17.02.18 JPSC (Jharkhand) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND

 

  • Jharkhand to set up ‘Dada-Dadi’ park in every city
  • Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das  said a “Dada-Dadi Park” for senior citizens would be established in every city of the state soon.

 

  • The projects include Adityapur Sewerage Yojna worth Rs 255.15 crore, Urban Water Project worth Rs 49.30 crore in Chakradharpur, West Singhbhum district and Multi-purpose Convention Hall in Jamshedpur here at a cost of Rs 9.81 crore.

 

  • Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Das said his government has been trying to lay impetus on the development project works.

 

  • Lauding the people of the state for reposing faith in his government, he said the mineral-rich state was moving fast on the path of development and his government was committed for all round development of the state.

INTERNATIONAL

 

  • MoU between Botanical Survey of India and Natural History Museum, UK

 

  • Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and Natural History Museum (NHM), UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of genetic/taxonomic studies, research and training, conservation in India, including species and habitat conservation assessments, etc.

 

  • NHM will help BSI in capacity building in areas of systematic botany and long-term conservation of plant genetic resources in India.

 

·         Malacidins: Scientists discover new class of antibiotics from soil

 

  • Scientists from The Rockefeller University in New York have reported the discovery of a new class of antibiotics called maladies.
  • It produced by microorganisms living in soil and dirt and is capable of killing off several antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
  • The new family of antibiotics comes from molecules present in a large variety of soils. Scientists had analyzed more than 1000 unique soil samples across US to better understand how new class of antibiotics is produced and how it can be exploited for fighting bacteria.
  • They had used DNA information that encodes production of antibiotic in daptomycin to study it.
  • This discovery could be a useful weapon in the field of medicine.

 

·         Indian Engineer Awarded Sci-Tech Oscar Award

 

  • Vikas Sathaye, a Pune-born person honored with the Scientific and Engineering Academy Award at the Oscars Scientific and Technical Awards 2018 at Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California.
  • Sathaye and his team received the award for his contribution towards conceptualization, designing, engineering, and the implementation of the ‘Shotover K1 Camera System’ during his stint at Shotover Camera Systems in Queenstown, New Zealand.

 

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