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Current Affairs 16th May 2019
Current Affairs 2019
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Chinese Probe Reveals Secrets Of Moon's Dark Side


Chinese Probe Reveals Secrets Of Moon's Dark Side
On Wednesday (15th May 2019), the scientists said, that they could be a step closer to solving the puzzle behind the Moon's formation, unveiling the most extensive survey yet of the far side of Earth's satellite. In January 2019, the Chinese spacecraft Chang'e 4, named after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology was became the first ever space craft to touch down on the far side of the lunar surface. 

The craft detected materials such as low calcium pyroxene and olivine that are rare elsewhere on the surface. The near side of the moon that always facing the Earth and offers many flat areas to touch down on, then the far side is rugged and mountainous.



Air Taxi Startup Lilium Stages Test Hover of 5 Seater Prototype


Air Taxi Startup Lilium Stages Test Hover of 5 Seater Prototype
The Air Taxi elementary Lilium has staged a successful maiden flight of 5-seater prototype, that it hope's to bring into service by 2025 to whisk passengers between the cities without disturb of an airport check in.

The battery powered aircraft has been operated by the remote control and it took off vertically at a Munich airfield and marking a milestone for the German startup backed by investors including Tencent, Atomico, Obvious Ventures and LGT. The Daniel Wiegand Lilium's co-founder and CEO said, in less than 2 years, we have been able to build, design and successfully fly an aircraft that will serve as our template for mass production of the 4th May test flight.

National Current Affairs



India's Fastest Train 'Vande Bharat Express' Clocks One Lakh Running KM


India's Fastest Train 'Vande Bharat Express' Clocks One Lakh Running KM
On Thursday (16th May 2019), official said, that the 'Vande Bharat Express' has completed 1 lakh running km without missing a single trip and it was built by Integral Coach Factory in Chennai. A senior Railway Ministry official told, that the Vande Bharat Express, which was flagged off by PM Narendra Modi from New Delhi to Varanasi on 15th February 2019 and it was clocked 1 lakh running km on Wednesday (15th May 2019) without missing a single trip in the last 3 months. 

The train had on it's first day on 15th February suffered a breakdown near Kanpur during it's return journey from Varanasi and then began its first commercial run from 17th February 2019, will soon start replacing Shatabdi Express trains.



Two Climbers From Kolkata Die On Kanchenjunga In Nepal


Two Climbers From Kolkata Die On Kanchenjunga In Nepal
During an expedition on the world's third highest mountain in Nepal, the 2 Indian climbers died near the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga, their hiking company said on Thursday (16-05-2019). The climbers were identified as Kuntal Kanrar aged 46 and Biplab Baidya aged 48, who died overnight at an altitude sickness on the way down of about 8,000 metres (i.e. 26,246 ft) and Kanrar died while trying to climb the peak. 

Both were from Kolkata. There are hundreds of hill climbers are on different Himalayan peaks during the spring climbing season which ends this month.

Today Awareness & Events



International Day of Living Together in Peace


International Day of Living Together in Peace
Every year, 16th May was celebrated as International Day of Living Together in Peace and it was declared by the UN General-Assembly. It means of regularly mobilizing the efforts of international community to promote tolerance, peace, inclusion, solidarity and understanding.

Living together in a peace is all about accepting the differences and having the ability to recognize, listen, appreciate others and respect, as well as living in a peaceful and united way.



International Day of Light


International Day of Light
The International Day of Light has been celebrated on May 16 each year. In 1960, the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser created by Theodore Maiman, physicist and engineer. This day is a call to strengthen scientific co-operation and saddle it's potential to foster peace and stable development.

Light plays a central role in all our lives. The International Day of Light has celebrates the role light plays in culture, science and art, education and stable development and in fields as various as communications, energy and medicine. 



Eiffel Tower Celebrates 130th Birthday


Eiffel Tower Celebrates 130th Birthday
The Paris's Eiffel Tower has celebrated it's 130th birthday, with the city marking the anniversary with a light show at the famous monument. The Eiffel Tower built for the 1889 World's Fair, which soars to 324 metres in height and weighs 7300 tonnes and it still attracts nearly 7 million visitors every year.

Until the construction of the Chrysler Building in New York in 1930, the Eiffel tower was the tallest structure in the world for 41 years. A section of stairs from the tower sold for almost 1,70,000 euros last year.

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