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  • Current Affairs 25th March 2018

    Updated : 25-Mar-2018
    Current Affairs 25th March 2018

    Current Affairs 25th March 2018 - Important Points

    • World Tuberculosis Day 2018 observed globally on  - 24th March 2018
    • ISRO and BHEL tie-up for the production of Space Grade Lithium-Ion Cells on - 23rd March 2018

    Current Affairs 25th March 2018 - Details

    World Tuberculosis Day 2018 observed globally on  - 24th March 2018

    The World Tuberculosis Day was celebrated around the world on March 24 th , 2018 with a target to spread public awareness about the disturbing health and economic values of TB and to form efforts to eradicate the global tuberculosis epidemic. 
    Theme of 2018 World Tuberculosis Day 

    • The subject of the World Tuberculosis Day 2018 is 'Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world'. 
    • The subject aims on finishing the tuberculosis outbreak with the assistance of the State Heads and politicians, Governors, legislators, civil-society advocates, doctors, Non-Government Organisations and various others.
    • The subject will also play a crucial role at the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly meeting on tuberculosis in New York. 
    • The day honors the event in 1882 when Dr.Robert Koch proclaimed that he had revealed the reason of TB, the TB bacillus.
    • The Day delivers the chance to spread public awareness on the epidemic and assemble political and social promise to finish Tuberculosis.
      More about Tuberculosis
    • In spite of important steps taken to finish the disease, Tuberculosis remains to be the leading killer universally, causing more than 4500 lives per day. 
    • In 2017, World Health Organisation testified that 10.4 million people were suffering from fever with tuberculosis bacillus and there were 1.8 million tuberculosis deceases in 2016. 
    • Majorly, the epidemic succeeds among people living in poverty and marginalised groups such as migrants, ethnic-minorities, marginalized females and kids.

    ISRO and BHEL tie-up for the production of Space Grade Lithium-Ion Cells on - 23rd March 2018

    The ISRO on March 23rd, 2018 arrived into a Technology Transfer Agreement with BHEL for transmission of the technology for the production of Space Grade Lithium-Ion Cells. 
    The Technology Transfer Agreement was inked at Indian Space Research Organisation Bengaluru in the
    presence of Chairman of ISRO Dr.K. Sivan and Chairman and MD of BHEL, Atul Sobti.
    Key Highlights

    • Indian Space Research Organisation utilises Lithium-Ion batteries in the form of power sources for satellite and launching vehicle apps due to their maximum-energy density, dependability and long-life cycle. 
    • The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation at Thiruvananthapuram has positively established the technology to harvest space grade Lithium-ion cell and verified the performance of the cell under different test circumstances. 


    • This Lithium-ion cell Technology Transfer will permit Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited to generate space grade Lithium-Ion cells which can complete the nation’s space programme necessities.
    • This technique could also be utilised to furnish to the Lithium-Ion cell needs for other nationwide requirements.

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