8th January 2020 Current Affairs for IBPS PO/Clerk | RRB PO/Clerk | SSC | Railways

Gujarat Government to Set Up Vikram Sarabhai Children Innovation Centre in State

The state government of Gujarat Chief Minister Rupani has planned to set up Vikram Sarabhai Children Innovation Centre (VSCIC) to identify, nature and promote children's innovation in the state. The announcement was made at the Children's Innovation Festival (CIF) held at Swarnim Sankul in Gandhinagar.

He felicitated the top 30 ideas teams, out 114 teams, led by school students in the state. Also, a letter of intent was exchanged between Gujarat University and UNICEF on the Occasion.

3 Kerala Cities feature among 10 fastest-growing urban areas in the world

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Malappuram (India) city ranks first among the top 10 fastest-growing Urban areas in the world. Malappuram ranked number 1, while Kozhikode has been ranked number 4, Kollam is in the 10th position. Malappuram is the fastest growing city over the past five years with a 44.1 percent chance.

P Magesh Chandan won the 95th Hastings International Chess Congress Title

Indian chess player P Mangesh Chandran won the title in the 95th edition of the prestigious Hastings International Chess Congress at Hastings in England. He defeated Indian GM Deep Sengupta in the eighth round to win the title. He secured the first place with 7.5 points from nine games. 

Australian Hunters to Kill 10,000 Camels due to drought

A lot of camels are going to die this week, as Australia hunters now them down from the air. Administration in Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands ordered to kill 10,000 camels in Southern Australia. Snipers took to helicopters in Australia on Wednesday to begin a mass cull of up to 10,000 camels as drought drives big herds of the feral animals to search for water closer to remote towns, endangering indigenous communities. More than 1 millions of the humped creatures wander Australia. They aren't from the continent, but arrived in the 1840s on ships - brought in as an ideal means of transport for the country's vast deserts.

Nasa's TESS Finds First Earth-Size Planet in a Habitable Zone

NASA's planet-hunter satellite Tess has discovered an Earth-size world within its star's habitable, where liquid water could be present. This planet is 101.5 light-years away from the earth. NASA has predicted life on this planet which is 20 percent larger than the earth. The potentially habitable planet,named TOI 700 d, is relatively close to Earth - only 100 light-years away. NASA's Jet propulsion Laboratory announced during the winter American Astronomical Society Meeting In Honolulu on Monday.

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