ARTEMIS Mission;-{by NASA}
~In this new mission scientists look to learn more about the Earth-moon Lagrange points, the solar wind, the Moon’s plasma wake and how the Earth’s magnetotail and the moon’s own weak magnetism interact with the solar wind.
•It suggests that the solar wind and the Moon’s crustal magnetic fields work together to give the Moon a distinctive pattern of darker and lighter swirls.
Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE);-{again by NASA}
~It will be launched in August 2022 and will be attached to exterior of Earth-orbiting International Space Station (ISS).
•Objective of AWE is to study and focus on airglow, a colourful bands of light in Earth’s atmosphere to determine what combination of forces drive space
Order on surveillance meant to protect privacy, govt. tells SC
~order aims to restrict the exercise of powers, removing a possible vagueness and specifying the agencies/organisations who only would have the powers to utilise the powers of section 69 of the Act.
•As Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in December 2018, issued an order authorising ten security and intelligence agencies of the country to access any information stored in any computer for the purpose of monitoring, decrypting and interception.
Usha Thorat Panel on offshore rupee markets
~RBI has constituted a panel under the former deputy governor Usha Thorat to examine issues related to offshore rupee markets and recommend policy measures to ensure the stability of the external value of the domestic currency
Mainamati Maitree Exercise 2019;{Indo- Bangladesh}
~Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) recently concluded a three-day ‘Mainamati Maitree Exercise 2019’ as a part of ‘Confidence Building Measures’ between the two border guards.
•to plan and conduct anti-smuggling and anti-criminal activity related operations


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