Tuesday, 26 June 2018

26th June 2018 | Daily Current Affairs for APSC

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Seychelles President Danny Faure today agreed to work together on the Assumption Island project based on “each other’s interests”. PM Modi also announced a USD 100-million line of credit to Seychelles. An agreement to develop the island was inked in 2015 between India and Seychelles.
  • The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has installed a system based on radar technology on the Saraighat bridge. The system will automatically and continuously monitor the water level in the Brahmaputra and send SMS to predetermined cell phones at regular intervals. In this system, electro-magnetic waves generated in the instrument pass through the air and reaches water surface before coming back to the sensor. The distance between the instrument and water surface is calculated from the travel time of waves. Thus, a very accurate and reliable level of water is found. From site, the data goes directly to the Master System through GPRS. Alert signals are automatically sent to cell phones and TMS through an Internet-based system.
  • The Dr Bhupen Hazarika Samadhi Kshetra near Gauhati University at Jalukbari will soon have another attraction – a museum in honour of the ‘Bard of Brahmaputra’.
  • Krishna Chowlu, a scientist with Botanical Survey of India (BSI), discovered a wild flower, of Balsaminaceae family, which is white at the base and violet on the top, at a forest in Zemithang area of Tawang in September 2017, has dedicated the new species of flower that he discovered to former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu. Impatiens dorjeekhanduii - is named after the former CM and his father to honour his contributions for the development of the State. Apart from Chowlu, scientists Rajib Gogoi, SS Dash and Souravjyoti Borah of BSI had contributed in publishing a paper on the new species in a BSI journal.

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