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Latest Current Affairs Contains in following titles:
  • Space Innovation Centre planned at Amaravati
  • Indian researcher produces stable solar cells
  • Northern districts in TN see rise in ground water levels
  • Pakistan Army chief visits LoC
  • New species of Jurassic reptiles discovered
  • South Africa basks in continent’s first solar-powered airport
  • Ethiopia declares state of emergency
  • Five Indian-Americans among richest in US - Forbes List
  • N. Korea on the brink of another n-test
  • National shotgun championship
  • International Day for Disaster Reduction - October 13
Space Innovation Centre planned at Amaravati
The Andhra Pradesh Government is planning to set up a Space Innovation Centre at Amaravati capital city, in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), to encourage young researchers keen on exploring space technology. Innovation centres will be established as part of the proposal in all universities. Each university will have at least 10 technology-based start-ups to take up innovative research on space science. ISRO has agreed in-principle to provide data free of cost. This is among the subjects on the agenda, when Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar meet here on Monday, said A.P. State Council of Higher Education Vice-Chairman Prof. P. Vijay Prakash.

Indian researcher produces stable solar cells
In a first, a researcher from Pune’s Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) has successfully produced a stable, high-efficiency, all-inorganic perovskite nanocrystal solar cells. The new material has 10.77% efficiency to convert sunlight to electricity. The results were published on October 7 in the journal Science . Traditional research has been around a hybrid organic-inorganic halide perovskite material.

Northern districts in TN see rise in ground water levels
Groundwater levels have shown improvement in most parts of the state since last year, but districts like Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode and Dindigul continue to suffer due to over exploitation through borewells.Compared to September last year, the water table has come up by 1.5-2m in districts like Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Karur and Pe rambalur, owing to 50% excess rainfall in the state last year. At 15.31m (50ft), the average groundwater level in Coimbatore was the worst among the 31districts where the state water resources department (WRD) has set up observation wells.

Pakistan Army chief visits LoC
Pakistani Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Sunday visited the Line of Control for the first time after the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes.The Army said in a statement that Gen. Sharif visited the Haji Pir sector and interacted with the troops deployed there.The formation commander briefed him of the operational preparedness of the units and the formation of the troops.

New species of Jurassic reptiles discovered
Scientists have identified a new species of extinct marine reptiles, that lived during the age of the dinosaurs, from fossils collected over a century ago.The newly identified species of British Ichthyosaur, which resembled dolphins or sharks, were ocean dwelling reptiles. They were fierce predators, some growing up to 15 metres long. Ichthyosaur lived around 200 million years ago in the early Jurassic period, a time when the U.K. was a small series of islands.

South Africa basks in continent’s first solar-powered airport
At first glance, there’s nothing out of the ordinary about the regional airport in George, a town of just 1,50,000 residents on South Africa’s south coast. In fact though, the small site is Africa’s first “green” airport to be powered by the sun. The control tower, escalators, check-in desks, baggage carousels, restaurants and ATMs — every service here depends on a small solar power station, located a few hundred kilometres away in a field of dandelions next to a runway.Its 2,000 solar panels produce up to 750 kW every day, easily surpassing the 400 kW needed to run the airport.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency
The Ethiopian government has declared a state of emergency effective immediately following a week of anti-government violence that resulted in deaths and property damage across the country, especially in the restive Oromia region. In a televised address on Sunday morning, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said the state of emergency was declared because there has been “enormous” damage to property.

Five Indian-Americans among richest in US - Forbes List
Five Indian-Americans are among the richest in the U.S., according to a Forbes list of 400 people which has been topped by Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates for the 23rd year in a row. Symphony Technology founder Romesh Wadhwani; co-founder of Syntel Bharat Neerja Desai; Airline veteran Rakesh Gangwal; entrepreneur John Kapoor; and Silicon Valley angel investor Kavitark Ram Shriram have featured in Forbes ’ ‘The Richest People In America 2016’ list.

N. Korea on the brink of another n-test
Analysis published on Sunday of recent satellite images fuelled concerns that North Korea may be on the brink of another nuclear test or long-range rocket launch. Speculation that Pyongyang is preparing such a show of force has been linked to Monday’s anniversary of the founding of the North’s ruling Workers' Party.

National shotgun championship
The 60th National shotgun championship will be held in Jaipur from November 12 to 25.The women’s trap and junior women’s trap will be held on November 13. The women’s and junior women’s double trap and skeet will be staged on November 15. The men’s and junior men’s trap will be spread over three days from November 17 to 19, and the skeet for men and junior men will be from November 21 to 23.

International Day for Disaster Reduction - October 13
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Source: The Hindu / The Times of India
Courtesy: The Hindu / The Times of India

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