27 August 2018

●Fahrenheit(°F )↪ Celsius(℃)
32°F =0℃ [now every 18°F will be equal to 10℃]
●Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS);-
↪Is one of the largest NGO in India engaged in conservation & biodiversity research(founded in 1883)
↪started operating its first regional centre on the campus of Wetland Research & Training Centre near Chilika Lake.
•Logo↪the great hornbill.
•Chilika Lagoon↪It is the largest coastal lagoon in India & 2nd largest lagoon in the world after The New Caledonian barrier reef in New Caledonia.
↪Chilika was designated as the 1st “Ramsar Site” of India
●Strategic Partnership(SP) model;-
↪aims to revitalise defence industrial ecosystem & progressively build indigenous capabilities in private sector to design,develop & manufacture complex weapon systems for Armed Forces.
↪first project under Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved procurement of 111 Utility Helicopters for Indian Navy 
●G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting;-{held in Argentina}
↪members agreed to promote digital government & digital infrastructure, strengthen digital skills of workforce etc.
•Theme↪ ‘Building consensus for fair and sustainable development
°G20 is made up of European Union(28) &19 countries 
•Digital Economy Task Force;-
↪discuss issues related to digital transformation & prepare recommendations on inclusive development
●Indian Ocean Conference-2018;-{held in Vietnam}
↪will emphasise on better cooperation, strategic collaboration & governance architectures
•Theme↪“Building Regional Architectures”
●BIS to set new standards to measure quality of services;-
↪process was initiated after concerns over lack of standardisation
↪a majority of consumers were not happy with after-sales services
•Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS);-
↪Is national Standards Body of India working under Mo Consumer Affairs
↪One of the major function of BIS is to promotion of Indian Standards etc.
●Cheetah reintroduction project;-{in Nauradehi sanctuary,MP}
↪Nauradehi was found to be the most suitable area for the cheetahs as its forests are not very dense
●India’s first biofuel-powered plane;-
↪India has now joined small league of nations with US & Australia to have flown a biofuel-powered aircraft
↪Biofuel flights could make air travel cleaner and more efficient


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