Current Affairs 3rd February 2017 - Important Points
Current Affairs 3rd February 2017 - Details
India and Sri Lanka have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to construct a multi-ethnic secondary school in Lanka’s Polonnaruwa District on 2nd Feb 2017.
These toxins can result in very low blood glucose level and acute encephalopathy, if consumed in empty stomach. These are proven fatal to children, also can lead to seizures and coma. This has recently been discovered by a group of scientists from US and India, and these findings were published in journal Lancet Global Health.
Do You know :
Lychee is a tropical fruit originally came from China provinces, However now it is grown all over the world.
China is the biggest producer of Lychee followed by India.
In 1990s, unexplained outbreaks of encephalopathy due to lychee consumption affected children of India and northern Vietnam during the lychee harvest season from May to June.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigated that cases were related to lychee consumption fruit, as low blood sugar of less than 70 mg/dLin the undernourished children because of hypoglycemic encephalopathy was identified common in most of the admitted patients.
53rd South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC) two-days programming committee meeting started in Kathmandu, Nepal on 1st February 2017.
Important Facts :
The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Urban Development,M. Venkaiah Naidu
Important Highlights –
Scientists recently have confirmed the existence of a 'lost continent' under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius that was left-over by the break-up of the supercontinent, Gondwana, which started about 200 million years ago.
The piece of crust, which was gradually covered by young lava during volcanic eruptions on the island, seems to be a tiny piece of that ancient continent, which broke off from the island of Madagascar, when Africa, India, Australia and Antarctica split up forming the Indian Ocean.
By studying the mineral, zircon, found in rocks spewed up by lava during volcanic eruptions Professor Lewis Ashwal stated thatEarth is made up of two parts - continents, which are old, and oceans, which are 'young'. On the continents you find rocks that are over four billion years old, but you find nothing like that in the oceans.
Researchers have foundzircons that are as old as 3 billion years while there is no other rock of the Mauritius Island is older than 9 million years.
Interesting things about Zircon
Zircon is a mineral that is found in granites from the continents.
These contain trace amounts of uranium, thorium and lead, and due to the fact that they survive geological process very well, they contain a rich record of geological processes and can be dated extremely accurately.
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