A new book labeled First They Erased Our Name A Rohingya Speaks
On September 9, 2019, A new book has entitled First They Erased Our Name: A Rohingya Speaks book journalist Sophie Ansel(France) published by Penguin Random House.
- The book explains about the Rohingya community through the eyes of a Rohingya, Habiburahman who was born and raised in a small village in western Burma in 1979 grew up stateless with his people when their own country’s military leader ordered that Rohingya were not one among the 135 recognized ethnic groups that formed the 8 national races.
- Millions of Rohingya people left their homes since the year 1982.
- The Myanmar government rapids the process of ethnic cleansing in 2016 & 2017 and about 600,000 Rohingya were forced to cross the border into Bangladesh.
- Capital: Naypyitaw
- Currency: Burmese kyat
- President: Win Myint
2. Yutu 2 found gel-like substance on the far side of the Moon
China’s lunar rover Yutu-2has found a strange gel-like substance during its exploration activities on the far side of the moon.
- The gel’s shape and color are significantly different from the surrounding lunar soil. The color of the material was described as unusual. The material is placed on the inner edge of the impact crater.
- The substance was found during the 8th day of an exploration mission to an area covered in small impact craters.
3. Japanese woman got worlds 1st stem cell corneal transplant
Japan woman became the first person in the world to receive a corneal transplant made from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS). The treatment was successfully carried out by a team of researchers led by ophthalmologist Kohji Nishida at Osaka University.
- Typically, infected or sick corneas are treated using tissue from donors who have died. But in this case, researchers made sheets of corneal cells from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.
- These iPS cells were created by reconstructing adult skin cells from a donor into an embryonic-like state from where they can transform into other cell types, such as corneal cells. After the transplant, the woman’s cornea remained clear and her vision had improved.
4. ESA and NASA partners for Asteroid Deflection
The European space agency (ESA) has declared its plan to partner with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to stop asteroids hitting Earth. The teams from both the space agencies will meet in Rome in the month of September. Teams will discuss how to remove potential asteroids from hitting the planet.
In the meet, Asteroid researchers and spacecraft engineers are to propose the Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment (AIDA) which is a viable method of planetary defense. according to the ambitious technique, one spacecraft will be sent to hit an asteroid and another will be sent out to obverse and gather data from the crash site.
5. Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2019
From 05-18 September 2019, As part of the ongoing Indo-US defense cooperation, a joint military training, Exercise Yudh Abhyas – 2019 is being conducted at Joint Base Lewis Mc Chord, Washington, the USA.
- Exercise Yudh Abhyas is one of the largest military training and defense corporation efforts jointly between India and the United States.
- This will be the 15th edition of the joint exercise conducted alternately between the two countries.
6. ESIC Signed an Agreement with SBI for Payments To ESIC Beneficiaries on Real-Time Basis
A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) and State Bank of India.
- In accordance with the agreement, the SBI would implement e-payment services directly to the bank accounts of all ESIC beneficiaries and payees without any manual intervention as an integrated and automated process. The new system will benefit all stakeholders of ESIC.
- E-payment integration will affect the statutory benefit payment to the beneficiaries of ESIC as well as other payments in real-time.
7. Vaishno Devi Shrine topped the list of ‘Swachh Iconic Places’
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir has been listed as the Best Swachh Iconic place in the country in the ‘Swachh Iconic Places‘.
- The list was issued by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
- The Shrine was adjudged on the basis of the overall improvement in sanitation.
8. Cabinet approved recapitalization of IDBI
The Central government has approved Rs 9,300 crore capital infusion into IDBI Bank to increase the lender’s capital base.
- The Union Cabinet passed the recapitalization plan with a one-time infusion of funds by both the government and the LIC.
- LIC with a controlling stake in IDBI will invest Rs 4,743 crore.
- The government will once again provide Rs 4,557 crore as capitalization.
9. CEC Sunil Arora took charge as AWEB Chairman
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora assumes Chairmanship of Association of World Election Bodies, AWEB for the term 2019-21 because India takes over the Chair from Romania.
- At the last General Assembly held in Bucharest in 2017, India was unanimously appointed as the Vice President of AWEB.
- The AWEB flag was handed over to the new Chairman, Sunil Arora and will remain with the Election Commission of India for a two-year term until 2021.
10. Mithali Raj announced retirement from T20Is
Indian women’s cricket great and ODI captain Mithali Raj has announced her retirement from T20 Internationals.
- The 36-year-old said she wanted to focus on her ODI career keeping in mind the 2021 World Cup in New Zealand.
- Mithali ended her T20 career with 2,364 runs in 89 matches at an average of 37.5 and scored the highest score of 97 runs.
- She made her T20 International debut in 1999 and played her last match against England in Guwahati in March.