- Clean Energy: 1) fission process: nucleus of a heavier element is split into those of lighter elements in a controlled manner. 2) Fusion process: Nuclei of two lighter elements are made to fuse together to form the nucleus of a heavier atom. A large amount of energy is released in both these processes, but fusion gives more energy than fission. US SCIENTISTS discovered fusion energy. This could help curb climate change. Refer to infographics for more.
- DEFENCE MINISTER told Parliament that PLA troops tried to “unilaterally change the status quo” in the Yangtse area of Tawang sector in Arunachal Pradesh. There were “injuries to a few personnel on both sides” in the scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops.
- Cervical cancer vaccine to be given for girls aged 9–14 yrs. The quadrivalent vaccine called Cervavac, developed by the Serum Institute of India (SII), offers protection against four strains of HPV — 16, 18, 6, and 11. Vaccine price around Rs 200–400 per dose. Other companies vaccine cost Rs.2500 / more.
- Quote: Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world. — Jean-Luc Godard
- GOLDEN GLOBE nominations for S S Rajamouli’s RRR movie.
- Haryana was the first state to introduce the concept of the family pehchan patra. Then Punjab, UP also introduced. JAMMU AND Kashmir government has decided to introduce a family pehchan patra (identity card) for residents of the Union Territory. It will be linked with the Aadhaar and bank account number of the head of the family. Concerns? Privacy / surveillance tactic go Govt.
- ⚾️📻⚾️🎙✋Reserve Bank of India has lifted the informal restrictions on rupee non-deliverable forward trades it had placed on local banks
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