GK: Top 8 events of the week (September 28- October 4)

first_imgNASA has confirmed the existence of water particles on Mars, India has launched its first astronomy-based satellite and bio-waste energy becomes new Swachh Bharat agenda. Also, West Bengal builds a civic police force with Transgenders. This week has been filled with groundbreaking initiatives and incidents. Let’s take a quick look at the highlights of the week:1. Water on Mars :Last Monday, NASA confirmed that there is flowing water on Mars as they found dark streaks on the surface that prove that water was there on the Red Planet at some point of time.Read more here: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/water-on-mars/1/485447.html2. India launches first astronomy satellite :Astrosat, India’s first satellite dedicated for astronomy research, was launched last Monday around 10:00 AM.Read more here: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/satellite-dedicated-only-for-astronomy/1/484951.html3. Dial 112 for emergency :The telecommunications department has approved the suggestion of a single emergency number proposed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. 112 will be made the new emergency number.Read more here: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/indias-emergency-numbers/1/489232.html4. Bio-waste energy under Swachh Bharat Mission :To mark the first anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Urban Development Ministry on Thursday announced that it is planning to generate power and compost from municipal waste.Read more here: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/swachh-bharat/1/489287.html5. Transgenders as Civic Police Volunteers :The West Bengal government has urged Kolkata Police to recruit transgenders in the Civic Police Volunteer Force (CPVC) before the advent of Durga Puja.advertisementRead more here: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/swachh-bharat/1/489287.html6. Kerala villages get Wi-Fi :Eraviperoor, a gram panchayat in Kerala, has been providing Wi-Fi to public in Eraviperoor and other adjoining villages at Rs 4,17,000.Read more here: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/free-wi-fi-for-all/1/489363.html7. Female athletes receive Arjuna Award :Indian wrestler Babita Kumari and sprinter Machettira Raju Poovamma received the prestigious Arjuna Award for their individual achievements in sports.Read more here: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/arjuna-award/1/486656.html8. India becomes world’s largest cotton producer :According to recent data, India has produced 6.51 million tonnes of the fibre against 6.48million tonnes registered by China in 2014-15, becoming world’s largest cotton producer.Read more here: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/largest-producer-of-cotton/1/489289.htmllast_img

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