13th World Robot Olympiad
The 13th World Robot
Olympiad is being held in India.
It is jointly organized by
National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) under the aegis of Ministry of
Culture and India STEM Foundation (ISF).
The theme for this year’s
event is ‘Rap the Scrap’.
The competition is being
held for students in the 9-25 years age group in the following four categories
– Regular category (Elementary, Junior High, Senior High), WRO Football, Open
category and Advanced Robotics Challenge
National Milk Day:
November 26 was observed as
National Milk across the country Day to mark the birth anniversary of Father of
the White Revolution Dr. Verghese Kurien.
The idea of observing
National Milk Day was first mooted by Indian Dairy Association in 2014 on the
lines of World Milk Day observed on June 1 under the aegis of UN Food and
Agriculture Organization. The first NMD was observed on 26 November 2014 by all
Indian diary sector majors including National Dairy Development Board, Indian
Dairy Association along with state level milk federations.
Verghese Kurien -‘Father of
the White Revolution’ for launching Operation flood
India ranks first in milk
production, accounting for 18.5 % of world production, achieving an annual
output of 146.3 million tonnes during 2014-15 as compared to 137.69 million
tonnes during 2013-14 recording a growth of 6.26 %. Whereas, the Food and
Agriculture Organization (FAO) has reported a 3.1 % increase in world milk
production in 2014.
The per capita availability
of milk in India has increased from 176 grams per day in 1990-91 to 322 grams
per day by 2014-15. It is more than the world average of 294 grams per day
New Pakistan Army Chief:
Pakistan’s Prime Minister has picked Lieutenant
General Qamar Javed Bajwa to replace outgoing army chief Raheel Sharif.