cooperation to effectively deal with these issues and keep an effective monitoring on illegal narcotics transport happening between these nations.     

    India has taken over the BRICS Chairmanship this year, for the second time after 2012, and it will host the eighth annual Summit of the forum in Goa in October in its 

    capacity as chair of the bloc comprising the five countries which account for 42 per cent of the world's population and a combined GDP of over USD 16 trillion.

  • B Sai Praneeth wins 2016 Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton Men’s Singles title

    ================================================ B Sai Praneeth wins 2016 Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton Men’s Singles titleIndian shuttler B Sai Praneeth on 3 July 2016 clinched Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton Men’s Singles title by defeating Lee Hyun II of South Korea witha score of (21-12, 21-10) in the final match. 

    On the other hand, men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy also grabbed Men’s doubles title at the tournament by defeating canadian pair of Adrian Liu and Toby Ng with a score of (21-8 21-14). Reddy and Attri pair is the first Indian men’s doubles pair to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  • Researchers build super-sensitive e-nose

    Researchers from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium have built a sensitive electronic nose with metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) that can detect pesticides and nerve gas in very low concentrations.

    Researchers build super-sensitive e-noseMOFs are like microscopic sponges. They can absorb quite a lot of gas into their minuscule pores. The chemical sensor can easily be integrated into existing electronic devices. Therefore, it’s fairly easy to equip a smartphone with a gas sensor for pesticides and nerve gas.

    The best-known electronic nose is the breathalyser. As drivers breathe into the device, a chemical sensor measures the amount of alcohol in their breath. This chemical reaction is then converted into an electronic signal, allowing a police officer to read the result.

  • Sudarshan Sen appointed Executive Director of RBI

    Sudarshan Sen appointed Executive Director of RBISudarshan Sen has been as Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)  in place of N S Vishwanathan, who has been elevated as Deputy Governor at the central bank.

    Sen has a long association with bank supervision and regulation. Earlier, he was in charge of the Department of Banking Regulation.

    He also served as the Regional Director of Ahmedabad office of the Reserve Bank of India.

    Sen holds an MBA in International Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham, UK.

  • Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian footballer to play in Europa League

    Indian footballer Gurpreet Singh Sandhu became the first Indian football player to play in UEFA Europa League. Sandhu was named in Norwegian club Stabaek FC's squad for their Europa League qualifying match against Welsh Premier League side Connah's Quay Nomads FC.

    Gurpreet Singh Sandhu 

    Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian footballer to play in Europa LeagueGurpreet Singh Sandhu born on 3 February 1992 in Mohali, Punjab  plays as a goalkeeper for Norwegian Tippeligaen club Stabaek and the India national team.

    He is the first ever Indian to play a competitive match for the first team of a top-division European club and the fifth Indian to play professionally in Europe after Mohammed Salim, Baichung Bhutia, Sunil Chhetri and Subrata Pal. He is also the first Indian to play in the UEFA Europa League.

    In Indian national team he made his debut for the U19s in the 2010 against the Iraq U19s in the AFC U-19 Championship. In 2011 AFC Asian Cup, he had played for senior Indian team squad of 23 against Turkmenistan.


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