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Who was moved from the position of Deputy Director-General of World Health
Organization on 7 March 2019?
Soumya Swaminathan was moved from the position of Deputy Director-General
of WHO on 7 March 2019.
She will now be the chief scientist heading the organization's new chief scientist
She was the first Indian to hold the position at WHO.
Swaminathan, who joined WHO in October 2017, has been replaced by
Zsuzsanna Jakab, currently regional director, WHO Europe.
Which state recently unveils state’s new 5-year industrial policy ?
The center is all set to launch a national portal 'I-STEM' of publicly-funded
research facilities and equipment.
It will enable easy and timely access of resources to researchers working
anywhere in the country.
The web portal is developed by scientists from the Indian Institute of Science
(IISc), Bengaluru and is expected to be officially launched soon.
ISRO experts will receive training for the 'Gaganyaan' project at Toulouse Space
Centre, France from March 2019.
The experts will also be trained at CADMOS, the center for development of
microgravity applications and space operations, and MEDES Space Clinic in
The space agencies of India and France signed an agreement to build a
constellation of satellites for maritime surveillance.
Which was the world's most polluted capital city in 2018?
According to a study by IQ AirVisual and Greenpeace, New Delhi was the world's most polluted capital city in 2018. Delhi was followed by the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka and Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
With which country has ISRO signed an agreement to set up a joint maritime
surveillance system in India on 6 March 2019?
ISRO and its French counterpart CNES signed an agreement on 6 March 2019 to
set up a joint maritime surveillance system in the country in May.
The 2 nations will explore putting up a constellation of low-Earth orbiting
satellites that will track the movement of ships globally.
The 2 agencies have put up 2 climate and ocean weather monitoring satellites
Megha-Tropiques & SARAL-AltiKa.
Who was re-elected for an eighth term as President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)?