Daily Current Affairs – 2020Topic: For Prelims and Mains
Indian Coast Guard (ICG) will be co-hosting 12th Capacity Building workshop with Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC).
Why in news?
A team of scientists in Assam has recently developed a chemical process that turns ‘dirty’ coal into a biomedical ‘dot’ to help detect cancer cells.
The team has applied for a patent for their chemical method of producing carbon quantum dots (CQDs) from cheap, abundant, low-quality and high-sulphur coals.
What are CQDs?
CQDs are carbon-based nanomaterials whose size is less than 10 nm, or nanometre.
What are the Advantages/ Applications of CQDs?
It is related to illegally stolen valuable cultural properties from several nations that were sold in USA.
SOFAs are multilateral or bilateral agreements that generally establish the framework under which U.S. military personnel operate in a foreign country and how domestic laws of the foreign jurisdiction apply toward U.S. personnel in that country.
An ancient site with chariots, swords and other objects pointing to the presence of a warrior class around 4,000 years ago at Sadikpur Sinauli in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district could be declared a site of national importance soon.
The “cat-fox,” also known as the “ghjattu-volpe’, was recently identified as a new species in the French island of Corsica.