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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 1 Nov 2019
NASA plans to send water-hunting robot VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) to moon surface in 2022.
It aims to search for deposits of water below the surface.
It is an effort to evaluate the vital resource ahead of a planned human return to the moon in 2024 to possibly use it for astronauts to drink and to make rocket fuel.
The rover is expected to arrive on the moon’s south polar region in December 2022, carrying four instruments to sample lunar soil for traces of hydrogen and oxygen – the basic components of water that can be separated and synthesized into fuel for a planned fleet of commercial lunar launch vehicles.
Recently, the Bhaona performers made a foreign debut in Abu Dhabi.
The initiative is supported by the Assam’s Department of Cultureto popularize Bhaona across the world in English language.
Bhaona is a traditional form of entertainment.
It was the creation of saint-reformer Srimanta Sankardeva(a Vaishnava saint born in 1449 A.D in Nagaon district of Assam. He started the neo-Vaishnavite movement).
The 15 point charter, unveiled by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, for political parties, includes:
Review of the anti-defection law and the whip system
Increasing the tenure of Parliamentary committees, holding simultaneous election
Ending entry of criminals into electoral politics
All parties should adopt a roster system to ensure that at least 50% of their members are present
This award underlines the contribution of green & social enterprises to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals
SEED was founded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment).
This law will safeguard interests of farmers during times of bumper harvest or fluctuating market prices.
It is worth mentioning that contract farming refers to varied formal & informal agreements between producers and processors/buyers.