07.12.18 Andhra Pradesh(APPSC) Current Affairs


  • Andhra Pradesh set to install first gate for Polavaram on Dec 24


  • The State government is heading to install the first gate for the Polavaram Project on December 24. The first gate was initially planned for installation on December 17. However, it was differed due to the cyclone.


  • This first gate is part of the total 48 gates planned for the project.


  • The present Guinness record is from Dubai where the work was done for 21,580 cubic meters in 24 hours. The proposed 28,580 cubic meters work would set the new record in the name of Polavaram Project.


  • Despite the Central government’s non-cooperation, the state government was spending money from its coffers to meet the deadline and complete the project. The State government had taken up the project as a challenge as it is the lifeline for the State after bifurcation. 



    • SpaceX successfully launches 64 small satellites using reusable Falcon 9 rocket.


    • Elon Musk-led SpaceX has successfully launched 64 small satellites into low Earth orbit onboard of its reusable and preflown Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This has set new record in United States of launching satellites in single go.


    • Space X It is private US space agency. It was founded by Elon Musk on May 6, 2002 who is its current CEO of Space X.


    • Its main purpose for its establishment was to reduce cost of space transport and establish human habitation on Mars house. Space X has developed series of Falcon Rockets.


    ·        Panama 1st Latin American nation to join Belt and Road Initiative


    • Panama has become the first Latin American country to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
    • China established diplomatic relations with Panama last year.
    • Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Panamanian counterpart, Juan Carlos Varela signed 19 deals.


    • Panama is a country on the isthmus linking Central and South America. The Panama Canal, a famous feat of human engineering, cuts through its center, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to create an essential shipping route.


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