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Current Affairs of 4 Feb 2018

Keshav Kishore, Published On:04-Feb-2018

1.       Omega-3s: Fish contains medicine of cancer prevention

• Researchers have found that the Omega-3s in fish are eight times more effective than flaxseed and other oils at inhibiting tumour development and growth.

• Omega-3s from plants and marine sources are protective against cancer.

• Three types of omega-3 fatty acids: a-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaeonic acid (DHA).



2.       Nekanpur Lake will be purified by Tulsi and Ashwagandha

• On the occasion of World Wetland Day (2nd Feb), the Floating Treatment Wetland (FTW) was inaugurated in Nekanpur Lake in Hyderabad.

• FTW technology is used to clean and purify water body as it absorbs nitrate and other pollutants in the water.

• The agents of this technology are tulsi, ashvagandha, vetivers, cattalis, canna, bulrush, citronella, hibiscus, fountain grass and flowering herbs.

• The working of FTW technology is soil-less hydroponics technique. This technique permits plants to grow only on sunlight and water.


3.       India sets a record by winning fourth U-19 World Cup

• India defeated Australia in Under-19 World Cup cricket tournament by eight wickets.

• Chasing target of 217, the opener Manjot kalra blasted an unbeaten 102 runs in 101 balls.

• Under the guidance of Coach Rahul Dravid, the young team has achieved this title fourth time as the most successful team of world.


4.       Surajkund International Craft Mela in Faridabad

• The 32nd edition of Surajkund Mela was held at Faridabad, Haryana.

• This fair is an annual cultural festival hosted since 1987 to showcase different dimensions of the handicrafts and cultural heritage of India.

• The fair is organized by Surajkund Mela Authority and Haryana Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs Ministry.

• The name of this festival was given on the name of Tomar King Raja Suraj Pal who constructed ancient amphitheatre in 10th Century AD.


Source: The Hindu, The Indian Express 







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