Daily GK Update: Current Affairs in English Medium. Date: 26.10.2016

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Latest Current Affairs Contains in following Titles:
  • Panel set up to plan IIT-M LIGO prototype
  • Baby is `born' twice after miracle surgery in US
  • Telangana to continue with no-detention system
  • Bird flu detected in Alappuzha
  • Rajasthan drive to end child marriages
  • Scientists find new species of millipede in deep cave
  • Uranus may have two more moons: Study
  • Periyar University set to launch e-governance initiative
  • FIFA under-17 World Cup in October next year
Panel set up to plan IIT-M LIGO prototype
  • A committee has been set up to plan and execute the prototype of the Laser Interferometer GravitationalWave Observatory (LIGO) detector, which is expected to come up on the research campus of IIT Madras at Thaiyur, near Chennai, in about five years. A Scientific Management Board (SMB) will decide on Board (SMB) will decide on the prototype and the scientific studies therein. The Project Management Board will plan the LIGO India facility , which is likely to come up in Hingoli, Maharashtra.
Baby is `born' twice after miracle surgery in US
  • A baby girl in the US was successfully `born' for the second time, after being taken out of her mother's womb for 20 minutes at 23 weeks of pregnancy for a groundbreaking surgery to save her life. The baby was delivered by C-section after 12 weeks.Margaret Boemer, from the US, was 16 weeks pregnant when she was told that her baby had a sacrococcygeal teratoma -a tumour grows from the baby's tailbone before birth. “This is the most common tumour we see in a newborn.Even though it's the most common we see, it's still pretty rare,“ said Darrell Cass, co-director of Texas Children's Foetal Centre and associate professor at Baylor College Medicine in the US.
Telangana to continue with no-detention system
  • Government schools in Telangana would continue implementing the existing no-detention policy for promoting students to higher classes even if they fail in some subjects as the Centre has left the issue of detention policy supported by majority States to their choice. The decision to leave the issue to the choice of the States was taken at the 64th meeting of the Central Advisory Board on Education (CABE) held in Delhi on Tuesday, in which Education Ministers and Secretaries of all States participated. Telangana was represented by Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari, who also handles Education portfolio, and Special Chief Secretary Ranjeev R. Acharya.
Bird flu detected in Alappuzha
  • Bird flu (avian influenza), caused by H5N8 virus, has been detected among ducks at five places in Alappuzha district. The viral infection has been found at Thakazhy, Kainadi, Ramankary, Neelamperoor and Pandi, District Collector Veena N.Madhavan told mediapersons here on Tuesday (25.10.2016).
Rajasthan drive to end child marriages
  • Under the banner of “Sajha Abhiyan” of the Rajasthan government, UNFPA and UNICEF, a district-level Abhiyan Yatra was flagged off in Dausa on Tuesday for complete elimination of child marriages in the State. A call was given on the occasion to make Rajasthan child-marriage-free.Child marriage in Rajasthan continues to be much higher than the national average. In order to address the issue, the State government, with the support of UNFPA and UNICEF, has taken the lead in developing a comprehensive strategy and action plan for doing away with the marriages of minor boys and girls.
Scientists find new species of millipede in deep cave
  • U.S. researchers have found a tiny threadlike millipede recognised as the evolutionary cousin of the leggiest animal on the planet, Illacme plenipes. The enigmatic millipede, named Illacme tobini after cave biologist Ben Tobin of the National Park Service, was discovered along with many spiders, pseudoscorpions, and flies in the unexplored dark marble caves in Sequoia National Park in California.
Uranus may have two more moons: Study
  • Uranus may have two tiny, previously undiscovered moons orbiting near two of the planet’s rings, researchers said, after analysing data from NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft. Rob Chancia, a doctoral student at the University of Idaho in the U.S., saw key patterns while examining images of Uranus’ rings, said the study published in Astronomical Journal. He noticed the amount of ring material on the edge of the alpha ring — one of the brightest of Uranus’ multiple rings — varied periodically.
Periyar University set to launch e-governance initiative
  • Periyar University has already incorporated technologies to implement e-governance initiatives on the campus, said C. Swaminathan, Vice Chancellor. The e-governance initiatives of the university includes publication of results through SMS, accepting on-line payment of fees, e-library and bar-coding answer sheets, Dr. Swaminathan said while speaking at the inaugural of the day long workshop on ‘Digital India’ organised by the NSS Cell of Periyar University in association with Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology here on Monday (26.10.2016).
FIFA under-17 World Cup in October next year
  • A FIFA delegation on Tuesday announced that the under-17 World Cup would be held from October 6 to 28, 2017 and ratified Kolkata as the sixth and last venue for the event. A 26-member team, comprising a 13-member FIFA delegation, visited the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan and other facilities around the city before giving its approval.
Source: The Hindu / The Times of India
Courtesy: The Hindu / The Times of India

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