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Current Affairs 11 March 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Newest crater on the moon
  2. New guidelines for lower fees in private medical colleges
  3. First Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Centre
  4. Ex Vayu Shakti

Newest Crater On the Moon


Context:

Recently, A leftover piece of a spacecraft flying through space reportedly hit the surface of the moon, creating a new crater that may be around 65 feet wide. The piece of space junk was earlier believed to be a SpaceX rocket, but was later said to be the third-stage booster of Chang’e 5-T1 – a lunar mission launched by the China National Space Administration in 2014.

Relevance:

GS III- Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article
  1. About Chang’e-5 mission
  2. How will the impact be confirmed?
  3. Is the crater permanent?

Click Here To Read More : Newest Crater On the Moon


New Guidelines For Lower Fees in Private Medical Colleges


Context:

According to the new guidelines by the National Medical Commission, private medical colleges, including deemed universities, will have to charge fees equivalent to government medical colleges in their states for half of the total approved seats in their institutes.

Relevance:

GS II- Government Policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. Which seats will be available at lower costs and who will benefit?
  2. How will the cost be fixed for the remaining seats in private colleges?

Click Here To Read More: New Guidelines For Lower Fees in Private Medical Colleges


First Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Centre


Context:

Recently, the Union Minister for Power has launched the Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center (Virtual SGKC) and Innovation Park.

Relevance:

GS II- Infrastructure, Industrial Policy, Growth & Development

Dimensions of the Article:
  1. What is Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center (Virtual SGKC)?
  2. Significance of this Initiative
  3. What is a Smart Grid?
  4. Benefits of Smart Grid Deployments

Click Here To Read More: First Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Centre


Ex Vayu Shakti


Context:

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has chosen to postpone its firepower demonstration, Exercise Vayu Shakti, due to the worsening crisis in Ukraine.

About Ex Vayu Shakti

  • It takes place every three years and includes fighters, helicopters, force enablers, and support systems.
  • In day, dusk, and night capability demonstrations, the goal is to detect and identify targets and neutralise them.
  • In this exercise, the Indian Air Force demonstrates the repowering potential of indigenously manufactured aircraft as well as its missile arsenal.
  • The exercise features fighter aircraft such as the Jaguar, Rafale, Sukhoi-30, MIG-29, and light combat aircraft such as the Tejas, MIG-21 Bison, Hawk 32, and M200.

-Source: The Hindu


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